Golden Nugget owner’s company acquires startup WaitrBloomberg News · May 17, 2018 at 1:48 pmThe owner of the Golden Nugget casino operation got into the blank-check game more than two years ago. He’s finally scored a deal.A special purpose acquisition company run by Texas businessman and Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy food delivery startup Waitr Inc. for $300 million, according to a statement Wednesday.Fertitta is familiar with the restaurant and hospitality industries. He owns and runs casino operator Golden Nugget Inc. and steakhouse chain Landry’s Inc. The Houston native paid $2.2 billion last year for the Houston Rockets, the highest price ever paid for a National Basketball Association team.Landcadia Holdings Inc. is paying Waitr’s backers at least $50 million in cash and the rest in stock in a deal that will bring the food-delivery company public.Landcadia, which raised $300 million in its IPO in 2016, will change its name to Waitr Inc. and trade on the Nasdaq after the deal closes later this year. Waitr’s management will remain in place and Fertitta will join its board.