Former 49ers receiver turned Harrah's exec buys 4BD in Las Vegas

Anthony Gladney and his wife, Cheryl, bought a four-bedroom, 3.5 bath at 8709 Double Eagle Dr. in Las Vegas from Thomas and Kristine Lettero for $985,000 on Jan. 10, 2006.

The Letteros paid $625,000 for the 3,663 square foot house, which was is located in the Foothills Country Club, in Aug. 2003.

Mr. Gladney, who briefly played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers, is the vice president for national diversity at Harrah's Entertainment.

After playing for only one season with the 49ers (1987-1988), Gladney took a job as a marketing representative for Contel Corp. in Bakersfield, Calif. From 1991-1993, he worked at UNLV, first as coordinator of minority student affairs and later as director of multicultural student affairs.

He began his career in the casino hotel business as a manager for the employment outreach program at MGM Grand.

In 1986, the San Mateo, Calif., native graduated from UNLV, where he played on the football team.

Mrs. Gladney is the co-author of College Path: Are You Ready For College?, a resource for college planning directed to students and parents.

She is a graduate of UNLV and has a master's degree in education from Nova Southeastern University.

Mr. Lettero is the CEO and CFO of Cannery Casino Resorts, which he joined in 2005.

He formerly served as senior vice president and CFO at Aladdin Gaming and as executive vice president and CFO at the Stratosphere Corporation, which built The Stratosphere, one of Las Vegas most recognizable landmarks.

Lettero's career in the gaming industry began at Caesar's Palace where he was the Las Vegas property's casino controller. He also served as vice president/controller for Sands Hotel & Casino and later led the opening of The Mirage and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Home sales in Las Vegas dropped almost 29 percent in 2007 versus sales in 2006. The median sales price also fell from $280,000 to $270,000.

Address: 8709 Double Eagle Drive
Buyer(s): Anthony Lamont Gladney and Cneryl Gladney
Seller(s): Thomas A Lettero and Kristine M Lettero
Sale date: Jan. 10, 2006