Bally's Gaming exec buys from video game developer

Gary M. Kapral and his wife, Janice, bought a home at 913 Trophy Hills Drive in Las Vegas for $1.75 million from Brett W. Sperry on Jan. 5, 2006.

Sperry paid $1.535 million for the property in Dec. 1996.

Mr. Kapral is vice president of human resources for Bally's Gaming and Systems in Las Vegas. He previously served as vice president of finance and human resources for the Microfield Group, an electronics manufacturer out of Portland, Ore.

Mr. Kapral has held executive positions with manufacturing companies Electro Scientific Industries in Portland and SGL Carbon Group in Frankfort, Germany. He also was a partner with Tatum CFO Partners, LLP.

He holds a bachelor's in accounting from the University of Illinois.

Sperry is a freelance photographer.

He was previously a video game designer and developer. In 1985, he founded Westwood Associates, which became a leader in video gaming and was later acquired by Virgin Interactive.

Sperry now resides in Las Vegas and Laguna Beach, Calif.

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

Address: 913 Trophy Hills Drive
Buyer(s): Gary M Kapral and Janice L Kapral
Seller(s): Brett W Sperry
Sale date: Jan. 5, 2006