Dotty's is required to offer food and drinks under its casino-tavern license, but critics say the chain skirts the law by serving minimal snacks and drinks. "You can't just open up a space, serve drinks and food from some skeleton operation and make a killing on your slot machines," said Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak. Dotty's owner Craig Estey said his company is working to comply. Estey founded Dotty's 20 years ago aiming to market to women, whom he felt were being ignored by major operators, and who in turn are loyal patrons.
MGM Resorts International announced the sale of the Gold Strike casino in Jean, Nev. JETT Gaming will purchase the 400-slot casino and 300-room hotel for an undisclosed price. The casino, which opened in 1987, joined the MGM portfolio in 2005 when MGM acquired the Mandalay Resort Group.
Nevada regulators are requiring a casino in Henderson, Nev., to keep more cash on hand for potential gaming wins. The Klondike Sunset Casino, which features 65 slot machines, was cited for an insufficient bankroll on several occasions. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and the owner of the casino reached an agreement that requires the casino to submit weekly reports of cash on hand for the next year.
Lakeview Co. confirmed the sale of the Hacienda near Boulder City, Nev., to Dotty's. "It is our intention to keep the hotel and casino open while we modernize and renovate the building and grounds, including the development of a new gas station and convenience store," said Craig Estey, the owner and founder of Dotty's.