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Dotty's Buys A Casino

The owners of Dotty's tavern chain are expanding into the larger casino game.

Dotty's representatives announced Monday the purchase of the River Palms Casino in Laughlin from the owners of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. The final purchase price is estimated at six-point-seven-five million in cash. Tropicana will continue operating the casino for 90 days under a lease agreement. Later in September Nevada Restaurant Services Inc. will temporarily close down the casino for renovations.

The River Palms Casino has a 25-story tower with more than a thousand rooms. Laughlin has struggled to attract visitors though in the last few years. In 2013 about two million people visited the town, down sixty percent from fifteen years ago.

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