Less than six months after Clark County commissioners tightened the rules governing so-called slot parlors, it’s now Las Vegas’ turn.
Questions raised by City Councilman Bob Beers have twice delayed Dotty's being granted a permanent restricted gaming license for a new location near Summerlin.
That location, which opened in March, at West Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way is operating under a temporary license.
But Dotty’s is everywhere. They already have three taverns in Bob Beers’ district on the western edge of the city. So why take a closer look now?
Beers told KNPR’s State of Nevada the document Dotty’s turned in to Nevada gaming regulators have a number of errors in it.
“They didn’t have a full and complete picture of what the application entailed when they made their approval several months ago,” Beers said. “We sent them a letter asking them to take another look.”
So far, Beers says, he hasn’t received a reply from the Nevada Gaming Commission or Nevada Gaming Control Board. Beers claimed that Dotty’s makes 60 percent to 65 percent of its revenue from gaming at each location, but this new location near Summerlin will generate about 91 percent of its revenue from gaming, eight percent from tobacco and one percent from food and beverage.
“You can have some slot machines in your non-casino environment as long as they are incidental to your primary business … that’s what the law says,” Beers told KNPR. “What is incidental? This Dotty’s is 91 percent … what’s their primary business?”
Bob Beers, Las Vegas city councilman
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