The Nevada Gaming Commission voted to redefine what it means to be a tavern in Nevada. In doing so the commission has put an end to the business model used by the successful Dotty's Gaming and Spirit chain, which operates 60 locations across southern Nevada.
There is a controversy over whether the Dotty's chain of slot parlors across Las Vegas should be forced to resemble traditional bars and taverns. Dotty's don't have bar stools or a physical bar but patrons can drink, smoke and play slots like at other establishments. Now, big gaming companies including Station Casinos and The Nevada Resort Association say its time for that to change. We discuss the controversy over Dotty's taverns.