Dotty Casino Near Me

Dotty Casino Near Me
IndustryTavern / Gaming / Foodservice
FoundedOregon (1991)
FounderCraig Estey
A Dotty's parlor in Pahrump, Nevada in 2008

Dotty's 2839 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas NV 89102. 11 Reviews (702) 889-5028. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations. Order Online Tickets. It looks more like a cheap movie decor than a casino. The machines for sure need to modernized. You can put is several coins just to check your. Employment - Apply Here Questions or Concerns? Please call 1-866-547-6310 P.O. BOX 93835 - Las Vegas, NV 89193.

Are there casinos nearest nashville. Dotty's is a chain of slot machine parlors with about 175 locations in Nevada, Oregon and Montana and another 150 locations planned in Illinois.[1] The business model is controversial, with sites 'offering minimal food and beverage choices with a heavy focus on gambling.'[2] The chain caters to women aged 35 and older, with a clean, well-lit atmosphere meant to invoke 'your grandmother's kitchen'.[3]



The chain was founded in Oregon in 1991 by Craig Estey, whose family owned a major vending machine and food distribution service.[3] The Oregon Legislature that year had authorized video poker machines to be installed in bars and taverns, under the aegis of the Oregon Lottery.[3] The first poker machines began operation in March 1992,[4] and by the next month, five Dotty's delis were open.[5] The Oregon State Police, responsible for background checks on lottery retailers, objected to licensing the delis, arguing that they were not the type of business intended by the Legislature to have video poker, but its concerns were overruled by the lottery's director, Jim Davey.[5]

In late 1993, when Dotty's sought to open its sixteenth outlet, Davey's successor, Dan Simmons, sought an opinion from the Attorney General as to whether he could deny the license on the basis that Dotty's was primarily a gambling business.[5] A rule was instituted requiring a business to be at least a year old before becoming a lottery retailer, but Estey sued the state and was granted a waiver from this new requirement.[3] Another rule was enacted requiring retailers to earn no more than two-thirds of their total income from the lottery, and a 1997 audit found that 21 of the 22 Dotty's outlets were in violation.[6]

3 reviews of Dotty's Casino 'My husband and I get very little time together due to our work schedules normally an hour or 2 from me getting off and him going so we go to our local ditty's a few times a week and throw in $20 just to hang out without the kiddos. Employment - Apply Here Questions or Concerns? Please call 1-866-547-6310 P.O. BOX 93835 - Las Vegas, NV 89193. Casino review, opening hours, gambling and deposit methods. Leave feedback about Dottys Casino Bonanza And Rancho.

As of 2005, Dotty's had 26 locations in Oregon, and earned $6.4 million in lottery commissions.[7]

In 2006, Estey came under investigation by the Lottery for alleged incidents of domestic violence against his wife, and for lying to Nevada gaming regulators about the incidents.[8][9][10][11] Faced with the threat of losing Dotty's lottery retailer contract,[10][12][13] Estey was forced to sell Dotty's locations in Oregon to a group of investors from South Dakota, including Dan Fischer and Marwin Hofer, at a sales price reportedly higher than $15 million.[14] The new owners took possession in March 2007, with the Lottery itself agreeing to operate the stores on a temporary basis.[15]


Dotty's Casino Near Me

Estey made his move into Nevada in 1995, gaining approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission for six Dotty's bars built along the model of the Oregon chain.[16] By 2002, there were eight Dotty's locations in the state, and the chain was pushing into Northern Nevada with three planned locations in Reno and Carson City.[17]

Opposition to Dotty's arose in 2010,[18] led by locals casino operators Station Casinos and Boyd Gaming.[19] Most Dotty's locations operate under a 'restricted' gaming license, allowing up to 15 slot machines in a business such as a bar or convenience store, where gaming is 'incidental' to the main business.[18] Opponents argued that Dotty's violated this restriction, with gaming accounting for more than 90 percent of revenue at some locations.[18]

Dotty's opponents were successful in April 2011, convincing the Clark County Commission to adopt rules that taverns with slot machines must have at least 2,500 square feet of space, at least eight bar-top slot machines, and a kitchen operating at least 12 hours a day, none of which would be satisfied by the typical Dotty's location.[20] Similar restrictions were adopted months later at a statewide level by the Gaming Commission.[21] By mid-2013, Dotty's was close to opening new locations with bar and restaurant facilities to comply with the stricter regulations, with the total number of locations in Nevada set to grow to 97.[22]

In August 2013, Dotty's agreed to acquire the Hacienda Hotel and Casino near Boulder City, its first full hotel-casino.[23] In July 2014, Dotty's agreed to buy the River Palms in Laughlin.[24]


Illinois began video gambling operations in October 2012, with bars allowed to install as many as five slot machines.[25] Dotty's soon made its move into the state, announcing plans to open 150 Dotty's Cafes, mostly in strip malls in the suburbs of Chicago.[1]


  1. ^ abAlison Burdo (May 23, 2013). 'Chain of 'homey' gambling cafes makes big suburban push'. Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  2. ^Howard Stutz for the Las Vegas Review-Journal July 26, 2014. Dotty’s taverns are simply complex
  3. ^ abcdSteve Mayes (July 21, 1996). 'A sure hand'. The Oregonian. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  4. ^Hill, Gail Kinsey (March 24, 1992). 'Video poker comes on line'. The Oregonian. Portland: via NewsBank. Retrieved 2012-06-06.(subscription required)
  5. ^ abcJim Kadera (November 12, 1993). 'Lottery, liquor commissions take hard look at Dotty's delis'. The Oregonian. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  6. ^Steve Suo (February 12, 1998). 'Lottery says Dotty's delis take too big a bite'. The Oregonian. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  7. ^Steve Duin (February 28, 2006). 'Lying in Nevada, laying low in Oregon'. The Oregonian. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  8. ^Steve Duin (December 17, 2006). 'Oregon Lottery scratches Dotty's Delis owner'. The Oregonian. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  9. ^Steve Duin for The Oregonian. January 02, 2007 Dotty's, Yes; Estey, No
  10. ^ abWill Evans for National Public Radio and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Oct 31, 2008 RightChange gets money from controversial businessman
  11. ^John L. Smith for the Las Vegas Review Journal. March 30, 2011. Dotty's seems to be 'grandmothered in,' able to ignore the rules
  12. ^Letter from Oregon Lottery to R Craig Estey, December 13, 2006Archived 2014-12-09 at the Wayback Machine, linked from NPR article already cited and Mirrored article at CIR websiteArchived 2014-12-09 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^'Oregon Lottery tells chain owner to sell or lose state contract'. Associated Press News Service. January 4, 2007. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  14. ^Steve Duin (March 1, 2007). 'Craig Estey exits with wallet bulging'. The Oregonian. – via NewsBank (subscription required)
  15. ^'One of largest lottery retailers in state under new ownership'. Eugene Register-Guard. AP. March 7, 2007.
  16. ^Sean Whaley (December 22, 1995). 'Station Casinos Inc.'s brewery approved'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. – via Factiva (subscription required)
  17. ^'Nevada regulators may revise 'post time' bets for horse races'. Associated Press Newswires. May 16, 2002. – via Factiva (subscription required)
  18. ^ abcHoward Stutz (December 17, 2010). 'Dotty's: A tavern or slot parlor?'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  19. ^Howard Stutz (March 6, 2011). 'Too much success catches up to Dotty's'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  20. ^Howard Stutz (April 7, 2011). 'Gaming board won't change licensing procedures'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  21. ^Howard Stutz (August 25, 2011). 'Dotty's casino business plan stalled by regulation changes'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  22. ^Cy Ryan (August 8, 2013). 'Dotty's meets new law's requirements, gets OK to open two more taverns'. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  23. ^Howard Stutz (August 2, 2013). 'Tavern operator Dotty's to acquire Hacienda near Boulder City'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  24. ^'Agreement struck to sell River Palms'. Laughlin Nevada Times. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  25. ^Erin Meyer (October 9, 2012). 'It's official: Video gambling now legal in Illinois'. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-09-20.

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  • Dotty's (Nevada)
  • Dotty's Cafe (Illinois)
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