November 20, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The owner of a chain of "Dotty's" storefront slot machine taverns says he's buying a landmark hotel off U.S. 93 near Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
Nevada Restaurant Services Inc. chief Craig Estey released a statement Tuesday confirming his purchase of the Hacienda Hotel & Casino from the Lakeview Co.
Estey calls the Hacienda a "historical jewel."
The 17-story Hacienda has 370 rooms and a 19,000-square-foot casino. Sale terms weren't disclosed.
Estey says he hopes to gain Nevada Gaming Commission and Clark County Commission approval by the end of the year and keep the hotel and casino open during renovation.
The property just east of Boulder City was called the Gold Strike before a June 1998 fire destroyed the casino.
It reopened as the Hacienda in November 1999.