Casino City Press’s 2007 edition of the Nevada Gaming Almanac reports that in 2006 Nevada gaming saw double-digit revenue growth of 13.07 percent across all departments. Casino, beverage, food and hotel-room revenues grew by 10.95, 12.71, 13.37 and 14.35 percent, respectively. In the games area, $25 slots saw the most unit growth in 2006, with 53.75 percent. Penny slots (39.91 percent) and Poker (39.05 percent) were a distant second and third.
A special use permit granted in 1993 is still good in Douglas County. This means the developers of the $125 million Brownstone GoldTown Hotel and Casino will get to skip the public-meeting phase of development and go right to filing a design-review application with the county – as long as its plans don’t stray beyond the bounds of the original permit. The first phase of Brownstone GoldTown includes 300 hotel rooms, a 92,000-square-foot casino, 1,000 slot and video poker machines, and 24-30 table games. Two other new casino properties are also in the works for the northern Douglas County/Carson City area: the Beverly Hillbillies Mansion & Casino and Bodines Casino.