CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators are recommending M1 Gaming take over as operator of the Boomtown Casino and Hotel west of Reno.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Nevada Gaming Control Board members unanimously approved the unrestricted gaming license Wednesday. The matter goes before the Nevada Gaming Commission on June 21.
It’s a major development in M1 Gaming’s $12.9 million acquisition of the casino from Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.
M1 Gaming is led by Dean DiLullo, whose resume includes stints at Tropicana Resort and Casino, Planet Hollywood, and Station Casinos in southern Nevada.
DiLullo says there will be few visible changes to the 318-room Boomtown hotel. He says he expects the staff of more than 300 will grow with the acquisition.