River Palms Resort Casino

The River Palms Resort Casino includes a 72,000 sq ft casino offering the hottest Vegas style gaming action (and the biggest in Laughlin). The resort has approximately 1,100 slot machines, a poker room, sports book, and a bingo club, more than 1,000 hotel rooms and suites in a 25-story tower, four restaurants, fast food options, live entertainment, full service salon and spa, pool, plus more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The space can accommodate up to 800 guests for meetings or weddings.

Restaurants

River Palms Resort Casino restaurants:

Bars & Lounges

River Palms Resort Casino bars and lounges:

  • The Lodge Bar
  • Elite Island Premium Slot Lounge and Bar
  • 2700 Club

Amenities

River Palms Resort Casinos amenities include: 1,000 guest rooms and suites, mountain or river views, pool and spa, Xtreme Watercraft Rentals, Avis Car Rental service, Restaurants, Buffet, Coffee Shop, Bars, Lounges, high limit Slot Lounge, and dancing at the 2700 Club on weekends.

Historical Note:

River Palms Resort-Hotel-Casino-Opened in 1984, the casino was purchased in 1997 by the late California millionaire Allen Paulson. It originally was owned by John Midby and Associates; 1,003 rooms. The resort was created by Las Vegas real estate developer John Midby. It opened in 1984 as Sam’s Town Gold River, later shortened to Gold River. It was operated by Boyd Gaming until their contract was ended in 1991. A 25-story, 778-room hotel tower was opened in 1990.

Gold River filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1996. Businessman Allen Paulson took ownership of the reorganized company a year later, having paid an estimated $28 million for the property’s $90 million in debt. It was renamed as the River Palms Resort Casino the following year. The hotel underwent a major renovation in 1999.

Paulson died in 2000, and Columbia Sussex bought the property from his estate in 2004. After Columbia’s gaming businesses went into bankruptcy, Tropicana Entertainment Inc. emerged in 2010 with most of the company’s casinos, including the River Palms.

In May 2013, Tropicana agreed to sell the River Palms for $7 million to M1 Gaming, owner of Boomtown Casino & Hotel Reno, but the sale was “on hold” as of March 2014.

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