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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fitzgeralds hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas is planning to rename itself the D Las Vegas and spend $15 million to renovate while still remaining open.

Casino owner Derek Stevens said Tuesday that he bought the casino last year with the intention of changing its name and sprucing things up to make it a hotter spot downtown.

Stevens, who also owns the majority of the nearby Golden Gate casino, says Fitzgeralds was a licensed name and he wanted something that wasn’t associated with any other property.

Stevens says the “D” in the name stands for downtown, but is also an homage to his hometown of Detroit and an acknowledgement of his own nickname.

The property includes nearly 640 hotel rooms and a casino with two levels.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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