LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 09: Exterior photo of the Stratosphere Casino Hotel November 9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The company that owns the PT’s chain, a slot route company and casinos in Pahrump and Maryland is growing. Golden Entertainment has announced it’s buying American Casino and Entertainment Properties, which owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s, and a casino in Laughlin. Golden is paying $781 million in cash plus about 4-million shares of Golden stock for American. The deal should be finished by years end.