$250 million hotel-casino aims at Las Vegas’ locals market

The $250 million Eastside Cannery, part of the Cannery Casino Resorts chain, opened on Aug. 28 on Las Vegas’ Boulder Strip gaming corridor.

Eastside Cannery hotel-casino opened its doors in August on Las Vegas’ Boulder Highway strip, joining with gaming neighbors Sam’s Town and Boulder Station in seeking to attract a locals crowd.

“Eastside Cannery is an outstanding addition to Cannery Casino Resorts,” William Wortman, co-owner and principal of Cannery Casino Resorts, said at the time of the opening. “We are excited to have opened our doors to the public and we are confident the property will set the standard for casinos catering to the local Las Vegas market.”

Located in the Boulder Highway gaming corridor, Eastside Cannery features a 16-story tower of bronze, glass and steel, with a distinctive saw-tooth roofline.

Within the new 16-story hotel tower, there are 307 guest rooms and suites that showcase floor-to-ceiling glass windows, giving the guests spectacular views of the mountains and the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The 450-square-foot guest rooms feature décor and furnishings reminiscent of the ongoing industrial theme of the property, but also offer widescreen plasma televisions in every room. The property also features 600-square-foot corner suites, and five, top-floor, 900-square-foot suites.

The 65,000-square-foot casino offers more than 2,000 slot machines, 26 table games, a 450-seat bingo hall, a keno lounge, a poker room and a race-and-sports book. The facility also offers 20,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space, and an array of dining options, including a buffet, steakhouse, a 24-hour café and ONE SIX, slated to open on the 16th floor with a lounge and kitchen offering a stellar view of the Las Vegas skyline.