The Eastside Cannery isn’t closing anytime soon.
Although the bingo room and two restaurants have closed and the property’s sportsbook has been downsized, there are no plans to shutter the casino Boyd Gaming acquired in 2016.
“The Eastside Cannery remains open,” Boyd spokesman David Strow said Monday. “Any rumors to the contrary are completely false.”
Boyd bought Eastside Cannery in a package deal with its sister property, the Cannery in North Las Vegas, for $230 million. The deal was announced in April 2016 and completed in December that year.
With nearby Sam’s Town north of Eastside Cannery, the transaction gave Boyd a firm hold of Boulder Strip market share against Station Casinos with its Boulder Station property, and Golden Entertainment and its Arizona Charlie’s Boulder.
The Eastside Cannery has a 64,000-square-foot casino, 307 hotel rooms, 20,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space and a 250-seat entertainment lounge.
The 24-hour Snaps cafe is the only restaurant open at Eastside Cannery. Visitors to the company’s website are redirected to restaurants at Sam’s Town.
The race book at Eastside Cannery was closed, but the sportsbook still takes sports wagers at a window.