Las Vegas East Side Cannery Casino Review
The East Side Cannery is the newest hotel and casino to open on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas. Opening in 2008, it took over the location of the much older hotel, Nevada Palace. When you walk inside the East Side Cannery casino, you can immediate tell the newness of it. To the right of the entrance you have the sports book, with plush seating. Attached to the sports book is a small cafe serving a wide variety of food including soups, sandwiches, and even pastries.
The gaming and slot area is pretty vast, with neatly organised rows of machines with plenty of walking space. They stay up to date on their machines, even having a Phantom of the Opera slot based off the Phantom of the Opera movie. Yes, whilst the movie itself it old, the Phantom slot machine just barely came out – it’s great to see a new machine in a slot venue like this.
Like any other casino, the Cannery has a great range of casino table games. They normally have around 20 tables, but they’ve recently reduced the number down to 12 to make room for a promotion they were getting ready to launch (details weren’t available at the time of my visit). Being so far off the Las Vegas strip, and catering more towards the Las Vegas locals, the Cannery’s casino table game limits were pretty low at just $3 for a game of blackjack. This casino does not have a high rollers area. They do however have $.05 slots towards the back by the hotel rooms.
These casino hotel rooms offer some of the best views of the Las Vegas strip if you can get a room facing it. It’s the perfect place to ring in the new year, not because of the views it offers, but also because of the reasonable prices people don’t realise can be had around town.
One thing that you will notice from some of the marketing, it that the Cannery has a 50’s feel to it. This theme ties in nicely to the central lounge located on the casino floor called Pin Ups. It’s dark and quaint, and for a small price you can get whatever you want to drink for a third of strip pricing.
By way of eating establishments, they serve up a mean steak at Carve and on special holidays, offer up prix fixe menus for guests. SNAPS is their late night dining option, featuring pretty much everything you would find at a steak and shake shop. The Cannery also has non-traditional shop favorites like chicken fingers and quesadillas. If you’ve got a big appetite, then the Cannery Row Buffet is the place for you. At very reasonable prices, even on holidays and special events, this buffet has everything your typical buffet around town has, Americana, Asian, Italian, and seafood-something a little extra special. Look out for exceptional value on Friday nights. If you accumulate 150 points from either slot or table play, you get a voucher good for one pound of crab legs. It may seem like difficult to get 150 points, but you can earn those points fairly quickly, and with limited financial risk.
If you’re looking for a place to go and listen to good music and have drink, Marilyn’s Lounge is a pretty fun place featuring a spacious dance floor to dance to your favorite songs. Opening at 3pm during the week, and 9am on the weekends, the party goes all night until either midnight or two in the morning. East Side Cannery is one of those places you should check out, even if it’s just a quick stop on your way to Hoover Dam, or coming back into down from Boulder City.
Written by Charmaine Bird, in March 2014.