by Kevin Stott | Station to Station was a hit record album for David Bowie in 1976 but in 2008, "Station to Station" signals the career path of Zack Goldberg who was recently promoted from sports book supervisor at Sunset Station to sports book manager at the Palace Station.
At the ripe young age of 25, Goldberg may not remember Bowie’s record as he was just seven years old at the time and still probably learning how to read and write.
Goldberg paid his dues the last couple years working at Sunset Station where he worked his way up the ranks after starting as a ticket writer.
"I was at Sunset 2½ years," said Goldberg whose first day on the new job was July 31. "I started as a (ticket) writer then became a supervisor and after that I moved here (Palace Station) to be a manager."
Goldberg spent a short period of time working with then outgoing Palace Station Sports Book Manager Bert Cirincione at his new workplace, a man Goldberg has high praise for and a man who himself received a nice little promotion this year in snagging the sports book director’s job at the new Aliante Station, scheduled to open its doors for business in the master-planned community of Aliante in the northeastern part of the Las Vegas Valley at 11:11 p.m. on Nov. 11.
"The transition was 10 days with Bert and now he’s up at Aliante Station and now it’s my show. It was pretty interesting," Goldberg said. "I had 10 days with him (Cirincione) and he showed me his day.
"It’s a little different at each property – every property has its own tricks. I got to see the difference between how he runs it and how Micah (Roberts) ran it at Sunset. And you know, take the best of both of them and make my own niche."
Goldberg, a native of Boston, where his family still lives, told how he first became interested in sports gambling.
"I started as a kid looking at the lines in the back of the Boston Globe," he revealed.
Although Goldberg attended Syracuse University and earned a degree in Sociology, he said the sports book is the perfect place for him and that, "Right now I wouldn’t be doing anything else."
And how about becoming a sports book manager at one of the city’s bigger casinos – an endeavor tantamount to becoming the Grand Marshal of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans – right before the start of a bronze, glass and steel, along with a distinctive saw-tooth roofline, Eastside Cannery stands out among its rustic neighbors along Boulder Highway.
The 65,000 square foot casino is at once spacious and laid out for easy access to the more than 2,000 slot machines, 26 table games, 450-seat bingo hall, live keno lounge, first-class poker room and a top-of-the-line Race & Sports Book.
For meeting planners, the resort has 20,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space to service a variety of meeting and convention needs. The main ballroom is 17,000 square feet and can be divided into five rooms. There are two additional meeting rooms as well as two boardrooms off the main ballroom.
Key to any locals-oriented casino operation is fine dining at affordable prices, and Eastside Cannery offers an array of tasty choices:
• Carve: the specialty at this upscale steakhouse in aged prime rib, as well as steaks, chops and fresh seafood.
• Casa Cocina: South of the border fare such as seafood ceviche is featured, served in a fiesta-like setting.
• Sweet Lucy’s Tableside Buffet: the unique concept offers buffet choices with tableside service.
• The Deli: conveniently located adjacent to the race and sports book, this is a great spot for quick bite between events.
• Snaps: this 24-hour cafe features traditional favorites from super-sized sandwiches to garden-fresh salads to hand-cut steaks.
Scheduled to make its debut in the fall is the penthouse-level ONE SIX, set atop the hotel tower’s 16 floor and featuring fine dining and sweeping views.
The hotel itself features 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 room décor and furnishings are reminiscent of the ongoing industrial theme of the property, but have a fresh 21st Century feel with wide screen plasma televisions in every room.
In addition to Eastside Cannery, Cannery Casino Resorts owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas, and the Rampart Casino in the Resort in Summerlin, also home of the J.W. Marriott Resort,
The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, Pennsylvania.