Cannery plans bets with booze

Oct 22, 2002 6:07 AM

   Sports book action will be in play at Victory’s Booze & Bets when the Cannery hotel-casino opens in January.

   The North Las Vegas property plans to feature the same betting lineup and propositions available at its sister resort, the Rampart Casino in Summerlin — but without horse racing.

   “There just wasn’t enough room in the current configuration,’’ explains bookmaker Eric St. Clair. “We have plans to add on, and we want to do it right.’’

   The 80-seat, 8,725-square-foot sports book is unique in that it is located in a bar, Victory’s Booze & Bets. There, patrons will be able to quaff their favorite beverages while viewing the action on four 62-inch TV sets and eight 32-inch screens.

   A few steps away is The Club, a 30,000-square-foot that will host indoor-outdoor sports-related events throughout the year.

   In related news, Dale Hambleton was named director of slot operations at the Cannery. He will oversee 1,277 slot machines with denominations from 1 cent to $5, as well as video poker and video reel games that carry all popular titles.

   Hambleton, currently director of slot operations at the Rampart Casino, previously served as vice president of corporate slot operations at Station Casinos and held slot management positions with the Lady Luck hotel-casino, Binion’s Horseshoe and the Gold River in Laughlin.

   Trained in fiscal management at UNLV, he has written several national publications on computer systems, management, training and human resources development.

   “Dale has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both local and non-local slot operations. We are lucky to have him on the Cannery Casino team,’’ said Bill Paulos, CEO of Cannery Casino Resorts.