Cannery unveils full-pay games plus Poker!

Feb 18, 2003 5:18 AM

The Cannery Casino and Hotel’s slot floor is growing. This month, the recently-opened casino added 30 full-pay machines to its inventory with a mix of Deuces Wild, Joker’s Wild, and Double Bonus Poker games in various denominations.

"Initially, demand for these games was low, but now we are seeing more requests. It’s all about the guest and we’re responding to what they want to play," said Dale Hambleton, Rampart Casino and Cannery Casino & Hotel director of slot operations.

Hambleton said the Cannery’s slot floor is among the most contemporary in the industry. "We’ve got the newest games on the market from IGT, Williams, Atronic, Aristrocrat, Mikohn and Bally," he said.

The Cannery is the first off-Strip local casino to offer one of IGT’s newest games, I Love Lucy. In addition to the standard poker products, other games that are player favorites include Beverly Hillbillies, Harley Davidson, Elvira, American Bandstand, Wheel of Fortune and the Price is Right. The floor also includes the newest reel and video reel games that offer more variety and choices for guests.

"Locals have told us they like video poker games, video reel slots, bonusing games and great promotions, Hambleton said. "We’ve got them all."

Players can choose from a variety of denominations that range from a penny to $5. Cannery guests have made the penny and nickel games among the most popular.

The Cannery’s floor also includes coinless machines and utilizes the most up-to-date ticket-in/ticket-out technology; the property was the first in Las Vegas to be completely coinless with its payouts.

"Ticket-in/ticket-out games are becoming very popular with local players, so we have many of them on our floor," he said. "An added benefit of the technology is that it allows our staff to spend more time with each guest and to really develop important relationships with our players."

In addition to a wide variety of games and denominations, the Cannery slot floor is among the most comfortable. With wide aisles and plenty of space between machine banks, guests continue to comment that they feel very relaxed in the casino because it is so "roomy."

"The property was designed so that one can see everything inside the Cannery from wherever he or she is standing. It’s easy to locate any of the restaurants, a favorite machine, companions and even The Club," Hambleton said. "The sight lines are excellent throughout."

The Cannery is owned and operated by Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, a Las Vegas-based gaming and entertainment corporation. Its sister property is the Rampart Casino in Summerlin.