Boomtown Reno facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBoomtown Reno
|Location||Verdi, Nevada, U.S.|
|Address||2100 Garson Road|
|Opening date||April 21, 1964|
|No. of rooms||316|
|Total gaming space||39,630 sq ft (3,682 m2)|
|Permanent shows||Live Entertainment 7 days a week|
|Signature attractions||Family Fun Center
Kampgrounds of America
|Notable restaurants||Boomtown Steakhouse
Market Fresh Deli
Peet's Coffee & Tea
The Buffet at Boomtown
The Original Mel's Diner (formerly known as Denny's)
|Owner||Edward A. St. John
(St. John Properties)
|Renovated in||1970, 1971, 1978, 1998, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
Boomtown Reno is a hotel and casino located in Verdi, Nevada, just west of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area. It is owned and operated by Edward A. St. John of St. John Properties. The hotel has 318 guest rooms and suites and the casino has a 39,630 square feet (3,682 m2) gaming area. The property originally began as a truck stop in the mid-1960s serving travelers on Interstate 80 and gradually expanded into a full hotel-casino resort. Boomtown is well known for its Famous Lobster Buffet.
The hotel is newly remodeled in contemporary motif and has full casino with slots, table games, sports book, poker and Keno. A 30,000 sq ft (2,800 m2) Family Fun Center features games for the whole family, including a motion theater, bounce house, Ferris wheel, carousel and a 9-hole miniature golf course; there is a Mel's Diner located right next to it as well.
Previous owners of Boomtown Reno were businessman and former Reno mayor Bob Cashell of Cashell Enterprises (1968–1988), Boomtown, Inc. (1988–1997) and Pinnacle Entertainment, formerly known as Hollywood Park, Inc. (1997–2012)
In 2012, Pinnacle sold the property for $12.9 million to St. John Properties (a Maryland-based real estate firm) and M1 Gaming (the company of former Station Casinos executive Dean DiLullo). In 2014, M1 Gaming exited the property and St. John began the process of taking full ownership of Boomtown.
The Boomtown hotel became affiliated with Best Western in 2016.
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