Boomtown Reno

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Boomtown Reno
Boomtown reno logo.jpg
Boomtown Casino & Hotel Reno.jpg
Location Verdi, Nevada, U.S.
Address 2100 Garson Road
Opening dateApril 21, 1964; 54 years ago (1964-04-21)
No. of rooms316
Total gaming space39,630 sq ft (3,682 m2)
Permanent showsLive Entertainment 7 days a week
Signature attractionsFamily Fun Center
Kampgrounds of America
Notable restaurantsBoomtown Steakhouse
Market Fresh Deli
Peet's Coffee & Tea
The Buffet at Boomtown
The Original Mel's Diner (formerly known as Denny's)
OwnerSt. John Properties
Renovated in1970, 1971, 1978, 1998, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Coordinates39°30′42″N 119°57′46″W / 39.51167°N 119.96278°W / 39.51167; -119.96278Coordinates: 39°30′42″N 119°57′46″W / 39.51167°N 119.96278°W / 39.51167; -119.96278

Boomtown Reno is a hotel and casino located in Verdi, Nevada, just west of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area. It is owned by 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.[1][2][3] 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 (1968–1988), Boomtown, Inc. (1988–1997) and Pinnacle Entertainment, formerly known as Hollywood Park, Inc. (1997–2012)[4]

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).[5][6][7][8] In 2014, M1 Gaming exited the property and St. John began the process of taking full ownership of Boomtown.[9]

The Boomtown hotel became affiliated with Best Western Hotels in 2016.[10]


  1. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Briggs, Joe Bob (May 20, 2003). "The Vegas Guy: Boomtown Casino". United Press International. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Pearce, Ed (April 21, 2014). "Boomtown Marks 50 Years With Remodel, New Features". KOLO-TV. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Snyder, Riley (April 25, 2014). "Boomtown's history celebrated in Reno". UNR Reynolds School of Journalism. Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Stutz, Howard (June 26, 2012). "Reno's Boomtown Casino changes hands, but keeps its name". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  6. ^ O'Driscoll, Bill (November 11, 2011). "Land, casino go for $22M". Reno Gazette-Journal – via (Part 2 of article)
  7. ^ "Pinnacle Entertainment enters into definitive agreements to divest Boomtown Reno and adjoining land acreage" (Press release). Pinnacle Entertainment. November 10, 2011 – via EDGAR.
  8. ^ "Pinnacle Entertainment announces the closing of the previously announced disposition of Boomtown Reno" (Press release). Pinnacle Entertainment. June 26, 2012 – via EDGAR.
  9. ^ O'Driscoll, Bill (June 27, 2014). "Boomtown names Medeiros new GM". Reno Gazette-Journal – via
  10. ^ "BCH Gaming Reno's Boomtown Casino Hotel joins Best Western Hotels & Resorts" (Press release). Best Western Hotels & Resorts. September 12, 2016. Retrieved 2018-12-08 – via Hotel Online.

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