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Boyd Gaming To Take Over Cannery Properties

The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the licensing of the Cannery and Eastside Cannery properties to Las Vegas based Boyd Gaming Corp. during a meeting today.

The transition of the two casinos to Boyd is scheduled to begin at midnight tonight.

Approval was given following back-to-back special regulatory meetings scheduled to enable Boyd to sign paperwork and begin the transition before the holidays.

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The state Gaming Control Board unanimously recommended approval early Monday and the commission gave final approval less than a half hour later.

Boyd Gaming President and CEO Keith Smith said every Cannery employee and executive would be retained by Boyd, but executive transitions could occur in six months.