By Joseph K. Hall Jr.
Head for one of our listed Reno casinos and take a chance at winning big. Bear in mind that many casinos, and state legislation itself, mandate age limits for entrance. Have fun, and don't spend it all in one place!
8 Harrah's Casino-Hotel, Reno
The only casino in Reno to have paid out the largest jackpot...an incredible three times. Blackjack and roulette never stop, 20 four hours a day, seven days a week. Two versions of Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and the elegant table game of Baccarat. Staffed with friendly professionals, your Harrah's casino experience will be unforgettable! (775-786-3232, 800-427-7247)
7 El Dorado Hotel and Casino
El Dorado Casino draws gaming enthusiasts from all over the world to try their hand at games like blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, craps, keno, pai gow poker, roulette, and Let it Ride. Don't forget to try your luck at one of the 200 slot machines. To refresh yourself after a long night of gaming fun, visit the Race and Sportsbook Stadium Bar. (775-786-5700, 800-648-5966)
6 Sands Regency Hotel Casino
Just when you thought that all casinos were the same...look again. The Sands Regency has all the bells and whistles of the other casinos, plus the ONLY Bingo parlor in the Downtown area. Sportsbook boasts thirty-five video monitors, and the Sands has daily slot tournaments. (775-348-2200, 800-648-3553)
5 Peppermill Hotel and Casino
When you walk in the Peppermill's Casino, you're surrounded by banks of slots — over 2100. You will also notice the main stage where live show acts entertain while you try your hand at the gaming tables. Poker, both Caribbean Stud and Let it Ride, are popular at the Peppermill. For those who choose, video games are also available. (775-826-2121, 866-821-9996)
4 Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino
Wow! Silver Legacy is the newest addition to Reno's casino scene and boasts more than 2300 slots, 80 gaming tables, and the town's biggest sportsbook video wall. Also featured are two keno rooms, progressive Caribbean stud, Let it Ride, and Pai Gow poker. It's quite evident that there's lots to occupy your time in Silver Legacy's 85,000-square-foot casino. (775-325-7401, 800-687-8733)
3 John Ascuaga's Nugget
A great casino for the entire family, John Ascuaga's Nugget, offers more than 75,000 feet of gaming space with all of your traditional favorites, the Odyssey and Wheel of Fortune games, plus a video game room with simulated rides and an arcade. Need a break from the gaming? Take a dip in the atrium level indoor pool and whirlpool. Eight indoor bubble pools keep the kids entertained. (775-356-3300, 800-648-1177)
2 Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
It's all about the numbers at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. More than 115,000 square feet of gaming space, Big Six Wheel, 1500 slots, 70 plus tables, and a Superbook area that seats more than 400, with 26 6'x8' video screens, plus a 50-seat Keno room. Whatever your gaming pleasure, you can find it at this spacious high-rise hotel. (775-789-2000)
1 Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Enjoy the thrill of gaming at this beautiful hotel and casino. Entertain yourself at one of the 1500 slot machines or play an exciting game of Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, or Keno. You'll find a welcoming atmosphere and friendly attendants as Atlantis was dubbed the friendliest casino by the Greater Reno Hospitality Council. (775-954-4135, 775-825-4700)
About Joseph K. Hall Jr.
Joseph K. Hall, Jr. is an editor for 10Best, Inc. His travels have allowed him to sing for pints in Inistioge and eat octopus in Athens. He served as city editor on the 10Best Travel Guides for Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in business and collegiate sports publications. In his spare time – when he has it – he serves as a college English Literature instructor. He and his wife live in Greenville, SC.
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