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Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts
Reno’s isn’t called The Biggest Little City in the World for nothing. Surrounded by the Sierra Mountains, this famous Northern Nevada gambling town lays it all on the line when it comes to casinos. Big, glittering roadside signs direct you to even bigger gaming floors, overstuffed slot machines and some of the best blackjack tables in the United States. So go ahead, place a bet – and a reservation – at any of the privileged picks on our list of Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts, and we promise you won’t need luck to have a good time in Reno!
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Everyone is a winner at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, where endless gaming options, outstanding accommodations, and buzzing attractions make for a golden stay. A diverse array of gaming options means that every guest will find the perfect game!

The fun never has to end, as you'll be treated to 24 hours of gaming fun at the casino, which showcases more than 1,100 slot machines, a poker room, a sports book, bingo, and keno. Take a seat at a host of table games that include blackjack, craps, roulette, and more. If you're not a table gamer, sit down at a slot machine and hit the jackpot. No matter what type of a gamer you are, you'll find something to fit your fancy! After a day of gaming fun, return to your luxurious room and relax. This 1,600-room hotel has two 29-story towers that feature sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and surrounding valley. Eight restaurants, an atrium pool, a salon, an arcade, and two showrooms are sure to keep you entertained when you're not in the casino. For some off-site fun, seek nearby recreation that includes skiing, golfing, and snowmobiling. The entertainment never ends!


1100 Nugget Avenue, Reno, Nevada 89431

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Just 30 minutes from Ski Mt. Rose and 45 minutes from Squaw Valley USA ski resort, this resort is just a stone's throw from alpine adventures!

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You can't lose when you settle into a soothing Jacuzzi or stay in shape at the state-of-the-art fitness center.

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Though the name of our second Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list pick is called Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, it’s definitely worthy of platinum status in our books. In addition to its highly-impressive 85,000-sq.-ft. casino floor, this Reno hotspot plays host to Tony Award-winning productions, too!

It’s not that we don’t want you to go and have a gambling good time laying it all on the line when you’re playing one of the 85 table games at Silver Legacy. In fact, we encourage you to lose yourself among the rows and rooms of more than 1,600 slot machines – all ranging from denominations of a penny to $100. But it’s just that Silver Legacy was voted Best Entertainment and Best Comedy Club in Reno by Casino Player Magazine, and it would be a crying shame if you didn’t find out why. So once you’ve cashed in your chips, you’re going to want to spend a night at the onsite Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club – the same club that launched the careers of comedy greats like Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Crystal. And don’t even think about leaving without a night on Broadway right here in Reno at the neighboring Eldorado Showroom!


Join Club Legacy and you can take advantage of the Comp Yourself program with hassle-free self-serve kiosks and special benefits that let you win big at Silver Legacy Resort and Casino.

Getting there

To get to Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, take the Virginia Street Exit off I-80 to Sierra Street. Silver Legacy is located between Fifth Street and Fourth Street. Valet and Self Parking entrances are located on Sierra Street.

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Silver Legacy's MGM Mirage Satellite Race and Sports Book lets you enjoy a variety of sport games from cushy seating surrounded by a huge video wall and more than 30 TV screens.

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The No. 3 choice for our Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list may not be at the bottom of the ocean, but we promise you that it holds just as many treasures and precious coins as the lost city – as well as a much better location! And the richly-appointed Atlantis Casino Resort Spa caters to every budget!

Whether you’re Uncle Money Bags or Sir Empty Money Bags, this Reno gem invites you into its treasure trove of slot machines, video poker machines and table games, all waiting for you to pull up a chair. We were especially excited when we learned about Atlantis’ Exclusive Premier Games and Radical Royals – Reno’s only 50,000-dollar video poker bonus. Known for having some of the loosest slots in Reno, Atlantis gives you the chance to turn your Hoover flags into pocketfuls of cash. Don’t worry if your luck runs out at the door, though. The resort offers a wide range of accommodations, from the ornate Concierge Tower suites to the wallet-friendly and comfortable Motorlodge guestrooms.


For full-force relaxation, head to Spa Atlantis and Salon at Atlantis for a luxurious sea salt scrub that will give you a pearly sheen that’ll make mermaids jealous!

Fun facts

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is home to Reno’s only Concierge Tower.

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Don’t worry about hailing a taxi; Atlantis Casino Resort Spa offers a free airport shuttle service!

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Connected by skyway to our No. 2 and No. 5 Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list choices, The Eldorado Hotel Casino is part of the main lifeline of Reno, pumping winners out of its doors and into the glittery streets every night. Best of Reno Poll did vote it as the Luckiest Place to Gamble, after all!

This Nevada must-stay boasts an amazing location within walking distance to practically everything worthwhile in Reno – like the Reno Events Center – so there’s no need to pout about sore footsies, even though there is an ache-banishing onsite Jacuzzi. If proximity to exhilarating Reno attractions doesn’t draw you through the door, the nearby Eldorado Showroom, Northern Nevada’s premier entertainment venue, definitely will. This 580-seat space features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and plays host to award-winning Broadway productions like 42nd Street. Rather be dealt a hand at the blackjack table than deal with theatrical productions? Eldorado can please you, too! You’ll find just the right slot machine or game table in its 81,000-sq.-ft. casino. And when you finally decide to retire for the night (or day!), sink into the California king bed inside your Player Spa Suite high in the Skyline Tower.

Getting there

The Eldorado Hotel Casino is located in downtown Reno, just three miles west of the Reno Tahoe International Airport, off of the I-80 Sierra Street Exit between Fourth and Virginia Streets.

Fun facts

The Eldorado Hotel Casino is home to eight award-winning restaurants!

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Pool, Jacuzzi, boutiques, concierge services, business center and airport shuttle.

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Don’t make us call your bluff by denying that you weren’t completely giddy at the thought of vacationing at a resort that combines kiddy carnival thrills with big kid casino games. At Circus Circus Hotel and Casino – our No. 5 Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list pick – you’re never too old to have fun!

Look, we’re not saying this circus-inspired resort is completely catered to wee ones. We are saying, however, that it is okay to clown around here. We recommend you start your stay here by walking through the gaming room doors guarded by brightly-garbed elephant statues with big, tusky smiles. In there you’ll find 65,000 sq. ft. of slot machines, table games and the Circus Circus Race and Sports Book. Just around the corner from the main gaming area is – drum roll please – the action-packed, game-filled, merrymaking Midway! Here, you can try your luck at more than 75 carnival and redemption games and take your chances at winning a whole bunch of prizes, like a Razor Scooter! And you won’t want to miss out on daily circus shows like the Imperial Acrobat of China and JR John’s hilarious hounds.


The Hound Hotel at Circus Circus makes it possible for you to bring your furry family members with to Reno! There are eight kennels equipped with surveillance cameras so you can watch your pet from your own guestroom or suite!

Getting there

From CA/Interstate 80 East, take Interstate 80 East to Virginia Street Exit. Turn right onto Sierra Street. Turn left past Sixth Street intersection into Circus Circus Reno Valet and Registration Entrance.

Fun facts

Circus Circus offers three arcade areas with more than 60 arcade games!


Harrah's Reno

Stateline, Nevada

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You’ll do better than break even at Harrah’s Reno. This Northern Nevada destination and our No. 6 choice on our Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts is known for some of the hottest deals and richest prizes in this star-studded town – and that’s why it’s been rated as a AAA Three Diamond hotel!

Slots, table games, race and sports book – Harrah’s has it all, and that’s exactly what we liked about this famous casino resort, the sparkling sister resort to the Harrah’s in neighboring Las Vegas and in other big-time national cities. Try on your poker face in the luxe Poker Room, where you can get a chance to win a seat in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event. Or, get in on the famous Keno Klassic tournaments held four times a year! All that money-winning will surely work up an appetite –and a full wallet! – that’s why we recommend you try Harrah’s new Joy Luck Noodle Bar. This eatery quickly gained popularity in Reno for its delicious, daily Dim Sum Special. And if you had no joy or luck at blackjack tables, its okay; most of the menu items are less than $10!


For some sultry entertainment, check out the Sapphire Sirens Adult Revue live at the onsite Sapphire Lounge!

Fun facts

Harrah’s Reno offers GLBT hotel packages!

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Spa, health club, pool, restaurants, banquet rooms and meeting rooms.

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For the best value just outside of Reno’s downtown corridor, you’ll want to mosey on over to our lucky No.7 pick on our Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list, Gold Dust West Casino. It may be just a little nugget of a Northern Nevada resort, but it offers unbeatable Reno specials, like the $7.77 prime rib!

That’s right, prime rib for less than $10; we couldn’t believe it either until we visited The Grille and saw that juicy hunk of perfectly-prepared steak set before our wide eyes. And your luck doesn’t stop at this onsite home-cooked eatery. With nearly 500 slot machines to play, you’ll get your cha-chinging chance at pulling a triple seven for a money-winning jackpot! After a long day perusing the Reno strip and gobbling up the famous prime rib, collapse into one of this minute resort’s 27 comfy mini-suites. At less than $50 dollars a night, you won’t need much luck at the game tables in order to have an outrageously-affordable Reno vacation!


Join the Gold Reward Club and get cash-back rewards and comps, free entries into prize-winning drawings and a special birthday surprise!

Getting there

From the Reno Tahoe International Airport, head west on E. Plumb Lane. Take the US-395 N. ramp. Take the US-395 N. Take the I-80 exit (Exit 68) toward RENO/SPARK. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto I-80 W. Take the Keystone Ave. Exit (Exit 12). Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto Keystone Ave. Turn left onto W. 4th Street. Turn left onto Vine Street and you’ll see Gold Dust up ahead.

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Regardless if the sun is up, you can delight in the All-American Breakfast 24 hours a day at The Grille!

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When you think of the Sierra Mountains surrounding Reno, do words like beauty and grandeur come to mind? They did for us, and they’re exactly the same words we’d use to describe our No. 8 Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list pick, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Here, you can live at the summit, literally.

Yes, this whopping Nevada dream resort offers an elevated way of life with The Summit accommodations. Believe us; you aren’t going to want to blow your casino winnings on anything else once you see the specialty suite’s sleek Italian, custom-designed furniture, mosaic spa shower and state-of-the-art flat screen TV – all complemented by the warm glow of intimate mood lighting. And the accommodations aren’t the only lofty offerings at the Grand Sierra Resort. Step into the 80,000-sq.-ft. casino – glittery with flashing lights and illuminated signs – and you’ll know that you’ve found your casino dream home-away-from-home. And when you need a rest from rolling the die, sit back and watch one of 27 gargantuan TVs relaying exciting sporting events in the Race and Sports Book.

Fun facts

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is the largest resort in Northern Nevada.

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Round out your stay at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino with an award-winning musical, concert or comedy show at the 1,800-seat Grand Theatre, known for presenting big names like Dolly Parton, Keith Urban and Billy Idol.


The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino features more than 1,000 guestrooms that are at least 425 sq. ft. – some of the largest rooms in the resort industry!

Our No. 9 choice on our Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list might be named Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel, but there is nothing terrible about this Reno super-resort. Its signature Summer Pool Parties are reason enough to stay here, but we promise you’ll want to come back during every season!

You’ll be surprised by how easy The Cabo Bar’s tropical tonics go down the ol’ gullet when you’re schmoozing with bikini-clad babes and muscle-bound men during The Sands’ epic pool parties. Play some poolside blackjack or jump into a sand volleyball game before checking out the glimmering casino, chock-full of slot machines and your favorite gambling games. When you hit a natural four-of-a-kind or better while playing video poker, you can even earn exclusive Sands Dollars, good for meals, merchandise and straight-up cash! And just in case you hit the jackpot at the pool party, the Agape Love Chapel is conveniently located right in The Sands! Have a quick and intimate “I do” session or invite 30 of your friends and family members to the too-cute Reno chapel.

Fun facts

Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel has the largest pool complex in downtown Reno.


Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel features a whopping 600 loose slots to make your money on!

Getting there

From the Reno Tahoe International Airport, head north on I-395 to I-80. Take I-80 west to downtown Reno. Take the Virginia Street Exit, and proceed to Sierra Street. Take a left on Sierra Street. Continue south on Sierra to Fourth Street. Go right on Fourth Street and you’ll see Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel up ahead.


Boomtown Casino Hotel

Reno, California

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Can you beat the blackjack dealer at what Blackjack Confidential Magazine rated as its top Northern Nevada casino? We think you can crack the nut at Boomtown Casino Hotel – our esteemed final Top 10 Reno Casino Resorts list choice. This Reno ace is just seven minutes from bustling downtown, too!

Unlike most of the other casinos on our list, Boomtown’s off-the-strip location offers a quieter place to rest your card-flipping fingers and chip-counting mind. Its old mining town-inspired accommodations are set away from the resort’s casino complex, making a restful place to escape to at the end of a game-filled day. Don’t fret if you get down to the felt at Boomtown; that’s what the Fun Center is for! You and your family can forget about your gambling woes and delight in more than 30,000 sq. ft. of video and redemption games. And don’t forget to check out the 3D Motion Theater, Flight Simulator and Bounce House!

Fun facts

Strictly Slots magazine rated Boomtown Casino Hotel No.1 in Video Poker in the Reno/Sparks region.


Boomtown Casino Hotel features single-deck blackjack tables, double-bonus video poker, slot machines and other favorite table games.

Getting there

Take Interstate 80 west from downtown Reno and turn right at Interstate 80 Boomtown Exit 4. From Interstate 80 east, exit onto Boomtown Exit 4. Boomtown Casino Hotel will be up ahead.