While many people coming to Nevada in search of casinos turn to Las Vegas, there are in fact many exciting and viable options for you in Reno as well. This city has plenty of casinos for you to choose from, as well as some of the big names that you will recognise from seeing their branches elsewhere across the United States and other areas of the world. To be honest, gambling in Reno is amazing, but not as great as gambling in Las Vegas.
Amongst these is Harrah’s, which has two locations in Reno to provide choice of locations even within the city. You can try Harrah’s Reno, which was one of the first casino hotels to be opened in this area and as such can be considered to be an important part of the city’s development as a gambling hotspot. Your other option is Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, just a few miles outside of the city limits with a gorgeous view of the eponymous lake as well as the ski resorts the dot the mountain towering above.
Back to the city centre, and you can find another old favourite from the Strip: Circus Circus, which focuses on family friendly entertainment and takes the big top theme seriously. You will find clowns, acrobats, jugglers, and more here doing daily performances as well as carnival games and arcades, and this is all before you get to the actual casino floor! If you want to check out as many big names as possible, next on your list has to be the Sands Regency Casino Hotel, with a complimentary health club that includes a fitness centre with a mountain view as well as that all-important wedding chapel.
Want more? Well, you could take a look at the Atlantic Casino Resort Spa right in the middle of the entertainment district of South Reno, which holds the AAA Four Diamond Award, or The Siena Hotel Spa Casino right on the banks of the Truckee River in downtown Reno. Also on offer is the John Ascauaga’s Nugget, a family owned resort which began as a coffee shop featuring slot machines more than fifty years ago. The Eldorado Casino and Hotel features a flashy facade, and offers Broadway style entertainment in a showroom as well as a Casino Cabaret area where you will find live music every night. The newest casino in the area is the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, right at the base of the Sierra Nevada and just five minutes away from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
We have not even managed to get all the way through the list of casinos in Reno yet! Also available is the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, which is themed towards the silver mining era which put Nevada on the map and includes a full scale mining rig as part of the attractions, with a laser show playing on the domed ceiling above it. The Peppermill Resort Casino has been around for forty years and now spans three blocks, making it one of the largest properties in the area, and you could also try the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa.