The northern Nevada mountain town of Reno offers the same casino games as Las Vegas but in a quieter, more scenic setting. The area is dotted with more than a dozen casino resorts, several of which offer lavish lodging in different levels of suites. These properties offer plenty of amenities, some unique from the rest.
Peppermill Hotel Casino
This property is fairly unique due to the dark corridors illuminated by neon lights along the walls. The casino offers a strong assortment of games, including keno and poker. The newest suites are in the Tuscany tower, part of a $400 million renovation. Each room contains wall-mounted high definition televisions, and the bathrooms contain separate showers and soaking tubs. Peppermill is located a couple of miles south of downtown on South Virginia Street.
Circus Circus Hotel Casino
A top stop for families, this resort entertains the children with circus acts and carnival games. Circus Circus also features a liquor store for adults who intend to imbibe. Located in the heart of downtown Reno, this hotel features three levels of suites -- including mini-suites for those who want slightly more lavish accommodations, but want do so on a budget. If you plan to do some golfing or skiing in the area, check into this property's vacation packages.
Eldorado Hotel Casino
Follow your taste buds to this downtown property, which includes a bakery, microbrewery, butcher shop, gelato factory and pasta shop. An arcade can pacify the children while adults gamble in the casino, which offers a poker room and race and sports book. High rollers stay at the Player's Spa suite, which includes a jetted tub, cocktail table and California king bed. Eldorado offers a season outdoor pool and fitness center among its amenities.
Grand Sierra Resort
This former Hilton property across Highway 395 from the downtown area provides plenty of entertainment options, such as its 50-lane bowling alley and two movie theaters. Grand Sierra also offers a shopping mall, health club and driving range. The poker room here is one of the best in Reno, and frequently hosts major tournaments. The sprawling casino floor offers plenty of other games of chance, including thousands of slot machines. Summit suites include marble-ladened bathrooms and suede furnishings in the living room.
- "American Casino Guide 2010 Edition"; Steve Bourie; 2009
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