Casino at the Eldorado

#6 in Best Things To Do in Reno
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Key Info

345 N Virginia Street

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Casinos, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Though a few recent visitors said this landmark casino has begun to show some wear, travelers still rate the Eldorado as one of the best places to gamble in Reno. Spanning 81,000 square feet, the Eldorado offers everything you need to test Lady Luck, including table games, slots, poker and sports betting. Plus, it also boasts 13 restaurants and bars — a point of major praise for visitors who appreciated not having to leave the casino to dine (they especially loved the buffet). Reviewers also offered compliments for the staff, who travelers found to be professional and friendly. If you're not up for gambling, the Eldorado Resort features several on-site nightlife venues and hosts regular concerts.

The Casino at the Eldorado is open 24 hours a day. You don't have to pay to get in, but you should expect to spend money here. For more information, check out the Eldorado's website.

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