Review written by Sophie Couard, Feburary 16, 2016.
The Eldorado Resort Casino was opened in 1973 and it is one of the establishments in Reno that have stolen my heart. It is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just next to the famous arch: the biggest little city in the world. In short, it is hard to miss!
In my opinion, the famous side of Las Vegas is even more present inside this casino, more than in other establishments in the city. The 9-storey car park also gives you the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings.
But let me not waste another minute of your time. I will begin my review about this establishment that is run by the Silver Legacy group, who also owns other casinos and several racetracks in the United States.
One of the best casinos around
Let us start the review by talking about the Eldorado casino. The casino spans over an area of nearly 7,500 m², and it is simply one of the largest game rooms in downtown Reno. What is even better is that it offers higher payout rates to the player than the other competitors in the region. The casino is relatively quiet and the staff is friendly, and it also offers a good atmosphere that helps to concentrate and enjoy the games. In short, it is one of the best places to play in Reno.
The slot machines
The Eldorado Resort Casino offers more than 1,200 slot machine devices with bets ranging from 1 cent up to $100 per game. You can play :
- slot machines with 3, 4 or 5 reels,
- games that give you the chance to win a progressive jackpot,
- an electronic European roulette,
- video poker games,
- video keno games.
Among the most popular games are :
- Dragon Spin,
- Sphinx 3D,
- Wonder 4 Jackpots,
- Batman Classic TV Series,
- Tarzan of the Apes.
The table games
You can find 80 tables with traditional casino games :
- baccarat from $10,
- blackjack from $5,
- craps from $5,
- American roulette from $5,
- pai gow tiles from $10,
- pai gow poker from $10.
The non-smoking poker room is open 24/7. You can find 11 tables in the room, where you can play:
- seven card stud ($1/$5),
- texas hold'em ($3/$6),
- texas hold'em full kill ($3/$6),
- texas hold'em full kill ($4/$8).
All the poker games also have a bad beat jackpot !
There are two rooms dedicated to keno in the Eldorado casino (the Ringside Keno Lounge and the Millies24 Keno Lounge). You can play the lottery games directly from the table, or form other places in the casino, such as the restaurant for example.
Fans of sports betting can enjoy a race & sports book are at the casino floor. It is the perfect place to watch big events on giant screens, and to bet on the outcome of the competitions.
As it is the law in Nevada, the gaming halls are accessible to everyone. However, if you wish to play the games, you must be 21 years or older.
Accommodation, dining and entertainment
Gambling is not the only thing you can do at the Eldorado in Reno. In fact, the establishment also offer additional services aside from gambling. You can find more detail about them below.
You can choose from the following rooms if you are staying at the hotel :
- the standard room of 23 to 25 m² with prices from $49 to $109,
- the deluxe room of 27 to 33 m² with prices from $59 to $119,
- the luxury room of 33 m² with prices from $79 to $149.
You can also choose a suite :
- the e-suite of 43 m²,
- the studio suite of 46 m²,
- the player's spa suite of 48 m²,
- the large player's spa suite of 69 m²,
- the spa tower suite of 69 m²,
- the spa tower one bedroom suite of 139 m².
You can find a total of 815 rooms and suites in the resort.
Restaurants and bars
You have a choice of 9 restaurants for dining. These are :
- gourmet places (Roxy, La Strada and The Prime Rib Grill),
- for the general public (The Buffet, The Brew Brothers, Sushi Shake, Pho Mein, Millies24 and Eldorado Coffee Company).
You can also enjoy a drink or party at :
- Brew Brothers,
- Roxy Bar & Lounge,
- Bar Centro,
- Stadium Bar,
- Cin Cin Bar & Lounge,
- Millies24 Bar.
The establishment also offers entertainment, and you can find :
- a theatre,
- a fitness centre,
- an exterior swimming pool with a Jacuzzi,
- many shops,
- wedding chapels.
In conclusion, what can we say about the Eldorado Resort Casino?
I have already mentioned that it is conveniently located in the city centre, and what the resort has to offer is very nice and varied compared to other resorts in the region. The hotel also offers good value for money, although it is no longer in its prime years.
However, it is mainly the casino that attracts the attention of the players. The atmosphere is very nice and the great game selection will appeal to many players, especially as the payout rates of the games are very interesting.