Eldorado Reno Casino Resort Review
The Eldorado Casino Resort is located right in the center of downtown Reno, across the street from Harrah’s and directly next to Silver Legacy. The casino and resort are owned by Eldorado Resorts, which also operates the nearby Silver Legacy and Circus Circus in Reno. All three of these properties are connected to one another via a skybridge, making the complex easy to navigate. Even though the properties are owned by the same parent company, they utilize different player reward programs. Eldorado is one of the most popular casinos in the city of Reno, and probably the most frequented on weekends when you’ll find live music.
The casino and resort at Eldorado first opened over 40 years ago, in 1973. Back then it had just under 300 hotel rooms and a mere 10,000 square feet of gaming space. Since that time, both the casino and resort have underwent many renovations and expansions. Today Eldorado has over 800 hotel rooms and a 78,000 square foot gaming floor. It now has over 2,000 slot machines and electronic games along with over 50 table games, 1 keno lounge, a sportsbook and a poker room.
Casino at Eldorado
The casino at Eldorado spans across two levels and feels larger than the 80,000 square feet that it is. It spreads electronic machines and table games across both floors. All table games are located on the lower level, while the upper level is filled with only slot machines, shops and restaurants. There is also a large selection of video poker machines, which are located right by the main entrance on N Virginia and W 3rd st.
The full list of table games include Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Craps and Roulette. Slots include both new and classic games. This includes older games such as 3-reel triple 7 varieties and newer games like Willy Wonka, Jurassic Park, Top Dollar, Wheel of Fortune and many others.
If you have ever been to Reno, you are aware that many casinos offer sub-par blackjack rules. Eldorado is no exception to this, but you can often find decent games if you look hard enough. Needless to say, each of the blackjack tables at Eldorado have very different rules. This includes both the standard pit games and those featured in the high limit room. They spread many 6-5 games, and a lot of tables have annoying rules such as only being able to split pairs one time, not being able to double after a split etc. Because of this we highly recommend reading and understanding the rules before sitting down at a table.
High Limit Areas
There is just one high limit table game area which is connected to the high limit slots room. This is located on the lower level towards the center of the casino. The table game area consists of mainly blackjack, including hand shuffle games of single deck, double deck and 6 deck games. The tables in the high limit room have a $2,000 max with minimum bets ranging from $25 to $100. Drinks are comped, and generally come around frequently but there is also a small bar within the high limit slots/video poker area two rooms over. The slots and video poker range in denomination from $5 to $100. There is just one Wheel of Fortune machine, and one Top Dollar machine which are each $5 denominations.
Poker Room at Eldorado
The poker room located at Eldorado Casino Resort has 11 tables, making it the second largest in Reno next to Peppermill. It is opened to players 24/7, running both cash games and tournaments every day. The games mainly consist of No Limit Hold ‘Em but you’ll also find Stud and Limit Hold ‘Em. The poker room is smoke free and comps are given out at the rate of $1/hour. All in all, Eldorado’s poker room is definitely in the top 3 when it comes to playing in Reno.
Restaurants and Bars at Eldorado
Eldorado has a nice mix of restaurants, cafes and bars. If you can’t find what you’re looking for within Eldorado itself, chances are that you’ll be able to find something in the immediate area; whether that means crossing into Silver Legacy and Circus Circus, or taking a short walk to other properties on N Virginia Street. Directly within Eldorado there are many choices when it comes to eating. These include: Roxy, La Strada, The Prime Rib Grill, The Buffet, The Brew Brothers, Sushi Sake, Millies24, Pho Mein, Eldorado Coffee Company. Room service is also offered to hotel guests 24/7.
When it comes to bars there are several on the property, one located just pass the table games section, one in the high limit sots room and a few other spread throughout the property. Millies24, Roxies and The Brew Brothers also have a bar within their facilities.
Hotel & Resort at Eldorado
With over 800 hotel rooms and suites available at Eldorado, you’ll be able to choose from any number of options ranging from a standard queen room, to a top of the line Player’s Spa Suite. They have a variety of luxury suites, as well as many standard “guest” and “deluxe” rooms at reasonable rates. All rooms are newly refurbished, making them among the nicest in downtown Reno. There is also an on-site, seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center and business center. Internet is also free throughout the property.