Casinos and Gambling in South Lake Tahoe


South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Ace’s Wild In Lake Tahoe

There is nothing more invigorating than the rush and thrill of trying your luck against the odds. Lake Tahoe offers the hard six of casino night life. Whether Craps is your game, or you fancy yourself more of a card shark, the betting is good in Nevada.

The night life is alive in Lake Tahoe, as it is home to  some of the most exhilarating casinos outside of Las Vegas. Both the South and North sides of the Lake offer three outstanding casinos, each with their own unique and stimulating traits.

The Lakeside Inn and Casino, Harrah’s Resort and Casino and Harvey’s Resort and Casino can be found on the south side.

The ‘Best Place to Hit a Royal’ is without a doubt the Lakeside Casino, on Tahoe’s south side. With round-the-clock non stop action the gaming has never been so good. Lakeside regularly hosts Super Flash Cash and Double Days, with guaranteed jackpot hits between $250 and $2500. With slots, table games, Texas Hold’em and everything in between, the Lakeside Casino has something for everyone; the 3:2 payout on blackjacks isn’t a bad little perk either.

All that fun is sure to work up a hunger, which is why Lakeside is home to two of the most talked about restaurants in the area.

The Latin Soul Restaurant boasts authentic, contemporary and distinctive flavorings.  Master Chef Alvaro Ochoa uses his flair of turning cooking into an art, to masterfully combine the essence of Mexico, South America and The Caribbean, sending your taste buds on an enchanted Latin journey.

Those with more domestic preferences are sure to enjoy a steak seared to perfection at the Timber House Restaurant. The dining area opens to a magnificently scenic view of the Sierras and Mount Tallac, offering up a quaint rustic appeal.

After dinner immerse yourself in true mountain inspired arts culture at the Vikingsholm Castle. Built in 1929 and considered one of the most superb examples of Scandinavian architecture on the continent.

After hitting the slopes at the Heavenly Ski Resort why not stroll up the road to Harrah’s Casinoand try your luck at a game of Rapid Roulette. The management at Harrah’s refer to the casino as, “the payout paradise” with the most exciting games on the market. With every type of slot and video poker machine imaginable lady luck is sure to be on your side.

After a hard day of double sevens and falling cherries, the specially trained staff at the on-site spa, Reflections, are standing by to bring the best in health and beauty spa treatments. Reflections offers everything from saunas to massages to create a luxurious atmosphere in which you can relax, rejuvenate and invigorate your mind, body and soul.

Before heading out for the night stop by Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill, located on the top floor of the Harrah’s Resort, to partake in the best of land and sea. Make a selection from the 1,000 bottle wine cellar and dine in full view of the beautiful Lake Tahoe.

For dessert let your inner ‘wild child’ loose at Vex Night Club. Vex is not for the faint of heart, and features the most astonishing aerial act you will ever have the pleasure of viewing. Highly skilled and uniquely experienced aerial performers will twist, turn and balance high up in the air on silks and rings. An experience so magical that it must be seen first hand.

Last on the list of south side excitement is the newly upgrades Harvey’s Resort and Casino.  As far as social gaming establishments go, Harvey’s has it all. With the latest in slots, Keno, Craps, Poker and Horses there’s more than 52,000 square feet on non stop action and excitement.

Sports lovers are sure to get pleasure from more than 76 screens of constant racing, sporting and fighting programming – with ongoing sports betting for each venue.

After a long day of doubling down and playing your odds, stop by The Cabo Wabo Cantina; a favorite hot spot of Sammy Hagar. Famous for their Chile Relleno Lobster Burrito, Cabo Wabo invites visitors to enjoy the view from the Cabo Beachfront VIP area where they can sample from many signature Cabo Wabo tequilla drinks.

Guests with more cultured preferences are sure to enjoy the comedic action of Improv at Harvey’s Cabaret Theatre. The laughs are unbroken and Improv features two new hilarious comics weekly.

Meanwhile across the lake, on Tahoe’s northern side the dice are hot and the chips abundant at the Tahoe Bilmore Casino.  With more than 240 slot and video poker machines, and 8 table games there is no wonder why the Biltmore is considered North Lake Tahoe’s most generous player’s club.

Try you hand against the house in a spine-tingling game of Blackjack or play your odds against the lever of a slot machine; Biltmore has something everyone can enjoy – and if you keep rolling snake eyes to the houses boxcars, there’s always a giant burger to comfort you.

The Biltmore is home of the Big ‘A’ Burger Challenge. Hungry patrons are given 35 minutes to eat 4lbs of artery clogging goodness.  The Big ’A’ Burger and Fry challenge features ’2.5lbs of Angus beef patty, 10’ of sour dough bread, 21 slices of cheese, 1 ½ sliced tomatoes, 1 sliced onion, ½ head of lettuce and 1.5 lbs of hand cut French fries.  Winners receive there paid for and their choice of free dessert – not that anyone ever wants dessert.

The Breeze Nightclub is the place to be after dark. Featuring live music every weekend, Breeze is the preferred high-energy party scene on the north shore.  Breeze Nightclub offers the greatest in jazz, country, RnB, dance and even karaoke.

Nestled deep within the Sierra Mountain Range, an alpine paradise awaits at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino.  There is something to be said about the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt. It takes a relaxed and resonant approach to gambling, with more than 250 slot machines and a live poker room, guests never expect this much exhilaration in such an unruffled atmosphere.

The Grand Lodge offers ongoing Blackjack and card tournaments and the Famous Players Advantage Club; a tiered-card program awarding players with cash back, spa and dining comps.

A flavorful meal can be had at the Lone Eagle Grille, where the dining experience is exquisitely enhanced by a world class view of the Sierra Nevadas. Chef de Cuisine, Mark May serves up his delectable specialty dish, Grilled Wild King Salmon while the Sommelier offers a selection from more than 20 Rare and Extraordinary bottles. Enjoy dinner by one of two copious stone fireplaces, or in a candlelit corner table.

Wind down and enjoy the sunset at the Pier 111 Bar, suspended over Lake Tahoe on a 275-foot floating pier. Music and dancing are plentiful in a vigorous ambiance, be sure to sample great after dinner cocktails while experience a view of the mountain that can only be seen while hovering about the picturesque Lake Tahoe.

Last on the list of must see casinos is the Cal Neva, ‘America’s Playground’ for nearly 80 years.  The Cal Neva Resort and Spa sits on the Northern shore, perfectly perched on Crystal Point.  Once a secret hideaway for old blue eyes himself, Cal Neva is a true Lake Tahoe masterpiece.  The casino is the longest running in state history and boast a more intimate setting, with slots and table games.  The detailed layout and ambiance of the game room provides a timeless elegance, with a classic zeal that leave no doubt as to why this was the most beloved destination of Frank Sinatra.

A local favorite, the Lakeview Dining room has a spectacular artistic view of the High Sierra and will treat your taste buds with care as you experiment with their seasonal epicurean delights.  The Lakeview only services the best in fresh foods delivered from local farms, with an extensive list of fine wines to compliment any palette.

Spend the night in and let the Cal Neva Resort Euro Spa staff pamper you like royalty.  Pamper and indulge your senses with a Dead Sea Body mask, and a hot rock treatment guaranteed to leave you in total bliss.  Regular patrons of the Cal Neva recommend an outdoor massage on the deck, overlooking the serene mountain and lake panorama – the perfect end to any evening.

Whatever your tastes, fun and excitement with just the right amount chance are bound to happen at a Lake Tahoe resort and casino. For more information on all that Lake Tahoe has to offer visit: