Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino began in 1937 as William F. Harrah’s first attempt to create a casino in Reno, Nevada. Although the casino was shut down several times, gaming was finally allowed in Reno and Harrah’s Reno has been operating continually since 1969. William Harrah was later to found the world’s largest gaming corporation, Harrah’s Entertainment, the current owner of Harrah’s Reno and many other casinos nationwide. Today, Harrah’s Reno offers nearly 1,000 hotel rooms and suites and60,000 square feet of gaming area. The hotel also features a spa and health club with swimming pool, 8 restaurants and cafés, a 300-seat concert hall and 24,000 square feet of convention space.
Accommodations at Harrah’s Reno
There are two hotel buildings at Harrah’s Reno, the East and West Tower. Both towers are connected by a skyway on the second floor. The West Tower rooms provide the best view of Sierra’s mountain range and city. All the rooms and suites have a sleek interior design and come with the following features:
- Cable TV
- Iron and ironing board
- Coffee Makers (only in West Tower rooms)
- Small refrigerators (upon request)
- Pet-friendly rooms (pets must remain in kernels when inside the room)
- Air conditioner
- 24-hour room service
Room and suite sizes:
Classic Room: 318 sq. feet
Deluxe Room: 330 sq. feet
Premium Room: 504 sq. feet
Suites: Ranging from 650 to 700 sq. feet
Dining options at Harrah’s Reno.
Harrah’s Reno has a total of 8 restaurants and cafés set in both casual and fancy environments.
Harrah’s Steak House: Has received AAA’s Four Diamond award ten years in a row. Serves gourmet surf and turf, beef specialties and seafood dishes. Main courses and specialties start at $30. Open daily.
Andreotti: Specializing in northern Italy’s cuisine. Menu features, pizzas, pasta, beef, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Main courses start at $25. Andreotti entertains customers with live music and is open every day.
Café Napa: A 24 hour deli café serving breakfast, steaks, Asian and Californian dishes and seafood. Features the Vintage Court Wine Bar, with a wide variety of wines and drinks.
Carvings Buffet: Daily buffet starting at $10. Features seven food areas for different cooking styles from around the world: Mexican, Asian, American, and Italian; plus salad, meat and dessert stations.
Ichiban: Japanese restaurants with over 40 varieties of sushi. Menu features fresh seafood, filet mignons, chicken and salmon. Also has an all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura bar. Open daily till 11pm.
Lucky Noodle Bar: Located on the East Tower, open daily till 7pm. They serve in casual environment a variety of original Asian dishes. Lucky’s chef prepares at least 18 “mother sauces” giving each dish a distinctive taste.
Quiznos: Located at the East Tower near the Race and Sports Book. Chain subs restaurant with artisan breads and fresh ingredients for the creation of its warm subs.
Starbucks: World famous coffee house open daily till 9pm. Located in the West Tower for guests looking for a quick bite or coffee.
The Casino at Harrah’s Reno
Harrah’s Reno offers nearly 20 table games for Blackjack (21), Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and Three/Four Card Poker. The casino has an original variant of Blackjack called Blackjack Switch in which players can swap the second card they receive. Normal Blackjack rules are modified to raise the house edge. A dealer’s 22 is not a bust but will push any of the player’s hand, except a player’s Blackjack. Blackjack Switch pays even for a player’s natural blackjack.
Harrah’s Reno also offers Poker games such as Texas Hold’em and Seven Card Stud. There are poker jackpots for players that get four-of-a-kinds, straight flushes, and royal flushes. There are daily tournaments for No Limit Hold’em.
The casino at Harrah’s Reno also offers a Race and Sports Book with over 20high-definition televisions. The betting parlor can seat up to 110 people in designated smoking and non-smoking areas.
The casino also features the state-wide progressive MegaKeno game that can deliver a $100,000 top prize.
Slot Machines at Harrah’s Reno
The casino has more than 900 slot machines that come in all shapes and sizes. Harrah’s Reno features
three to nine reel slot games, as well as video, in-house and state-wide progressive slot machines. Slot machine denomination ranges from a penny to $100 a spin.
The latest additions to Harrah’s Reno slot machine collection include:
- Monopoly Big Event
- Wheel of Fortune Super Spin
- Blazing 7s Quarter Progressive
- Ac Coin Penny “Bank Roll” Slot
- Coyote Moon
- Super Lucky Times Pay
- Monte Carlo Spin And Win Rich And Famous
Here’s a list of some of the slot games Harrah’s Reno casino currently offers:
- Blazing Sevens
- Hot Hot Super Jackpot
- Reel Winners
- American Original (video slot)
- Da Vinci Diamonds (video slot)
- I Dream Of Jeannie (video slot)
- Diamond Solitaire
- Golden Theater
- Super Deep Sea Seven
- Super Ruins Of Gold
- Lucky Strike
- Money Bars
- Party Spin Mini Monte
- Wild Cherry
- Winning For Dummies
- Bonus Frenzy
- Double Dragon
- Life Of Luxury (video slot)
- Sun And Moon (video slot)
- Twice Your Monkey (video slot)
- Red Hot Sevens
- White Stars
- Triple Diamond Haywire
- Triple Double Wild Cherry
- Triple Red White And Blue
- Double Diamond IGT
- Triple Double Diamond
- Red White And Blue