Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel is located in downtown Reno at 345 N. Arlington Avenue. The property is owned by Herbst Gaming, an offshoot company of Terrible Herbst Oil Company. Herbst Gamingowns 15 hotel and casinos and is one of the top slot machine distributers in the state of Nevada. Sands Regency Casino Hotel has over 800 standard rooms and suites, affordable dining options, a large pool complex, entertainment shows, a penthouse Jacuzzi and health club, and 29,000 square feet of gaming space. Sands Regency also provides special packages for guests interested in skiing and golf; the resort has connections with over 40 golf courses and more than 10 ski destinations, most within one hour from the Sands Regency. There is also 12,000 square feet of meeting space for convention and business meetings, plus a full-service wedding chapel.
Accommodations at Sands Regency Hotel
The hotel has over 800 guest rooms and suites, including the self-proclaimed largest standard guest rooms in downtown Reno. Most of the rooms are non-smoking and come with the following amenities and services:
- Air condition
- Alarm Clock
- On-demand movies
- Refrigerator ($10 a day)
Standard Rooms: come in bright aqua color with large windows and small sitting area. Nearly 375 square feet in size.
King Suite: Located on the top floors of the Empress Tower, featuring shower and tub, sitting area and large king-sized bed. Has a total of 395 square feet of living space.
Luxury Suite: Features dining table for 6, two sofas, flat screen TV, wet bar, and wall-to-wall windows with nice views of the mountain range. Has a total of 784 square feet of living space.
Presidential Suite: Located on the upper floors of the Empress Tower, featuring over 1,100 square feet of living space. Comes with large living room, two sofas, fully stocked wet bar, dining area, and jetted tub with shower.
Restaurants at Sands Regency
Terrible’s Sands Regency dining options are not at all that terrible but they are not the fancy restaurants you find at other higher-end Reno resorts. They offer a total of 5 affordable dining establishments and 1 all-you-can-eat buffet.
The Sands Regency Buffet: Open daily from 4pm. Specializing in NY steaks, prices start at $12.99.
Fuzio Universal Bistro & Steaks: Has a contemporary fusion menu, with dishes from all over the world. Open daily.
Mels Diner: Open daily, 24 hours a day. Order classics deli dishes such as Mels’ famous cheeseburger, fries and shakes.
Cabana Café: Open daily, serving pizza, sandwiches, breadsticks, pastries, donuts and desserts.
The PipeLine Lounge: Serving cocktails and snacks with over 10 TVs displaying sporting events.
Arby’s: National fast-food chain restaurant, featuring burgers, sandwiches, wraps and melts.
Entertainment at Sands Regency
Sands Regency has ongoing activities for guests.
The outdoor pool complex is one of the largest in Reno and is open seasonally from 9am to 9pm. Summer is the best time to visit for their Pool Parties, featuring live music, contests, food and drinks.
Live music is performed every Friday and Saturday within the Sands Regency casino.
Guests looking to relax or workout can visit the penthouse Jacuzzi & Health Club, located on the 17th floor. The gym has great views of the cityscape and mountains. Open daily from 6am till 9pm.
The Sands Regency Casino
There is over 29,000 square feet of gaming action at the Sands Regency casino. The casino floor does not have any theme; it is decorated with bright lights and neutral colors. The casino has around 15 table games for Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Let It Ride, and Pai Gow Poker. Most table games have liberal rules; especially the Craps tables have 10x odds on the flat bet. There are also 2 deck blackjack tables.
Sands Regency also offers poker games such as Texas Hold’em and 7 Card Stud at their Mom’s Poker Room. There are daily poker tournaments and progressive jackpot wins for high-ranking poker hands.
The casino also features a 200-seat Bingo parlor open from 10:30am till 9:30pm.
The Sands Regency casino offers players a free loyalty program, Sands Bonus Beach Club, so players can receive incentives and rewards for their casino play. As a member you may receive cash back points, free rooms, special invitations to VIP events and vouchers for the Sands Regency restaurants.
Slot gaming at Sands Regency Casino
The Sands Regency Casino has over 600 slot machines distributed all over the casino floor. There are classic 3-reel, video and progressive slot machines. All the slot machines operate with the ticket-in/ticket-out (TITO) system. They provide EZ Pay machines; that means you don’t need to go to a cashier window to cash out your slot winnings. Slot denominations go from penny to $5.
There are state-wide progressives at the casino, including MegaBucks and Wheel of Fortune. They also features Hot Shot, Ebay, Life and Fusion slot machines. The Sands Regency Casino is constantly changing their slot machines stock so please check with them for the latest slot machines they are offering.