After a day of swooshing down the ski slopes or sunbathing on the beach, put a spin on your evening by paying a visit to a Tahoe casino. All the Lake Tahoe casinos are located on the Nevada side of the lake, so don’t plan on finding any slot machines in the Californian towns. You will, however, find these Nevada casinos in a variety of venues, including resorts, restaurants or just their individual establishments. There’s one Incline Village casino and one in Crystal Bay (with a history that started in 1937), but all the others are Stateline casinos. There’s still the cherished bygone sense of style in the nightclubs and personalities of some of these Lake Tahoe casinos. And there are also the newer casinos that trade on luxury, fine dining and amenities galore.
Lake Tahoe casinos’ themes range from upscale to a reflection of the area’s wood and stone landscape, Old West saloons to hip and edgy nightclubs and rock n’ roll to ghostly. You can bluff your hand as you sit under a full-grown (and fake) oak tree or spin the roulette wheel as neon lights flash around you.
Activities at Lake Tahoe Casinos
If gambling isn’t your scene, worry not — you can enjoy the casinos’ other diversions. Take a dip in a pool or hot tub, grab a bite to eat in a casino restaurant, sip on an iced beverage at a bar, browse through the gift shops for souvenirs for your friends back at home or treat yourself to a little pampering at a spa. Some casinos are family friendly and have more age-appropriate activities for the youngsters. While the parents play poker, the kids can brush up on their skee ball skills. No one misses out on the fun.
These casinos are still known for their live entertainment. See great musicians and other performers share their talent. Between your dancing feet, racing heart and calculating mind, get ready for a casino experience that’ll stand out in your vacation.
Whether you’re feeling lucky or not, check out the listing below to see which Lake Tahoe casinos catch your eye.