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Greenville, South...
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Casinos in SLT

My wife and I are visiting SLT for the first time in mid-July. We are planning to visit a casino at least one night. We are staying at Inn by the Lake so I understand we will have to drive a little to get to the casinos.

Does anyone recommend one over the others? Montbleu? Harvey's? Harrah's? Lakeside Casino?

My wife enjoys roulette machines. Does anyone know if any of the casinos have routlette machines. If not, she enjoys live roulette but for low minimum bets. I enjoy playing poker. Is there a poker room that you guys prefer? Any rooms where its easy to make some money off some fish?

Near Yosemite...
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1. Re: Casinos in SLT

You can easily walk to all the casinos (Lakeside Inn a bit of a walk) once you get to the casino area. Generally--- Harrah's has an older crowd, MontBleu a younger crowd, Harvey's a mix, Lakeside Inn- locals and Horizon - not many people at all. I think I remember seeing a roulette machine at Harvey's. You might be interested in the Sigma Derby at MontBleu- they have two of those rare, older popular games.

Greenville, South...
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2. Re: Casinos in SLT

How about poker rooms?

Fremont, California
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3. Re: Casinos in SLT

The liveliest poker room is over the hill from the South Lake Casinos in Minden. Its a short and easy drive (less than half an hour). Carson Valley Inn

carsonvalleyinn.com/casinogaming/poker.php

They have good food there (very reasonable prices) as well as a steak house. Its a locals casino so lively all day long; staff is great about getting you free drinks quickly and coming by and finding out if you want more. The casino also has roulette as well as special contests and live entertainment several days of the week.

While we used to go to SLT casinos a lot a decade or so ago, in general, the area has suffered. Its a quiet scene; and not much fun with some exceptions.. If you want to have fun go to Carson Valley Inn. Locals tend to go to Reno or to Carson Valley Inn or a couple in Carson City over those at South Lake Tahoe.

People who have not been when the place was much more lively may still like it - to me SLT feels a little strange. It used to draw a lot of locals from Sacramento area, but they now go to the local Indian casinos versus making the drive up to SLT..

You might want to check it out some - as all the casinos are pretty much grouped together so you can walk in and out of them on one side of the street and the other. You might find it fun - however, just wanted to mention that they are sort of "by themselves" now. Check to see what offers the players club are giving - sometimes you get free play just for being there to sign up.

I figure 4th of July will be busy there and be fun......but other days of the week its strange to drive in their huge parking garages and find I am one of 20 cars parking there during the day. (there are more at night as they are staying at the hotels.) Its also more lively when there are concerts going on at Harrahs. On those nights Harrahs feels lively and fun.

harveystahoe.com/casinos/harveys-lake-tahoe/…

You will find restaurant and bar hours odd - they are not always open (except for key holidays and week-ends). Some days they do not open at all. Its a strange feeling....

I am sure others might find the place fun - but in general the casinos there are like night and day between South Lake Tahoe and Reno which is more happening! As such, if people do want to game and go to Tahoe, they generally end up in Reno, as if you play at all, you end up with free room offers fairly quickly as well as meals. The restaurants and buffets are better in Reno as well (with El Dorado and Atlantis getting top honors there.)

Have fun - but just wanted to give you an idea why you did not get 25 people answering their favorites in SLT like you would if you posted the same question on the Las Vegas Forum of Trip Advisor.

Tahoe is still gorgeous -fantastic and fun. We will be staying there for a week later this summer and looking forward to it.....

Manhattan Beach...
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4. Re: Casinos in SLT

Harvey's is our favorite casino, as it fits all the ages of our family just fine, but in an evening, you can walk to several. There is an underground tunnel between Harvey's and Harrah's under the street, with an escalator going up and down to each.

There is roulette at Harvey's as that's my son's game. I think there is a poker room as well.

CAswede, next week we are going to try our luck at MontBleu, we've stayed away too long. Hope they don't kick me out for being too old! : )

Near Yosemite...
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5. Re: Casinos in SLT

The poker room at Harvey's might be what you are looking for.

MontBleu- Ha. They let me in. If you can stick around till about midnight, watch as all the club people come walking in with their "club attire" .... very interesting.

The O.P. was looking for a roulette machine, not the live roulette game which is easier to find. Live roulette can be found at Harrah's, Harvey's and MontBleu.

Mimi brought up a good point- You can get $10 in free play at MontBleu for a new card sign up.

Manhattan Beach...
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6. Re: Casinos in SLT

Don't most casino hotels have free pulls when you sign up for their cards? We don't have MontBleu's yet, so I'll check it out.

Ten dollars is $10!!!

Greenville, South...
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7. Re: Casinos in SLT

Sounds like they all have pros and cons. Will probably give a few of them a try. Thanks for the feedback.

ATLANTA
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8. Re: Casinos in SLT

Again, as has been mentioned, all are like 100 yards from each other at the most. You can walk under the road from Harrahs to Harveys and Montbleu is on the same side of the street as Harrahs.

Have fun and be sure and get out and see some of the beautiful sights around the lake.

Kent

Manhattan Beach...
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9. Re: Casinos in SLT

"MontBleu- Ha. They let me in. If you can stick around till about midnight, watch as all the club people come walking in with their "club attire" .... very interesting"

CaSwede, we loved MontBleu Casino. So clean and large. Even had a ping pong table my granddaughter used with the family as well as arcade room. My dil and I each walked away with over $250-300 each. We certainly enjoyed the vibe. Just remember Caesar's Tahoe, which we didn't care for, but this was different, we'll return.

We were not there anytime around midnight, so didn't run into the Club Attired crowd!

Near Yosemite...
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10. Re: Casinos in SLT

I would enjoy the vibe too if I were putting $250 of their money in my pocket. I have read some of the reviews of MontBleu and some of them are not good at all. I have always had a good expierence there, but it is not for everyone.

I saw that ping pong table, and thought it was a strange place for it, but glad your family was able to take advantage of that game.

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