Harrah's Reno Casino
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This bustling casino offers popular slots and table games in addition to a High Limit Salon for high rollers.
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Elizabeth, WV158 contributions
Oct 2019
Been to a lot of Caesars properties and this is by far the ugliest of them all. We had a 3 day trip planned in South Lake Tahoe at Harveys Casino (A sister property) but with a bad snowstorm ripping threw on our last night we asked to be transferred to Harrahs in Reno to avoid getting stuck the next morning and possibly missing our flights. They happily transferred us to Harrahs and off we went. Looking back I wish we just stayed and chanced it.

FIrst I must stress out of all Harrahs hotels we have stayed in this was the most rundown by far. Everything from the room to the rugs on the casino floor and the women that work there were wearing things that only 125lb women should wear NOT 195lbs. Almost every employee we came across was rude and clearly not happy with their jobs. Service was terrible and not like Harveys. There vent system was useless so if you are non-smokers like we are I would recommend you come prepared to be second hand smoked to death because it took 2 loads in the washing machine when we got back home to remove that embedded smoke.

While we were there we decided to go outside around 9PM at night to get some fresh air from all the smoke we choked on for hours in the casino and let me tell you outside Reno at night is probably not the place you want to be. We took one look at some of the freaks, and tweekers and decided we would go back inside and take our chances munching on the ashtrays again. Just a god awful experience. I wouldnt recommend Harrahs in Reno
Written May 5, 2020
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William B
Albuquerque, NM278 contributions
Dec 2019
My friends stayed here for a week and I visited them often. We played some games, had some food, hung out. It's a nice casino, not super risty or fancy, felt comfortable. Has Hash-A-Go-Go, an Oriental rice dish order at the counter and eat at your seat place, all the normal stuff.
Written January 5, 2020
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Explorer16962
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
We enjoyed ourstay at Harrah's Reno, but we found the slot machines to be rather tight. We checked out some of the surrounding casinos and founds the odds to be a bit better. Whenthe odds are good, you tend to pass this info on to others. When the odds are not good, you also tend to pass this informationalong, too. The accommodations at the Hotel were outstanding and the food in the restaurants was very good. Most personnel were very friendly and helpful, but some were a little hard to understand as they did not speak the best English or else had an accent that was very difficult to realize what they were trying to relate. My husband is hard of hearing and had a difficult time understanding what some of them were trying to tell us. The computer system was shut down this morning so we were not able to use our comps for breakfast, nor were we able to check out via our TV.
Written December 10, 2003
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Todd O
Nekoosa, WI39 contributions
Aug 2019
I lived in Reno and worked at the Comstock Casino 35 years ago. The entire down town was alive both day & night, with casino's door to door, and people constantly on the go, 24 hours a day. Used to love to go to Harrah's and watch the live entertainment. Buffets, gambling, music, dancing, drinks, the lights....it was such a fun and exciting city then.
I came back the summer of 2019, and my mouth literally hung open when I went down town and saw what it has become. What happened? There's very little left of "The Biggest Little City". I saw only a couple of casino's remain, the rest are either torn down, or have been repurposed. There's absolutely no life there anymore. There's pawn shops, souvenoir shops, and homeless people every where. I did not even get out of my vehicle. I was stunned. I could not believe what I was seeing. One of my most favorite places to stop for food and a couple beers (not a casino) has been demolished and replaced by a baseball stadium. Who wants to go to Reno to watch a minor league baseball game? Things change in time, but Reno has died.
I drove to the Peppermill Casino, went inside, it is still a nice place, but I played the slots for about an hour, and could not get a drink. Not one person approached me and asked if I needed or wanted anything. They don't do that anymore in the casino's? Wow....I was heart broken to see what such a once fun place with a great night life, had become. I drove a very long distance to revisit Reno, and had plans on getting a nice resort / casino hotel room, and going out on the town for a night of gambling & revisiting the town. I got there to Reno, and within 3 hours I was gone again. Reno has died, and will never be revived. Sad to see this.
Written July 12, 2020
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Excursion37679
Richland, Washington1 contribution
Concisely stated: my wife and I enjoyed a 2 night stay at the Harrah's in Reno the summer before last and we were richly rewarded. We had a friendly greeting upon check in and check out. The room was spacious and with a pleasant view. The pool and excercise area was fanatstic and the chioce of eating estsablishments were enjoyable as well. The price during the week was very reasonable and we have recommended Harrah's to many of our friends and when in Reno next time(soon I hope) we plan on staying there again. I almost forgot the stage show featuring Gordie Smith(or something close to that) who put on a great show at Sammy's theatre. So-keep up the great resort hospitality. See you soon. Duke and Janet Snyder
Written May 9, 2003
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Global34243
Honolulu, Hawaii1 contribution
I was visiting Reno from Hawaii with a group of 7 friends. On 11/6/05 at approximately 4:30 p.m. we traveled to the Reno Harrah's Casino to play Pai Gow Poker and sat down at the far left end table with my husband. The Dealer was a slender Caucasian woman approx. in her 50's with blonde hair. She dealt the cards to us. When I picked up my hand she berated me, "put those cards down!! You don't touch the cards until I verify that I have 4 cards left!! Do you understand me?!" I was so shocked that I was actually speechless. Then she repeated herself again in a louder voice. I have never been treated so rudely by anyone ever. That completely ruined my trip to Harrah's where we had planned to stay the night. We left the premises immediately and will never return to Harrah's again.
Written November 18, 2005
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soylentpurple
jackson hole wy8 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
I have always heard Reno was the "best" place to go for the penny slots. Maybe it was the week before and after I was there. Harrahs hotel was very good, restaurants there were great. Neighboring casinos were a HUGE disappointment (Silver Legacy, Nugget, Atlantis, Peppermill, Circus Circus, Grand Sierra) with the exception of Cal-Neva. The staff at all locations was frendly enough and slot attendants were always prompt when needed, but for someone who was expecting a BIT better payout as advertised, I was disappointed. If you are close by, then certainly stop by Reno and Lake Tahoe. But if more than an hour away, don't waste the gas money. Lake Tahoe's attraction is that it is water in the middle of the desert. If that excites you, go.
Written February 19, 2012
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tahoewesternIowa
western Iowa35 contributions
The security in casino should be enforced more. The first night there a gentleman was standing not too far behind a woman at the slots, i was fairly close. Security came & checked him out & sent him on his way out the door. He didn't look like a homeless. Then the next two nights there was a man with a cane carrying a phone book, checking for tickets left on machines, came past me & smelled terrible. I said something to a security person, he said "i think he's not all there", nothing was done. Then also i saw a very dirty lady, her face/hands were terrible, had a backpack & walking all throughout the casino with a machine ticket in her hand. Never saw anyone question her. Also, near me a "ragged" looking man & woman (also dirty appearing) came up to gentleman playing next to me wanting a cigarette. When he said no, they walked away, further into the casino. Believe security should do a better job at keeping the homeless out of the casino. We like the casino & realize Reno has a problem. Don't know if we'll be back or not.
Written September 7, 2010
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Salchicha_Verde
Mongo, IN6 contributions
I can't help but wonder if, considering the overall state of the downtown Reno casinos and the economy, Harrah's Entertainment (or I guess now they've changed their name to Caesar's Entertainment) has put Harrah's Reno into the hospice category, giving it pallative, but not curative care anymore. Compared to what was their major rival at one time, the Eldorado across the street, the Harrah's was near-dead, with at best 20% of the gaming tables staffed during the workweek, a few more in the evening, and dealers and pit bosses largely seeming to be going through the motions (their permitting gaming staff to wear Reno Aces t-shirts rather than uniforms doesn't help -- they look like a bunch of slobs rather than a casino). Slot machines seems to be dated with far less of the newer electronic games than the other first-rank Reno casinos and overall the place just seemed to be lacking in energy.

Cocktail service, at least at the gaming tables remained generally good, however, even though once again those t-shirts made the waitresses look like amateurs.
Written August 22, 2009
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LBinTX
Fort Worth, TX381 contributions
Okay, I'm not much of a gambler, but I enjoyed Harrah's casino the most during our recent trip to Reno. We were there with some friends for the national bowling tournament and visited most casinos to collect our freebies as tournament bowlers. We mainly played slots at each.

The casino workers were the most friendly of all the casinos we visited (El Dorado, Silver Legacy, Atlantis, Fitzgerald's, Boomtown). They also had a couple of games that no other casino seemed to have. Namely, video roulette. Instead of fighting other people at the table to lean over and place bets, each person sat at a chair with a video screen in front of them. You simply touched the screen to place your bet. The dealer then released the ball and a live camera watched where it landed on the wheel. It was very relaxing and played well.

We'll definitely go back to Harrah's on our next trip to Reno!
Written April 17, 2007
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