Pokeraddict
Posted by Pokeraddict
Aug 23, 2015

Introduction

The Tahoe Biltmore Hotel was built in 1946.  It is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in an area known as Crystal Bay. It is less than one mile east of the state line between California and Nevada. It was first known as the Nevada Lodge before becoming its current name of Tahoe Biltmore Hotel.  It is the largest casino-hotel in Crystal Bay. 

One issue with the location of Tahoe Biltmore is the amount of snow that it receives.  Roads leading to Tahoe Biltmore can close when there is a large amount of snow.  Chains or snow tires may be required to make it through the passes if they are open.  Make sure to always check the weather and road conditions before heading to the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

Casino at Tahoe Biltmore

There are eight table games at Tahoe Biltmore.  There are four blackjack with $10-$100 limits.  The games use shoes and pay 3-2 on blackjack.  The dealer hits soft 17. Players can double down on any two cards but not after splitting.  Surrender and re-split aces are not permitted. 

Craps is spread with a $5 minimum bet.  The Field bet pays double on 12.  The odds are 3-4-5 times. There is $5 double zero roulette.  There are two $5 Super Fun 21 tables.

There are more than 300 slots at Tahoe Biltmore.  Most of the slots are pennies. 

There are several video poker games that return over 99 percent to players.  The best is 9/5/4 Triple Bonus Plus.  There is also Not So Ugly Deuces, 8/5 Super Double Double Bonus and 9/5 Super Double Bonus.  All of these are higher variance games that are spread in quarter, half dollar and dollar denominations.  Full pay Jacks or Better and Bonus Poker are available in units from a quarter up to $5.

A William Hill sportsbook is located at Tahoe Biltmore.  Bettors can deposit for the William Hill mobile app but it does not work on the property because it is too close to the California state line.

Hotel at Tahoe Biltmore

There are 113 guest rooms at Tahoe Biltmore.  Some are cottages.  Some rooms face south towards the overlook of Lake Tahoe.  The other side of the hotel faces the mountains.  Rates start at $79 during the week and $109 on weekends during tourist season.  Off peak rates are $50 on weeknights and $80 on weekends.

Restaurants at Tahoe Biltmore

There are two restaurants at Tahoe Biltmore.  The Café Biltmore is open from 7am to 9pm.  It has a full breakfast menu that is available all day.  There is also a lunch and dinner menu available after 11am.  Tuesday is prime rib night after 5pm for $9.99. Guests may order a limited menu to the bar when the café is closed. 

Bilty’s Brew is open on Friday and Saturday nights.  It serves steak, seafood and chicken dishes.  The menu is very limited.  It is more of a bar than a restaurant.

Environment

Tahoe Biltmore is a very small casino in a secluded area.  Most table games are closed except at the most peak hours.  There may be only one or two blackjack tables open during the day outside of tourist season.  Craps and roulette are only open when it is busy.  This will annoy players looking to do more than play blackjack and slots.

Parking

There is ample parking on the east side of the property.  It is free.

My Conclusion

Tahoe Biltmore is located in a very nice area of North Lake Tahoe.  There are many more reasons to visit the area than gamble.  This is a nice base for those looking to enjoy the lake during the day and gaming at night.  For this reason, the casino is virtually deserted during the day when there is pleasant weather. 

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