Trying to decide whether to make my next weekend trip to Elko or Wendover. I'm about an equal distance north of both locations, so has anybody had experience with casinos in these cities? From what I see online, both have some attractive options.
In wendover, the 5 casinos are reasonably large and relatively close together and there is a shuttle you can take between them. 3 of the casinos are owned by the same group so their rewards cards are the same. There are several restaurants and buffets to choose from and there are discounts for food available to commercial drivers if you visit the truckers lounge in the truck parking area across from the rainbow casino. Table games and craps are usually available 24/7.
Elko has 3 or 4 casinos of decent size but they are on opposite sides of town from one another. I haven't been there in a year or two, but back then the table games and craps were only available in the evenings except on the Saturday they may have had them going all day.
If you're going only for the casino action, wendover is a better choice,but that's about all there is to do there. I think that elko would have more to do if you wanted to do other things besides gambling.
I hope this helps.
At the two non peppermill casinos in wendover, cheating, I mean preferential shuffling, is rampant even to players who are flat betting.
Many years ago I did a loop covering nearly all the casinos in N Nevada. I can remember [West] Wendover but can't remember much about Elko. Also Rte 93 South from Wendover was an enjoyable drive (to Ely, then rte 50 onto Fallon). Also you can always nip into Utah as I did.
As an aside I can't remember the issue of the time zone change in [W] Wendover as I don't think they had introduced it back then.
I make 2-3 trips a year to Elko, Stay at the Red Lion. Small casino but good coffee shop, great steak house ad great beds. Room comps are fairly easy to get. Best deal for VP is the sports book bar. They offer a weekly contest of $50 for the high hand of the week on each machine, and you do not need to be present to win. Sort of nice to get a check in the mail after I get home.