Posted by Pokeraddict
Aug 24, 2015


The Eldorado is located in the heart of downtown Reno.  It opened in 1973 and offers 81,000 square feet of gaming space, making it one of the largest downtown Reno casinos.  The Eldorado has 815 hotel rooms.  It is a sister property to the Silver Legacy in Reno and several other regional casinos and racetracks in the United States. 

Casino at Eldorado

The casino floor at Eldorado is full of table games.  The most common one is Pai Gow Poker.  There are 12 tables with $10 to $3,000 limits.  There is one Pai Gow Tiles table with the same limits.  There are four $5 double zero roulette tables.  Some video roulette has just one zero.  The denominations on the single zero video roulette machine starts at $.25.

There are three $5 craps tables.  The odds are 3-4-5 times.  The Field pays triple on 12.  There is $1 video Shoot to Win Craps.  This game is sometimes referred to as “bubble craps”.

There are a variety of card games in the table games pit.  These include $10 baccarat and $5 Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker and Let it Ride. 

There are five double deck blackjack tables that allow double down on any two cards but not after splitting.  These pay 3-2 on a natural.  None of these tables were open during our visit so the minimum bet is unknown. 

There are seven shoe blackjack games with a $5 minimum that allow double down before and after the split.  Blackjack pays 3-2.

There is a Super Single Deck Blackjack game that allows double down on any two cards and after splitting.  Blackjack pays 6-5 in this game.  The dealer hits soft 17 in all blackjack games at Eldorado.

There are 10 video poker games that return 99 percent or better at Eldorado.  These include full pay Super Aces and Jokers Wild Two Pair.  Not So Ugly Deuces Wild and full pay Jacks of Better are other games with high returns.  All are available in denominations of $.25 and higher. 

The players club at Eldorado does not have a set return percentage.  It depends on the house edge of the game being played.  The free play plus comps appear to be about 15 percent of the total house edge on the slot, video poker or table game.

There is a sportsbook and poker room at Eldorado.  There are 11 tables.  Players will find 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em and 3/6 fixed limit running nearly 24 hours a day.  A 1-5 Seven Card Stud game is spread during the day.  There is a daily $30 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament daily.

Hotel at Eldorado

There are 815 hotel rooms at Eldorado.  The casino has remodeled about one fourth of those as of August 2015.  The cheapest room is $49 per night during the week and $109 on weekends.  The tiers go up $10 per night up to $79 per night on weeknights and $149 on weekends for the remodeled rooms. 

There are five types of suites at Eldorado.  The smallest suite starts at $109 during the week and $199 on weekends.  The two largest suites have limited availability, often reserved for VIP players only.  There is a $10 per night resort fee.

Restaurants at Eldorado

There are six casual restaurants at Eldorado.  There are two coffee bars.  Millies24 is a 24-hour café.  Asian casual options are Sushi Sake and Pho Mein.  There is a buffet that is open for all three meals seven days a week, including weekend brunch.

Roxy is a top end bistro.  La Strada is a northern Italian dining experience.  The Prime Rib Grill is exactly what it sounds like.  There are great early bird specials before 6pm daily.


The Eldorado Theater seats 580 and runs music and comedy headliners.  There are also shows that run from time to time.  The Eldorado hosts several festivals throughout the year in addition to the traditional ones held by the city of Reno.


Eldorado offers your typical downtown Reno experience.  The games are better than most casinos in the area.  The casino is quiet and relatively smoke free considering its age and level of business. 

My Conclusion

This is one of the best places to gamble in Reno.  The video poker is great and many of the table games are average or above in terms of player returns.  The one thing we do not like is the lack of transparency about the returns given through the players club.

Resort and Parking Fees

Resort fee $13.50
Parking fee Free


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