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How do you like the casinos in Tahoe?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by mdm4sfest, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. mdm4sfest

    mdm4sfest Low-Roller

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    Visiting my brother in Cali Dec 4-9 and decided to use some comped nights at Harvey's Tahoe. I already know what I am getting room wise but any other opinions about the casinos/restaurants in the area could be helpful. Looking for opinions of Harvey's/Harrah's/Montbleu/Lakside Casino, etc. :beer:
     
  2. dunebug81

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    Really you can't go wrong wit either Harvey's or Harrah's. I like to stay at Harvey's for the lake view but play at Harrah's since they don't have baccarat at Harvey's. Montblu is nice but small, they do have 2 sigma derby machines there.

    We have been to a few other casinos arround the lake. If you get a chance check out the Hyatt on the north side, it's a tiny casino but it's a cool log cabin look. I would stay there during the summer and hang out their private beach.
     
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    Dunebug's spot on... I live up here and am well acquainted with them. I prefer Harvey's as well...in its day (owned by Harvey Gross), it was the class of Lake Tahoe. Now that Caesar's owns both it and Harrah's, there's not a lot of difference. Both are decent properties. I really like Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo in the basement of Harvey's and the Hard Rock Cafe is good as well. Harrah's has a very good buffet up top called the Forest Buffet. Mont Bleu (old Caesar's Tahoe) tries to be a little "hipper", but is nice as well. Lakeside is nothing special compared to the 3 mentioned and IMHO, not worth the short walk. Horizon is the worst of them having struggled to stay open... they took out the table games a few years back and spaced-out the few remaining slots to try to give the illusion the floor was filled. I've never seen a couple feet between machines. To be fair, I haven't been in there since that occurred, so things may have changed, but I don't think so.

    The Hyatt on the north side is a fun place and worth checking-out if you have the time and transportation.
     
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    Next time were up that way we are going to check out the other casinos on the NE side of the lake.

    I think Cabo is lousy in LV so I have not had the one at Harvey's but the pizza place is pretty decent (and they have free wifi) and the buffet at Harrahs is pretty great. We have not tried the steakhouse but the menu looked good.
     
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    Any one utilize the VIP bus service they offer? Either from Sac or Reno? Trying to find out how long it is and what the requirements are to get aboard.
     
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