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Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Categories: Casinos & Gambling, Spas & Wellness, Fun & Games
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3.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Harrah's Lake Tahoe is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada. It is branded with the name of its former owner and operator William F. Harrah and owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The 18-story tower and 525 rooms, plus 65000sqft of casino make it one of the largest resorts at South Lake Tahoe.HistoryHarrah's was first established in Lake Tahoe when William F. Harrah purchased George's Gateway Club in January 1955 for $500,000 and Harrah’s Lake Club opened on June 20, 1955, which it is now Harveys Lake Tahoe.In 1956, Harrah’s Lake Club was sold for $5,250,000 in cash to Harvey Gross, which at the time was the most expensive casino purchase ever. In 1958 Harrah acquired an interest in the Stateline Country Club and Nevada Club across the street (Harrah's current location) and opened Harrah's Stateline Club.Also in 1956, a new radio station, KOWL, had its original radio studio inside the Harrah's Stateline Club. They were located on the upper floor. The station's transmitter and broadcast tower were roughly two miles south of the casino in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • The tables were packed and filled with people due to the low minimums(compared to Vegas, at least), but the majority of the slot floor was empty outside of penny machines. The high limit area was near...  read more »
  • A week vacation in Lake Tahoe is made better with a visit to Harrah's Lake Tahoe. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of Slot Machines, as well as the restaurant and bar. 
  • The American River Cafe was good but a burger and fries $15, c'mon, really? The slot gaming sucked. No sounds of machines paying out and I played 3 different days. Their tiered rewards program is terr...  read more »
  • We had a lot of fun here. My son loved the arcade and pool, and for us, the room was really nice (and very comfortable bed). We didn't gamble. Only 4 stars because the line for the buffet was so long (we waited almost an hour before we walked away) and there isn't a breakfast place besides Starbucks or room service (which was worth the high cost, btw). This place needs more food options and to have a bar at the pool.
  • What I love about places like Vegas, Reno, and Tahoe is their close proximity to other large venues. I was staying at a resort nearby for the wedding, but it dos not have a casino. Seeing as most of our group enjoyed gambling, it was a downer, but it worked out because Harrah's was a 4 minute walk. The atmosphere of this hotel is very Fremont St in Vegas, just less dingy. We hungout at the Sports bar located behind the tables. It was 2 am on a Sunday so the tables were very limited, but slots are 24/7. The spprts bar was open all night as well, we eere hanging out and drinking to our hearts content. This casino bas many slot options and, had we been there earlier, lots of tables too. Great atmosphere. It was definitely empty due to it being a Sunday night at the end of summer, but the emptiness was nice because there were no waits.
  • We visited Harrah's while staying at the adjacent Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. While there we ate at the Hard Rock restaurant located in Harrah's, which was sub-par in both taste and offerings from a small menu selection. However, we were primarily there to gamble and drink. My friends said the drinks were mixed well and were quite strong (I don't drink), and were very happy with them. I played craps and blackjack and had posiyive experiences at both, with friendly and helpful dealers. The slots seemed very tight, however. Great lighting, fun mood, and a good selection of games, Harrah's was a fun stop in Tahoe.
  • The restaurant the forest buffet was delicious though the wait was a bit long to get in. There was many options to choose from and the Chinese food was particularly good. The steak and turkey dishes were also very fresh and well cooked. I would definitely return here for dinner. The price was a tad high though.
  • I was attending a concert at the hotel and decided for convenience to stay here. I usually do not like staying at Casino hotels. I am usually concerned about the smoke and just overall cleanliness and upkeep on the hotels even when they rate four stars. However, Harrah’s was a pleasant surprise. The room was quite nice and even though there was smoke in the Casino, the filtration system in the room worked well. The Deluxe Room that we reserved was quite spacious with his/her bathrooms (nice!). The bedding and linens were all of a nice quality. I would recommend Harrah’s for a stay in downtown Lake Tahoe. The hotel lives up to the four-star rating and I found the rooms to be quite comfortable and would recommend a stay here when in downtown Lake Tahoe.
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