Review & Photos of John Acsuaga's Nugget, Sparks, NV
Located in Sparks, which is about two miles east of Reno, John Ascuaga's Nugget is a large resort with
a sprawling casino, lots of entertainment, a convention center, and a hotel containing 1600 rooms.
The Nugget is adjacent to the Sparks AMTRAK station and I-80, making it
very convenient to get to. Spark's Victorian Square is an attraction in itself; it hosts
a number of popular annual festivals, and it is home to a number shops, restaurants, as well as
several smaller casinos.
View of John Ascuaga's Nugget - Entrance from Victorian Square
John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino -
The casino is 85,000 square feet in size with ceilings that are
low and mirrored. Slots dominate the landscape; and the Nugget features all of the latest and
most popular machines and progressives.
Table Games include: Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Fortune Pai Gow
Poker, and Let It Ride.
The Race & Sports Book, which includes the Sports Bar and Deli, is located on the lower level
away from the noise of the main casino floor. The race area's wood trim and walls
decorated with racing themed illustrations give the space a rather elegant feel. Patrons can
follow all the action on the numerous screens from the comfort of green leather booths and
chairs. However, the room's low ceiling can make it difficult to see the monitors from some spots.
Poker Room - Ascuaga's poker room is fairly small (5 tables), and runs Texas Hold 'Em and
7 Card Stud.
There are two keno games to choose from with 5˘ - 10˘ - 25˘ - 50˘ bets available (but the
usual $1.00 minimum per game applies). Keno tournaments are held every month or so with an
entry fee generally at $400, which includes: $300 in tournament play money, a room for 2 nights and $40
in food credit. The tournaments take about six and one-half hours, all in one day.
Bingo is played daily from 11 AM.
John Ascuaga's Nugget Sparks Nevada
Entertainment @ John Ascuaga's Nugget -
John Ascuaga's Nugget features big name entertainment in the Celebrity Showroom, which can accomodate nearly 700 guests including
table and theater seating. The Rose Ballroom, which seats 2,000, also hosts big-name acts.
Lounge entertainment can be enjoyed at The Caberet (live music and dancing most nights),
Trader Dick's Lounge (weekend live music or DJ), and
Restaurant Orozko Lounge (live entertainment on weekends).
The Skywalk Arcade is a huge game room tat keeps children and teenagers entertained with video and simulator games,
batting cages, pool tables, etc. They can also schedule parties, which include food and game tokens.
John Ascuaga's Nugget
Hotel Tower @ John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino & Hotel
John Ascuagas Hotel - Sparks, NV
John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel
The Nugget has 1600 rooms. There are three room types: tower, courtyard, and roof garden.
A majority of the rooms are contained in the 29-story towers, with the balance located in the 5-story
Nugget Courtyard. Overall room quality is among the highest
in the Reno area. Our standard, tower room was spacious and contained two desks and a sofa.
The Nugget is a full-service resort, with amenities for both business and relaxation
including: convention and business centers, a health club and spa, a salon, free
airport shuttle, an arcade, and wedding chapel.
There are also two nice swimming pools, including a year-round indoor one with an immersion waterfall and a family-sized hot tub.
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Hotel Room @ John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino & Hotel
Dining @ John Ascuaga's Nugget -
It is a big place, and they have eight restaurant choices as follows:
Gabe's Pub and Deli, located near the sports book, stocks 40 brands of beer. They
also serve up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu includes deli sandwiches (about $6),
pizza ($7), pasta (fettucini and lasagna, $6), wings, fries, hot dogs ($3), fish sandwiches,
John's Oyster Bar is open for lunch and dinner.
They serve such seafood favorites as pan roast ($11), stews ($11), scampi, oysters, and peel and eat
shrimp, as well as sandwiches and soups.
The Noodle Hut is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
The menu includes Asian noodle soups, Pad Thai, and pasta favorites (most dishes are $6-7).
Rosie's Café is a 24 hours a day coffee shop-style restaurant with a warm, family kitchen atmosphere. This one
features some good monthly and
late-night specials. Rosie's is in the space formerly occupied by the General Store Restaurant.
A few samples from Rosie's menu recently: sandwiches and wraps ($7), pizza ($6), burger ($6),
entrees such as steak, pork, catfish, and fried chicken ($7-17). Most everything is under $10.
Rotisserie Buffet specializes in rotisserie beef and chicken ($10-20), plus nightly themed entrees.
Restaurante Orozko features a setting reflecting the Basque heritage in
northern Nevada. The cuisine is described as American with a flair of Mediterranean
style. The menu includes steak, fish, seafood, prime rib, lamb, and specialty pasta dishes.
Steak House Grill, est. 1956, features steak, seafood, pasta, ribs, and duck. Entrees start at about $18 for dinner (most etrees run $25-30),
and $8 for lunch.
Trader Dick's Bar and Restaurant, since 1958, has a 6,000 gallon aquarium containing over 100
fish. The cuisine is Polynesian, Asian, and American served in a South Sea Island setting. There is
also a tiki bar and live entertainment. Fresh fish, steak, and others entrees run about $20.
Starbucks is located in the hotel lobby.
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