Sparks, Nevada Orientation
Sparks, which is Nevada's fifth largest city, is located 4 miles from downtown Reno. Visitors flock to
Spark's Victorian Square, which is home to some of Northern Nevada's most popular events as well as one of the area's largest casino
resorts (Ascuaga's Nugget). Outdoor recreationists will enjoy Sparks Marina Lake Park, which offers swimming, fishing, and boating in an 80 acre man-made lake.
Location: Sparks is in the northeast quadrant of the Reno-Sparks Metro area. It is just 4 miles east of Reno's downtown and 3 miles north of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
The city is bisected by Interstate 80, and the major north-south thoroughfares are highway US-395 and McCarran Blvd. There is also an Amtrak station located in
Sparks, with daily service by the California Zephyr.
Victorian Square attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to its annual events including Hot August Nights, the Hometowne Farmer's Market
Silver Club's The Big Easy (July), the Nugget's Best in the West Rib Cook-Off (Labor Day Weekend), Spark's Hometowne Christmas, and others.
Casinos in Sparks, NV: Major casinos in Sparks include John Ascuagas Nugget, Silver Club, Baldini's Sports Casino, Rail City, and Western Village.
There are also several other smaller slot parlors in Victorian Square and elsewhere.
Sparks nearby communities and attractions:
Lake Tahoe casinos (40 miles) | Carson City casinos (35 miles) |
Virginia City (25 miles) | Reno casinos (4 miles).
Casinos in Sparks, NV
John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort
The Nugget is one of the largest resorts in the Reno area. It is located at Victorian Square.
Gaming 84,000 square foot casino with over 1200 slots, 45 table games, poker room, keno, bingo, and a very nice race and sports book.
Dining Nine restaurants including The Steakhouse Grill, Trader Dick's (Polynesian and American cuisine), Restaurant Orozko (Basque and American),
John's Oyster Bar, Rotisserie Buffet, Rosie's Cafe (coffe shop fare), Noodle Hut, Gabe's Pub and Deli, and Starbucks.
Lodging 1,600 rooms with an indoor pool and hot tub, spa and salon, wedding chapel, and convention and business centers.
Entertainment - Celebrity Showroom (headline entertainment), Rose Ballroom, Casino Cabaret (lounge acts and dancing), and other lounges.
John Ascuaga's Nugget - Casino Entrance from Victorian Square
The Silver Club is located across the street from John Ascuaga's Nugget in Victorian Square. This is a smaller, inexpensive casino with a hotel.
Gaming The casino is 28,000 square feet and has 600 gaming machines and ten table games (bj, craps, roulette, 3-card poker), keno, and a sports book.
Dining Port of Subs (submarine sandwiches), Town Square Restaurant (coffee shop), and Town Square Buffet.
Lodging 200 room hotel.
View of Victorian Square with Silver Club Casino
Western Village Inn & Casino
Western Village, which is owned by the Peppermill, is located just west of McCarran Blvd and north of I-80. From the outside it is quite bland, but inside is
a glitzy, clean, new casino with four restaurants. There is also a motel on premises.
Gaming 1000 slots and video poker machines, 10 table games (blackjack, roulette, carps), and a sports book.
Dining Cafe Espresso (snack bar), Marina Cafe (coffee shop), the Vineyard (Italian, Mexican, Asian, and American fare), and the Steakhouse (dinner only).
Lodging 285 room motel.
Entertainment - There are bars and an arcade.
Rail City Casino
Rail City is a locals casinos located a few blocks west of Victorian Square. It is owned by Terrible Herbst Gaming Corporation, which also owns the
Sands Regency in Reno.
Gaming The casino is over 16,000 square feet with approximately 1000 gaming machines, several tables (blackjack and poker), keno,
and sports book.
Dining Rail City's restaurants are the City Cafe (coffee shop fare and a buffet), and the Rail City Ale House.
Lodging No hotel on site.
Entertainment - Includes the Rail City Bar and live entertainment on some weekends.
Baldini's Sports Casino
Baldini's is a locals casino located south of I-80 at the intersection of Glendale and S Rock Blvd.
Gaming - The casino is over 75,000 square feet with over 600 slots and video poker machines, several tables (blackjack and poker), keno,
and sports book.
Dining Includes the Brickyard Bar & Grill, the Empire Diner, and the Fallen Leaf Buffet.
Lodging No hotel on site.
Entertainment - Baldini's has an arcade.