Editors’ choices

Best casino

Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

For locals—especially locals with kids—the GSR is the best. There are plenty of places to gamble in the valley, and the GSR might not be the best place to do that, but its resort attractions can’t be beat. It has a great arcade, complete with laser tag, and its pool is actually worth paying to visit. There’s a movie theater, which isn’t as cool as it used to be, and there’s LEX, voted the best local dance club by RN&R readers. But the real reason the GSR is the best is the Grand Theatre. The stage, one of the largest in the world, was home to the long-running Hello Hollywood, Hello! stage show back when the building was owned by MGM. But the theater itself was recently renovated and updated. A diverse assortment of acts come through the space, so find something you want to see and check it out. It’s incredible.

Best casino restaurant

The Brew Brothers

Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Maybe you don’t go often on your own, but you know you take your visiting family members to the casinos when they come to town. And one of the best things about a casino visit can be the chance to get down on the good food these gambling dens serve in their restaurants. Often when people think about casino restaurants, they think of the fancy steakhouses. They’re good, but what about when you’re looking for a place to take the whole family—from grandma to the little screaming meanies? Go for the Brew Brothers inside the Eldorado. The restaurant pours craft beers and serves up a menu that includes a wide enough variety of items to satisfy everyone in your crew, from the picky eaters to the epicureans.

Readers’ choices

Best casino

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best casino arcade games

1. Carnival Midway & XP Arcade

Circus Circus Hotel Casino, 500 N. Sierra St., 329-0711

2. Game Lab

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Fun Quest

Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

Best casino bar

1. Fireside Lounge

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Terrace Bar

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Atlantis Sports Bar & Lounge

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best casino bartender

1. Joe Taussig

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Juan Delany

Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

3. Shannon Cole

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best casino buffet

1. Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grill

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. The Buffet

Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

3. The Grand Buffet

Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

Best casino hotel

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best casino restaurant

1. The Steakhouse

Western Village Inn & Casino, 815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, 331-1069

2. Bistro Napa

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Bimini Steakhouse

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

Best casino-hotel for romantic getaway

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

Best customer service

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

Best player’s club rewards casino

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best poker room

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Eldorado Casino Resort Spa

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best sportsbook

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

Most eco-friendly casino

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

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