South Lake Tahoe Casinos
Two States' Worth of Fun
South Lake Tahoe sits on the southern shore of the lake that gives the city its name. Visitors come from all over the world for summer water sports and winter skiing at Lake Tahoe and enjoy the hospitality of this city. In the summer, head to the beach or go fishing and boating. In the winter, thousands come from San Francisco, Los Angeles and across the globe come to Tahoe for its world-renowned skiing. And year-round there are casinos for those who enjoy gaming, dining, nightlife and a high energy vibe. South Lake Tahoe's casinos are just over the Nevada state line that splits the resort area in two.
Many Lake Tahoe vacation rentals provide lodging within walking distance of the casinos and resorts, plus shuttles serve the area to make it easy to get around, so make plans to come play in the mountains!
The Casinos in South Lake Tahoe
The gaming opportunities offered around Lake Tahoe are nearly limitless. To help get you started, here is a breakdown of some of your options for a good time:
- The Lakeside Inn
The Lakeside Inn has been in business for over 25 years, and the staff there take pride in their relationship with the community. The food and drink options include the Latin Soul Restaurant (whose name alone should give you an idea what to expect), and the Lakeside Inn’s three award-winning bars: the Tavern Bar, the Casino Bar and the Timber House. All that plus a casino that offers table games, slots and live-action poker.
- Horizon Casino Resort
The Horizon’s slot machines are its pride and joy, and they are varied enough to suit any budget. They range from one dollar slots all the way down to one cent. The machines are modern—with just a touch on the screen they can transform from slots into blackjack or poker machines! When you’ve had enough of the slot machines you can dine at the Four Seasons Restaurant or the Town Square Buffet. They even have a Starbucks, in case you’re having too much fun playing the slots to go to bed and need a shot of caffeine.
- MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
A vacation getaway may not get any more perfect than this. On the gaming side, MontBleu offers a wide variety of table games with a range of risk to suit any taste, whether you’re reckless and wealthy or more conservative and working with a budget. Of course, there is a wide selection of dining establishments to choose from. But what really distinguishes MontBleu from many other casino resorts is the spa, which offers whirlpool baths, saunas, cardio machines and weight-training—all with a spectacular view of the mountains!
South Lake Tahoe Vacations
Needless to say, the casinos are not the only attraction in the Lake Tahoe area. The lake itself is a splendid place to spend a summer day swimming, boating, scuba diving, jet skiing, kayaking or parasailing. In the winter there is plenty of skiing, among other thrilling cold-weather sports. With so much to do in the snow, Tahoe is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays. The lake is also ringed with hundreds of trails for snowshoeing, hiking or mountain biking.