With a population of more than 90,000 people, the town of Sparks, Nevada has a lot of casino gaming. There are currently more than 10 casinos in the city. This week, I wanted to take you through some of Sparks Casino history and show you our collection of chips from there.
According to the World Casino Directory, there are over 3000 slots in Sparks, Nevada and gaming machines and over 50 table games. There are even a few poker tables as well. Reportedly the largest casino in Sparks, Nevada is the Nugget Casino Resort. It has 1600 rooms and 52,000 square feet of gaming space. The resort is formerly Dick Graves Nugget and John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The original opening of the place was in March of 1955.
Reportedly, Rail City Casino is second biggest with close to 900 slot machines, seven table games, and two poker tables. It is actually run by Affinity Gaming. In the food department, Rail City is known for its $9.99 rib eye steak dinner special. They also have separate steak and seafood buffets.
Another one of note, formerly the Silver Club Casino, it is now called Bourbon Square Casino which has a New Orleans theme to it. It originally opened as Danny and Don’s Bar in 1961. A fun fact, before it became the Bourbon Square Casino, Max Baer Jr. who was one of the actors from the show The Beverly Hillbillies tried to buy the Silver Club Casino but was unsuccessful. Though Bourbon Square Casino does not have table games, it has some of the newest electronic games in the state of Nevada.
(Editor's note: I have been informed that the Bourbon Square casino recently closed.)
So that’s a little history of some of the casinos in Sparks, Nevada. If you’ve ever been to Sparks and been in some of the casinos, send me an email back. I’d love to hear some of your stories.
Below you can find our entire chip collection from Sparks, Nevada. You can purchase each one clicking the picture of the chip.