History of Artichoke Joe’s Casino in Carson City, Nevada

History of Artichoke Joe’s Casino in Carson City, Nevada

Outside of Las Vegas, there are many other casinos in the state of Nevada. In Carson City, Nevada, there was a place called Artichoke Joe’s. It was reported a great place to play poker. It was a location where people could play cards and bingo, predominately senior citizens.

 The address and location was 2292 S Carson St. Carson City, Nevada. To understand a little about the history, first, you have to know that there were three different names for the place. It was called Artichoke Joe’s Horse Book, Artichoke Joe’s Peanut House Saloon and Artichoke’s Poker Palace. As far as the inspiration for the name, it was named after the owner Joe Sammut. His father grew artichokes. Thus that is where the name Artichoke Joes came from. According to the Nevada Appeal in an article from 2006, Joe had a passion for card games. It’s even stated he was dealing in his own place prior to the day he died at 89 back in 2006.

The gaming establishment first opened in 1980 and then it was closed in 1982. It re-opened in 1992. In 1997, the name was changed to Artichoke’s Poker Palace. It closed in 2006 after Joe Sammut’s death.

Today, in California, there is another Artichoke Joe’s opened in the city of San Bruno with the same name. Opened 24 hours, the establishment has Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em. On Yelp, some of the customers say that the restaurant inside is a hidden gem. It reportedly has one of the largest card rooms in all of California.

In the city of Carson City, Nevada today, there is a variety of different casinos from the Carson Nugget to Casino Fandango. Beyond Reno, Laughlin and of course Vegas, Carson City is another place worth visiting in this state if you are a gaming enthusiast.

Some of our Artichoke Joe’s chips from Carson City have limited quantities. You can see all the chips for purchase below we have from our collection. As always, you can click on the picture to purchase any of the chips you may be interested in.


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