The Nugget’s elegant marble lobby may seem out of place on Fremont Street, and the high minimums (mostly $10 for craps and blackjack) in the nicely renovated casino are unusual for Downtown. There’s a segregated pit for players with larger bankrolls who want to play baccarat and blackjack without the hoi polloi; it’s the only high-limit pit Downtown. However, there are also good selections of slot and video-poker machines from low to high denominations. The sports book was relocated to where the buffet used to be; it’s now full-scale.
Games: Blackjack ($5–$2,500); craps (3x, 4x, 5x; from $5); keno; Let it Ride; mini baccarat ($5–$2,500); pai gow poker; poker (13 tables); roulette (double zero); three-card poker. Gambling lessons (blackjack, craps, poker, roulette; 10am daily).