The Nugget Casino Resort is owned and operated by Marnell Gaming LLC. Marnell Gaming also owns and operates the Colorado Belle and Edgewater casino resorts in Laughlin, Nevada.
The Nugget opened in 1955 as a coffee shop with a few slot machines and expanded over the next several decades to become the two-tower casino resort of today.
For more than 60 years the Nugget Casino Resort has been an iconic destination in the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area. The Nugget features a full-service casino, 1,400 guest rooms and suites situated in two 28-story guest towers, eight restaurants, 110,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, a year-round atrium pool, a fitness center and two live entertainment venues.
Marnell Gaming acquired the Nugget in May 2016 with plans to improve and upgrade the landmark property while continuing long-standing community programs such as providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at St. Vincent’s Dining Room. In addition, the Nugget’s premier special events like the Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off and Star Spangled Sparks will carry on.
Marnell will initiate a significant capital improvement plan for the property. Improvements will include new slot machines, a complete renovation of the Nugget’s 800 West Tower hotel rooms and upgrades to the Nugget’s convention area, casino floor, restaurants and showroom.
“We see this as a remarkable opportunity to join forces with an iconic Nevada brand and one of Northern Nevada’s premier casino resorts,” said Anthony Marnell III, Chairman & CEO of Marnell Gaming. “We are entering the Reno-Sparks market during an exciting period of economic expansion and continue to prudently invest to broaden our portfolio with properties that will enhance our guest experiences.
Marnell’s portfolio includes the Colorado Belle and Edgewater casino resorts, two prominent casino-hotels on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada. These properties offer a variety of retail, entertainment, gaming and dining options, onsite casinos with 1,464 slot machines, 40 table games, 10 live poker tables and more than 2,000 newly renovated hotel rooms.
For more than half a century, the Nugget and Northern Nevada have been inextricably linked. In fact, the great growth and evolution of the Nugget Casino Resort —originally a 60-seat coffee shop with only a handful of slot machines—has been a mirror image of the region's explosive expansion. Not content to rest on its storied history, the Nugget continues to make changes and upgrades to better serve both regional and local customers.
Every year since 1955, the Nugget has provided free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to an area shelter, and since 1961 the Nugget and St. Vincent’s have worked diligently to make sure that less fortunate folks enjoy a great holiday meal.
The food served at St. Vincent’s is the same high-quality food served to casino guests at the Thanksgiving Buffet at the Nugget Casino Resort.
Since 1955, the Nugget Casino Resort has operated with the goal of giving our guests the
best experience possible.
To ensure this, the Nugget has created a Code of Conduct to
make certain that all Nugget customers have a quality, safe, clean, and enjoyable
experience every visit.
Our simple Code of Conduct is as follows:
• All patrons in gaming areas must be 21 years of age
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
• Proper attire is required of all patrons. Nugget Casino Resort prohibits
displaying of club “colors”*
• Possession or carrying of any firearms or illegal weapons is prohibited
• Loitering is prohibited
Nugget Casino Resort appreciates your cooperation in keeping with our Code of
We hope your visit is enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Management reserves all rights to alter, cancel, suspend or change these rules at any
time without notice. Management also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
*Club colors include, but are not limited to, any vest, sleeveless denim or leather jacket,
t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, jewelry, patches or tattoos which bear any logo, insignia, name,
charter name, number(s), nickname and/or geographical location demonstrating
membership in, or affiliation with, any motorcycle organization. .