Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Playtime in Pahrump

The first week after Las Vegas Motor Speedway, we needed to clean up the rig, enjoy some rest and just a bit of touristy stuff visiting the winery but all of that changed once we moved on down the road to the next resort, located just feet away from the casino action. It’s playtime!

There are several casinos in the Pahrump area and here is our take on them.

Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall was one of our favorites. Friendly staff, offer a 2 for 1 buffet on Sunday through Thursday with your players card, price is then around $5 each. We only partook in this once because it really was not very tasty with just a few items on the menu and the restaurant is so small, luckily we got there a few minutes before opening at 4pm or we would have had a long wait. They offered wide-open, well-ventilated areas of many of the latest slot machines, tables and bingo and the machines were loose, we were able to play awhile on just a little bit of cash. They also gave us $13 in free play for joining the players club; this amount would vary on the pick.

Terrible’s Town Casino offered so many freebies but was very small and smoky. They offered slots, tables, and bingo and their machines were loose. The interior design of western clutter made it very confusing to see where things were located. When we requested the whereabouts of the restrooms, we were pointed in the direction of the connected convenience store where the restrooms there were not kept very clean. We later found others that were near the restaurant inside the casino and they were kept much nicer.

The very long wait for the Friday night Seafood Buffet was terrible, the restaurant is so small and if it was not for a very observant server who snuck us in, after waiting an hour and a half, we would have waited for over 2 hours. While we were just finishing up, we heard our name being called and the system they use allows others to go ahead of you while you stand around and wait, not a good system at all, should be first come, first serve.

Terrible’s Lakeside Casino & RV Park is located just a few miles down the road from its sister casino. This place is also small, not so smoky and did have many giveaways as well but the slots were tight.  The RV Park connected looked very inviting, clean, open wide spaces that surround the small lake. We did not stay overnight since we had already made other accommodations.

We enjoyed a 2 for 1 Slab of Ribs meal at the restaurant located inside the casino. The ribs were tender and the barbecue sauce was quite tasty, there was enough ribs on the plate to where we took home enough for dinner.

Saddle West Casino was our least favorite for so many reasons. No giveaways and the machines are the tightest we have played were the top factors. They do have a wide variety of slots, a few tables and bingo but it was quiet, which to us meant no winners making any noise. We did eat at the lunch buffet for under $20 and it was good, nothing really to write about, the service was terrible. Our server was friendly enough but many of the servers stood around and talked to one another when they should have been clearing off tables and/or sweeping the floors.

They also had a RV Park adjacent to the casino, we did not stay their either but looked well kept.

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