Reno has a long history of providing great poker games, and there is still plenty of action in town, but the play has moved away from the downtown area where gaming first began. The Grand Sierra Resort has a great room, but the casino is miles from downtown, across highway 395. It began as the MGM in the late 1970's and featured a terrific room with a dozen tables, plenty of high-action tournaments that attracted players like Amarillo Slim, David Sklansky, and Gabe Kaplan.
Two other great rooms in Reno right now are at the Atlantis and Peppermill. They have great amenities, good tournaments, and nice comps for the players, but again, they are several miles down Virginia Street. The only remaining rooms downtown right now are at the Sands Regency, the Club Cal-Neva, and the Eldorado.
Today, the Eldorado is the easy champion of the last decade, offering a spacious, glassed-in room, and 11 tables. The action runs from $10 tournaments and $1-$5 stud to slightly higher limit Texas Hold'em and no-limit Hold'em with $2-$3 blinds. You can expect several good games to be going everyday!