Silver Legacy Resort Casino

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Silver Legacy Resort Casino
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Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Address 407 North Virginia Street
Opening date July 28, 1995[1]
Theme Victorian – 19th century
Number of rooms 1,720[1]
Total gaming space 89,200 sq ft (8,290 m2)[1]
Permanent shows None
Signature attractions 120 ft Mining Rig
Notable restaurants Cafe Central
Flavors! the Buffet
Fresh Express Food Court
Hussong's Cantina-Taqueria
In-Room Dining
Sips Coffee and Tea
Sterling's Seafood Steakhouse
Pearl Oyster Bar & Grill
Casino type Land-based
Owner MGM Resorts International and Eldorado Resorts
Previous names None
Renovated in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Silver Legacy Resort Casino is a hotel and casino located in Reno, Nevada, opened on July 28, 1995. It anchors a network of connected hotel-casinos in the downtown Reno core that included jointly owned properties Eldorado Hotel Casino and Circus Circus Reno. Silver Legacy is a 50/50 partnership between Eldorado Resorts and MGM Resorts International with MGM holding majority stake at 51%. Eldorado Resorts manages the property.[2][3] The hotel has over 1,700 hotel rooms and suites, many of which were recently renovated to be complete with rich modern furniture and sleek plush carpeting, fine linen bedding with triple sheeting and damask throws, 32" High Definition LCD televisions and ergonomic chairs and desks, and Presidential Suite Plush Mattresses. Located within minutes of world-class skiing at Lake Tahoe, golfing, and a multitude of other activities, Silver Legacy is home to some of the biggest concerts that come to Reno including The Beach Boys, Carrie Underwood, Gabriel Iglesias, Olivia Newton-John, the Goo Goo Dolls and more.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino also includes award-winning restaurants like Sterling's Seafood Steakhouse, a fourteen-time Wine Spectators Award of Excellence Winner and the only restaurant in Nevada to be voted onto the 2013 Annual Best Service List. The Resort Casino is also home to the Biggest Little City Wing Fest each July.


In 1992. Don Carano, a Reno attorney and CEO/Chairman of the Eldorado Hotel Casino and Clyde Turner, CEO of Circus Circus Enterprises, joined together to design the Silver Legacy. At the time, Las Vegas was growing and overtaking Reno with larger and more lavish casino-hotels. Carano wanted to create a similar, competitive casino-resort. Its cost was projected at $230 Million. On July 22, 1993, the special use permit was approved to go ahead with the construction on land owned by Carano, two city blocks which would link the new resort with Eldorado and Circus Circus.[4]

Carano and Turner announced the official name of the resort on December 15, 1994. Following a citywide competition to name Reno's newest resort in more than a decade, the winning name "Silver Legacy" was chosen. In June 1995, the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the gaming permit for the resort. [5]

Carano's eldest son served as CEO of the property and later on, his next eldest son, Glenn, would join the executive team at the resort as Director of Marketing. Silver Legacy also made the big screen, first in "Kingpin" in 1996 starring Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray showcasing the newest attractions of Reno, the Silver Legacy and the nearby National Bowling Stadium, too completed in 1995. Glenn Carano made a short appearance in the film and many scenes were shot inside the resort. Later, in 2002, Waking up in Reno starring Patrick Swayze and Natasha Richardson, was filmed inside Silver Legacy. In 2014, Carano was promoted to General Manager of Silver Legacy Resort Casino.


  1. ^ a b c "Press Room - General Information". Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Retrieved October 23, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Walpole, Jeanne Lauf (March 1, 2007). Insiders' Guide to Reno and Lake Tahoe. Globe Pequot. pp. 39–40. ISBN 978-0-7627-4190-8. 
  4. ^ Kling, Dwayne (August 2010). The Rise of the Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History of Reno Gaming, 1931-1981. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press. pp. 18–19. ISBN 978-0-87417-829-6. 
  5. ^ Brook, James; Carlsson, Chris; Peters, Nancy J. (January 1, 1998). "The Silver Legacy". Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture. City Lights Books. pp. 89–92. ISBN 978-0-87286-335-4. 

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Coordinates: 39°31′50″N 119°48′54″W / 39.530455°N 119.815103°W / 39.530455; -119.815103