Carson Nugget

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Carson Nugget
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Carson Nugget in 2009
Location Carson City, Nevada, U.S.
Address 507 North Carson Street (Casino)
800 North Carson Street (Hotel)
Opening dateMarch 1, 1954; 65 years ago (1954-03-01)
No. of rooms80
Total gaming space28,930 sq ft (2,688 m2)
Notable restaurantsAlatte Coffee & Wine
The Deli
OwnerAdams family
Coordinates39°10′00.6″N 119°45′59.3″W / 39.166833°N 119.766472°W / 39.166833; -119.766472Coordinates: 39°10′00.6″N 119°45′59.3″W / 39.166833°N 119.766472°W / 39.166833; -119.766472

Carson Nugget is a hotel and casino located in Carson City, Nevada.[1][2] Richard Graves opened the Carson City Nugget casino on March 1, 1954 and opened a second one in Sparks, Nevada on March 17, 1955. At that time the casinos were known as the Carson City Nugget and the Sparks Nugget.[3] The Carson City Nugget was one of Nevada's largest and most prosperous casinos when Graves sold it to Richard E. Pogue and Chester H. Armstrong in September 1956.[4] Graves kept the Sparks Nugget. After Pogue died, the Carson City Nugget was sold to a group of six purchasers for $525,000 in December 1958.[5] The group including three Adams brothers who would manage the casino. The Adams family no longer runs the Carson Nugget. The casino was sold in 2015 to Dean DiLullo, the CEO of M1 Gaming in Reno.[6] The casino and restaurants occupy nearly 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) and an 80-room hotel is located across North Carson Street.[7]


  1. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Moreno, Richard (March 2011). A Short History of Carson City. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-87417-836-4. "In 1954, the small Carson Nugget casino opened adjacent to the historic Federal Building."
  3. ^ "Sparks Acquires Newest Business: Restaurant, Casino Opens". Nevada State Journal. Reno, Nevada. March 24, 1955. p. 8. Summary: Richard L. Graves opened a new Nugget casino in Sparks, the on March 17, 1955. The $200,000 casino has a 65-seat restaurant and is managed by John Ascuaga.
  4. ^ "Dick Graves Sells Carson City Nugget". Nevada State Journal. Reno, Nevada. September 7, 1956. p. 7. Summary: The Carson City Nugget was sold to Richard E. Pogue and Chester H. Armstrong, both from Minnesota. Graves opened the Carson City Nugget on March 1, 1954, after coming to Nevada from Idaho. Graves still owns the Nugget casino in Sparks Nevada.
  5. ^ "Carson City Nugget Sale is Confirmed". Reno Evening Gazette. Reno, Nevada. December 17, 1958. p. 32. Summary: The Nugget was sold for $525,000 to a group of 6 purchasers, all licensed in Nevada. Purchasers are L. A. Adams, W. H. Adams, A. C. Adams, Barney Sullivent, Lincoln Rosen and Jerome Zurkow. The Adams brother will manage the Nugget.
  6. ^ "Reno firm buying Carson Nugget". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  7. ^ "Carson Nugget's City Center Hotel". Carson Nugget Casino. Retrieved February 25, 2013.

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