Red Garter Casino

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Red Garter
Location West Wendover
Address 1225 Wendover Boulevard
Opening date 1983; 34 years ago (1983)
No. of rooms 108
Total gaming space 12,500
Casino type Land-based
Owner David A. Ensign
Sign in front of the Red Garter

Red Garter is a hotel and casino located in West Wendover, Nevada just west of Rainbow. As of January 2009 it employed 155 people.[1]


Red Garter was originally a smaller casino with a connecting Super 8 motel adjacent to it.[2]

Red Garter began operation in 1983.[3] In 2004 Holder Hospitality Group purchased the casino from Full House Inc. and retained its current management and staff.[4]

Due to the recent economy, the gambling industry has had major losses. In January 2009, it was announced that the Red Garter was to be closed on March 3.[5][6][7] However, the casino remained open and continued operations under the Holder Group.

On February 19, 2010, the Holder Hospitality Group filed for bankruptcy protection for the Red Garter Casino. The following Tuesday, February 23, 2010 the casino was sold to the owners of the Wendover Nugget casino.[8][9] The primary owner is David A. Ensign who is the half-brother of Senator John Ensign.

Red Garter underwent renovations in 2010 (while remaining open) and now offers 9 single deck Royal Match Blackjack tables, 1 Double Zero Roulette, 1 Three Card Poker table, and 1 Craps table. An entire new slot floor has also been added in the past months featuring a new players card system and ticket in/out systems. The interior of the casino has had major improvements, including a new Hotel registration desk, a new Gift Shop, new restrooms, and new carpet throughout the casino.


Coordinates: 40°44′19″N 114°03′58″W / 40.738604°N 114.066163°W / 40.738604; -114.066163