The Last 7-Card Stud Game in Nevada
The Eldorado has had a poker room for more than 25 years, although it has been moved around the growing casino, the room is now quite permanent, and so is their one 7-card stud game. It’s the last stud game in town. In fact, it’s the last 7-card stud game in the state, so they baby it, keeping the game open, and allowing regulars a reason to play.
The room has 11 total tables, small by some standards, but the largest in Reno. The 7-card stud game is held daily with a $1-5 spread limit. The same limit that was commonplace at other clubs like Harrah’s and the MGM 30-years ago, so not much has changed. Certainly inflation hasn’t raised the limit, except for the rake which has risen to $4 from the 10 percent and $2 maximum of yesteryear.
Although you aren’t likely to see all 11 tables in action, the room is comfortable, with TV’s, cocktail service and a $1 hourly-comp rate. The room is non-smoking, and if there are players it goes 24-hours. Live games besides 7-card stud include $3/6 Texas hold’em, $3/6
Texas Hold’em with a full kill, $4/$8 Texas Hold’em with a full kill, and of course no-limit Texas hold’em – usually $1/2 blinds. All games have a Bad Beat Jackpot!
As for accommodations, Reno has many nice hotels and casinos with very reasonable rates. Rooms are highest over holidays and during events such as Hot August Nights. The Eldorado has 100’s of rooms, eight restaurants, a fitness center and pool. There is also a business center and free parking. The property is connected to the Silver Legacy which is connected to Circus Circus, so you can stay inside during stormy weather and enjoy three large casinos.The casino at the Eldorado is 81,000 square feet, with more than 1,200 slot and video poker machines. Table games include blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps and Pai Gow. Casino credit is offered and you’ll want to take advantage of the comps available to player’s club card holders.
— Al Moe