Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino

Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino

The Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino, owned by Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. since 2008, opened its doors in 1995. With just 148 rooms available it is a smallish gaming house, but players seem to find and enjoy consistently high-quality experiences here. The casino is located in Carson City, Nevada, and was previously known as Pinon Plaza.

While this is the only Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino, there are 2 sister establishments in Reno and Elko where you can play but can’t stay over.  All of them offer a wide range of Table and Slots games, and all maintain the welcoming logo Your House Full of Friends.

Casino Play

The casino floor covers a total of 17,600 square feet, with 350 Slots games on offer as well as Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, NZ online keno and Craps. The William Hill betting facilities take stakes on events from all over the world, which is a nice way to round off your casino experience.


The 5-level Gold Dust Rewards Club awards you points every time you play, which can be redeemed for bigger and better perks as you move up the tiers. These include free parking, more casino credits, VIP perks and many other promotions. Essentially, the more you play, the more fun you’ll be able to have.

Other Activities

The Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino boasts a 32-lane bowling alley, which is available for a simple evening of fun and hosts bowling tournaments as well. It has modern conference and event facilities as well, suitable for every occasion.

The historic district of Carson City, Telegraph Square, is also nearby when you feel like a break from your gameplay, as are the Brewery Arts Centre and the Lake Tahoe Brewing Company. You can pop in here for some handmade crafts and hand-brewed beer respectively.

For even more of a change of pace you can explore the nearby Lake Tahoe National Park and Horse Creek Ranch by mountain biking or hiking. When you need to refuel there are 2 high-quality restaurants to choose from at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino: The Grille and Ole Ole.

Staying Over

Most people who visit the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino choose to stay overnight, either in the hotel itself or the Good Sam Approved RV Park.

The hotel has been awarded the Best Hotel in Carson City title by Nevada Magazine, as well as TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence. Guests can enjoy a high level of service and attention to detail, as well as air-conditioned rooms that offer flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. The on-site health spa and fitness centre should complete the experience.

For those who want to stay in the RV Park, it is fully serviced and allows you to enjoy hiking, fishing, golfing, skiing and biking. It’s a cheaper and different experience, but has many charms of its own.

The different activities available at this resort make it suitable for the whole family, and allow everyone to be entertained. Its various accommodation options and wide betting ranges also mean it should suit the budget of almost every player.