This afternoon we enjoyed a little time at the Bourbon Square Casino in Sparks, Nevada. For those unfamiliar with northern Nevada, Sparks is adjacent to Reno (and it is difficult at points to tell where one city ends and the other begins). Prior to the Great Recession, this building housed the Silver Club Casino. But after more than four years of being shuttered, this establishment came to life again in mid 2013 as the Bourbon Square Casino. The new casino is a slot machine casino with no table games that we could see. When this was the Silver Club, there were some black jack tables for patrons to try their luck at.
This small casino is frequented by locals more so than by tourists from California. It is located on Victorian Avenue very close to the Pyramid Highway exit from Interstate 80.
We now share some photos taken of and at the Bourbon Square Casino on 18 December 2014.
The building from a distance.
A major local landmark and large casino and hotel complex, The Nugget, is across the way. Here we see its 2 towers.
This next image contains my wife, Lucy, and the shadow cast by my body as I took this shot.
Taking pictures just prior to entering the building.
A casino is not complete without a bar.
Time for a late lunch.
Inside, while eating our spaghetti and meatballs. Being past lunch hour, we had the place to ourselves.
A sample of the wall art in the eating area. There was also a Christmas tree, but regrettably that pic did not turn out well.
A gambler getting information.
Not sure what this signified, but I shot it anyway.
Now, for some pics of slot machines.
Does Fort Knox still have any gold in it? I doubt it.
Here is an interesting motif for a slot machine.
Another slot machine.
Nice eyes here.
Another slot machine.
A wheel of fortune motif.
This machine was a winner for us.
A happy gambler.
Another view of the machine.
Coming to a winning play.
Unexpected things happen on the screen when you win.
The machine itself executed the 8 free spins and some of these were winners adding to the accumulated winnings.
Lucky us! We managed to win enough for lunch sans the cup of coffee. We were out-of-pocket the cost of a cup of coffee.
Leaving the building, we took a couple of final pics. Inner doors (seen through these outer doors) are in from the street and allow for a transition zone. Winters are cold and summers are hot in northern Nevada.
Brickwork on base of building.
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