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Some people are perhaps a little surprised to find that Lake Tahoe is not a city in Nevada, but in fact is the name used to describe a region that surrounds the second-deepest lake in America. And what a region it is! Lake Tahoe is an area that is essentially common to both California and Nevada, and encompasses cities such as Stateline, Nevada, as well as South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City, which are located in California. The lake itself touches parts of five different counties. It is a majestic area, which many people have seen either from sporting events that have been shown on television, or in the film The Godfather Part II, where the Corleone family had a house on the lake.
Lake Tahoe is generally known as an upscale getaway for gambling enthusiasts who like a lot more in the way of unique diversion. One of the things that makes Lake Tahoe so special in comparison with other gaming areas is that it offers skiing in profusion. The largest ski destination in all of California, or Nevada, for that matter, is the Heavenly Mountain Resort, which has 97 different runs in all. Squaw Valley played host to the 1960 Winter Olympics, atop the Sierra Nevada, which attracts over half a million skiiers every year. The Kirkwood Mountain Resort is worth the trip, according to some, because it is said to have more snow than any other ski area around Lake Tahoe.
Water skiing is very popular on the lake in the spring and summer, and there are plenty of parks where one can engage in hiking, biking and mountain climbing.
Lake Tahoe has casinos, of course, and naturally, they are all on the Nevada side. Most of them are pretty well known for one thing or another. The Cal Neva Lodge is over 80 years old, giving it the oldest license of any current casino in the state of Nevada, and at one time sported singer Frank Sinatra as one of its owners. Harrah's Lake Tahoe was the site where Sinatra's son, Frank Sinatra Jr. was abducted and kidnapped in 1963. Harvey's Lake Tahoe, which was opened back in 1944 by a guy named Harvey (Harvey Gross) is now owned by Harrah's. It was also the building that was exploded, in part, by a thousand pounds of dynamite back in 1980, after a disgruntled gambler who had lost an estimated $3 million there tried unsuccessfully to extort that much out of the casino. The Horizon Casino Resort in Stateline was a favorite performing venue for Elvis Presley, and the hotel still rents a suite that is named for him.
Here is the list of casinos that currently operate in Lake Tahoe:
On the North Shore
- Cal Neva Lodge & Casino
- Crystal Bay Club
- Jim Kelley's Tahoe Nugget
- Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino
- Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino
On the South Shore:
- Harrah's Lake Tahoe
- Harvey's Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort - owned by Harrah's
- Horizon Casino Resort
- Lakeside Inn
- MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Bill's Casino in Stateline, a "low-roller" casino that was named for Harrah's founder Bill Harrah, closed its doors in January of 2010.
Aside from those tourists who visit Lake Tahoe from around the country, there are certain dependable "feeder" markets for the area. It is within a two-hour drive of Sacramento, one hour of Reno, and is extremely close to Nevada's capital, Carson City.
Wherever you're located, the Lake Tahoe area is worth visiting at least once. After that, you may want to go back right away!