Harvey's Casino Lake Tahoe Nevada

Harveys Lake Tahoe
Location Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
Address 18 U.S. Route 50
Opening date1944; 76 years ago
No. of rooms742
Total gaming space87,500 sq ft (8,130 m2)
Notable restaurants19 Kitchen – Bar
Caba Wabo Cantina
Hard Rock Cafe
Sage Room
Straw Hat Sports Bar & Grille
OwnerVici Properties
Operating license holderCaesars Entertainment
ArchitectMartin Stern, Jr. and Associates
Previous namesWagon Wheel Saloon & Gaming Hall
Harveys Wagon Wheel
Renovated in1963: 11-story Mountain Tower
1986: 19-story Lake Tower
Coordinates38°57′37″N119°56′33″W / 38.9603°N 119.9424°WCoordinates: 38°57′37″N119°56′33″W / 38.9603°N 119.9424°W

Harveys Lake Tahoe is located on the Nevada side of the lake. Situated between Lake Tahoe and the mountains, this hotel makes it easy for travelers to enjoy seasonal recreational activities that. Harveys Lake Tahoe aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Rooms at Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel provide a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with paid wifi.

Harveys Lake Tahoe is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada. It has 742 rooms and suites as well as six restaurants and a casino with 87,500 square feet (8,130 m2) of space. It also has a video arcade, wedding chapel, pool, convention center and a full-service health club. It is owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment.


Harvey's was originally opened in 1944 and operated by Sacramento meat wholesaler Harvey Gross and his wife Llewellyn. They opened the first high rise tower and an 11-story, 197-room hotel in Nevada just across the state line from Lake Tahoe, California in 1963.[1]

Harvey's Resort Hotel in the late 1960s. Across the street, Harrah's only had a casino and no hotel yet; its hotel was built in the early 1970s.

The hotel suffered an explosion from a 1,000-pound bomb on August 27, 1980, that left a crater three stories deep when it was detonated by the FBI. (The area around the hotel had been cleared and no one was injured.) The bomb was placed by John Birges, a heavily in-debt Fresno landscaper who had lost at least $1 million at casinos in Stateline and was hoping to extort $3 million from the bomb threat. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, where he died from liver cancer in 1996.[2]

In 1983, Harvey Gross died at the age of 78; however, the company continued to operate under family management. In 1985, Harveys sold Harvey's Inn, northeast of Stateline, which reopened as the Lakeside Inn. The 18-story, $74 million, glass 'Lake Tower' opened in 1986,[3] the same year the trademark 'Wagon Wheel' was replaced on the 11-story tower with the current Harveys brand.

In early 1992, Harveys entered a bidding war with Hilton Hotels Corporation over the right to buy Bally's Reno, which opened on May 3, 1978, as MGM Grand Reno (now Grand Sierra Resort). Harveys announced an agreement on a $71 million deal, only to see Hilton up the ante to $73 million and assumption of Bally's debt. Several weeks later, after considering even higher bids, a federal bankruptcy court settled the matter by approving Hilton's final $83 million offer.

After going public on February 15, 1994, Harveys began new projects including a joint venture with Hard Rock America for an $80 million casino in Las Vegas, which it later sold its interest in 1997 and then a casino resort in Central City, Colorado. A riverboat casino-convention center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, followed in early 1996.

In the late 1990s, Bill Cosby was signed on as the spokesman for Harveys.[4] This included putting the actor's likeness on several of the casino chips[5] and recording several specials at the casino.[6]

The 1980 explosion that destroyed three floors of the hotel.

In 1999, Colony Capital bought a controlling interest in Harveys Casino Resorts. Harveys announced on April 24, 2001, that it would be acquired by Harrah's Entertainment (later Caesars Entertainment) for $625 million.

On October 6, 2017, ownership of the property was transferred to Vici Properties as part of a corporate spin-off, and it was leased back to Caesars Entertainment.[7][8]


  1. ^'Harvey's hotel now open to the public,' Lake Tahoe News, April 5, 1963
  2. ^'John Birges, Sr.,' The Associated Press, September 6, 1996
  3. ^'Celebration set for new tower,' Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 26, 1986
  4. ^http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/harveys-casino-resorts-history/
  5. ^http://www.marlowcasinochips.com/nevada/TahoeStateline/Harveys/Harveys.htm
  6. ^http://www.laketahoenews.net/2014/01/now-stateline-casino-ownership/
  7. ^'Vici Properties Inc., completes spin-off from Caesars Entertainment Operating Company' (Press release). Vici Properties. October 6, 2017 – via NewsBank.
  8. ^Form 424B4: Prospectus (Report). Vici Properties. February 2, 2018. pp. F-54 – via EDGAR.
  • Ferchland, William (August 22, 2005). 'Harvey's bombing changed casinos forever'. Tahoe Daily Tribune.
  • '25th anniversary of Harveys bombing'. Reno Gazette-Journal. August 2005.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Media related to Harveys Lake Tahoe Resort and Casino at Wikimedia Commons
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18 Highway 50,NV 89449Stateline


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Harvey's Lake Tahoe features a 4,800 square yard casino with nonstop gaming excitement. After gambling in the casino, guests can go for a swim in the year-round, outdoor pool or enjoy the stunning views of the Sierra Mountains from the hot tub.


Guests at Lake Tahoe Harvey's can enjoy the best entertainment in The Improv at Harvey's Cabaret. For on-site dining, guests can choose from traditional steakhouse dishes and more.

Rooms: 22

Hotel Chain: Caesars Entertainment


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Facilities of Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino

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  • Paid WiFi


  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Ski storage
  • Ski rental (on site)
  • Ski pass vendor

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Pool and Spa

  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swimming pool


  • Car rental

Front Desk Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour desk
  • Ticket service
  • Baggage storage
  • ATM on site
  • Concierge

Common Areas

Harvey's Casino Lake Tahoe Nevada

  • Game room

Entertainment & Family Services

  • Casino
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment

Cleaning Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Daily housekeeping

Business Facilities

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Business center


  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning

Safety & security

Harvey S Casino Lake Tahoe Nevada

  • Safe


WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges apply.


Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.

Policies of Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino

These are general hotel policies for Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino. As they may vary per room type, please also check the room conditions.


16:00 - 20:00 hours


Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino Advice

07:30 - 12:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to property type.

Children and Extra Beds

Free!Up to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

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The maximum number of total guests in a room is 4.

There is no capacity for cribs in the room.

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Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Accepted credit cards

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • Diners Club
  • American Express

The property reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Important Information

Your credit card will be charged immediately by the hotel for the first night room and tax. If the charge is unsuccessful, the reservation will be canceled by the hotel.
The resort fee listed in the policy section includes the following:
- In-room internet access daily for 2 devices per day
- Fitness center access
- In-room local/toll-free calls
Late check-out may be available at the discretion of the hotel.

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