Cactus Pete's Resort & Casino

1385 Highway 93, Jackpot, Nevada 

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Casino opened:January 1, 1954
Table games:22
Gaming machines:665
Poker tables: 6
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:24,727 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:3,740 sq/ft


Poker Room: Cactus Pete's Poker Room
Hotels: Cactus Petes Resort Casino
Rates: $129.00 - $130.00
Venues: Amphitheater, Gala Showroom


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Cactus Pete's Resort & Casino Review

Cactus Pete's Resort Casino is located just across the Idaho border in Jackpot, Nevada. It is generally accepted that when Cactus Pete Piersanti moved his slot machine operations across the border when gambling became illegal in Idaho in 1954, the town was founded. Now owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., this Ameristar casino and hotel has only improved over time. Visitors will find a 24,727 square foot casino floor with a race and sports book, keno lounge, poker room, 22 table games and 665 slots and video poker machines.

The  full service hotel has 296 well accoutered rooms and suites, an Olympic size pool with saunas and Jacuzzis, four eateries including an upscale steakhouse,  two concert venues, 3,740 square-feet of meeting, banquet, and event space, and a full featured desert-oasis RV park with all of the amenities.

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Gaming at Cactus Pete's

People have been crossing the border near Jackpot, Nevada to gamble at Cactus Pete's since the 1950's. With all of the upgrades Ameristar put into the property over the years, players now have about 25,000 square feet of gambling space that includes over 600 slots and video poker machines, a race and sports book, keno lounge, poker room, and more than 20 gaming tables running action 24 hours a day. Play blackjack, craps, roulette, and specialty games in one of the two gaming pits for thrilling action. Good food and fun times are always just steps away and top name bands play almost every weekend.

Casino games available

Slot machines
3 Card Poker
Video Poker
Let It Ride Bonus Poker
Ultimate Texas Hold'em
Electronic Keno
Electronic Roulette
Royal Match Roulette

Poker at Cactus Pete's

Cactus Pete's Poker Room

At Cactus Pete's Resort and Casino, located on Hwy 93 on the Idaho-Nevada border, poker is redefined to be what it was originally meant to be – fun, excitement, challenge and money, money, money, all await you here. As an old American stand-by and the oldest card game known, poker wields the power to take you to the heights of ecstasy, especially when you see the chips rolling your way. Poker Room gives you optimum opportunity to win with six tables and a fun-filled atmosphere you'll not forget.

Poker games available:

No Limit Holdem
Texas Hold'em

Contact information


Phone (775) 755-2321
Toll-free (800) 821-1103
Facebook Facebook page
Twitter @CactusPetespr


Phone (775) 755-6471
Website Website

Casino hours

Open 24/7


Monday 4:00pm to Close
Tuesday 4:00pm to Close
Thursday 4:00pm to Close
Wednesday 12:00pm to Close
Friday 12:00pm to Close
Saturday 10:00am to Close
Sunday 10:00am to Close

Dining & Restaurants

Canyon Cove Buffet

  • Serving: Seafood, Global, Buffet

Dining at Canyon Cove Buffet on Friday nights is like an evening out at a fine seafood house on the coast. This buffet is now renown locally for cooking up the most delicious seafood dishes imaginable, from succulent shrimp to fresh oysters to snow crabs, guests come from east and west to relish it. Nor is there any lack of international cuisine to fill out the menu. Choose from tasty Chinese, delicious Italian and spicy Mexican offerings as well. There's plenty of American food too, with meals ranging from their signature prime rib to soups, salads, desserts.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (775) 755-2321
  • Alcohol: Sunday Champagne Brunch
  • Buffet


Sunday10:00am / 9:30pm
Monday5:00pm / 9:30pm
Tuesday5:00pm / 9:30pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 9:30pm
Thursday5:00pm / 9:30pm
Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 10:00pm

Desert Room

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

A veritable oasis in the desert, Desert Room is what you'd expect in any thriving metro area when it comes to quality and variety. It's just that the food choices are distinctly Western, with a menu full of hearty meal offerings that would satisfy a hungry cowboy. The breakfasts will get you rearing to go with, say Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs, or say, Farmer's Skillet, or maybe even Eggs Benedict. The good-old-boy taste buds will relish lunch and dinner offerings from the Desert Room when they check out menu entrees the likes of Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup, Cajun Pasta, and their famous Triple-Decker Sandwiches. Even late night fare won't disappoint you, with delicious plates of Chicken Quesadillas or Heartland Pot Roast.

Menus: Desert Room Menu
  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (775) 755-2321


Sunday7:00am / 12:00am
Monday7:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday7:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday7:00am / 12:00am
Thursday7:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

Pizza Hut Express at Cactus Pete's Resort & Casino

  • Serving: Italian, Pizza

When Americans think about Pizza, they think Pizza Hut. And Pizza Hut Express is the place you can grab any one of the many signature pizza choices that have made it so popular across the country. For your convenience while enjoying your gaming tour, it's located conveniently right next to the Canyon Cove Buffet. Many a pizza lover pops right through the door while walking by, especially when they smell the enticing aroma of freshly baked pizza wafting through the corridor.

  • Price range: Budget
  • Part of the Pizza Hut chain
  • Reservations: (775) 755-2321


Sunday7:00am / 10:00pm
Monday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday7:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday7:00am / 11:00pm

Plateau Room Steaks and Seafood

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood

Plateau Steaks and Seafood restaurant offers northern Nevada a fine-dining experience one would only expect “back East”, or perhaps on the West-coast.  And imagine, all at a quite affordable price levels as well. In an atmosphere of elegance and red carpet service, guests can come expecting the finest of culinary delights – for example, 18 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye Steaks, Double Cut Lamb Chops, and a wine menu worthy of a connoisseur’s purview. As a grand finale, the desert fare is just as heavenly.

Menus: Plateau Room Dinner Menu
  • Price range: Budget
  • Reservations: (775) 755-2321
  • Takes reservations


Sunday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Wednesday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Thursday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Friday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Saturday5:30pm / 9:30pm

Cactus Pete's Venues & Hotspots


The Amphitheater seats 4,000 guests and is the perfect venue for you to enjoy a spectacular line-up of performing-artist legends when the warmer months roll around each year. This is a favorite draw for stellar musicians the likes of Willie Nelson, Lynyr Skynyrd, ZZ Top, and a host of other famous entertainers. The experience is unforgettable – the dynamic impact of awesome sounds vibing and revibing against the mystical back scape of a northeastern Nevada wilderness setting.

Gala Showroom

From all directions here in northeastern Nevada, the Gala Showroom is known as the entertainment mecca par excellence. If you have a penchant for top entertainment personalities the likes of Sawyer Brown, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Kansas, your taste in pop, rock, country music, and comedy will not go unrewarded here. As as extra bonus you and your guest can enjoy a free cocktail (one each)  when you buy your tickets.

Cactus Pete's Hotels

Cactus Petes Resort Casino

Property Location
With a stay at Cactus Petes Resort Casino in Jackpot, you'll be minutes from Elko County Sherrif's Office and close to Jackpot Golf Club.

Make yourself at home in one of the 296 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.

Cactus Pete's RV Parking

Of course you can park your RV at Cactus Pete's and stay the night in one of the newly remodeled hotel rooms - or - you can stay at Saguaro RV Park right on the property with 24 hour security. There are 91 full service, drive through spaces and a host of amenities just steps away from all the casino action. There is a general store stocking all of your needs and wants, shower and laundry facilities, and everything else you would expect from a resort RV park. You can see the site map in .PDF format HERE.


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Cactus Pete's Casino Jobs

BEVERAGE MANAGER at Ameristar Casino Cactus Petes

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:52:21 GMT

Duties and Responsibilities · Responsible for profit and loss statements, cost analysis, planning and promotions. · Ensures compliance with regulatory

COOK - DELI at Ameristar Casino Cactus Petes

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:56:38 GMT

Properly handles, prepares, cooks and stores food in accordance with established health and safety standards. Responsible for maintaining levels of operating

MARKETING MANAGER at Ameristar Casinos

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:05:09 GMT

Cactus Petes in Jackpot, Nevada is proud to be a part of Pinnacle Entertainment! Must maintain the strictest confidence of any and all confidential information...

COOK-MAIN KITCHEN at Ameristar Casinos

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:05:14 GMT

Many different nationalities are represented at Cactus Petes and the Horseshu. About Cactus Petes Resort Casino & the Horseshu Hotel and Casino....

MARKETING MANAGER at Ameristar Casino Cactus Petes

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:34:08 GMT

Must maintain the strictest confidence of any and all confidential information disclosed by or to any Cactus Petes entity....

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