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Press & Media

Overview

Here you will find a variety of resources available for the press and other media outlets about the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

Influencer Partnership

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino realizes the value of collaborating with effective storytellers. GSR aims to work with creative minds who share our passion for hospitality, entertainment, excitement, and excellent service. We encourage and relish fresh perspectives and new opportunities to share engaging content to showcase the people and experiences that define Grand Sierra Resort.

Influencer Partnership Request Form

If you are interested in working with GSR to share your story, please fill out the form below. Please note, only applicants that we are interested in working with will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Awards & Honors

The award-winning Grand Sierra Resort has been voted best hotel and casino in Reno time and time again. Grand Sierra Resort is honored to be consistently recognized by our valued guests and the industry for excellence in every facet of our resort. We appreciate the support of everyone and appreciate the recognition.
  • Resort
  • Hotel
  • Gaming
  • Dining
  • Amenities
  • Entertainment

Resort

"Best of Gaming" Awards — Casino Player Magazine

  • Best Overall Gaming Resort | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 3rd Place: 2014
  • Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2015; 2nd Place: 2018, 2017, 2016; 3rd Place: 2014

"Best of Northern Nevada" Awards – Reno News & Review

  • Best Casino Color Scheme | 2nd Place: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Place to Cash Your Check | 2nd Place: 2015
  • Best Casino Bartender - Mike Meraz | 2nd Place: 2016
  • Best Casino Security | 2nd Place: 2015, 2014
  • Best Customer Service | 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place: 2016
  • Best Casino Carpet | 2nd Place: 2016, 2015; 3rd Place: 2014
  • Most Eco-Friendly Casino | 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place 2016, 2014

Hotel

"Best of Gaming" Awards — Casino Player Magazine

  • Best Hotel | 1st Place: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 ; 2nd Place: 2021
  • Best Hotel Lobby | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Best Suites | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Rooms | 2nd Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

"Best of Northern Nevada" Awards – Reno News & Review

  • Best Casino Hotel | 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place: 2016, 2014
  • Best Casino Hotel for Romantic Getaway | 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place: 2016, 2014

"Best of Reno" Awards – Reno Gazette Journal

  • Best Hotel | 2nd Place: 2017

AAA Diamond Designations – American Automobile Association

  • AAA Four Diamond | The A Tower 2019

Hotels.com

  • “Loved By Guests” Award Winner | 2021
  • “Loved By Guests” Award Winner | 2020
  • “Loved By Guests” Award Winner | 2019
  • “Loved By Guests” Award Winner | 2018

Tripadvisor Awards

  • Traveler’s Choice Award | 2020

Gaming

"Best of Gaming" Awards — Casino Player Magazine

  • Best Casino | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 2nd Place: 2014
  • Best Players Club - Infinity Rewards (Formerly Club Grand) | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019; 2nd Place: 2018
  • Best Promotions | 1st Place: 2021, 2019; 2nd Place: 2020
  • Best Table | Games 1st Place: 2020
  • Best Slot Tournaments | 1st Place: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Poker Room | 1st Place: 2020
  • Casino Where You Feel the Luckiest | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019; 3rd Place: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Reel Slots | 1st Place: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 2nd Place: 2014
  • Best Video Poker | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Live Poker | 1st Place: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Bingo | 1st Place: 2020
  • Best Keno | 1st Place: 2020, 2019, 2018
  • Best Overall Sportsbook - William Hill | 1st Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 2nd Place: 2017, 2016; 3rd Place: 2015
  • Best Sportsbook Promotions - William Hill | 1st Place: 2021, 2020
  • Best Prop Bets - William Hill | 2nd Place: 2021, 2020
  • Best Dealers | 2nd Place: 2021, 2020, 2019; 3rd Place: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Video Slots | 2nd Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017; 3rd Place 2015
  • Best VIP Services | 2nd Place: 2021, 2019, 2018
  • Best Comps | 3rd Place: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Poker Tournaments | 3rd Place: 200, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Non-Smoking Casino | 3rd Place: 2021, 2020
  • Best Carnival Games | 1st Place: 2019, 2018; 3rd Place: 2021, 2020
  • Best Craps | 3rd Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Blackjack | 1st Place; 2019; 3rd Place 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best High Limit Room | 2nd Place: 2019, 2018; 3rd Place: 2021, 2020
  • Best Casino Cocktail Service | 2nd Place: 2021

"Best of Slots" Awards – Strictly Slots

  • Best Overall Casino | 1st Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 2nd Place: 2014
  • Best Variety of Slots | 1st Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Reel Slots | 2nd Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Video Slots | 1st Place: 2021, 2014
  • Best Progressive Slots | 1st Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Penny Slots | 1st Place: 2021, 2018, 2017; 2nd Place: 2016, 2015
  • Best Quarter Slots | 3rd Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best 50-Cent Slots | 1st Place: 2015, 2014
  • Best Dollar Slots | 1st Place: 2021; 3rd Place: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best $5+ Slots | 1st Place: 2018; 2nd Place 2021, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best High End Slot Area | 1st Place: 2016; 2nd Place: 2021, 2018, 2017; 3rd Place: 2015, 2014
  • Best Slot Tournaments | 1st Place: 2018
    Casino Where You Feel Luckiest 1st Place: 2021, 2018; 3rd Place: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Comps | 1st Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 2nd Place: 2014
  • Best Slot Club | 1st Place: 2021
  • Best Slot Club Promotion | 3rd Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Hosts | 1st Place: 2018
  • Best Player’s Lounge | 1st Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Friendliest Casino | 2nd Place: 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area | 1st Place: 2021
  • Best Customer Services | 1st Place: 2021
  • Best Video Poker | 2nd Place: 2021
  • Best VIP Services | 2nd Place: 2021
  • Best Casino Cocktail Service | 2nd Place: 2021

"Best of Northern Nevada" Awards – Reno News & Review

  • Best Casino Poker Room | 3rd Place: 2016
  • Best Casino Game Dealer - Olivia Vasquez and Anastasia Chicodreff | 1st Place: 2016, 2014
  • Best Sportsbook | 2nd Place: 2015, 2014; 3rd Place: 2016
  • Best Casino | 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place: 2016
  • Best Players Club Reward | 2nd Place: 2016, 2015

"Best of Reno" Awards – Reno Gazette Journal

  • Best Casino | 2nd Place: 2017
  • Best Player’s Club | 1st Place: 2017
  • Best Poker Room | 1st Place: 2017
  • Best Sportsbook | 2nd Place: 2017
  • Best Table Games | 1st Place: 2017
  • Loosest Slots | 1st Place: 2017

"10 Best Readers’ Choice" Awards – USA Today

  • Best Casino Outside Las Vegas | 3rd Place: 2018


Dining

"Best Dining & Nightlife" Awards — Casino Player Magazine

  • Best Overall Dining | 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Casino with the Best Variety of Restaurants | 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Best Asian Restaurant - Rim Pan-Asian Bistro | 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Buffet - The Grand Buffet | 2019
  • Best Place to Celebrate - Charlie Palmer Steak Reno | 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015
  • Best Place to People Watch - The Crystal Lounge | 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Best Romantic Restaurant - Charlie Palmer Steak Reno | 2021, 2016
  • Best Pizza - Briscola | 2016
  • Best Pizza - Round Table Pizza | 2021
  • Best Burger Joint - Johnny Rockets | 2015
  • Best Sushi - Rim Asian Bistro | 2021
  • Best Mexican - Uno Más Street Tacos + Spirits | 2021
  • Best After Hour Spot - Rendezvous Bar | 2021
  • Best Bar - Rendezvous Bar | 2021
  • Best Sports Bar - Race and Sports Bar | 2021
  • Best Bartenders - Crystal Lounge | 2021

"Best of Northern Nevada" Awards – Reno News & Review

  • Best Casino Buffet | 2nd Place: 2015

"Best of Reno" Awards – Reno Gazette Journal

  • Best Fine Dining - Charlie Palmer Steak | 2nd Place: 2017
  • Best Local Chef - Michael Mahoney | 1st Place: 2017
  • Best Steak/Seafood - Charlie Palmer Steak | 2nd Place: 2017
  • Best Casino Buffet - The Grand Buffet | 3rd Place: 2017
  • Best Casino Restaurant - Charlie Palmer Steak | 2nd Place: 2017

Amenities

"Best of Gaming" Awards — Casino Player Magazine

  • Best Pool | 1st Place: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 2nd Place: 2021
  • Best Spa | 2nd Place: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; 3rd Place: 2014

"Best of Northern Nevada" Awards – Reno News & Review

  • Best Casino Arcade Games | 1st Place: 2014; 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place: 2016
  • Best Casino Wedding Planning | 2nd Place: 2015; 3rd Place: 2016, 2014
  • Best Casino Spa | 3rd Place: 2016, 2015
  • Best Bowling Alley | 1st Place: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Arcade Games | 2nd Place: 2016, 2015; 3rd Place: 2014

"Best of Reno" Awards – Reno Gazette Journal

  • Best Arcade - Fun Quest | 1st Place: 2017
  • Best Family Entertainment | 1st Place: 2021


Entertainment

"Best of Dining & Nightlife" Awards — Casino Player Magazine

  • Best Overall Entertainment | 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Best Place to See a Concert - Grand Theatre | 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Best Nightclub - LEX Nightclub | 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

"Best of Northern Nevada" Awards – Reno News & Review

  • Best Casino Dance Club - LEX Nightclub | 2nd Place: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Best Place to Hear Loud Music - LEX Nightclub | 3rd Place: 2015
  • Best Club DJ - DJ Rick Gee | 2nd Place: 2015
  • Best Place to See a Concert | 3rd Place: 2015, 2014
  • Best Concert Venue | 3rd Place: 2015
  • Best Dance Club | 1st Place: 2015; 2nd Place: 2016

"Best of Reno" Awards – Reno Gazette Journal

  • Best Entertainment Venue - Grand Theatre | 1st Place: 2021
  • Best Live Music Venue - Grand Theatre | 1st Place: 2017
  • Best Live Theater/Performance Venue - Grand Theatre | 2nd Place: 2017
  • Best Nightclub - LEX Nightclub | 1st Place: 2017