Inside the Nugget by Janet Dickelman

The Nugget Casino and Resort in Sparks, Nev. will be home to ACB’s 2017 conference and convention.  Opening general session will be held Saturday evening, July 1. Come early for our first tours on Friday, June 30, and stay for the final tours on Friday, July 7. During convention week, attend affiliate and committee programming, numerous technology sessions and visit the exhibit hall, Saturday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 5.
Everyone attending the 2017 ACB conference and convention will be thrilled with the restaurant choices at the Nugget Casino and Resort. There are food options for all, from fine dining to great meal pricing.
The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse features beef cut daily at our in-house butcher shop, including certified Angus beef. Come in and see why everyone’s talking about our delicious new appetizers, including petite lobster corn dogs with sweet chili ketchup. The Steakhouse is open daily for dinner.
The Oyster Bar
Unquestionably one of the most popular restaurants in the Reno/Sparks area, both locals and visitors alike seek out delectable dining in the iconic nautical setting. Enjoy classic seafood dishes as well as our famous seafood stews and velvety pan roasts. It’s open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Rotisserie Buffet
With a daily rotation of themes, it’s like visiting a different restaurant every day (or night)! The Rotisserie Buffet is open seven days a week for lunch or dinner. Lunch pricing Monday through Friday is $9.99, Saturday and Sunday brunch $16.99. Dinner pricing Sunday through Thursday is $12.99; Friday and Saturday evening, dinner is $23.99.
Rosie’s Café
Rosie’s Café isn’t just good, it’s great. From giant burgers to bountiful breakfasts, salads and steak, you will enjoy a value-packed, American-style meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Rosie’s is open around the clock and features delicious daily and late-night specials.
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall and Bar-B-Que
The venue features a western theme dining experience with a full menu, including bar appetizers, sandwiches and signature barbecue dishes. There are two exciting bar areas featuring a wide selection of beers and custom cocktails, a dance floor, and the legendary mechanical bull pit. Open Wednesday through Sunday at 5 p.m.
Noodle Hut & Sushi Bar
Along with your favorite noodle dishes, the Noodle Hut and Sushi Bar features many new Asian cuisine delights like crispy roasted duck, tempura shrimp, spicy orange peel chicken and Mongolian beef. Now, starting at 5 p.m. daily, you can enjoy fresh sushi choices.
Tailgate Deli and Sports Bar
A wide range of deli sandwich favorites, plus pizzas, salads and desserts, The Tailgate Deli offers guests the convenience of a fast deli and the high-quality food that the Nugget is known for. Open Monday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Starbucks Coffee®
Stop by Starbucks Coffee® and enjoy your specialty drink of choice! Open Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
Room Service
Relax in your room and have your meal come to you! Room service hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 24 hours Friday and Saturday.
Hotel Details
All rooms at the Nugget have refrigerators and safes. Room rates at the Nugget Casino Resort are $89 (single or double occupancy) with an additional $10 per person for up to four people per room. Room tax is currently 13.5%. There is also a $2 per day tourism tax added to each room.  When you book your reservation, one night’s stay will be charged to your credit card.
Included in the room rate is the hotel resort fee, which covers:
·      Round-trip shuttle transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport;
·      Complimentary wireless Internet in guest rooms;
·      Daily complimentary bottled water, 2 bottles per room per day;
·      Unlimited use of the year-round Atrium Pool;
·      Unlimited use of the Fitness Center;
·      Full-service concierge; and
·      Valet and self-parking in the secured covered parking structure.
To make reservations via telephone, call 1-800-648-1177 and ask for group code GACB17.
You may also make reservations online by visiting Follow the 2017 conference and convention link.
Staying in Touch
Once again this year, the conference and convention announce list will be filled with information! To subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail to If you received updates for the 2016 convention, you need not subscribe again.
Convention Contacts
2017 exhibit information: Michael Smitherman, (601) 331-7740,
2017 advertising and sponsorships: Margarine Beaman, (512) 921-1625,
For any other convention-related questions, contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059 or