Venue Info

Open since 1964, Jerry's Nugget was first known as the Town House Bar, but expanded in size with the purchase of the neighboring Bonanza Club in 1968. The casino, which is located across the street from two strip clubs, is known among pro gamblers for its playing cards from the 1970s. Due to a chemical finish that's now illegal and an extra-thin paper stock, these decks were perfect for card sharks and slight-of-hand artists. They were only sold in the gift shop here, but due to their extraordinary feel, they remained hot items on the second-hand market before disappearing altogether at the turn of the 21st century. However, while you can't purchase terrifying, chemically treated playing cards here, you can still score treats from the truly excellent bakery on the premises.

Jerry's Nugget casino
Las Vegas

Jerry's Nugget

Rob Kachelriess/Thrillist

Open since 1964, Jerry's Nugget was first known as the Town House Bar, but expanded in size with the purchase of the neighboring Bonanza Club in 1968. The casino, which is located across the street from two strip clubs, is known among pro gamblers for its playing cards from the 1970s. Due to a chemical finish that's now illegal and an extra-thin paper stock, these decks were perfect for card sharks and slight-of-hand artists. They were only sold in the gift shop here, but due to their extraordinary feel, they remained hot items on the second-hand market before disappearing altogether at the turn of the 21st century. However, while you can't purchase terrifying, chemically treated playing cards here, you can still score treats from the truly excellent bakery on the premises.