I stayed at the Montbleu casino / hotel, it's super cheap to stay there too if you knw someone who's a member.
We stayed there in 2007 after the now out-of-business (good f*cking riddance) hotel owned by MFM threatened to shit on our vacation. (my review of "The Block
" whatever that's worth now they're out of business) Called up Montbleu & they got us two rooms, real nice for a real decent price. free drinks at casino tables is a bonus. one night my friend stayed up till 7am drinking red bull & vodka, he won $700 on blackjack and kept playing, then lost it all. I ended up at that 24-hour restaurant they have there, me and a buddy, and we ordered the entire appetizer menu. I didn't remember doing it until he told me about it the next afternoon. Mini-tacos, nachos, buffalo wings, fucking potato skins, i don't know what else we got but it was awesome.
And then there was Cabo Wabo bar / club inside the Harvey's hotel. I've never had so much fun at one place. We showed up pretty keyed from a few rounds of BP inside our room and no one was dancing..
we had a good time at that place and scored some free lift ticket vouchers to Heavenly. niiiice.
I want to go back to Tahoe, but there are so many other resorts that I want to hit, and I can only really take one week-long snowboard vacation each year, it's unlikely that I'll live long enough to get back there one day...