Just south of where I live is a place called Jackpot Nevada. It is basically 3 casinos and some hotels. Not many people live in Jackpot as most of the casino workers commute from Twin Falls. The 3 casinos have had it pretty good all of these years especially in the summer when all of the tourists going to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons pass through. One of the casinos is called Cactus Petes. It is a very nice place and has a 4 star rating from AAA. It compares with the nicer casinos in Tahoe or Reno.
Lately there is big news in Jackpot. A development company out of Seattle is planning to build a huge resort just south of town. The resort will feature a hotel, casino, waterpark, timeshare condos, and a concert hall. Construction should start any day now with completion scheduled for 2010.
This new additon to our area will not only add to our local economy, but also put Jackpot on the map.
Here is a link to the new resort: http://www.spanishbitresort.com/index.htm
All you westerners, when you plan your next trip to Yellowstone, take a swing through Jackpot.