Welcome to Jackpot, Nevada

Just across the border

Jackpot, Nevada History

After Idaho outlawed all forms of casino gaming in 1954, "Cactus Pete" Piersanti and Don French moved their slot machine operations from Idaho to the Jackpot townsite. Piersanti's and French's gaming establishments were named Cactus Pete's and the Horseshu Club, respectively. Piersanti in particular is credited for founding Jackpot.

In May 1958, the settlement was first recognized by the Elko County commissioners as an unincorporated town named "Horse Shu", with a population of 65, despite a protest over the name by Cactus Pete's. Because the club owners could not agree on a name, the county commissioners renamed it a month later as "Unincorporated Town No. 1". The clubs compromised on the name "Jackpot" in 1959. Jackpot has been noted for its colorful place name which has been said to be the most unusual in the state of Nevada.

By 1960, the population had reached 400, but most residents were living in trailers because banks would not approve building loans, being unsure of the town's long-term prospects.

Cactus Pete's management took over the Horseshu in 1964 to form what would eventually become Ameristar Casinos.[24] Cactus Pete's and Horseshu, as well as the independent Barton's Club 93 and the Four Jacks Casino, form the basis of the town's economy to this day.

– From Wikipedia

Entertainment Calendar

Damage Inc

Fri April 5 • 9:00pm & Sat April 6 • 8:00pm

Formed in 2004 by Southern California natives and brothers, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist Chris Knight and bassist Kevin Knight. Over the course of their 20+ year career, they have performed over 500 electrifying concerts for Metallica fans across the US, Canada, and Mexico!


The Highwaymen Live

Fri May 3 • 9:00pm & Sat May 4 • 8:00pm

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Your audience will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This 90 minute country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again.


Jackpot Golf Course

Book your Jackpot Golf Course T-times by calling them here: 775-755-2260