Mark Twain Saloon & Casino

Welcome to Our Saloon


The Mark Twain Saloon & Casino has been tucked away along the boardwalk in Virginia City’s Comstock Lode Mining District for more than 47 years. Home to the Gallery of Gunslingers and the “Face on the Barroom Floor”, it’s a great place to stop by for drinks, a light meal, and to try your luck at a game of chance. Coming into town late? That’s OK – we’re Virginia City’s only 24-hour Saloon and Gambling Hall!

The Mark Twain Saloon & Casino was built in 1863 and is one of less than 10 percent of buildings that survived the “Great Conflagration” of 1875. It has almost always been a saloon, but not always named the Mark Twain.

In 1971 Dee Schafer bought the building and re-christened the bar Mark Twain Saloon & Casino in honor of Samuel Clemens’s nom-de-plume while working in Virginia City as a reporter at the Territorial Enterprise. The Saloon has been in continuous operation under the Schafer family for over 47 years.

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Our doors are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year!

Today the Mark Twain is Virginia City’s preferred stop for gambling. We feature an exceptionally friendly staff as well as a player’s club with many promotions to benefit the gambler.

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