After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Take respite from the chaos with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-night stay Sunday–Friday in a premier room and a $15.99 meal credit (up to a $139 value) at the Nugget hotel in Sparks.
The Nugget hotel, home to luxurious rooms and an energetic casino, cocoons guests in comfort and excitement. Premier east-tower rooms feature plush king- or queen-size beds, sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains or the Reno cityscape, and dazzling 42-inch plasma televisions. After claiming dibs on the best pillow, changing into suave dining clothes, and warming up their fork-lifting arms, guests can head downstairs to redeem their meal credit at Rosie's Café. Recharge with a full menu of energizing entrees, including a variety of pizzas ($6.95+), crispy fish 'n' chips ($8.50), and the customer favorite Awful-Awful double-patty cheeseburger ($6.95).
After dinner, spend freshly minted chocolate coins or "real" money on a tense game of Texas Hold 'em, a variety of blackjack variations, or a dizzying round of roulette in the Nugget's casino. Those who wish to join John's Club free of charge receive a swipe card that could be worth anywhere from $5 to $500.