Jackpot is a census-designated place in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 1,195 as of the 2010 census. Located less than from the Idaho border on U.S. Route 93, Jackpot has been a popular casino gaming destination for residents of Idaho and other neighboring states since its founding.
Jackpot is located approximately south of Twin Falls, Idaho, a city of approximately 40,000. Although officially part of the Elko micropolitan area, Jackpot is often considered part of the Greater Twin Falls region.
In addition to its casino industry, Jackpot has its own schools, golf course, and post office.
Jackpot, along with the rest of Nevada except for the city of West Wendover, is legally in the Pacific Time Zone, but, along with other Idaho border towns such as Jarbidge, Mountain City and Owyhee, unofficially observes Mountain Time, due to its economic ties with the Magic Valley region of southern Idaho. The Nevada Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration recognize this local unofficial observance.