FleaStiff
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February 18th, 2018 at 4:49:58 PM permalink
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Also, how's the heat for counting in Wendover/Elko?

This information may be out of date but the last I heard about Wendover is they even THINK that you MIGHT be card counting they boot you out and in the time it takes you to cross the street, they have phoned your description to the BJ pit boss at your alternative casino.
Vegasrider
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bobbartop
February 18th, 2018 at 8:40:43 PM permalink
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Bump

4th annual trip. Going with a buddy this time and looking to explore more casinos apart from downtown/pep/atl. I saw Western Village looks nice and Boomtown has a decent sign up bonus for their players card.

Also looking for restaurant ideas - just anything unique to Reno.



Western Village is owned by the Peppermill. You will have to get a Western Village players card but you can use your points earned at each casino towards both properties. The best steakhouse in Reno is inside the WV. Don't be fooled by the appearance of the WV, kind of a dive casino from the outside but has one of the loosest VP, slots in town and the best steak house. I wouldn't recommend their hotel, there are better options.

The Nuggett just a mile away just remodeled their rooms. They are very nice.

Once you sign up and you'll get offers for free rooms in the mail. Maybe not this time around but for future trips. Free rooms are for weekends too. My friend from Connecticut bets $10 a hand playing at a $5 BJ table and gets offers year round. It's cheaper for him to fly out on Jet Blue out of JFK vs going to Vegas or AC, or even playing at local Indian reservations just an hour away. They're minimums bets are too high on the weekends and just one bad run will cost more than the $200 RT fight to Reno.

I recommend renting a car, but you can even get a rental car under $10!a day bidding on Priceline.
bobbartop
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February 18th, 2018 at 10:23:46 PM permalink
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I recommend renting a car, but you can even get a rental car under $10!a day bidding on Priceline.




I replied to your other post before I saw this. Thanks for the posts.
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February 19th, 2018 at 6:27:53 AM permalink
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Also looking for restaurant ideas - just anything unique to Reno.

Last time we were out there, a dealer recommended Pinocchio's Bar & Grill. Nothing exotic, but it is family-owned and has a bit of charm. Standard pub fare, but IIRC, they had a big menu. The food was pretty tasty.

They are on Virginia Ave, a few miles south of the downtown.
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smoothgrh
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February 19th, 2018 at 9:11:25 AM permalink
My favorite place for comfort food is the Gold 'N Silver Inn. It's one freeway exit west of the Virginia Ave. strip, and open 24 hours.

The service is excellent, and the food is generally amazing. Allow 20 minutes for the fried chicken (though it usually gets served faster than that).

There are some slots and video poker, and cash outs are all hand pays! (I kid. But someone does need to pay you. It hasn't been a problem for me, but I can't imagine how they handle it when it gets busy.)
FleaStiff
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December 18th, 2018 at 9:32:08 AM permalink
RENO does it right!!!

A car jacking of a casino patron's car just resulted in a SIXTEEN year sentence.
KevinAA
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January 16th, 2019 at 11:54:10 AM permalink
I went to Wendover last year and counted cards for hours ($5-$20). No problems. I've never gone beyond that because I don't want to get barred.

re Reno, I walk around downtown at night almost every night. The crime tends to be between people who know each other (domestic violence, drug deals gone bad, etc.). One thing that helps is to carry a flashlight. It needs to be small enough to put in your pocket when you walk into a casino (not that it's banned, just inconvenient) but bright enough so stupid drivers can see you crossing the street in the dark. The center of downtown has lights, but even going to Sands it can get dark between intersections. Also, in the event some street person bothers you, you can shine the light directly in the perp's face. I haven't had to do that, but I'm prepared.

I find Fremont St in downtown Las Vegas more scary than downtown Reno.
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January 24th, 2019 at 2:04:10 PM permalink
Circus Cicus-Eldorado-Silver Legacy are all connected with an indoor skywalk so you dont have to venture outside. You're on your own if you go over to the Sands or even Harrah's.

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