Vegasrider
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January 15th, 2020 at 8:58:12 PM permalink
They will be closing. They are turning it into a non gaming property. I could care less, never had played there.
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January 15th, 2020 at 10:56:07 PM permalink
I will be a little sorry to see it go. My last few times to Reno I stayed there. However, Reno probably has at least one major property too many and somebody had to give up.
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FleaStiff
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January 16th, 2020 at 2:12:24 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

. However, Reno probably has at least one major property too many and somebody had to give up.

Well, its the players that suffer when competition is lessened. More junket flights? More conventions?

Oh well, at some time real estate values exceed the value of the gambling license.
Joeman
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January 16th, 2020 at 4:43:31 AM permalink
I'll have to say I'm sad to see them go. If for nothing else because of the junket they offered us about 6 years ago. They flew us out there and put us up in a nice room for 5 nights all for under $500, which was about the going rate for one round trip ticket out there at the time. 6 years ago, I was giving them (and everyone else) minimal, if any action.

We really enjoyed it. The hotel was very nice. We explored the area the first day and a half, then rented a car and went to Tahoe and Virginia City. Even took a ride across the border to visit the wineries around Placerville.

Although, it seemed to me that Harrah's casino there was the least player-friendly joint (rules, pay tables, minimums, comps, etc.) in Reno. So, survival of the fittest, right?
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FleaStiff
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January 16th, 2020 at 6:02:43 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

The junket they offered us about 6 years ago, I was giving them minimal, if any action.
We explored the area, rented a car and went to Tahoe and Virginia City. Even took a ride across the border to visit the wineries around Placerville.

No wonder the casino went under. If you look at any of the old junket threads, you will see that the casino wants action and preferably all of it in their casino.
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January 16th, 2020 at 6:35:29 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

No wonder the casino went under. If you look at any of the old junket threads, you will see that the casino wants action and preferably all of it in their casino.



I've stayed at Harrah's Reno a few times, all totally comped. However, I have hardly played there at all. All three trips I had non-gambling reasons to be in Reno and just never found much time to play. One of the few times I did I was playing $1 8-5 Bonus at the bar and a host came over and was super nice.
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Joeman
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January 16th, 2020 at 6:42:12 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

No wonder the casino went under.

LOL! I guess I should offer them an apology!

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If you look at any of the old junket threads, you will see that the casino wants action and preferably all of it in their casino.

I actually did give them plenty of action that trip -- too much if you ask Mrs. Joeman! There's just so much else to do and see out there.
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DRich
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January 16th, 2020 at 7:39:52 AM permalink
I used to stay a Harrah's Reno regularly all comped when I went up to visit my daughter who was in college in Reno. I doubt I ever played more than $100 there.
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smoothgrh
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January 16th, 2020 at 12:09:18 PM permalink
I think this will be a good thing for Virginia Street. After Harrah's demolished Harold's Club and took over that entire block, I felt that the strip didn't have the same vibe. Of course, shuttered casinos/shops didn't help either. But with a non-gaming property, the street could get more pedestrian traffic and the downtown area would be revitalized with better restaurants and small businesses instead of decaying casino spaces. There are still plenty of places to gamble in the area.

As for Harrah's itself, I never gambled there. Seemed like it was just a corporate casino with standard, mediocre rules. So many other places in Reno feel more comfortable with a better variety of food/activity options. My last visit was just to have a fun, group dinner at the teppanyaki steakhouse.

My best memory of Harrah's Reno was soon after I turned 21 in the early '90s. My parents had an incredible streak taking turns on a dollar slot, and I was their "runner" to cash in racks of silver dollars. I must have cashed in at least four racks for them—it was amazing!
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Vegasrider
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January 16th, 2020 at 12:11:02 PM permalink
There is always Lake Tahoe Harrahs and Circus Circus just added their table games after getting rid of all of them last year. But Circus is part of the Eldorado, along with the Silver Legacy so they pretty much have cornered all of dowtown Reno. Only the Cal Neva is left and that place is small and a major dump!

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