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debitncredit
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September 25th, 2012 at 1:29:09 PM permalink
Does anyone here actually live in Reno. I may have an employment opportunity there, and I wanted to know how the locals like living there. Pros and cons?
TIMSPEED
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September 25th, 2012 at 2:18:48 PM permalink
I'm in Reno 3 days outta the week...what do you wanna know?
Personally, I'd rather live in Carson City (more "home" feeling)
All Reno casinos treat locals like DIRT, what I recommend is getting a POBox outta state and use that as your casino address...your offers will be 10x better.
If you need any specifics you can PM me...
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
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September 26th, 2012 at 8:44:50 AM permalink
I was thinking more like non-casino living. Don't get me wrong, playing BJ is a big reason why I'm even considering, but I was wondering about crime, restaurants, snow (I don't like snow), and stuff. My job will be related to a college there.
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September 26th, 2012 at 11:02:40 AM permalink
UNR? Or Truckee Meadows
The snow on the valley floor is not bad at all; maybe every five years it will last more than 24 hours...
Crime isn't bad...restaurants are plentiful, and the weather doesn't get bad at all normally...
Truthfully, if I could find work, I'd move to reno/cc area...
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
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September 26th, 2012 at 11:31:48 AM permalink
Outside of the Casinos, and casino related tourism, what other areas provide employment? Ranching? Banking? Tech? State Government?

With the Reno casinos in decline, I would be worried about the long term prospects there, unless you are in a government related position. Even Higher Education may get hit hard as families move away to look for work.
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September 26th, 2012 at 12:04:36 PM permalink
UNR. They pay considerably less than the market in my field. So I'm guessing the state budget is a mess with the decline in casino revenues?
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September 26th, 2012 at 1:14:34 PM permalink
We lived in Sparks. Worked at Lawlor Center at UNR. Went to church at a UU fellowship in Reno. Was a regular at several of the casinos. Especially like the ones in Sparks - Western Village and John Ascuaga's Nugget. Western Village (affiliated with the Peppermill) would treat us good. Lots of shopping and entertainment. At the time we lived there (moved back to family in 2005) cost of living wasn't terrible. Campus, being sort of in the foothills of the mountains, was sort of strange.

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September 26th, 2012 at 2:09:58 PM permalink
I will just say that I was not impressed by the town when I spent some time there. Everything appeared to have been designed in 1982 and not really updated since.
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September 26th, 2012 at 2:15:00 PM permalink
Quote: bigfoot66

I will just say that I was not impressed by the town when I spent some time there. Everything appeared to have been designed in 1982 and not really updated since.



Sounds like W Virginia. Reno was a swell place
in the 70's, but its heyday is long gone. All the
Calif casinos stole their business, and 90%
of it was from Calif. My mother lived in Sacramento
for decades and they'd go to Reno twice a month.
Why bother when there's a casino in the next county
now.
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TIMSPEED
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September 26th, 2012 at 2:35:13 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why bother when there's a casino in the next county now.


Because those local casino's offer NOTHING in the way of comps, as well as have NO decent video poker, and NO crap's.
However, there are a COUPLE Indian casino's in California that are very nice (Harrah's Rincon: Because it's assosciated with Harrah's; Barona: Because it actually DOES give decent comps AND has good video poker AND a pretty close version to REAL craps)
But then again, if I lived close enough to go to Barona...I'd ALSO only be a couple hours away from VEGAS...lol, so what's the point?
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ

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