You Can Walk from Casino to Casino
In Reno, Nevada, most of the casinos are concentrated in downtown. They are close enough together that it is easy to walk between the casinos. The scale of downtown is similar to downtown Las Vegas, where the clubs are in close proximity and of a smaller scale. This differs vastly from the Strip in Las Vegas, where you practically need to drive to the club next door since they are so large and usually quite a bit distant from each other.
There are many advantages to being able to walk to the various casinos. First, with all the free alcohol, if you do indulge there is no need to drive. Second, there are no hassles over parking. Third, and to me most importantly, if you don’t like the games in a club you can just walk to another.
Sometimes your “luck” may change, the casino might become too crowded, or you might just want a change of pace or scenery. When these things happen, it is nice to be able to wander off to find greener felt at another casino. In a short visit to Reno, you can easily visit many of the downtown clubs.
The downtown clubs that are within walking distance of each other include: Cal-Neva, Circus Circus, Eldorado, Fitzgerald's, Harrah's, Sands, Siena, and Silver Legacy.
So bring a good pair of walking shoes and be ready to stroll around downtown.
Hit the Strip. There is always...
Hit the Strip. There is always something going on at Fitzgeralds, Cal-Neva, Harrahs, Circus-Circus, or Silver Legacy. Of course the Gambling is what you go for but it is also fun to just milk the slots for the free drinks and walk around, it's also a whole lot cheaper.
Park Wedding Chapel's Pidgeon Spectators
My brother got married in this chapel in December 2003. If you are getting married in Reno while you're on vacation and don't have a room full of friends and family, at least at this chapel you'll have pidgeon spectators!
Can You Win at Sports Betting or Horse Racing?
Winning at sports betting and horse racing requires extensive research and developing systems that yield positive expected returns based upon the various factors that affect the results of a match. It also requires the discipline to use such systems effectively and sound money management. The house charges about 10 percent more than the amount of the bet; this is how they make their money. In sports betting the house tries to set the odds or point spread so that an even amount of money is bet on each side. That way, they can pay the winners with the bets made by the losers and still keep a percentage of all bets made. So the player must win enough of the time to overcome the house advantage. Unlike blackjack, the house does not care if you win since they've skimmed a portion of the entire betting pool.
Reno is 'down home' -- very...
Reno is 'down home' -- very unpretentious. You'd have a hard time determining the folks who have lots of money and the ones who don't from appearances. Not a dressy town.
Also in my opinion, rather limited in terms of cultural pursuits. More of a hiking/fishing type environment.