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Address: 4720 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506
Phone Number: (775) 323-2724
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Description: The Bonanza Casino, a family owned and operated business, first opened its...
The Bonanza Casino, a family owned and operated business, first opened its doors in 1973. The casino has two restaurants, the Cactus Creek Southwestern Steakhouse and the Branding Iron Cafe and Buffet, which is open for dining 24/7. With eight table games including Texas Hold 'Em, over 450 of the newest slots, Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker, and a Club Cal-Neva sports book, the Bonanza has something to offer every player.
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Locals Casino - Had a Good Time

I stopped here on a Tuesday night for about an hour. I found the casino pleasant. Its north of where the University of Nevada at Reno is (i.e. not in the downtown area). They... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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FL USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I don't gamble, so a casino is not a place I generally seek out. However, my uncle took us there for breakfast one morning last week when we were in town. He ordered pancakes, so I thought since he liked them, I'd try them, too. The order was for 2 pancakes, and I thought that would probably be about right... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place is really neat. The decor is nice. The employees are awesome. I wish I could have remained longer!

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Fremont, California
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2,414 reviews 2,414 reviews
1,492 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I stopped here on a Tuesday night for about an hour. I found the casino pleasant. Its north of where the University of Nevada at Reno is (i.e. not in the downtown area). They had a good assortment of slots - one that paid me a little bit and made me happy that I had stopped. The place tends to... More 

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Tucson
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

2nd review of the gourmet room at bonanza casino. Went there may 2014 to find their chef of many years had retired. In my mind the food has declined with the new chef and I may not retrn. Several of the dishes I really enjoyed are gone, ie macodamian encrusted halibut. And I received a salad with bibb lettuce and... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

walked in, the smoke was choking. Have they ever heard of air exchangers? Cafe was, well, OK. I remember when they featured great Ribs, and once upon a time they were plentiful and cheap. I couldn't even find ribs on the menu. The Biscuits and Gravy were Nothing to write home about. Gravy was flavorless. Biscuits while small, were OK.

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Quincy, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I ordered the meatloaf last night. I know it is a weird choice but a good restaurant will take pride in their meatloaf. This stuff was made years ago, frozen into a log, sliced like liverwurst, microwaved, and covered in tasteless and cold gravey and then served to me cold. It tasted like canned dog food smells. The worst food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Wow has this casino gone down hill! Don't waste your time or money in hear! Unfriendly staff! Went to bonanza twice both times crapy mean bartenders! The cocktail waitress even worse, they would rather stand around then serve! Amazed its still in business!

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Worst casino ever!!!!! The food is HORRIBLE! After eating you go running... Straight for the bathroom. Cocktail waitresses are always moody & getting served takes at least an hour for even the simplest drink. They got rid of all the great, competent & good looking cocktail waitresses. Chris Romm is an incompetent manager at best, if he even shows up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Dont waist your time or money. Worst atmosphere in Reno. Its a dive as well as the tightest slots in Reno. Poor service lazy staff you have to wait and request service at a full bar unattended for long durations. Cashier cage rude staff. Hit or miss if sports booth is open. Place is filthy and lights are burned out... More 

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Cafe is especially good. Solid meals and a great daily special. But you will need to come hungry!

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TahoeGuy, General Manager at Bonanza Casino, responded to this review

John L, Glad to see you were able to enjoy both restaurants while you visited our property. Once again, thank you for the positive reviews of Cactus Creek as well as the Bonanza Casino. After nearly 40 years in business, we pride ourselves on earning the praise and return business from folks like you. Best, Ryan Sheltra General Manager Bonanza... More 

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