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Address: 4720 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506
Phone Number: (775) 323-2724
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The Bonanza Casino, a family owned and operated business, first opened...

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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Cheapest tables in town as far as I know.

I don't think they do it anymore, but I used to go up there with some friends to play dollar blackjack. We got to know the dealers after some time and they were always friendly. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Eric S
Bergen, Norway
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Reno, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Used to go here regularly but the ownership changed. They lost the great chef they had and the atmosphere in the casino is is dark and gloomy. Whoever is running it now has ruined a good local place. Cactus Creek is expensive and mundane and the buffet inedible. Used to be a friendly place too. Skip this place and head... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I don't think they do it anymore, but I used to go up there with some friends to play dollar blackjack. We got to know the dealers after some time and they were always friendly. I never won anything major, but we got to hang out and have a good time. It's low-key and decent. I'm also not sure if... More 

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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

1 Thank travltnk
Lynchburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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!

1 Thank captainroberto
Fremont, California
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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 

1 Thank mini
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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 

2 Thank Zelda911
Sparks, Nevada
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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.

1 Thank sailndayz
Quincy, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

8 Thank Joshua S
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

4 Thank Casinosgoer
Reno, Nevada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

7 Thank Cy J

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