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Bonanza Casino

4720 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506
(775) 323-2724
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Ranked #42 of 45 Attractions in Reno
Owner description: The Bonanza Casino, a family owned and operated business, first opened its doors in 1973. The...
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Owner description: 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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Sparks, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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 via mobile

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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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 

Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We tried this steak house on our way to a football game not having in mind anywhere else close to the stadium on our way. We looked over the menus and asked to be seated as a walk in. We were promptly seated and orders taken. My husband and I both ordered prime rib with baked potatoes and cream of... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

staff is not all that friendly in there restaurant and the steakhouse had terrible food...complaining did no good

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

If you want free drinks serve rapidly, this is NOT your place. If you are looking for terrific deals on food, this is NOT your place. If you want single deck black jack with a couple dealers only or a half a craps game, this is your place. We like going here when we want to be low key and... More 

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Reno
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

If I don't want to hassle with the big crowds, I go to Bonanza just to relax and play. The employees are all very friendly and personable.

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