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mjames1229



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PostPosted: Mar Wed 22, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Post a random Reno pic Reply with quote

I stole this idea from the Vegas Message Board, and decided to use it here when I saw Dave's old pics.

The title is self explanitory, though the Vegas one goes off the rails when people post a dozen pics at a time. So let's make one ground rule; post no more than two pics at a time, then let them breathe while others comment or post theirs.

You can offer just the photo, or a comment to offer context.

I'll go first.


Joe's Diner from my trip in 2010

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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Wed 22, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Good idea! Reply with quote

A great idea MJames! I'm afraid I missed out on 'Joe's Diner' and it's offspring 'MTO fresh'. Here's my contribution - from 1985.



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alison



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 23, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First this is a pic of the one time I actually got picked in a random drawing at the Pep. A miracle! $500




Tower rooms at Peppermill before the Tuscany Tower and Before the remodel. I see a few orbs...maybe it was haunted!! Lol 👻👻👻👻

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spdmrcht



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 23, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Winners. Reply with quote

Ya can't give up, every once in a while Lighting strikes!
Harrah's had promotion last year, they draw names then
you pick a number on the board and you win whats on it.
But we had Tickest for a show the wife wanted to see at
the eldo, at the same time. So The creep that I am we went to
the show and got seated and I said I for got something in
the Room, so i left went to Harrahs, damned if they didn't
draw my name and my # had 400$ under it. so went back
to the show and wife was pissed and wanted to know what
I forgot and I handed her 400$ that shut her up!
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mjames1229



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 23, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I LOVE coming into Reno in the spring (when all my visits have been due to the scheduling of the national bowling tournament).

Something about seeing snow on the mountaintops on a crystal clear afternoon (This photo from May, 2011 from the 20th floor of Harrahs).

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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 23, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Keep 'em coming! Reply with quote

Good pics and stories. I too got lucky with a random draw ... at the Fitz! It was one of those birthday draws. They had my Month and Day drawn, but not the year. But, hey - they still handed me a cool one hundred bucks! And this is waaaay back when ... I think a new car was like $125.

Anybody remember the Tens or Better nickel VP machines on Fitzgerald's 2nd floor? (Sorry for the poor picture quality - Low light, crappy cell phone, drunk photographer, etc.)


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spdmrcht



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 23, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: BC. Reply with quote

Was that the one's in front of the keno Lounge? I loved those
VP and Keno what a deal. Way back when I was setting at those
and I get a tap on the shoulder, I turn around and a guy hands me
a 100 bill. I looked at it then him and ask what this was for! He
just said maybe it will bring you luck, and walked off. I took it to
the keno desk and had them look at it and they said it was Real.
I'm still trying to figure that one out! I can't be the only one, did
anyone else have that happen to them?
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Fri 24, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: VP location Reply with quote

This might be a good time to ask if anyone's having trouble with photobucket being awfully slow? I've hunted around for an alternative and found it's not easy to find a site that'll give you image codes. These two are linked to https://postimage.io and that seems to be working better for me.

Those VP machines were past the Keno lounge, almost at the entrance to the Lucky Forest. There were some restrooms pretty close by too.

Here's the Flamingo and Fitz in January 2001.



Outside Harrah's looking north 1998

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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 25, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Mapes and Holiday Reply with quote

Late 80's or early 90's. The (closed) Mapes and the Holiday (later the Siena).

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mjames1229



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 25, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CaSwede



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 25, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: wonderful Reply with quote

Thanks for all the pictures of Reno. I am sorry I have none to share. I lost all my photos about two hard drive failures ago. No label on the picture above, but it looks like the Black Bear Diner on So. Virginia.



By the way, I played some 10's or better vp at the Sands on my last trip. Not nickels but quarters.
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 25, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: BB Diner Reply with quote

I've never been to the Black Bear diner in Reno but Janice and I had a pretty good meal at one in Northern California. I 'Google mapped" the Reno location and you can just make out the carvings in this street view pic. https://goo.gl/maps/6zL719TUJFJ2

Wow, I have never seen 10's or better anywhere than the Fitz. I zoomed in on my fuzzy picture and can just make out the paytable. Seems pretty good. I played those Fitz machines many times with no luck - except for the free drinks - which makes it all worthwhile.
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mjames1229



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 25, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: wonderful Reply with quote

CaSwede wrote:
No label on the picture above, but it looks like the Black Bear Diner on So. Virginia.


Hot dog! We have a wiener!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 25, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Horseshoe Reply with quote

Back in the crazy days of the 1960's, Harold Sr. thought nothing of crossing the street and losing $16,000 at the craps table at the Horsehoe Club. Rumor has it that he won occasionally too. The Horseshoe Club closed a long time ago - a few years after it acquired Silver Spur's building next door. It's now a pawn shop.


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mjames1229



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PostPosted: Mar Tue 28, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon, guys... Me and Dave can't be the only ones to ever take photos in Reno.



The blackberry granola pancake at Hash House A Go-Go at Harrahs Reno.
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