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Old 04-26-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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and Reno seems to be stuck in 1st gear?

better marketing?
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:31 PM
 
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I am thinking it has to do with the weather, but I could be wrong.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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I am thinking it has to do with the weather, but I could be wrong.
That was my first thought too.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Macao
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100% weather.

Actually too many reasons...the history of Las Vegas...the international symbol and everything else.

I've been to RENO...and mostly just SF people and Idaho and such. Feels more local all the way around. If you say, 'hey I'm going to Reno', people probably could care less. But 'I'm going to Vegas' and it has a lot of meaning.

I don't think it is entirely marketing, but just image and historical image...plus what it delivers.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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I think its great that Reno is stuck in 1st gear, because they have so much other things in the vicinity that its just not focused on gambling.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Back in the 70's a lot of casinos wanted to open in Reno, and back then, many considered Reno to be superior to Vegas. Reno had a long history of celebrities visiting there: Marilyn Monroe, Sinatra, Sammy Davis, the Rat Pack, etc. Reno was the playground of the famous. It had the reputation Vegas did not back then, people forget. But a lot of Reno folks resisted fast-paced growth and a mayor in 1980 was voted in who advocated controlled growth. Casinos simply got tired of jumping through all the hoops and having development plans blocked, so they went to Vegas where there was very little resistance. Depending on how you look at it, either Reno shot itself in the face or it escaped being turned into the world's sin city.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Both cities have their pros and cons, the obvious one is the weather, depending on the season and what you prefer. This time of the year, it's good to be in Reno/Lake Tahoe, and if you like the snow and ski, there are plenty of ski resorts, like Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Sierra At Tahoe, and Mt. Rose.

If you like swimming then it's probably not a good idea to do that in the winter at Lake Tahoe. Las Vegas would be a better choice.

Las Vegas is usually too crowded all year long.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I lived in vegas for 8 years, I'm now in Reno. I'm glad Reno isn't another Vegas. Vegas is fine and dandy, but Reno thankfully has a different feel. And all the fantastic outdoor activities I can do here, keep me here.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:08 AM
 
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I don't have figures to back this up, but wasn't land in Vegas ridiculously cheap back when it started getting heavy investments? Also, maybe it's proximity to SoCal's metro area populations who saw it as a short drive to a vacation? I think it's part marketing and mostly following the money.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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Proximitiy to Los Angeles.

The only and only reason. Look up the percentage of tourists from So Cal
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