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Old 09-25-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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Shooting at Golden Nugget Casino in Reno Nevada

On Friday night 9/23/11 my family arrived at the Golden Nugget after a long 5 hour drive. When we pulled up to the casino to vallet our car I noticed a ton of motorcycles parked out front. These motorcycles were the Harley Davidson type of bikes not sport bikes. Once we get our cars vallet we step in the Casino and my family and I notice that there are a ton of bikers in the casino. These bikers had tattoos on there arms, neck head you name it they had it. I felt out of place in the casino because I was wearing a dark blue polo shirt with a grey under shirt, jean short and white and gray Jordans. I don't have any tattoos and I have a clean cut appearance. So once we observe our surroundings one of the biker chicks drops a loud f-bomb and starts puffing on her cigartee and I get a pretty good idea of what the rest of the night may be like. My family then checks into the Nugget and we arrive to our room and unpack our belongings.

We as a family decide to go to dinner at the restaurant called Rossies. We sit down and the place is jam packed and I am one of the youngest people in the dinner. The place is packed with bikers who look like ex convicts and I am feeling out of place once again. The dinner starts out with bread which was a mess. The bread was kind of stale and made a big mess when you broke it apart. After the bread is served my dinner arrives. I ordered the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. The fried chicken was one of the worst I ever had. I bit into the chicken and it was very dry and the skin was tough and chewy. Once I have a drink a sip of my water to get the dryness out of my mouth I have a bite of the corn. The corn wasn't fresh and crispy and almost felt like they had dipped the corn in butter like they do with your ice cream cone at Dairy Queens with the chocolate. Dinner was an epic fail and I felt as if I was eating dinner in a prison being surrounded by a bunch of bikers who looked like ex-convicts.

My family and I finish eating and decide to watch the Giants game while playing some small stakes games of Keno. I stay with my family for arround 45 minutes till I decide I am bored and want to check out the poker room. I get to the poker and room and I am disappointed. There was only 2 games that the Nugget spread. Limit Holdem 3-6 and No Limit Holdem 1-2 were the games they had going. So I sit down and buy in for $200 into the 3-6 (with a kill) game. The game was slow at first but the action picked up once we were 9 handed and had a few action players at the table. Once I was settled in the game I ordered a New Castle beer. I ordered about 4 beers throughout the 3hour period I was there and the cocktail waitress were slow and not attractive. I also ran horrible in the game and was kind of frustrated on how I couldn't win a pot. One of the pots I lost was a kill pot vs Villain I will call "Granny". Granny limps in ep with KJo I have AK and make it $12 to go, I get two callers behind and Granny flats as well. Flop comes out A105, Granny checks I bet person behind me calls and granny calls. The turn is a 6 granny checks I bet out the guy behind me folds and granny flats. Now the river comes a Q and granny donks into me and I am thinking "I can't believe this calling station has AQ or KJ. I call Granny down and she hit a gutter on me and I lost a massive pot to Granny. So about 35 minutes after I lose this big pot to Granny it is around midnight and I hear loud gun shots that are about 100ft away from me or so. There was around 15- 20 gun shots and people were panicking and we were told to get down by the floor man. I was concerned at this point because I thought the Casino was getting robbed and we might be held at gun point. Well about 2 minutes later I see a man with 3 bullet wounds in his side and one bullet wound in his chest being dragged by about 4 people 15 feet from the poker room where I was playing. The guy looked bad he was bleeding everywhere and appeared to be unconscious. The set the guy down on the floor and proceeded to do CPR as they called for an ambulance. As they were performing CPR some of the cops arrived and there was this butch looking lady cop who was in control of making sure no one got close to the victim. Shortly after the butch cop arrived a man in his 60s went up to her and said "Are you going to call an ambulance you dumb *****, he is going to die, he is going to die you dumb ***** he needs a medic. So about 4 minutes later an ambulance arrives and the poker room is still down low at this point and more cops with their guns drawn have arrived. Once the cops with guns arrive I see them have one of the shooters tied down in that plastic wire they use about 30 feet from the unconscious victim. The medics were not able to save the mans life and he died right there 15 feet from me. It was a surreal moment for me and was a like something you see in a movie. Shortly after the medics arrived there was about 50 cops in the casino putting up caution tape and blocking off areas not allowing anyone in and out of the casino.

The next morning we were going to play in the Keno tournament put it was canceled and our family got a refund and some food vouchers. I won't be going back to the Golden Nugget Casino ever again. Bikers are hardcore and can be a threat. I never thought I would see something like that happen but I did and it was a crazy experience. I am going to post a link to a local Reno newspaper article below.

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...=2011110924001

http://www.rgj.com/

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:38 AM   #2
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Re: Shooting at Golden Nugget Casino in Reno Nevada

wait, this is real?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:40 AM   #3
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wait, this is real?
Yes I was there when it happened. I posted a link to the newspaper article about the shooting.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:41 AM   #4
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Can't believe they had the audacity to interrupt Granny's heater.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:41 AM   #5
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article doesn't work.

tell us more about your dinner. would you compare the chicken to church's?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:43 AM   #6
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is this the biker gang beef ?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:43 AM   #7
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Um there is no Golden Nugget in Reno.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:47 AM   #8
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Um there is no Golden Nugget in Reno.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:49 AM   #9
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article doesn't work.

tell us more about your dinner. would you compare the chicken to church's?
I sent another link since that one doesnt work. Try this link and let me know it it works.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:50 AM   #10
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Um there is no Golden Nugget in Reno.
Yea you are right it is in Sparks Nevada I messed that up in the thread title.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:52 AM   #11
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what does this have to do with full tilt
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:53 AM   #12
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Re: Shooting at Golden Nugget Casino in Reno Nevada

haha, I think it's funny how in-depth you go into about mundane details before you even start talking about the shooting

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:55 AM   #13
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my favorite part is the bitching about the food.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:56 AM   #14
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Can't believe they had the audacity to interrupt Granny's heater.
Scumbags
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:02 AM   #15
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pics or gtfo
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:06 AM   #16
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I ordered the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:13 AM   #17
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:14 AM   #18
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Honestly, though, I don't understand how you could ever consider playing 3-6 limit a good use of your time.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:16 AM   #19
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I don't think it was good idea for Jose Franco of Reno to provide witness testimony to the news in a biker shooting.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:16 AM   #20
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Glad you and your family are okay Kevmode!
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:24 AM   #22
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Why include a poker hand... don't see how that is relevant all. Pretty big fail all around
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #23
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this post was like 40x longer than it needed to be.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #24
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Yea you are right it is in Sparks Nevada I messed that up in the thread title.
There is no Golden Nugget in Sparks NV.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:33 AM   #25
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It is John Ascouga's(?) Nugget not Golden Nugget
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