My dad married my step mother in Reno, Nevada. From what I've seen and heard and experienced, Reno is just a cheap version of Las Vegas. Let me tell you something, having spent a weekend in Reno, there is no way in the world you would ever catch me dead in a place like the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. The people who worked at my hotel - a non-casino "La Quinta" - in Reno were incredibly nice, normal people. The casino where my dad stayed, and where he got married.... YIKES! If you have lungs - please stay out of these places. Non-smoking area means a place that isn't currently on fire.