The Bear Growls: Golden Phoenix is worst of Reno
June 16, 2003
On a recent
The long corridor that used to connect the hotel to the storefront entrance on Virginia is closed, but there is no way to tell until you cross Sierra, and reach the fire door, which is chained shut. There is no sign to warn you that what appears to be a functioning corridor is not used anymore. It appears that the new owners didn’t purchase the little storefront building from Park Place Entertainment, since it’s boarded up, and has no Golden Phoenix sign on it..
The quality of the games in the casino was dealer-dependent, with some dealing a reasonable game, and some spending more time shuffling than dealing. One of the worthless-game dealers actually cursed at me after I colored up a small win and didn’t tip her. It appears that this place reopened on the cheap. It is poorly maintained. The employees don’t seem to care about the patrons. Management doesn’t seem to care about the patrons. I’m sorry to report that there is nothing good to say about the place. If my experience is typical, the place will have no repeat business.
I give it a year before it files for bankruptcy.