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Inside Harolds Club’s Covered Wagon Casino in later years


When brothers, Harold S. Smith, Sr. and Raymond A. Smith, opened a small casino called Harolds Club in Reno, Nevada, the main attraction was mouse roulette “where customers bet their small change on what color or number a scampering rodent would choose to rest up from his running,” wrote Robert Laxalt in Nevada: A History. Harold Smith, Sr. confirmed this was true in his memoir, I Want To Quit Winners

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