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Sources: Mobbed Up Casino Opens in The Biggest Little City

Nevada Casino History, “Reno’s Northern Club,” Al W. Moe, Jan. 1, 2017,

Nevada State Journal, “New Bonanza Club Opens For Preview,” Oct. 1, 1944.

Nevada State Journal, “News From the Bonanza,” Oct. 22, 1944.

Reno Evening Gazette (Nev.), “Bonanza Club Opens This Week,” Sept. 30, 1944.

Reno, Where the Gamblers Go!, Raymond I. Sawyer, Reno: Sawston Publishing Co., 1976.

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.), “Mob Looks to Win Big With Casinos in Valley,” Bruce Fessier, Dec. 1, 2014,

The Rise of the Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History of Reno Gaming, 1931-1981, Dwayne Kling, Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2000.