The sole reason we went to Reno was that one of Anil's cousins gave us a free voucher for two nights at one of the hotels there. The hotel was called "Atlantis" and as most (if not all) hotels in Reno it doubles as a casino.
Compared to Las Vegas, Reno looks pretty sad. The hotels/casinos there are much smaller and less lavish, there are much less people on the streets, less live shows, and less nightlife in general. It also seems that Reno is not popular with younger people, as the vast majority of people we saw there looked 60+.
We did not mind any of that, as we were using Reno only as a base to explore nearby mountains.
Reno, the biggest little city in the world:
Reno as seen from a funky elevator at our hotel: