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Reno Might Ban New Casinos On North Edge Of Downtown

The city of Reno is considering a plan to ban any new casinos or unrestricted gambling licenses on the north edge of downtown, part of an effort to redevelop the mile-long corridor linking the city to the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. 

The proposal, expected to go before the city's Regional Transportation Commission later this month, is part of a broader plan to expand the university's boundaries to the south across U.S. Interstate 80.  Existing holders of gambling licenses within those boundaries would be allowed to continue to operate, including the Circus Circus hotel-casino, but no new ones would be granted going forward. Fred Turnier, the city's director of community development, said the goal is to help increase the university's visibility from downtown.
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