August 30, 2014
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The hotel-casino where a brawl between rival motorcycle gangs erupted into a fatal shootout in September has a new rule for anyone attending this weekend's spring Street Vibrations rally in downtown Sparks: check your colors at the door.
Stephen Ascuaga, executive vice president at John Ascuaga's Nugget says the new rule is the direct result of last year's gun battle that claimed the life of the president of the Hells Angels chapter in San Jose, Calif.
Casino spokeswoman Beth Cooney says the ban extends to all clubs, not just those tied to gang activity.
Reno Deputy Police Chief Mike Whan said police can't enforce a colors ban but most downtown casinos there also seem to be on board with a voluntary prohibition.