Colors Barred at Biker Rally After Gang Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 155790435 -
Gray Television, Inc.