Book on Incline Village Casino released

Reno, Nev.-based author Doresa Banning has released the nonfiction book “A Bold Gamble at Lake Tahoe: Crime and Corruption in a Casino’s Evolution” about the former Incline Village Casino that was stood on the site of the present-day Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.

“This is the story of a gambling business’ journey from concept to stability during the 1960 and 70s, a time when the industry was mob infiltrated, often volatile, theft and cheating prone, and unpredictably policed,” says Banning of her new book.

Banning also writes the gambling history and true crime blog “It Really Happened!” at |