Sometimes you get an itch for gambling that cannot be satisfied unless you give it a good scratch. Unfortunately, with Vegas being over 9 hours away and Reno being far too cold to deal with in the winter, I had to forgo my dreams of splendor until a friend introduced me to GARDEN CITY casino right her in good ol' Santa Clara. It was a fun night and we had a fantastic time. From the outside, the place is not your typical casino. There is no fanfare or blaring lights. It's brown and white hues make it simply blend in with the surrounding residential look of Santa Clara. Inside, there is a laid back cozy feel. It operates 24 hours a day and I have never noticed it looking dingy or dirty at any time. They upkeep it well. They play all the usuals: blackjack, poker, pai gow, etc. and variations.