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The Desperado is a New Reno casino, and home to the Mordino family. It is the focal point for the New Reno drug industry, primarily jet.


The casino itself is lacking the glamour of the outer facade. The interior is dirty and poorly lit. The slot machines are in disrepair. The upper level of the casino is broken up into a series of rooms, with Big Jesus' room at the center. Most of the rooms are leased out to the guards. The basement has a large boiler, several rats, and a ne'er-do-well named Pretty Boy Lloyd. In addition, the basement contains a room filled with crates and an oxygen tank filled with toxic gas.

Notable loot

Related quests

All Mordino related quests will originate from this location. Big Jesus has three jobs that need doing. A new recruit needs to deliver a package to the head guard at the Stables, force payment out of the local porn studio, and take out Louis Salvatore. Big Jesus doesn't pay as handsomely as some of the other bosses, but all of his jobs are easy and provide a quick path to becoming a Made Man in Reno.


The Desperado appears in Fallout 2 and is mentioned in Fallout Bible.

Behind the scenes

  • The design of the exterior entrance to the Desperado is heavily influenced by the real-life Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
  • The casino itself is a reference to the Reno casino Eldorado. The Mordinos also appear to be a reference to the Carano family, who owns the Eldorado.