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by , SmarterTravel Staff - October 3, 2007
The Great Reno Balloon Race, Nevada

Reno, NV

In the tradition of gambling in Nevada, the Great Reno Balloon Race is more a series of outlandish competitions than a showcase of hot air balloons. Watch as pilots compete in a blackjack tournament, tossing beanbags at four-foot playing cards spread out on the field—the first to reach 21 wins.

(Photo: The Great Reno Balloon Race)

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