Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Concert Finale Friday, Jackpots for the Taking, Wine & Music Thursday, More

Picture by Conrad Buedel from 38 Special's 2015 Concert in TJ's Corral
Great Night in Store for 38 Special Concert
Looks like we couldn’t ask for better weather as we mark the last day of summer with our 38 Special Concert this Friday in TJ’s Corral.  Might want to bring a sweater or light jacket as it could be a little chilly by the time the concert winds down and, we do have a no-reentry policy. Otherwise, we’re looking for spectacular skies and a great finale to our 2018 Concert Series. It’s not too late to get tickets either on our website or in person at the Hotel Front Desk.  Get yourself in the mood for the concert, check out this great article posted by Tahoe Onstage which also includes some throwback to the 38 Special’s last appearance in TJ’s Corral in 2015 (see the picture above). Want a refresher on the top hits by 38 Special? Check out these 10 Essential 38 Special Songs as compiled by Classic Rock History.

Live Comedy Details Set
Last week we announced that Core 4 Comedy is coming to our Valley Ballroom on Saturday, November 10 with Host Jeff Anderson, Special Guest Luke Westberg, Feature Act Andy Picarro and Headliner Brian Lee. Tickets are on sale for just $20 and we hope you’ll act soon as the Valley Ballroom has considerably less capacity than TJ’s Corral! We’ll be gaining a personal insight into what the night will bring when Brian Lee visits with us next Wednesday to “check out” the layout of our Valley ballroom. So watch for more information  in our blog the first week in October but meanwhile get your tickets now either online or at our hotel desk for this fun Veterans Day weekend comedy show!

Four "Ripe" Jackpots at the CVI
Hit the Jackpot at the CVI
When the Penny Progressives Jackpot topped $40,000 earlier this week we went snooping in the casino to see what else was getting ripe. We found the Locomotive Grand Jackpot at over $13,000, the giant Buffalo Stampede jackpot in excess of $26,000 and the Fort Knox Progressive had topped $15,000. These are just some of the jackpots that are “getting’ up there” . . . there are plenty of others! Will you be our next 5-figure winner?

Wine, Music and Sharkey’s
The season’s final Third Thursday Wine Walk is this week and it looks like temperatures will be in the low 80s for start time at 4 PM.  Sip ‘n’ Sounds is the theme and various musical groups and soloists will be performing at a few outdoor locations along Highway 395 including the Stratton Center, Mid-Town Center West and Mid-Town Plaza East. Naturally, Sharkey’s casino will be glad to fill your official wine walk glass when you stop by the Silver Dollar Bar. Might want to plan on grabbing dinner at Sharkey’s and then crossing the street to Heritage Park where the  “False Rhythms” Reggae band will be performing and free dessert will be served as Main Street Gardnerville celebrates their 10th Anniversary starting at 7:30 PM. Need a seat to watch the band? Sharkey’s will be distributing a limited number of fold-out chairs while the supply lasts to official Wine Walk participants . . . so get to Sharkey’s early!

This Picture is Not Upside-down
There are a variety of acts joining U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the Aviation Roundup at Minden-Tahoe Airport in October and none is more “interesting” than the performance by Aaron Fitzgerald in the Red Bull BO-105 fully aerobatic helicopter. Quite an unusual sight to see a helicopter flying upside down . . . Most pilots will tell you it isn’t even possible. All this and more will fill the skies of Carson Valley on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 and now is the time to buy tickets either online at this link or at the Raley’s Gardnerville store! 

Football at the Inn!
  • Beer & Snacks: Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI. Our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • Football gets even bigger at the CVI next week . . . be sure to check next week's blog and you'll get the picture.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM climbed to $2,766 for this week. Pick all 15 games straight up and the Jackpot is yours! If no one hits the mark, the amount will increase again for next week.
  • Monday Night Football  Poker Room Grid: Two winning squares didn't get claimed this past Monday so the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters and final score are $65 each for the September 24th game.  You have to be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week.  Check out all the Poker Room promos and special games on this page.
  • Our Guys Bombed!  It was a rough week for the Guys giving us two winners out of eight games.  They look to rebound this week with Alan taking the Cowboys +1 at the Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Bucs +1 at the Steelers.   Greg loves Da’Bears -6 at the winless Cardinals and the LA Rams -7 vs. the Chargers in the battle of Los Angeles.  Steve is betting on the Browns -3 ½ against the Jets and the struggling  Bills +16 ½ at the Vikings.  Mike is once again going to dabble in the college ranks taking SMU +6½ at Navy and the over 43 ½ of the Iowa–Wisconsin game. 
  • What’s On The Board: This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, Major League Baseball, Canadian Football League, the Saturday night NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Just for Fun
Pizzas Assembled and Cooked Fresh to Order
in Bodines' Brick Pizza Oven
  • Thursday is Pepperoni Pizza Day. Our sister property Bodines Casino in Carson City makes pizzas fresh to order in their special brick pizza oven.  Order one in the restaurant, or while relaxing and watching football at or around Bodines' casino bar!
  • Tuesday is One Hit Wonder Day.  In 2002, VH1 aired a countdown of VH1's 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders. Here are the songs . . . how many of the artists can you remember without “looking it up?” Macarena, Tainted Love, Come on Eileen, I'm Too Sexy, Mickey, Who Let the Dogs Out?, Ice Ice Baby, Take on Me, Rico Suave, 99 Luftballons.
  • Tuesday is also Home Cooking Day. While staying home and cooking is one option, here’s another concept: don't dirty the pots and pans! Jump in the car, come over to the Carson Valley Inn and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Katie's . . . or dinner in CV Steak!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Wine Glass for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots.
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 5X Points on Reel Slots and 3X Points on Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in September, Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Big Game Drawings Friday and Saturday:  Join us at 6, 7 and 8 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash, hunting and fishing gear and FreePlay. 
  • Big Big Win Saturday:  A guaranteed $2,500 winner every Saturday this month during our Big Game Drawings.
  • FreePlay Bonus Up to $50 Monday: Use your card while playing and you are the guaranteed winner of $7 - $10 in FreePlay for each 250 points you earn on Monday up to 1,250 points! The FreePlay downloads automatically to your account.
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Buffalo Tournedos:  American Bison tenderloin filets grilled and finished with a red wine truffle demi for $32.   Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Jeff Campbell tonight, Arizona Jones Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Hans Eberbach next Tuesday and Wednesday. Jeff Campbell  is a vocalist,  impassioned  songwriter  and  lifelong  musician . . .  an  emotional,  evocative  poet  with  a  rock  lover’s  heart! Arizona Jones puts their rockin' spin on classic R&B hits from the 60's and 70's . . . and you never know who'll be singing louder, the audience or the band. They play the hits from Aerosmith and Amy Winehouse to Wilson Pickett and ZZ Top . . . and many artists in between.
Vocalist and songwriter Hans Eberbach sings for the band Joy & Madness, an evolution of vintage soul sound with modern classic pop sensibilities. He also fronts his own band HANS! and the HOT MESS.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Live Comedy in Valley Ballroom, 38 Special in TJ's Corral, Jets in the Sky

Live Comedy in Our Valley Ballroom
Brian Lee Headlining
Core 4 Comedy 
Core 4 Comedy is coming to our Valley Ballroom  November 10 with a night of hilarity showcasing four professional touring comics including Host Jeff Anderson, Special Guest Luke Westberg, Feature Act Andy Picarro and Headliner Brian Lee. Tickets will go on sale in the next few days and will be available online.

Headliner Brian Lee started doing stand-up comedy in 2000 and has gone from being a 10-minute opening act to headlining all over the United States and Europe.  In addition to being a veteran of the stage, he is also a Veteran of the U.S. military.  A combined 24 years between the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy has given him quite a unique perspective and the opportunity to perform around the world.  Brian invites all military to join him in honoring our veterans at the CVI on Veteran’s Day Weekend!

Brian’s motto has always been “talk about what you know,” and that’s just what he does. Drinking, relationships, lousy day jobs, family life, more drinking, and the possibility of a new religion are just a few of the topics Brian tackles. Brian also takes audience participation to a new level with his off-kilter game show, “Cerebral Punishment.” Brian is the co-founder of Core 4 Comedy, a.k.a. C4 Comedy which also includes the evening’s other three performers.

38 Special Concert Almost Here
38 Special has a sound that Stephen Thomas Erlewine defines as "halfway between country-fried blues-rock and driving, arena-ready hard rock."  Sounds like the perfect way to describe their more popular hits which include "Caught Up in You," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," and "Like No Other Night," Their hit ballad "Second Chance" probably doesn't fall under that definition, but it certainly was a smash!  All these and more will be on the playlist when 38 Special wraps up our 2018 Concert series in TJ’s Corral on Friday, September 21. You can buy tickets on our website or in person at the Hotel Front Desk.

Aviation Roundup Just a Month Away
The 2018 Aviation Roundup at Minden-Tahoe Airport is just a month away and now is the time to make your plans, get your tickets and start getting ready for a very active weekend in the Carson Valley! The 30-second TV commercial above will definitely get you in the mood . . . as will reading this article put together by the Carson Valley Visitors Authority regarding the various acts. The Carson Valley Inn is proud to be a major sponsor of this event and we hope you’ll join us in supporting this event with your attendance on one of the two days!

Sports Book - Mostly Football!
  • Reminder: Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI. Our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM did not hit week one so it has incremented to $2,647 for this week. Pick all 15 games straight up and the Jackpot is yours! If no one hits the mark, the amount will increase again for next week.
  • Monday Night Football Grid: We have a new one in our poker room every week and you obtain squares by making various hands during the week in live poker games. There’s a $40 payout for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters and for the final score. You have to be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week. Last Monday, winner was not present the first quarter, and, believe it or not, one person who had two different squares hit all three of the other prizes. So, the first $40 rolls forward and this week’s squares are worth $50 each! Check the details on this page.
  • Our Guys Picks:  it was an average week for three of our prognosticators going 1 & 1. Greg was the shining star with a perfect 2 & 0 weekend.   Now it’s on to week two with Alan taking the Niners -5½ & the Chiefs +5.  Mike loves the over 71½ of the Houston – Texas Tech game and the Oklahoma Sooners -18.  Steve will ride with the Nevada Wolf Pack -4 and the Saints -9.  Mr. Perfect will play the Patriots -2½ and the Seahawk +3½.  
  • Sports and Race Betting: You can place and collect sports bets any time the Sports Book is open at the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino. At Sharkey’s and Slot World, all sports betting is done at Guest Services. A winning sports bet placed at any of our four casinos can be cashed at any of our four casinos.  Horse Race bets can only be placed or cashed when the Race and Sports Book is open at CVI or Bodines Casino.
  • What’s On The Board: This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, Major League Baseball, WNBA Championship Games, Canadian Football League, Sunday’s NASCAR South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Just for Fun
The Smile that Comes Out
with a $4,500 Win!
  • Tomorrow is Fortune Cookie Day. It is also Defy Superstition Day and Positive Thinking Day. So, we suggest you combine all three of these in whatever manner you feel is best and plop down in front of one of our 20+ slots that have the Fortune Cookie game option. Forget your superstitions, think positively, and go for it! Not sure, but positive thinking a couple of days early might be what Christine S (pictured) did on Monday night when she won a $4,500 jackpot on one of our Triple Diamond Wheel of Fortune slots.
  • Saturday is Double Cheeseburger Day and Tuesday is Cheeseburger Day. We're not sure why each of these configurations needs its own "day" - nor are we sure why either one of them actually needs a "day" - but we do have plenty of options for both every day in Katie's!
  • Saturday is also Linguini Day. Our favorite, hands down, is the Seafood Linguini in CV Steak: shrimp, scallops, and diced lobster with your choice of lemon butter sauce or spicy Pomodoro sauce. . . . A hearty dish served with warm bread, and our tableside tossed House salad, of course!
  • Sunday is Guacamole Day. Since this falls between Double Cheeseburger Day and  Cheeseburger Day, either go back to basics and order avocado (the early "stage" of guacamole) or our special guacamole "side" for your burger!
  • Monday is Monte Cristo Sandwich  Day. The Cook of Monte Cristo (whoever he was!) was reported to have said, "There are two things man thought they could not improve on. The Club sandwich, and French toast. Our culinary hubris was found in err when the Monte Cristo Sandwich was invented.”  We doubt there really is a "Cook of Monte Cristo" and  we double checked to make sure that "hubris" was a real word and appropriate to the quote. Having said that, celebrate the day by enjoying a Monte Cristo every in Katie's: A deep-fried sandwich with ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, American cheese and syrup!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Dual Sided Vanity Mirror for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots.
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 5X Points on Reel Slots and 3X Points on Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in September, Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Big Game Drawings Friday and Saturday:  Join us at 6, 7 and 8 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash, hunting and fishing gear and FreePlay. Big Big Win Saturday:  A guaranteed $2,500 winner every Saturday this month during our Big Game Drawings.
  • FreePlay Bonus Up to $50 Monday: Use your card while playing and you are the guaranteed winner of $7 - $10 in FreePlay for each 250 points you earn on Monday up to 1,250 points! The FreePlay downloads automatically to your account.
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Grilled Elk Medallions with a Brandy Cherry Demi for $32.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Revival in the Cabaret Lounge the Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Denver Saunders tonight, Revival Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Jeff Campbell next Tuesday and Wednesday. Denver Saunders is the inspiring vocalist/guitarist who is a mainstay with the band Well Dressed Mannequins! Revival recreates the music of the '60s, '70s, and '80s with a stunning accuracy and precision that's rarely found in today's live music scene. They will take you from the British invasion, through the muddy fields of Woodstock, to the diverse songs of the 80's! Jeff Campbell  is a vocalist,  impassioned  songwriter  and  lifelong  musician . . .  an  emotional,  evocative  poet  with  a  rock  lover’s  heart!

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Job Fair Tuesday, Football is Back, Somebody Like You at the 38 Special Concert

Job Fair Tuesday
Whether you’re looking for Flexibility, Opportunity or something in between, we invite YOU to stop by our Job Fair this coming Tuesday from 3 to 7 PM in the Convention Center at the Carson Valley Inn!  We’ll be hiring for full-time and part-time positions at all four of our properties: the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville, and Bodines Casino and SlotWorld Casino in Carson City. Many positions have flexible scheduling and there's always an opportunity to grow within our company if there’s a match between our needs and your personality, ambition and talents!

Marissa (l), Miguel (c) and Sandy (r) All Now Work Part Time
Flexibility: Marissa worked for us full-time this summer as a hostess in Katie's and she now works weekends while applying herself midweek towards earning her AA degree at Western Nevada College. Miguel started as a busser in Katie's in 2015 and his attitude and work ethic quickly got him promoted to a server position. He's now working full time during the summer and weekends during the school year as he attends the University of Nevada. Says Miguel, “The company allows me to pursue my education yet keep earning money!"   Sandy works three 6-hour shifts in Job's Perk each week because “and I don't want to be home all the time, I wanted something to bring in a few extra dollars and keep my mind going while building new memories!”


Jessica (l), Darren (c) and Shalyn (r) "Moved Up Through the Ranks!"
Opportunity: As we have grown to four properties – with perhaps more on the horizon? – We continue to train from within. Jessica started as a busser in CV Steak, soon took on bartending, later moved to the casino floor as a slot attendant/cocktail server and slot lead position. She then went into our Manager On Duty (MOD) training program and is now part of the CVI MOD staff. Shalyn started as a server in Katie's back in 2006.  Two+ years ago she went into the MOD training program during which she worked at all four of our properties and is now one of the Managers on Duty at Sharkey's. Darren first worked at the CVI in Katie's and the old Michael's Restaurant when he was in high school.  He return to the CVI when he turned 21 and worked as a change person and slot key person before being promoted to his current position as slot lead/supervisor. 

Let's Talk: Whether you’re looking for flexibility, opportunity, or something in between, we’d like to meet you and talk with you at Tuesday's Job Fair. Department representatives will be doing interviews and will be extending job offers to successful applicants.  Want to shortcut the process?  Stop at the Carson Valley Inn HR Department any time between now and Tuesday to pick up an application or click on this link and download a fillable PDF job application. You can save it, complete the info, print it, and bring it with you to the Job Fair (or before if you wish).

38 Special Concert Perfect for
Somebody Like You!
Who is attending the 38 Special Concert in TJ’s Corral on Friday, September 21? Hopefully it’s Somebody Like You,” the title of the 38 Special hit from the album "Strength in Numbers" recorded for A&M Records and released in 1986.  You can buy tickets on our website or in person at the Hotel Front Desk.

  • Over 40 HDTVs, the full NFL package, and the just about every major college game combine to  provide plenty of viewing opportunities in the Cabaret Lounge, Cabaret Bar, pit area, poker room and CV Steak Bar. Add in the HDTVs at Sharkey’s Casino, Bodines Casino and SlotWorld Casino and our combined football and other sports viewing possibilities exceed 100  screens!!
  • Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer - as much beer as we can fit in an 16 ounce cup - during  all NFL games at the CVI. Want to munch while you watch? Our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is back and it’s been expanded to all four properties with a special $5 parlay card each week. Pick all 15 games straight up and the Jackpot is yours! The “pot” starts at $2,500 and it works very similar to a slot progressive: The amount climbs each week based on the number of cards bet until it hits! Play as many cards as you wish and remember, the jackpot can only be won at one of our four casinos!
  • Special Giveaways for Monday's Raider's/Rams Game:  We have an assortment of Raiders hats and t-shirts to give away during this Monday's Raider's/Rams game which is scheduled to kick off at 7:20 PM. We’ll continue with Raiders and Niners merchandise giveaways whenever either of these teams is playing on a Thursday or Monday night. Watch for Greg when he’s distributing drawing tickets.
  • A $160 Monday Night Football Grid is on tap in our poker room every week and you can obtain squares by making various hands during the week in live poker games. Check the details on this page and get in on the $40 payouts for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters and for the final score. This week’s squares are for the early Jets/Lions game scheduled for 4:10 PM.
  • Our Guys Picks:  the last few years Mike and Alan from our Sports Book and Greg from the Sales team have picked two games (college or pro) each week to see who can come up with the best record at the end of the year.  All three guys agreed to jump in again this year and Steve Forester also joined in so let's see how they do.  Alan is going with two NFL underdogs this week: the Texans +6 ½ at New England and the Jets +6 ½ over the Lions.  Mike chimed in with Rutgers +36 at Ohio St. and the Minnesota Golden Gophers -2 ½ against Fresno St.   Greg kicked off his season taking the Eagles +2 ½ at Atlanta and Da’Bears +8 ½ at Green Bay.  Steve joins the fray with the Saints -9 ½ at Tampa Bay and the Browns +5 vs. the Steelers.
  • Bet Here/Collect There! Sports tickets can be cashed-in at Guest Services when the Sports Book is closed. Horse Race tickets can be cashed only when the Race and Sports Book is open. Winning sports bets placed at any of our four casinos (CVI, Bodines, Sharkey’s and SlotWorld) can be cashed at any of the four locations.
  • What’s On The Board: This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, Major League Baseball, WNBA Championship Games, Canadian Football League, Sunday’s NASCAR Big Machine Brickyard 400 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Just for Fun
  • Friday is Beer Lovers Day.  Arnold Schwarzenegger is credited with having said, “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” So when with the kids, order milk for them in Katie's. When here without them, enjoy a beer at our Casino Bar, CV Steak Bar or at your seat while gaming!
  • Sunday is Grandparents Day.  Here's a shout out to all of the grandparents who frequent the CVI! How about all of us with grandparents grab a couple of cupcakes at the Katie’s Bakery Counter and give ‘em to grandma and/or grandpa just to show your appreciation!
  • Tuesday is TV Dinner Day.  Don't even think about it . . . if you don't feel like the meal preparation process, keep the freezer closed and head into Katie's or CV Steak!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Super Soft Car Dashboard Cover for the first 150 ladies and All Wrapped Up Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots..
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 5X Points on Reel Slots and 3X Points on Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in September, Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Big Game Drawings Friday and Saturday:  Join us at 6, 7 and 8 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash, hunting and fishing gear and FreePlay. 
  • Big Win Saturday:  A guaranteed $2,500 winner every Saturday this month during our Big Game Drawings.
  • FreePlay Bonus Up to $50 Monday: Use your card while playing and you are the guaranteed winner of $7 - $10 in FreePlay for each 250 points you earn on Monday up to 1,250 points! The FreePlay downloads automatically to your account.
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks slow cooked in beer, tomato, mustard and fresh herbs for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Chris Twomey tonight, The California Cowboys Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Denver Saunders next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Chris Twomey has roots deep into a genre of folk-rock; from 2Me to The Diva Kings to Dad's LPs to whatever is next.
R. W. Smith and the California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound, with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies.  The group has appeared on concert billings with such country favorites as Alabama, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Clint Black, George Jones, Joe Diffe, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, The Bellamy Brothers, Restless Heart, Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many other country stars. Denver Saunders is the inspiring vocalist/guitarist who is a mainstay with the band Well Dressed Mannequins!

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Job Fair, Out with the Old, Mini Pies, More

Job Fair September 11
We’re actively hiring for all four of our properties, the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville, and Bodines Casino and SlotWorld Casino in Carson City. We have both part-time and full-time positions available and we’d like to talk with you at our Job Fair on Tuesday, September 11 from 3 to 7 PM in the CVI Convention Center.  Not trained in the area in which you have an interest? No problem. If you have enthusiasm and an outgoing personality, we’ll train you for the job!

Part -Time: Perhaps you’re back in school and want a part-time job that fits your schedule? Perhaps your kids are back in school and you’d like to work a few hours a day?  Perhaps you are retired and miss the social interaction that working with the public provides?  Perhaps you have a full time job and would like part time work to subsidize your income or save for a special project or purchase?

Full-Time:  This is your opportunity to investigate our growing company for positions in all hospitality industry areas including food and beverage, hotel, casino, accounting, administrative, and more. Many of our current supervisors and managers started in entry-level positions – that’s what happens in a growing company and we would like to tell you more!

Department representatives will be at the Job Fair doing interviews and will be extending job offers to successful applicants.  Want to shortcut the process?  Stop at the Carson Valley Inn HR Department any time between now and September 11 or click on this link and download a fillable PDF job application. You can save it, complete the info, print it, and bring it with you to the Job Fair (or before if you wish).

Will 38 Special be "Caught Up in You"
on Friday, September 21?

“Caught Up In You” is one of 38 Special’s classic songs, first released on the band’s Special Forces album in 1982. Written by Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi and Jim Peterik, this is just one of the group’s many hits you’ll hear in TJ’s Corral on Friday, September 21 when 38 Special closes out our 2018 concert season. You can buy tickets on our website or in person at the Hotel Front Desk.

Old Carpet Being Torn Out
in Valley Ballroom This Week
A New Look for Your
Next Event at the CVI
Seems like there’s always something being remodeled or refreshed here at the Carson Valley Inn. This week, it’s the Banquet Department’s turn as new carpet is being installed in both the Valley Ballroom and West Wing of our convention center. We’ve also done quite a bit of updating in most of our hotel rooms in the last few months and we’ll be putting the finishing touches on many of the rooms (and posting pictures) as soon as business slows down this fall. We have a few other surprises coming this winter and you’ll read about it here in our weekly blog.

Blood Drive Thursday
Following up on the information we had in last week’s blog, this is a reminder that the United Blood Services Blood Drive is in our west parking lot under the big electronic sign this Thursday from noon to 6 PM.  You can still schedule ahead at this link or just show up and the Bloodmobile folks will get you processed as soon as they can!

Just for Fun
Mini Boston Creme Pie (l) and Mini Lemon Meringue Pie (r)
  • Tomorrow is Slinky Day. We just thought some of our readers would like to know this factoid!
  • Any Day is perfect to stop by our Katie’s Bakery Counter and take home one of our Mini Boston Crème Pies or Mini Lemon Meringue Pies.  No one has to know . . .
  • Tuesday marks the 20 year anniversary of the formation of Google. Want to verify this info? Google It!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Complete Bath/Shower Set for the first 150 ladies and Bath & Body Works Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo.
  • 34th Birthday Giveaway Grand Prize Drawings Thursday and Friday:  Join us at 6 and 8 PM for $10,000 Guaranteed in cash and FreePlay over the two nights between CVI and Sharkey’s.
  • Labor Day Points Bonus Monday: 6X Points on Reels, 3X Points on Video Poker all day on Labor Day.
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet Regular Season NCAA Football, the last week of NFL Preseason Football, Major League Baseball, WNBA Playoff Games, Canadian Football League, Sunday’s NASCAR Bojangles’ Southern 500 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
  • Thursday is College Colors Day. With a dozen FBS Division I-A games on the Thursday schedule, and all 32 NFL teams completing their preseason in Thursday games, whatever color you have in your wardrobe should be just fine as you catch the football action in our Cabaret Lounge and Casino Bar areas!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday its Grilled Duck Breast marinated with fresh herbs for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Carolyn Dolan tonight, Buddy Emmer Band Thursday thru Sunday and Chris Twomey Rollins Monday thru next Wednesday.  Carolyn Dolan can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad.  For the last fifteen years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red. A longtime favorite on the West Coast and Northern Nevada circuit the Buddy Emmer Band’s versatile style includes everything from blues to jazz, rock to reggae and top 40. Whatever your taste in tunes they will be sure to please!  Chris Twomey has roots deep into a genre of folk-rock; from 2Me to The Diva Kings to Dad's LPs to whatever is next.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!