Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Fun at the Carson Valley Inn, Slot World Reopens

Lead Baker Tracy Miller
Stacking Just Some of the Pie Boxes
for Thanksgiving Dinners to Go
Thanksgiving Week at the Inn
Patriotic Theme Tree
A Small Sample of  Our
Many Christmas Decorations
  • Free Pumpkin Pie Today! Earn just 50 points today (Wednesday) and then go to the casino kiosk and print your certificate for a Free Pumpkin Pie! Continue to enjoy the rest of your visit and remember to stop by Job’s Perk before you leave today and exchange that certificate for a free Pumpkin Pie. Thaw it out for dessert tomorrow or keep it frozen for the next holiday or a pumpkin pie emergency!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free Chocolate Shoppe Cranberry Pistachio Treat for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Thanksgiving Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and your opportunity to earn entries for the November 29 drawing for a Free Designer Wallet and Handbag.
  • If you ordered one of our Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners to Go before we sold out be sure to pick it up Thanksgiving Day just inside the hotel entrance between 10 AM and 1 PM at the time designated when you ordered. It's all boxed and ready to go and we'll even have folks available to carry the turkey and fixings to your car.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner: If you’re joining us for Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, Katie’s will get you seated as quickly as possible whether you’re partaking in our Thanksgiving Specials or dining off our regular menu. If you have Thanksgiving reservations in CV Steak we’ll look to seeing you at the time of your reservation. 
  • Poker Room Special Opening Time Thursday: Poker players, after spending the first part of the day with your families come on in when our Poker Room opens at its special starting time of 4 PM on Thanksgiving Day. 
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: We’ll be doing our regular Thursday VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM with a Free 43” TV for someone this week! Be sure to use your INN Club card while playing to qualify for these hot seat drawings
  • Shop Here Friday thru Sunday: While you’re here over Thanksgiving Weekend, stop by the 18th Annual Kandy Kane Holiday Craft Fair in our Valley Ballroom Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Lots of holiday decorations, gifts, crafts and much more - admission is free!
  • Candy Cane Lane Illuminates Friday: Our outdoor drive-thru Christmas light display powers up for the season this Friday at dusk and will continue nightly through December 31.  Thousands of Christmas lights highlight a variety of scenes (some moving) depicting traditional characters and images getting ready for and enjoying Christmas. Crank up your car radio as accompanying music can be heard by tuning to 89.9 FM.
  • Christmas Starts To Show Throughout the CVI: Our elves have been busy putting up the Christmas decorations inside the Carson Valley Inn and you’ll see even more activity after the Thanksgiving weekend as they scurry around to put on the final touches.
  • Friday Harvest Giveaways Drawings: Join us at 5, 7 & 9 PM for up to $10,000 in Cash and Free Play on the final Friday night of this November promotion!
  • 5X Points Saturday: That’s five times the benefits for your play all day this Saturday – a perfect day to pad your account with the points you’ll need for your next dinner out in CV Steak!
  • Harvest Giveaways Finale Saturday Night: Join us for drawings at 6 and 8 PM as we have plenty of cash and Free Play to distribute.
  • A $78,000 Christmas Bonus? Any of our readers would take it! Our Penny Progressive Jackpot now exceeds that amount and it can (and eventually will) only be won at one of our four properties; the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino, Sharkey’s Casino or Slot World.   

A Slow Moment During the 2016 Food Drive
Share Your Christmas Food Drive in Two Weeks!
Just two weeks until the KTVN Share Your Christmas Community Food Drive at our RV Park Entrance. This weekend is a good time to buy a few extra items to add to your drive-through donation on Friday, December 8 from 6 AM to 6 PM. See you then!

Slot World Joins the Family
Slot World Casino on Hwy 50 East in Carson City reopens at 8 AM today as part of our “family” that also includes Bodines Casino in Carson City, the Carson Valley Inn in Minden and Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville. Slot World underwent a complete transformation over the last 6 – 7 weeks with just about everything demolished and rebuilt from the air handling equipment, to the floors, walls, ceiling, restrooms, casino, kitchen, restaurant and everything in between!  Colorful lighting is evident throughout the casino bringing life and energy. A large bar in the center of the casino provides a gathering place to meet friends, enjoy a cocktail or watch sports on one of the many HDTV flat-screens. “Betsy’s Big Kitchen” is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner choices plus weekend dinner specials. Come on down and check it out . . . and be sure to follow, like and share the Slot World Facebook page.

Check Out These Interesting Tidbits
  • Our owner Mike Pegram has a horse scheduled to run in the $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Friday – check with the crew at our Race and Sports Book for more information.
  • Remember the boisterous Bunko for Breast Cancer event held in our Valley Ballroom last month? The evening of costumes, revelry and bunco play raised over $22,500 for the efforts of the Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center bringing the total to over a quarter of a million dollars raised by our community through this GE sponsored event over the last 14 years.
  • Sunday is National Cake Day and we innocently thought this would be a good opportunity to feature one of the many cakes made in our bakery. We went down to the bakery yesterday morning we were politely told by our bakers in unison that unless it was about a pie this week, they didn’t have time for us. After bringing our cake level up to par on Monday, they started concentrating on baking the pumpkin pies necessary to handle all of the Thanksgiving specials served in Katie’s, the many pumpkin pie orders placed in advance by our customers at our Katie’s bakery counter, and the double-digit dozens of pies needed to complete the Turkey Dinners to Go we will be distributing on Thursday morning.
  • Tuesday is National French Toast Day and with the opening of Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World we now have four locations at which you can enjoy French toast on Tuesday morning – or any morning. Joining Betsy’s (Texas toast base) are Katie’s (our own baked bread) at the Carson Valley Inn, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey’s Casino (brioche bread) and the restaurant in Bodine’s Casino (Texas toast base).
Sports Related – All of It
  • Our Guys Picks: It can’t get any worse for Greg going 1 & 5 the past three weeks.  He will continue to ride the Cleveland Browns (2 – 8 against the spread) and take them +8 ½ at the Bengals and the Arizona Wildcats as a pick’em at ASU.  Now on to the winning picks! Mike will take Bama –4 ½ at Auburn and the Washington State Cougars +9 at Washington.  Alan will continue his hot streak with the Chargers as a pick’em at the Cowboys and the Giants +7 ½ at the Redskins.  After 11 weeks, both Mike and Alan (the Sportsbook guys) are 13 & 9 and Greg (the Sales guy) is 7 & 15.
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all Televised Pro and College football games at the CVI - and our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is at $3776 this week. The parlay cards are just $5 each - pick all 15 Pro Propositions and the jackpot is yours!!
  • NFL hats, tee shirts, Budweiser merchandise and other prizes are given away in drawings during Monday Night Football at the CVI. Also, three tickets are distributed each week for the Ultimate Tailgate Party package which will be given away during the Monday Night Football game on December 18.
  • Monday Night Football Grid in our poker room every week – we start with four $40 prizes each week and add in any unclaimed prizes from the previous week. There’s been a scarcity of winners present lately so this coming Monday we’re giving away $144 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . that’s over $575! Earn entries during live poker games this week ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on Pro and College Football, NHL Hockey, Pro and College Basketball, and Horse Racing. Futures on the board include winners for the 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship and 2018 NHL Stanley Cup.
  • 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 three casinos (CVI, Bodines, Sharkey’s and Slot World) can be cashed at any of the four locations. 

Entertainment and Shenanigans in the Cabaret Lounge
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Denver Saunders tonight, The Kid and Nic Show Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Patrick Major Wednesday. Vocalist/guitarist Denver Saunders will have you dancing, laughing and even singing along. Kirk and Nicole Tracy have been performing together since 1977. Their Kid and Nic Show keeps the crowd dancing, singing and laughing along as they perform pop, rock, dance, oldies, current and classic country, 80's hits, Latin, funk, swing, blues, jazz and reggae. The show also features some fun "theme" medleys of songs from movies such as Grease, The Blues Brothers and Animal House. Patrick Major’s style includes his own mix of original guitar and vocals combined with rock classics from the last four decades.

In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Tonight’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 Alligator Tenderloin Medallions: three sautéed medallions with a garlic caper wine sauce for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. 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.
  • Holiday Full Disclosure:  We’re not big fans of negatives in this blog, but just so ya know, neither the CV Steak Sunset Special nor the usual Katie’s Pork Loin Special will be offered this Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino. 
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, November 15, 2017

Poker, Pizza, Eagles, Toys, Food, Free Pies and More in CVI Blog

Poker, Pizza, Points . . . Party!
The Calm Before The Saturday Party
The crew in our poker room got together last week and decided they would start smuggling pizza in on Saturdays  . . . So, our poker room now offers Free Pizza for players Saturdays from 6 PM until it's gone - what a perfect addition to the already-available free draft beer for players. Once on a roll, they started tweaking the high hand of the hour promotion and decided that all spins between 7 and 10 PM would pay Double Points on the wheel. We added it up and decided on the headline to this article: Poker, Pizza, Points . . . Party - Saturday evenings in our poker room! Check out all of our poker room special games, tournaments, promotions, hours and other information at this link.

Help Make Bill Chernock’s Cell Phone Ding!
Is He Watching You?
Or Are Your Watching Him?
Who is Bill Chernock and why do we want to make his phone ding? We’ll get back to that. The important point is that registration is now open for the 2018 Eagles and Ag Weekend Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28. Most of the social/educational events associated with this annual Gathering of Eagles and Celebration of Agriculture are centered around the Carson Valley Inn. Since moving the event to late January (the weekend before Super Bowl) the eagles and other raptors seem to be more cooperative and the events are selling out in advance. So, we suggest you go onto the Carson Valley Chamber’s website and register for those events that pique your interest. And be sure to call us at 775-783-6629 to make your hotel or motor lodge reservations at special Eagles and Ag rates. Now, back to Bill Chernock: he is the Executive Director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and it turns out that his cell phone “dings” every time an Eagles and Ag transaction is registered. Nothing makes Bill happier than to be sitting in a meeting and have the constant dinging as an “announcement” to others that the event is selling well!

Share Your Christmas Food Drive – Toys, Too!
Toys, Food, Money & More
Friday, December 8
We mentioned last week that the KTVN Share Your Christmas Community Food Drive is Friday, December 8 from 6 AM to 6 PM and we learned earlier this week that the Toys for Tots program is tying into all three Food Drive locations. So, in addition to dropping off food and money for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, you can also drop off toys for this long-time U.S. Marines sponsored program. If you absolutely cannot make it by on the day of the Food Drive (or even if you can) you can buy a $10 bag at the Gardnerville Raley’s or drop food at one of these companies gathering for delivery to the CVI location on December 8: Ginger Easley/REMAX, Parigini Orthodontics, Kaia Fit Minden/Carson City, Joe Benigno’s Tree Service and the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Oh, My – A Free Pie!
Earn A Free Pumpkin Pie
Next Wednesday
We’ll get back to the free pie in a minute. On a more timely matter, Monday, November 20 at noon is the deadline for ordering one of our Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners to Go for up to 10 people. It happens through the Katie’s supervisor who you can reach by calling 775-783-6664. As for the free pie, it’s a frozen pumpkin pie and you can pick one up on Wednesday, November 22 by earning 50 points the same day. Once that happens, you swipe your card at the casino kiosk for a pumpkin pie certificate and swing into Job’s Perk to pick it up. Thaw it for Thanksgiving or the next holiday! Speaking of Thanksgiving, enjoy our regular menu items in both CV Steak and Katie's or feast on one of our Thanksgiving Specials.

Slot World Rounds 4th Turn onto Final Stretch
While the analogy to a horse race is fitting for our owner, Mike Pegram, it truly does describe what’s going on at Slot World this week - a frantic race to the finish line! If all goes well and all approvals are obtained (there are many) we’ll be opening one day next week. Our walk-through this week was like ducking dodgeballs coming from behind a dozen bushes in every direction.  Whatever your notion of Slot World was before, throw it out the door! There are lots of new slots, creative lighting and coloring effects, a very large casino bar, three dozen TV screens, sports betting, a fourth location at which to win our multi-property Penny Progressive Jackpot and much more. A totally new and expanded Betsy’s Big Kitchen will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner plus weekend dinner specials. We could go on, but we hope everyone will come see for themselves. When? That information and the opening weeks’ promotions will be on the Slot World website and Slot World Facebook page as Slot World crosses the finish line and completes the Superfecta that started with Bodines Casino, followed by CVI, then Sharkey’s Casino!

Sports Related – All of It
  • Our Guys Picks:  An average week for the guys with each going 1 & 1.  This week Mike will be playing two OVERS in the NFL – Rams vs Vikings over 46 and Titans vs. Steelers over 44.  Alan will take the Eagles – 3 ½ at the Cowboys and the Falcons +3 at Seattle.  Greg loves two home dogs in the NFL, Cowboys +3 ½ vs. the Eagle and the Browns +7 ½ vs. the Jags. 
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Trivia Answer: 49 of our 50 states have Division I men’s basketball teams . . . Alaska does not.
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all Televised Pro and College football games at the CVI - and our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is at $3643 this week. The parlay cards are just $5 each!
  • NFL hats, tee shirts, Budweiser merchandise and other prizes are given away in drawings during Monday Night Football at the CVI. Also, three tickets are distributed each week for the Ultimate Tailgate Party package which will be given away during the Monday Night Football game on December 18.
  • Monday Night Football Grid in our poker room every week – we start with $160 each week and add in any unclaimed prizes from the previous week. This coming Monday we’re giving away $104 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . that’s a total of $416 if the winner is present to claim each of the four prizes. Earn entries during live poker games this week ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on Pro and College Football, NHL Hockey, Pro and College Basketball, Horse Racing and this weekend’s final NASCAR race: The Ford Ecoboost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Futures on the board include winners for the 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship and 2018 NHL Stanley Cup.
  • 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 three casinos (CVI, Bodines and Sharkey’s) can be cashed at any of the three locations. 

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
RYE Brothers tonight thru Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Denver Saunders Tuesday and Wednesday. The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. Vocalist/guitarist Denver Saunders will have you dancing, laughing and even singing along.

In the Casino
Free 3-in-1 Grater
for the first 150 Ladies Tonight
  • Penny Progressive:  The jackpot is now over $74,000 and it can only be won at one of our three properties; the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free 3-in1 Grater for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and your opportunity to earn entries for the November 29 drawing for a Free Designer Wallet and Handbag.
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM! Be sure to use your INN Club card while playing to qualify for these hot seat drawings.
  • Friday Harvest Giveaways Drawings: Join us at 5, 7 & 9 PM for up to $10,000 in Cash and Free Play!
  • 5X Points Saturday: That’s five times the benefits for your play all day this Saturday.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!

In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 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 Elk Tenderloin Tips sautéed with mushrooms and Cabernet Demi, served over peppered pappardelle pasta for $28.00. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. 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.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino. 

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, November 8, 2017

Food Drive, Free Spaghetti Feed, Thanksgiving Dining, Slot World Progress, Much More

KTVN Share Your Christmas Community Food Drive Coming Up
We just set the clocks back last weekend and that’s our signal that the KTVN Share Your Christmas Community Food Drive is only a month away . . . After we get through Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday! The date is Friday, December 8 from 6 AM to 6 PM in our parking area under the electronic marquee sign along Highway 395. Popular KTVN newscasters Arianna Bennett and Ryan Canaday will be returning to the CVI location this year and they’ll be joined by Ky Sisson and a support crew of three. Look for more information in the coming weeks about this incredible day of generosity that benefits the thousands of people in our community served by the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Free Veteran’s Day Spaghetti Feed This Saturday
Our 7th Annual Free Spaghetti Lunch for all Veterans and Active Military personnel is this Saturday in the Valley Ballroom. The Douglas High School Jr. ROTC Honor Guard will do the Presentation of Colors at 11 a.m. and Kimora Whitacre will sing the National Anthem. Lunch service will begin immediately after and continue until 2 p.m. Veterans and active military personnel simply present your military ID for entrance, and lunch for you and your guest is on the Carson Valley Inn!  If you don't have your ID, just tell the host about your service to our country and they’ll welcome you anyway!

Thanksgiving Reminders

We Survived a Slot World Walk Thru Yesterday!
A couple of us crawled out of the cubicle in which we write this blog and took a tour of what’s going on with the extensive (an understatement) renovations at our newest sister property, Slot World on Highway 50 E. in Carson City.
  • When we pulled up, there were so many cars in the parking lots that we felt for a moment the place was open and business was booming. Once we got inside, we realized that all those vehicles belonged to the many dozens of tradesmen, slot people, purveyors, delivery people, employees in training and others who just looked like they were doing something important.
  • We carefully darted between slots, various types of equipment being rolled in, large construction paraphernalia, boxes, crates, and just about every other imaginable piece, part, tool or contraption that goes into making a total renovation happen. While spending more time watching where we were going, we did notice the outline of the large casino-center bar is taking shape and part of the casino was carpeted with slots being placed. The rest of the casino was getting prepped with carpeting stacked nearby and ready to be laid later this week. It was most obvious that the previous interior had been totally demolished and that everything was new!
  • The only semblance of order (at least by layman’s definition) was the actual dining area of Betsy’s Big Kitchen where a couple dozen of the just-under-100 employees were going through a training session.  The rest are training later this week and next week or are shadowing various positions at the CVI, Bodines Casino or Sharkey’s casino.  
  • If you've driven by, you probably noticed that the outside of the building has been painted, most of the parking lot areas have been resurfaced and re-striped, and other signs of rebirth are starting to show – with more to come.
  • Realizing that the two of us with notepads did not fit into the hurrying and scurrying, we left with a promise to come back early next week, gather more detailed information, and start answering the many questions we’ve been receiving including the most often heard “When will you be reopening?”  We actually did get an answer to that one: Look for the reopening of Slot World right before Thanksgiving – if everything goes well. More next week!

Coffee, Ice Cream and Pizza – Repeat if Necessary!
  • Today is National Cappuccino Day and Job’s Perk (open 6 AM to 9 PM) offers this Italian coffee drink traditionally prepared with double espresso and steamed milk foam.
  • Saturday is National Sundae Day and we have plenty of options in Katie’s starting with our Baby Sundae and continuing on with our full-size selections including the Stuffed Fudge Brownie Sundae, Classic Hot Fudge Sundae, Turtle Sundae and a Banana Split (please, don't get us started on the discussion that went into whether or not a Banana Split is technically a Sundae!)
  • Sunday is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day. We enthusiastically send you up to Bodines Casino where we make hand-tossed pizzas to order and cook ‘em in Bodine’s special high-heat pizza oven. Have it any way you like from plain cheese all the way up to the Works Except Anchovies!

Basketball, Football and Other Sports Info
  • Our Guys Picks:  The Sportsbook Guys had a perfect weekend with all four of their picks winning.   Mike looks to continue his roll with Northwestern –4 ½ vs. Purdue and the Georgia Bulldogs –3 at Auburn.  Alan will take Colorado St. +5 ½ vs. Boise State and THE U (Miami) +3 ½ vs Notre Dame.  Greg looks to improve his pathetic overall record (including 0-2 last week) by taking Michigan St. +15 at Ohio St. and the Cleveland Browns +15 at the Detroit Lions.
  • The First Weekend of March Madness is only four months away . . . and the journey starts this weekend as the 351 NCAA Division 1 teams start play in 30+ conferences with the hopes of being one of the 68 teams making it into NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament also known as March Madness! Here’s an interesting fact: 49 of our 50 states have Division I men’s basketball teams . . . Do you know the one state that does not?
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all televised Pro & College football games at the CVI - plus our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is at $3,520 this week. Cards are just $5 each!
  • NFL hats, tee shirts, Budweiser merchandise and other prizes are given away in drawings during Monday Night Football at the CVI. Also, three tickets are distributed each week for the Ultimate Tailgate Party package which will be given away during the Monday Night Football game on December 18.
  • Monday Night Football Grid in our poker room every week – we start with $160 each week and add in any unclaimed prizes from the previous week. This coming Monday we’re giving away $85 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . earn entries during live poker games this week ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on Pro and College Football, NHL Hockey, Pro and College Basketball, Horse Racing and this weekend’s NASCAR Can-Am 500 at the Phoenix Raceway. Futures on the board include winners for the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship and 2018 NHL Stanley Cup.
  • 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 three casinos (CVI, Bodines and Sharkey’s) can be cashed at any of the three locations. 

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Roem Baur tonight, Justin Lee Band Thursday - Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Jonathon “JB” Barton Tuesday and Wednesday. Roem Baur is a multiple award-winning touring songwriter and classically trained opera singer. He ultimately answered the call of rock n' roll and has been featured on the main stage at Super Bowl 50, NBC's The Voice and at CES & SXSW conferences. With roots in small town Yerington, Nevada, Justin Lee brings a new level of excitement to country as we know it. A Night In The Country – Nevada’s largest country music festival – featured Justin on the main stage prior to The Band Perry in 2015.  Justin’s new album Where I Belong includes the single Like I've Fallen and here’s a link to the video, part of which was recorded in our TJ’s Corral. Jonathon “JB” Barton’s love for a variety of musical styles is apparent in his selection of favorites from Van Morrison, CCR, Hank Williams, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Eagles and many more. Come out and sing along!

In the Casino
Free 3-Bottle Nail Polish Set
to First 150 Ladies Tonight
  • Penny Progressive:  The jackpot is now over $70,000 – enough to do a major home remodel! Remember, this Progressive can only be won at one of our three properties; the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free 3-Piece Nail Polish Set for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and your opportunity to earn entries for the November 29 drawing for a Free Designer Wallet and Handbag.
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 & 8 PM! Be sure to use your INN Club card while playing to qualify for these hot seat drawings.
  • Friday Harvest Giveaways Drawings: Join us at 5, 7 & 9 PM for up to $10,000 in Cash and Free Play!
  • 5X Points Saturday: That’s five times the benefits for your play all day this Saturday.
  • Monthly Blackjack Tournament Tuesday: Our monthly Blackjack Tournament on Tuesday evening kicks all the entry fees and rebuys back to the top three finishers in the form of cash prizes. Signups start at 5 PM, the first round starts at 6 PM and the folks in the Pit (that’s the table games area) can answer questions and help you decide to participate!
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Thursday's special in CV Steak is the 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 Roasted Stuffed Quail with prosciutto, wild rice pilaf and plum port glaze for $28.00. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. 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.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino. 
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, November 1, 2017

Veterans Day Free Spaghetti Feed, Thanksgiving Dining and To-Go Specials, Harvest Giveaways, Much More

Annual Free Veteran’s Day Spaghetti Feed
Our 7th Annual Free Spaghetti Lunch for all Veterans and Active Military – plus one guest – is coming up on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11 in the Valley Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All area Veterans and active military personnel are welcome - simply present your military ID and lunch for you and your guest is on the Carson Valley Inn!  If you don't have your ID, just tell the host about your service to our country and they’ll welcome you anyway! Lunch includes fresh tossed garden salad with cherry tomatoes, croutons, parmesan cheese and Italian Dressing; spaghetti with choice of marinara sauce or Bolognese (meat sauce); garlic bread and assorted cookies.


Dawna M. won $15,572 last week when she hit the Grand Jackpot on our bank of Cash Locomotive Slots.  Dawna had just dropped her husband off at work and stopped in to try her luck. She was all smiles and quite excited when handed her cash winnings which she said will be used to pay off some bills and help cover an upcoming trip.

November Promotions Start
Our November Promotions start today and more details can be found in the In the Casino section below regarding our Wednesday Ladies’ Nights, Free Gifts Thursdays, Friday Harvest Cash and Free Play Giveaways, 5X Points Saturdays and more! Plus later this month check our blog to find out how you can get a Free Pumpkin Pie on November 22nd.

Thanksgiving at the Inn - Or at Home!
Thanksgiving Day dinner specials will be served along with our regular menus in CV Steak and Katie's Country Kitchen plus we’re also offering our popular Thanksgiving Dinner to Go for Up to Ten.
  • CV Steak is open Thanksgiving Day from 2:00 p.m. with two featured Thanksgiving dinner specials.  The Wood-Roasted Diestel Tom Turkey special is served with giblet pan gravy, sage apple herbed bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with pecans and spiced maple sauce, fresh vegetables and Grand Marnier cranberry relish for $26.  The Garlic Studded Prime Rib of Beef special is served with creamed apple horseradish sauce and choice of double-stuffed baked potato, au gratin potatoes or giant baked potato for $29. Both CV Steak Thanksgiving dinner specials include holiday soup or tableside tossed salad, fresh sourdough baguette and creamery butter.  CV Steak  reservations are strongly recommended for Thanksgiving Day; please call 775-783-6650.  As with all holidays, the CV Steak Sunset Special will not be served on Thanksgiving.
  • Katie's Country Kitchen is offering a Roasted Tom Turkey special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  This traditional Thanksgiving Dinner is served with giblet gravy, herbed bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables, cranberry sauce, choice of fresh garden green salad or corn and cheddar cheese chowder, bakery-fresh bread and pumpkin pie – all for $14.99 ($7.99 for children under 10).
  • Our Thanksgiving Dinner to Go for up to Ten includes a fully-cooked 18 - 20 pound turkey plus all the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans amandine, cranberry sauce, a pumpkin pie, rolls and butter all for just $89.00 plus tax. Orders may be placed anytime up to noon on Tuesday, November 21 (or until sold out) at the Katie's cashier counter or call 775-783-6664 and ask for the Katie's supervisor.  Pick up is at your requested time between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey will be hot and the rest is cooked and will simply need re-heating per the enclosed instructions.

What Time Is It? Depends Where you Look!
30 years ago when Daylight Saving Time ended in the fall it took just a few minutes to twist the hands back on the three or four clocks in your house (and possibly one in your car back then). Fast forward to this coming weekend and start thinking about the number of timekeeping devices that are affected: in the kitchen there's your oven, microwave, the coffee maker and possibly the refrigerator. Those probably have to be set manually. Fortunately, most of year personal electronic devices will reset automatically: the smart phone, your tablet, your laptop or desktop computers, step tracker and more. Same with the cable or satellite system and the associated time displays. Still have an answering machine on your home phone? That may or may not reset automatically. How about the timers on your sprinkler system or any devices set to turn lights on or off in your home? Better check your automobiles: most of those clocks still need to be reset automatically. After you have spent most of Sunday morning double checking all of this, we invite you to come on down to the Carson Valley Inn for breakfast, or lunch, or football viewing or, if it's later in the day, the Chandler Chicken Dinner in Katie's from 2 to 10 PM.

It’s all About Eating Here or Working Here!
  • Thursday is Men Make Dinner Day. The "rules" allude to men supposedly having to actually prepare dinner at home. However since the creators of this day are not known, nor is the date when it originated known, we say to the men, "Make reservations at CV Steak by calling 775-783-6650!"  And if you really want to stretch your luck (and probably get clobbered!) claim the reason for the dinner out is to recognize Housewife's Day on Friday!
  • Friday is Sandwich Day which is of special note to us gaming business folks. Seems John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was a heavy gambler who often spent many long hours in London's gambling parlors. As the story continues, he purportedly created the sandwich by putting meat between two pieces of bread which helped him remain at the gambling table for long periods of time. Those “gambling hall” days are in the past, but the sandwich has flourished and we offer plenty of choices in Katie’s here at the CVI, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey’s Casino and in the Bodines Casino restaurant.
  • Monday is Job Action Day. We invite you to consider joining the CVI team by checking out our current job openings on our website or by calling our job hotline at 775-783-9711 and pushing the “3” key.
  • Monday is Nachos Day and we invite you go either macho or bodacious: Katie's Macho Nachos include refried beans, cheese sauce, sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, green onions and black olives. Add chicken breast or beef for a small extra charge. Bodines Bodacious Nachos is tortilla chips smothered with homemade chili, cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream.

A Football Themed Cornhole Game is Included
in Our Ultimate Tailgate Package Prize
Football and Other Sports Info
  • Our Guys' Picks:  Alan’s perfect picks last week propelled him up the overall standings.  This week Alan’s will take the Eagles –8 against the Broncos and the Wildcats +7 at the USC Trojans. Greg will take the improving UNR team +22 at Boise St and Iowa St. +2 ½ at West Virginia.  Mike’s lock of the week is UNLV –8 against the Rainbows, he’ll lean on Texas A&M +15 against Auburn. 
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all Televised Pro and College football games at the CVI - and our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is at $3,422 this week. Cards are just $5 each!
  • NFL hats, tee shirts, Budweiser merchandise and other prizes are given away in drawings during Monday Night Football at the CVI. Also, three tickets are distributed each week for the Ultimate Tailgate Party package which will be given away during the Monday Night Football game on December 18.
  • Monday Night Football Grid in our poker room every week – we start with $160 each week and add in any unclaimed prizes from the previous week. This coming Monday we’re giving away $60 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . earn entries during live poker games this week ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on the World Series, Pro and College Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball, Horse Racing (The Breeders' Cup races this weekend) and this weekend’s NASCAR AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Futures on the board include winners for the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship and 2018 NHL Stanley Cup.
  • 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 three casinos (CVI, Bodines and Sharkey’s) can be cashed at any of the three locations. 

Whiskey Maiden Free in Our Cabaret Lounge this Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:
Chris Twomey tonight, Whiskey Maiden Thursday - Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Roem Baur Tuesday and Wednesday. Chris Twomey’s roots are deep into a genre of folk-rock - from 2Me to The Diva Kings to Dad's LPs to whatever is next!  Whiskey Maiden is a premiere country/rock/pop act featuring modern music, high energy performance & nonstop dance floor filling song selections. Fronted by the charismatic & soaring vocals of Sandy Nuyts, the members are highly skilled musicians that have performed with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Neil McCoy, Hootie & the blowfish, Edwin McCain & many more National & International artists. Roem Baur is a multiple award-winning touring songwriter and classically trained opera singer. He ultimately answered the call of rock n' roll and has been featured on the main stage at Super Bowl 50, NBC's The Voice and at CES & SXSW conferences.

In the Casino
  • Penny Progressive:  The jackpot is now over $67,000 and that's enough to cover a new car plus a nice vacation plus the taxes on your winnings! This impressive “paid on the spot” jackpot can only be won at one of our three properties; the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free Glass Sugar Bowl for the first 150 ladies and World Market Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and your opportunity to earn entries for the November 29 drawing for a Free Designer Wallet and Handbag.
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM! Be sure to use your INN Club card while playing to qualify for these hot seat drawings.
  • Friday Harvest Giveaways Drawings: Join us at 5, 7 & 9 PM for up to $10,000 in Cash and Free Play!
  • Monthly Ladies’ Only Poker Tournament Sunday: The cards start flying at 4 PM in the Poker Room . . . and refresher lessons are on the docket starting at 3 PM.
  • 5X Points Saturday: That’s five times the benefits for your play all day this Saturday.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!

In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 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 Braised Buffalo Short Ribs, American Bison short ribs braised and slow cooked in natural pan sauce for $30. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. 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.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino. 

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!