Wednesday, September 28, 2016

TG Sheppard Returns, New Casino Promotions, Another Beer Day, More

His Last Acoustic Performance at the CVI Sold Out!
TG Sheppard Returning in November!  Combined with 21 number one hits, and being ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time, TG Sheppard’s unstoppable passion for music has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. T.G.'s first commercial album in over 13 years "Legendary Friends & Country Duets" was released a year ago - a duet CD with some of music's biggest icons including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Kelly Lang, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Englebert Humperdink, Lorrie Morgan, Crystal Gayle, Delbert McClinton, The Whites, Mickey Gilley, Steve Cropper, Jimmy Fortune, and Wayne Jackson and the Memphis Horns. TG will bring an acoustical evening full of chart topping hits like "Last Cheaters Waltz","I Loved 'Em Everyone","Do You Wanna Go To Heaven", "Party Time" and many more to the intimate setting of the Valley Ballroom on Saturday night, November 12. Tickets are $25 and are available starting at 9 a.m. today at the hotel desk or by calling 775-783-6606. A special 2-night package is also available that includes tickets for TG’s Concert. All the details are at this link.

Which Would Your Choose: A New Harley or $10,000
October Rolls In Saturday – But First, A Harley?  Two quick suggestions: First, don’t miss out on the Grand Prize Drawings this Friday at 6 PM and 8 PM our September Cash/Harley giveaway promotion. It’s all about the Golden Tickets and the chance to win generous amounts of cash, free play and even a brand-new Harley or $10,000! Second, Saturday brings October and new casino promotions for you to enjoy so be sure to look through the In the Casino section below as there just might be something there that catches your interest.


19 Bottled Beers at Bodines, Over a Dozen at CVI &
Sharkey's, plenty of draft choices, what's that add up to?
 
Not Another Beer Day!! Not to be confused with International Beer Day (August 5) or National Beer Day (April 7), today is National Drink Beer Day. Turns out that according to one survey, beer is America’s #1 social drink of choice (can you guess what came in second?), Americans love domestic beer over imported beer by a 2-to-1 margin and some states are more prone than others to have beer as the top drink to enjoy with friends at a bar or other social venue. We started counting up how many different bottled beers and draft beers we have between our two bars at the Carson Valley Inn, the Silver Dollar Bar at Sharkey’s Casino and the Casino Bar and the Sports Bar at Bodines Casino and . . . . well the total was close to one of the numbers in this song!

Bunko for Breast Cancer is coming up Saturday, October 8 and we hope you’re planning to attend this jubilant event with eclectically costumed wanna-be-sports-stars in our Valley ballroom. More information is available on the Bunko for Breast Cancer Web Page or the Bunko for Breast Cancer Facebook PageHowever you choose to get the information, please do get involved in some form or another – All proceeds support the Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center!

Sports and Race Book:
  • This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, NFL and NCAA Football, the semi-finals of the WNBA Playoffs and Sunday’s Citizen Solder 400 NASCAR race.  Also on the board: updated futures bets on who will win the World Series, the 2016 Season NCAA Football Championship and the February, 2017 Super Bowl.
  • The PRO PK’EM Parlay Progressive is now at $2986 – pick all 15 NFL games straight up on the $5 card and it’s yours!
  • Chatter around the Sportsbook: Lots of talk, speculation and action on three big college conference games this weekend between undefeated teams. Friday night, Stanford (3-0) battles Washington (4-0), midday Saturday Wisconsin travels to Michigan (both 4-0) and Saturday evening Louisville takes on Clemson (both 4-0).  On the NFL front, the Raiders (2-1) continued to draw more interest (and more bets!) for their Sunday morning game against the undefeated Ravens. You can watch and bet these games plus many more here at the CVI. 

The Nighthawks This Weekend in Cabaret Lounge
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  John Palmore entertains tonight,  The Nighthawks are in Thursday through Saturday, we show NFL Football on the Big Screen in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and Jonathon “JB” Barton performs next Tuesday and Wednesday.  A popular local (Gardnerville/Wellington) country and rock band, The Nighthawks specialize in popular dance tunes from the 60's and 70's. The group performs a wide variety of styles covering artists from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top, including great classic country tunes and expert performances of classic rock songs. The Nighthawks are Mike Clark (bass), Leon Leet (guitar), Mark Harris (guitar) John Mcknight (drums) and, when the guys are nice to her, Wendy Adkisson on vocals. Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

This Week at the CVI
  • In the Casino
    • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free lighted mirror gifts to the first 150 ladies, World Market Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and the big drawing for a free Day Spa Package at Pure Glow.
    • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the odd hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
    • Friday Drawings: Grand prize drawings in our September Harley Promotion are at 6 and 8 p.m. with plenty of cash, free play at the chance to win a brand-new Harley or $10,000. Use your INN Club card while you play!
    • 4X Points Saturday: this Saturday and every Saturday in October earn 4X Points all day.
    • Ladies Poker Tournament Sunday: Our monthly Ladies-Only Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament is late Sunday afternoon with sign ups starting at 4 p.m. There’s a $40 buy-in, no re-buys and lots of fun extras.
    • Free T-Shirt Mondays: We're giving away Free Long Sleeve CVI T-Shirts every Monday through October 24th!  To qualify, simply earn 75 points the same day and the free T-Shirt is yours . . . plus you keep the points!
    • Senior Mondays: Seniors 55 and over are invited to our Senior Mondays during October from 8 AM to 11 AM in the Cabaret Lounge. We’ll have free coffee and cookies, free bingo games and a chance to win free play and cash!
    • Our Penny Progressive had topped $19,000 on Tuesday Night – only can be won on one of the Triple Red Hot 7's slots at the CVI, Sharkey’s or Bodines.
    • Poker Room: Our Poker Room offers a Monday Night Football squares grid plus Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week – plus an Omaha 4-8 ½ kill Hi-Lo game is back on Mondays (sure sounds like Peyton Manning calling an audible!)  Click here for all that’s happening in our poker room
    • Here’s a Handy Page with all our September Casino Promotions!
  • In Our Restaurants
    • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for just $6.99 each! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
    • The 18-Piece Sushi Platter Special is served in CV Steak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Roasted Stuffed Quail 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. All three 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’s, CV 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, September 21, 2016

Bunco, Football, Candy, Pennies, One Hit Wonders and More

Immediate Seating - Now at 3 Locations!
Penny Progressive Climbing Faster! “Old hat” to Carson Valley Inn players, we recently (like last week) linked our popular Penny Progressive to Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino. Now 26 slots are feeding the jackpot which is naturally growing at a more rapid rate. Steve Forrester, our “Corporate” Slot Director (he hates it when we give him a title like that) jump-started the idea many months ago based upon comments from our Bodines and Sharkey’s customers who were nudging us with “hey, why can’t we get in on this penny progressive jackpot!?” Centered on the Triple Red Hot 7's theme – one of IGT's most popular games – the jackpot increases based on play. A max coin bet is 90 cents and hitting the jackpot can be a prize in the tens of thousands of dollars. Our last 2 winners have pocketed over $95,000 each . . . but don't wait ‘cause it's hit anywhere from $10,000 on up.  Could mean a new car, new boat, one heck of a new wardrobe or a closet full of expensive new shoes and even the closet remodeling necessary to make room!  Someone playing these machines at CVI, Bodines or Sharkey’s will win . . . it could be you!

Going Bonkers for
Bunko for Breast Cancer
It’s a Bird, It’s Plane It’s a . . . .Bunco? Pamela Litka is like Clark Kent. During the day, she's a mild-mannered Projects Quality Coordinator for the GE plant in Minden. After hours, she turns into a dynamic Bunko for Breast Cancer Volunteers Committee Lead (we’re not sure exactly what that means, but she is such dynamo when it comes to this event that the title must bestow super powers!) Pamela and a group of focused GE employee volunteers spearhead the Bunko for Breast Cancer evening at the Carson Valley Inn every October in our Valley Ballroom. This year it’s on Saturday, October 8. Over the years this event has raised well into six figures for breast cancer care in Northern Nevada.  This is not your normal fundraiser. It is a raucous five hours of 200+ costumed and screaming (mostly female) bunco players who raise more hell – and more money – than any other event that takes place in our Valley Ballroom all year. Oh, and why “bunko” in some cases and “bunco” in others? Guess you’ll just have to stop by on October 8 to find out!

Sports and Race Book:
  • This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, NFL and NCAA Football, WNBA Playoffs and Sunday’s New England 300 NASCAR race. Also on the board: futures bets on who will win the World Series, 2016 Season NCAA Football Championship and the February, 2017 Super Bowl.
  • The PRO PK’EM Parlay Progressive is now at $2832 – pick all 15 NFL games straight up on the $5 card and it’s yours!
  • Chatter around the Sportsbook after last weekend’s NFL games: After getting shutout by the Niners in Week 1, the crew in our Sports Book said nobody could get up the gumption to place a bet on the Rams last week. Not only did the Rams cover against Seattle, they won outright! The early trend this week is that no one seems to be ready to bet on the Bears for their Sunday night game against Dallas. Just wondering if there will be a correlation!


No Dancing on the Bus, Please! Actually, we are all in favor of dancing on the bus because the shuttle service between the Carson Valley Inn and the Genoa Candy Dance this Saturday and Sunday is run by the Town of Genoa, not by us . . .  so “they” make the rules! Whether you choose to sit calmly or dance in the aisles, everything you want to know about the Candy Dance is at this link and we suggest you read the specific information about the shuttle at this link.

What - Only One? Sunday is One Hit Wonder Day celebrating those artists who had their one big song . . . and then faded away not to be heard from again. Anyone remember these one-hit wonders: “Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners? How about “Who Let the Dogs out?” by the Baha Men? Or stretching back further, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam?  And then there's the infamous "Macarena" by Los del Río – ranked the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time" by VH1 in 2002. In next week’s blog we’ll announce a November appearance in the Valley Ballroom by a country artist who was on the opposite end of the hit spectrum – he had 15 #1 hits back in the seventies and eighties! Meanwhile, what were your favorite one-hit wonders? Let us know in the comments section below.

A Variety of Rock 'n' Roll, Country, Blues, R & B this Weekend!
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  Eric Jensen entertains tonight,  the After Dark Band handles the weekend Thursday through Saturday, we show NFL Football on the Big Screen in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and John Palmore performs next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Guitarist Eric Jensen brings forth his many years of experience in jazz, rock, musical theater and comedy to present an evening of entertainment for audiences of all ages. The high energy of the After Dark Band will have you up and dancing and singing along with the guys! With a great variety of rock and roll, country, blues and R & B their “must not miss” show is filled with the songs you know and love and the energy of the group creates a party just waiting for you to join in. With Bernie DeLaCruz and Dave Vasquez on guitar, Dustin Taunton on bass, Don Peterson on drums and Scott Anderson on vocals this award winning band will get you rockin’!  Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.
  
This Week at the CVI
  • In the Casino
    • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free Chocolate Shoppe gifts to the first 150 ladies, Chocolate Shoppe Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and earn entries for the September 28th drawings for a free Day Spa Package at Pure Glow.
    • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the odd hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
    • Friday Drawings: Catch Harley Promotion drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. for a guaranteed giveaway of forty thousand dollars in September between the CVI and Bodines. Use your INN Club card while you play!
    • 5X Points Saturday: this Saturday and every Saturday in September earn 5X Points all day!
    • Monday HDTV Giveaway: We're giving away a 43” HDTV (the “smart” kind) every Monday through September 26th!  To qualify, earn one free entry for every 5 points you earn on Sundays and Mondays in September – then be here on Monday and win a HDTV at the 8 p.m. drawings!
    • Poker Room: Our Poker Room offers a Monday Night Football squares grid plus Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week – plus an Omaha 4-8 ½ kill Hi-Lo game is back on Mondays (sure sounds like Peyton Manning calling an audible!)  Click here for all that’s happening in our poker room
    • Here’s a Handy Page with all our September Casino Promotions!
  • In Our Restaurants
    • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for just $6.99 each! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
    • The 18-Piece Sushi Platter Special is served in CV Steak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Grilled Elk Medallions 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. All three 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’s, CV 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 Reservations 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 14, 2016

Tailgate Package Giveaway, Christmas Eve, Masquerade and More

Hey Jessica - are you supposed to be sitting down on the job?
A Picture is Worth a 3-Dozen Beers! Last week we mentioned that every Monday three guests will be drawn at each or our three casinos to qualify for the Ultimate Tailgate Package we’ll be giving away at each location at Halftime of the last Monday Night Football game on December 19.  By last Friday, we learned two quick lessons. First, being generic sometimes prompts more questions than we anticipated. So, here are the details on what each package includes: two tickets to any Oakland Raiders (currently undefeated!) home game in 2017, a BBQ grill, a $50 Costco Gift Card, a Bud Light 5 x 5 Pop-Up Tent, a couple of cases of Bud Light, a case of Shock Top and assorted Bud & Bud Light promotional items.  Second, rather than bringing in a grammarian or linguistic connoisseur (both charge too much in our opinion), we will leave unsolved the mystery as to which of the following, in conversational terms, is more correct: Tail Gate Party or Tailgate Party. No matter how you choose to write it, don’t miss getting your name into the hat for the drawings!

Saturday is International Country Music Day. How many country artists can you name who have appeared in TJ's Corral in the last three years? How many country artists will be part of our concert schedule in 2017?  You really could come up with the answer to the first question by reading through all of our blogs for the last three years (please, don’t really do that!)  As for the answer to the second question . . .  as in the past, our blog readers will be the first to know when we start announcing our 2017 concert schedule – whether country or any other musical genre!!

“I feel like I’m 10 years old and it’s Christmas Eve!”
A message from the "Golf Gods!"
We just love it when a quote like the headline above lands in our lap and we don’t have to embellish it in any way.  September is a very busy month for golf groups staying at the Carson Valley Inn. Rick Morgan, general manager of Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis brings a group of close friends to the CVI every year for a long weekend of golf and fun – he’s been doing it for over 20 years. We ran into Rick when he arrived last Thursday and his exact words were “I look forward to this trip every year. When I get here, I feel like I’m 10 years old and it’s Christmas Eve!” Rick’s is just one of over 100 different groups of golfers to headquarter at the Carson Valley Inn each year for anywhere from 1 to 5 days of golf. Putting these trips together is our specialty and now is the time to be making your group’s travel plans for 2017. Give Greg Enholm a call at 775-783-6615 and he’ll walk you through a package to meet your needs. Greg can't guarantee that you'll feel like you're 10 years old, but he will do his best to make sure your group's visit will help you feel like it's Christmas Eve! 

Hard to turn down a big draft
from this little devil!
Walk Don’t Run! Masquerade is the theme for tomorrow's final 2016 Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk in Gardnerville and Sharkey's Silver Dollar bar, right inside Sharkey's Hwy 395 entrance, is a perfect stop along the way. Sharkey's Jackpot Café is also good idea before or after the Wine Walk . . . some food in your system tends to absorb some of the wine or whatever other spirits you encounter along the way. That brings up another point: in dissecting the name Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk, note that the first word is Thirsty and the last word is Walk. Those are the two operative words so quench your Thirst with whatever you like – many choose one of the draft beers available at Sharkey’s Silver Dollar Bar – and be sure to Walk, leave the vehicular operation to the designated driver!

And the Winners Are: Another exciting Monthly Blackjack Tournament last night - always gets down to the final hands! Total money paid out was $1250 with Richard Leigh winning the $625 first place prize. David Bailey ($375 for second) and Richard Trott ($250 for third) rounded out the top three. Next tournament is October 11 and it's just $25 to get in!

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  Tyler Stafford entertains tonight, The California Cowboys anchor the weekend Thursday through Saturday, we show NFL Football on the Big Screen in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and Eric Jensen plays next Tuesday and Wednesday. R. W. Smith and The California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies. Lead singer and songwriter, R.W. dances and jokes with the audience while delivering top billing entertainment. Together with drummer Hal Atkinson, guitar player Gary Potterton (producer of “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”) and bass player Cary Atkinson; these fine musicians form one of California’s most successful country-western bands. 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. Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

This Week at the CVI
  • In the Casino
    • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free gifts to the first 150 ladies, Wine Country Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and earn entries for the September 28th drawings for a free Day Spa Package at Pure Glow.
    • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the odd hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
    • Friday Drawings: Catch Harley Promotion drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. for a guaranteed giveaway of $40,000 in September between the CVI and Bodines. Use your INN Club card while you play! 
    • 5X Points Saturday: this Saturday and every Saturday in September earn 5X Points all day!
    • Monday HDTV Giveaway: We're giving away a 43” HDTV (the “smart” kind) every Monday through September 26th!  To qualify, earn one free entry for every 5 points you earn on Sundays and Mondays in September – then be here on Monday and win a HDTV at the 8 p.m. drawings!
    • Poker Room: Our Poker Room offers a Monday Night Football squares grid plus Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week – plus an Omaha 4-8 ½ kill Hi-Lo game is back on Mondays (sure sounds like Peyton Manning calling an audible!)  Click here for all that’s happening in our poker room
    • Sports and Race Book:
      • This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, NFL and NCAA Football and Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 NASCAR Race (Really? Race cars going over 200 MPH and the event has “turtle” in the name?)  
      • Also on the board: futures bets on who will win the World Series, 2016 Season NCAA Football Championship and the February, 2017 Super Bowl.
      • The PRO PK’EM Parlay Progressive is now at $2668 – pick all 15 games straight up on the $5 card and it’s yours!
    • Here’s a Handy Page with all our September Casino Promotions!
  •  In Our Restaurants
    • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for just $6.99 each! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
    • The 18-Piece Sushi Platter Special is served in CV Steak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Braised Buffalo Short Ribs for $29.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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’s, CV 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.
    • Apple Pie Anyone??
    • Saturday is International Eat An Apple Day and Apple Dumpling Day. In talking to our pastry chef we found out that we are somewhat singularly focused when it comes to apples around here. They put all their energy into baking apple pies every day . . . buy 'em whole at the Katie's Bakery counter or by the slice in Katie's. 

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 Reservations 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 7, 2016

Randy Houser Thursday, NFL Football Returns, Lots More!


Randy Houser Wraps Up 2016 Concert Season Tomorrow! Whether you view it as the start of another long weekend or a celebratory end to a great concert season in TJ's Corral, be sure to catch Randy Houser tomorrow night before we put TJ's Corral in mothballs until next spring.
What lurks within the Randy Houser semi??
  • Randy Hashagen of Tahoe OnStage posted this advance story of Randy Houser’s Concert . . . sure got us in the mood to “chase down a good time” this Thursday . . . Please join us!
  • Zach Sanford and Jamie Yurcisin each won some Randy Houser swag in the contest we mentioned in last week’s blog. Check at Will Call this Thursday for your “stuff” and thanks to all who entered.  
  • Congratulations to our winners (so far) of two passes to the Randy Houser Meet and Greet – we’ll be picking one more today, be sure to check our Facebook Page.
  • Tickets for the Randy Houser Concert start at $59 and are available on our website, at the hotel desk, or by calling 775-783-6606. We may even have some available at the door.

The impressive new Video Wall at Bodines Casino features just
18 of the 85+ HDTVs offered at our three properties for football viewing
Football Pro PK'EM Tickets are out!
"Gimme a Pound of Chicken Wings . . . and my buddy here will take a cheeseburger . . . And please ask the bartender to see if he can get the Steelers game on the third TV from the right." This is a typical scene in our cabaret lounge during NFL football season and we are ready to go!
  • Over 40 HDTVs and the full NFL package 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 and Bodines Casino and the total swells to almost 90 screens!!
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI - and our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM at all three properties offers a special $5 parlay card each week. The Jackpot starts at $2,500 and climbs based on play until it hits . . . just like a slot progressive.
  • NFL hats, tee shirts, Budweiser merchandise and other prizes are given away in drawings during Monday Night Football at the CVI.
  • Every Monday three guests will be drawn at each or our three casinos to qualify for the Ultimate Tailgate Package . . . we’ll give away one of these at each location at halftime of the last Monday Night Football game on December 19.
  • Football action at our Race and Sports Book includes NFL and College Football proposition bets, parlay cards, over/unders and straight bets. Also on the board this week: Major League Baseball, Horseracing, Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR race and a variety of futures bets.
  • 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. 
A New HDTV? Sure, I'll Take It!  For the remaining Mondays in September you’ll have the opportunity to win a new HDTV at 8 PM. The process is simple: you'll earn one virtual drawing ticket for every 5 points you accumulate each Sunday and Monday. Be sure to use your Inn Club card while you play, and perk your ears up when we start calling names at 8 PM Monday. When we find five folks who are present we’ll let you pick envelopes . . . four will have $50 free play and one will be for a new HDTV ready for you to load into your car, take home, set up, and start enjoying!

Live through this Saturday in our Cabaret Lounge - Free!
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  The Rye Brothers entertain tonight thru Saturday, NFL Football on the Big Screen is in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and Patrick Major plays next Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. The group is led by Paul Justin & Justin Foutz who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Paul and Justin formed Rye Brothers in the summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Jacob Delott (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California based quartet. Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

Thank You! Last Friday 48 local donors gave 57 units of blood at the Hero’s Remembered Blood Drive. Per the folks at United Blood Services, this was a fantastic turnout for a Friday of a 3-day weekend . . . and the donations resulted in much needed blood being available for Northern Nevada patients.  Couldn’t make it to donate last Friday? Or, perhaps you’ll be ready to donate again in a few months?  The next bloodmobile trek to CVI is on Friday, December 9 in conjunction with the annual KTVN Share Your Christmas Community Food Drive.

This Week at the CVI
  • In the Casino
    • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free gifts to the first 150 ladies, custom made baskets by Shelly Camp as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and earn entries for the September 28th drawings for a free Day Spa Package at Pure Glow.
    • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the odd hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
    • Friday Drawings: Catch Harley Promotion drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. for a guaranteed giveaway of forty thousand dollars in September between the CVI and Bodines. Use your INN Club card while you play! 
    • 5X Points Saturday: this Saturday and every Saturday in September earn 5X Points all day!
    • Monday HDTV Giveaway: But you already knew that from reading one of the short blurbs above!
    • Tuesday Blackjack Tournament: Just a $25 buy-in and all entry fees and re-buys go into the prize fund. Sign ups are from 5 to 6 p.m. on the day of the tournament and play starts at 6:00 p.m.
    • Poker Room: Our Poker Room offers a Monday Night Football squares grid plus Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week including the return of an Omaha game on Mondays at 4 PM. Click here for all that’s happening in our poker room
    • Here’s a Handy Page with all our September Casino Promotions!
  •  In Our Restaurants
    • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for just $6.99 each! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
    • The 18-Piece Sushi Platter Special is served in CV Steak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Rack of Venison for $32.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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’s, CV 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 Reservations 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 31, 2016

Win a Harley and Randy Houser Swag, Stew Stewart Retirement Show

"Sellers" &Erin Model Randy Houser Swag - Want Some?
Randy Houser Concert Next Week: The Randy Houser Concert in TJ’s Corral is next Thursday, September 8 and we have some giveaways to help enhance your concert experience!

If you’d like some of the Randy Houser “swag” pictured to the left, enter to win by commenting on our blog (use the comments section at the bottom of the last article) OR by sharing our blog on your social media accounts.  Make sure you tag us in your share so we see it and throw your name in the contest!  We'll draw the winning names on Tuesday, September 6, announce them in our blog on Wednesday, September 7, and have the merchandise ready for you to pick up at Will Call on concert night. Four prizes, each includes a Randy Houser Hat, Randy Houser Tee (2 men’s, 2 women’s) and a signed Randy Houser picture.

Here’s another good one: how’d you like to have a couple of passes to the Randy Houser Meet & Greet to go along with your concert tickets? Be sure to check out the details in one of the recent postings on our Facebook page.  Want to hedge your bet on winning those Meet & Greet passes? Click over to the Ten Country 97.3 website - they are also giving away a couple!

Tickets for the Randy Houser Concert start at $59 and are available on our website, at the hotel desk, or by calling 775-783-6606.

Donate Blood at CVI This Friday
Blood Drive at CVI Friday: Last call for the United Blood Services “Heroes Remembered Blood Drive” happening this Friday in our West parking lot under the big marquee sign. Donations will be taken from noon to 6 p.m. and you can schedule an appointment by  clicking on this link or calling United Blood Services at 800-696-4484.  "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" may be best known as the title of a Flannery O'Connor story,  but it remains one of the most riveting slogans ever used to drive home the importance of donating blood.


New Harley in Your Future? Our September promotions kick off tomorrow and we’re featuring a chance to win a free Harley or $10,000 at both the CVI and Bodines Casino. We also have some HDTVs to give away, 5X Points days, a pretty-darn-attractive Day Spa Package in our Ladies’ Night promotion, free bingo on Thursdays and more. Check it all out on this page on our website



A Catholic, a Methodist, and a Nonsectarian Christian Were Standing at a Corner . . . Seriously; you didn’t really think we were starting a joke?! The fact is that less than a half a mile from Sharkey’s Casino there are a Catholic (St. Gall’s), Methodist (United) and Nonsectarian Christian (Shadow Mountain) Church - the three of them are all in a row and tucked between St. Gall’s and Shadow Mountain is a nondescript single lane road that leads to Jacob’s Berry Farm, a seemly well-kept secret that recently garnered a 6- minute feature on the Las Vegas PBS channel. Check it out above!  Occasionally we’ll cover a few other interesting places close to either the CVI or Sharkey’s!

Wadda Ya Mean Our Airport is Closed this Afternoon? You probably know that the Lake Tahoe Summit is going on today and you might have also heard that the President is making an appearance. You wouldn’t think that would affect us down here in the valley, but when the President travels, it has an impacton air traffic within a certain radius. Probably more than you want to know, but you can learn how it all works at this link. Turns out that the Minden-Tahoe Airport, Nevada’s fourth busiest, is within the restricted outer nautical mile radius of Reno and the restricted inner nautical mile radius of Lake Tahoe. So, air operations slow to a crawl for four hours this afternoon! Why is this in the Carson Valley Inn blog? ‘Cause the local airport and its many adjacent business provide quite a bit of business for the CVI and we feel for anything that affects their routine.

Stew Stewart Retirement Appearance This Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  Jonathon “JB” Barton is on stage tonight, Stew Stewart entertains Thursday thru Saturday, the Blues Monsters are in for one night on Sunday and Bill Wharton plays Monday through Wednesday.  Stew Stewart recently announced his retirement as our Entertainment Manager and as a local entertainer. Join us to celebrate Stew’s five decades in the entertainment business as he and his band perform a variety of country music, blues, oldies, comedy, classic rock, Motown and more.  The Blues Monsters wrap up the Labor Day weekend with their powerfully unique combination of R&B, funk, jazz, and Chicago-style blues. Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

This Week at the CVI
  • In the Casino
    • What? No Ladies’ Night Tonight?  Don’t worry; Ladies’ Night will be back next Wednesday. Today you earn 5X Points all day and the August Grand Prize Giveaway Drawings are tonight at 6 & 8 p.m. with $10,000 guaranteed between CVI & Bodines!
    • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the odd hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
    • Friday Drawings: Catch Harley Promotion drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. for a guaranteed giveaway of forty thousand dollars in September between the CVI and Bodines. Use your INN Club card while you play!
    • 5X Points Saturday: this Saturday and every Saturday in September earn 5X Points all day!
    • 5X Points Monday: Earn 5X Points on Labor Day and check back next week to find out about the HDTVs we’re giving away on the remaining Mondays in September.
    • Poker Room: Our Poker Room offers Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something extra going on every day of the week. This Monday, start earning squares for the first Monday Night Football squares grid - for the Steelers-Redskins game on Monday, September 12.
    • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, Preseason NFL Football, NCAA Football and Sunday’s Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Race.  Also on the board: futures bets on who will win the World Series, 2016 Season NCAA Football Championship and the February, 2017 Super Bowl.
  • In Our Restaurants
    • Wednesday is Italian Night in Katie’s – three specials – just $6.99 each! Next week we start a new Tuesday special in Katie’s, Chicken Schnitzel. Check all the Katie’s Specials at this link.
    • The 18-Piece Sushi Platter Special is served in CV Steak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Grilled Duck Breast 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. All three 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’s, CV 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 Reservations 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!