Wednesday, October 18, 2017

4th Casino Soon, Nevada Coach Norvell Here Monday, Sporting Clays Event, More


Carson Valley Inn Gets Another Sibling!
We're talking a major facelift at Slot World
We often refer to Sharkey's Casino and Bodines Casino as "sister properties" of the Carson Valley Inn. Accepting that term, our family is now "expecting" a fourth sibling, Slot World on Highway 50 East in Carson City. Mike Pegram and his partners recently acquired the property and the business. Extensive renovations are now underway and as was the case when Mike acquired the Carson Valley Inn, just about every area, inside and out, is being refurbished, remodeled, refreshed, or otherwise renewed. Both the restaurant and the casino will retain their "local" charm, new air-handling equipment is being installed, and if everything goes as planned, Slot World will be open for business by Thanksgiving weekend! While the majority of employees from the "old" Slot World will return, we will be looking for additional staff members. If you're interested, please stop by the Job Fair in the Slot World restaurant area on Wednesday, October 25 from 2 to 7 PM and Thursday, October 26 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Who knows, you may even be able to get a peek at some of the remodeling progress!!

See and Hear Coach Jay Norvell this Monday
Gritiron Lunch Monday with Nevada Coach Jay Norvell
After putting up 77 points and gaining over 1100 yards in the last two weeks the Nevada Wolfpack football team is starting to create the offensive excitement touted by Coach Jay Norvell when he took over the program this year. You'll be able to meet and listen to Coach Norvell at one of just four 2017 Gritiron Lunches in our Valley Ballroom this coming Monday, October 23. Coach will go over his team’s obvious improvements over the course of the year, show and review the highlights of this Friday's home game against the Air Force Falcons and answer questions. The cost is just $20 for the buffet luncheon and the full program. Reservations are not necessary and we hope you can make it. The doors open at 11:45 AM and the coach will start his presentation at 12:15 PM.


Winter Clay Shoot - Signup Now
It's the most common three word sequence in Sporting Clays shooting: Pull, Bang, #&%@! You'll hear this often at our Winter Sporting Clays Shoot on the fourth weekend in February when participants will enjoy two days of sporting clays plus food and beverage functions, drawings, prizes and more. This is one of our most enjoyable events because it attracts shotgun enthusiasts of all levels, from those few who compete for the Top Gun prize to the many (dozens) recreational shooters or beginners who are assured a good time and also have a chance at winning money and, at least amongst those attending, a temporary and somewhat humored modicum of notoriety. The field is limited and entry forms are available now on our website. We sure hope you can make it!

Mostly Food – Mostly Sweets!
  • Today is Chocolate Cupcake Day. As luck would have it, earlier this week we brought back made-in-house cupcakes to Katie’s Bakery Counter and chocolate cupcakes are available for $1.99 each or four for $6. While the specific decorations and flavors change from time to time, chocolate cupcakes are a staple item. So, unless we happen to be out of them on a given day due to high demand (chocolate cupcakes are quite popular ya know) they’re waiting for you at Katie’s!
  • Tomorrow is National Seafood Bisque Day. That sounds like too broad of a term for us so we'll focus on just one seafood bisque: the Lobster Bisque in CV Steak! It’s rich and creamy with hints of brandy and sherry wine and it tops a list of impressive CV Steak appetizers which also includes French Onion Soup, Ahi Tuna, a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Escargot in Garlic Butter . . . There's more, but we’re sure you're starting to get the picture!
  • Friday is Waiter’s Day which is really a misnomer because, as you'll read if you click on the link, it was designed to honor both male and female "front of the house" food service personnel from maître d’s in fine restaurants to coffee shop baristas, from diner waitresses to cocktail bar mixologists and everyone in between. We've seen what these fine folks do firsthand and, frankly, we're glad we get to write this blog at our pace and not have to serve as the constant communications lightning rod between the customer and the folks in the back of the house. Please, if you're out dining or drinking on Friday, give a little extra “tip” of the hat to your servers, bus people, bartenders, etc.
  • Saturday is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. We haven't seen one at the Katie's Bakery Counter since about this time last year, so we checked with our Pastry Chef Tracy Miller and she said "very soon." When we pressed a little, she let it slip that she is shooting for November 1. Seems like cupcakes are the bakery's priority right now!
Football and Other Sports Info
  • Our Guys Picks: the boys went 3-3 this past weekend. Greg was 1-1 and this week he's going with the home team Colts at +3 against the Jaguars and the Patriots at -3½ hosting the Falcons. Alan wiped out at 0-2 so use caution in following his picks this week which are the Steelers at -6 against the Bengals and the 49ers at +6 versus the Cowboys. Mike nailed both his picks like a pro last week thanks to the spread and this week he’s going with over 56½ in the Colorado/Washington State game and Louisville at +6 ½ visiting Florida State.
  • 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 $3,215 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. Last week all four prizes were claimed so this coming Monday we’re giving away $40 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . earn entries during live poker games ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: NBA Basketball started back up this week so that gets added to an already wide list of sports on which we are taking action: the Major League Baseball Playoffs, Pro and College Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball, Horse Racing and the NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway this Sunday. Some of the futures on the board include winners for the World Series, 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:
Tyler Stafford tonight and Thursday, John Dawson Band Friday and Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Patrick Major Tuesday and Wednesday. Tyler Stafford has quickly become a staple in the Northern Nevada music scene.  The John Dawson Band entertains with a variety of modern country and classic rock.  Patrick Major has his own mix of original guitar and vocals combined with rock classics from the last four decades.  Scheduled start times for entertainment may be altered this week due to the Baseball Playoffs.

In the Casino
Free Collapsible Strainers for the First 150 Ladies Tonight
  • Penny Progressive:  The jackpot is now over $60,000.  The higher it gets, the more people play, the faster it climbs and someone at the CVI, Bodines Casino or Sharkey’s Casino will eventually win this jackpot ‘cause these are the only three places it can be won!!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free Collapsible Strainer for the first 150 ladies and Bath & Body Works Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and a chance to earn entries for the October 25 drawings for a Free $500 Shopping Spree!
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM Thursdays through October!
  • Friday Giveaway 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!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Syrah Braised Bison Osso Buco for $34 (did you know that Ossobuco or osso buco is Italian for "bone with a hole?") 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, October 11, 2017

College Football at the Inn, Uniforms Again this Weekend, A Chance for a Do-Over, More

This Past Weekend Over Take Tahoe  
Many hundreds of incredible photos of the USAF Thunderbirds and other performers at the Aviation Roundup were posted on various Facebook pages and Community Forums over the last weekend. However, even the most credentialed local photographer didn't have the vantage point of the person with one of the coolest jobs in the world: the photojournalist assigned to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds team! The above picture is one of over a dozen Reno/Tahoe aerial shots in this posting on the Thunderbirds Facebook page.

College Football – So Many Games!
So Many College Games All at the Same Time!
Turns out there are 130 schools in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAAOn a weekend without byes, that means over 60 games could be going on, many at the same time. This can present two challenges to the average college football fan trying to watch at home: First, and this applies especially if you have action on a few different games: How do you keep track of multiple games at the same time? Fortunately, this is not a problem in our Cabaret lounge where we can be showing a dozen or more different games all happening simultaneously. You can easily watch four or five games at the same time, just depends on how fast your head turns and how quickly your brain keeps up!  Second, let’s say your favorite team is never on conventional TV or cable coverage. If the team you are following has a game available on our satellite service, we’ll do our best to get it on one of the Cabaret Bar TVs! Just check with the bartender and they will futz with the dial while you get started on a $2 draft beer (yes, that special deal is available during all televised college games as well as NFL games!) That same friendly bartender will be glad to order one or more of our Bar Bites for you to enjoy . . . . Just remember where you left your beer when you start scanning seven or eight different games on a Saturday afternoon!
Uniforms Galore This Saturday in Valley Ballroom
More Uniforms at CVI This Weekend for a Great Cause
There were lots of uniforms, flight suits and fit young military folks around the CVI last weekend with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy and Canadian F-18 Tack Demo Teams all staying here for the Aviation Roundup. Expect to see even more of a variety of uniforms and some older and not-quite-as-trim folks at the CVI this Saturday night as Uniform Dress is the theme for this year's annual Bunko for Breast Cancer event in the Valley Ballroom. In addition to military you'll see law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare, construction workers and whatever else the participants' imaginations, creativity and available wardrobes can conjure up! Thanks to an impressive list of raffle prizes, an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer staff at GE, and a worthwhile cause, the event itself is sold out. However you can still help by donating an item or service to be auctioned during the evening (email bunko4breastcancer@ge.com right away) or by making a monetary donation online at www.carsontahoe.com/bunko.  100% of all funds raised at this event are donated to Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center enabling them to sponsor the Casting for Recovery Program as well as purchase mastectomy camisoles, wigs and many other medical necessities.

Food and the “Do Over” Concept
  • Today is Take Your Parents to Lunch Day.  We applaud the many folks we see in Katie's doing this on a frequent basis. For those of us who haven't thought of it in a while, whether it's today or you make plans to do so in the coming weeks, please take your parents to lunch. Naturally we hope you'll choose Katie's here at the Carson Valley Inn, the Jackpot Café in Sharkey's Casino or the restaurant in Bodines Casino.
  • Tomorrow is Pulled Pork Day.  The nice thing about a blog is we can stretch a little. So, while we don't offer pulled pork at CVI, we do at Bodines Casino for just $4.99 including slaw and fries. AND, while not pork, we do offer three different types of sliders on the Bar Bites menu at the Silver Dollar Bar in Sharkey's: Burger Sliders, Turkey Sliders, and Irish Sliders (corn beef). Try ‘em all!
  • Friday is World Egg Day.  Whether you like two eggs over easy or a build-it-yourself three egg omelet, Katie's and our sister properties offers a full variety of egg options with many breakfast items served 24 hours in Katie's. Other egg dishes: Eggs Benedict available at both CVI and Bodines plus the Benedict Bowl at Sharkey's Casino. All 3 properties serve French Toast which is dipped in an egg wash and CVI has the Monte Cristo which is also egg battered. Heck, some of our house-made pastries are also topped with a meringue topping!
  • Tuesday is Mulligan Day. The term started with the concept of taking a "do over" shot in golf  (read the PGA's explanation) but is now used in describing any kind of  do-over in life. So, take Tuesday to rekindle an old relationship, restart a hobby that faded away or face and tackle whatever you want to "do over."  Since we most often use the term Mulligan relating to golf around the CVI, here's a reminder that now is the time to be booking your group’s 2018 golf visit to stay at the Carson Valley Inn and play one or more of the many golf courses in our area. Just give Greg a call at 775-783-6615 and he’ll make it easy!  As to our favorite depiction of a Mulligan? It’s the movie The Best of Times with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. And there’s also the song Second Chance by 38 Special, one of the many groups who have appeared live in concert in TJ’s Corral.
Football and Other Sports Info
Enjoy a Bar Bite and $2 Draft While You Watch Football
  • Our Guys Picks: Greg reversed his previous week’s come back by going 0 -2 last week. This week he’s taking Navy at + 3.5 at Memphis and the Lions at +5 against the Saints.  Alan went 2 - 0 last week and this week likes the Jaguars at -2.5 hosting the Rams and Carolina at -3 against the Eagles. Mike split his picks last week and is especially proud of the Jets win over the Browns in what he referred to as “arguably the game of the day but nobody noticed or cared!” This week Mike likes the Niners at + 9.5 at Washington and Texas at +7.5 vs Oklahoma in the Red River shootout.
  • $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 $3,099 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 $93 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . earn entries during live poker games ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: We are taking action on the Major League Baseball Playoffs, Horse Racing, Pro and College Football, NHL Hockey and the NASCAR Alabama 500 at the Talladega Speedway this Sunday. Futures on the board include winners for the World Series, 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
Denver Saunders tonight, After Dark Band Thursday through Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Tyler Stafford Tuesday and Wednesday. Inspiring vocalist/guitarist Denver Saunders provides an evening of laughing, dancing and singing along! 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. Named “Reno’s Best Songwriter 2013,” Tyler Stafford has quickly become a staple in the Northern Nevada music scene.  Scheduled start times for entertainment may be altered this week due to the Baseball Playoffs.

In the Casino
Free 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set for
 First 150 Ladies Tonight
  • Penny Progressive:  The jackpot is now over $57,000 and  just one 90-coin bet is all it takes to walk away with this one!!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set for the first 150 ladies and Wine Country Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and a chance to earn entries for the October 25 drawings for a Free $500 Shopping Spree! As for the stack of bowls - don't worry, they come securely nestled and boxed for ease in carrying home!
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM Thursdays through October!
  • Friday Giveaway 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!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloin – three medallions sautéed to a medium doneness and finished with a bourbon jus and spiced grapes 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!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jets, Bunko, Pizza, Beer, Vodka, Football - Whew!


Aviation Roundup This Weekend
Looks like we’re in for perfect weather for the Aviation Roundup this Saturday and Sunday at the Minden Tahoe airport.  Plenty of free parking will be available with nine buses of varying sizes shuttling guests between the parking areas and the airshow gates. Over 80 vendors and static displays will provide plenty to see and experience. Some of the acts are low-flying and only visible if you’re up close . . . and the whole regalia of the Thunderbirds prior to takeoff is a show in itself which can only be viewed from the airport. Think about what it costs to take a family of four to Disneyland or a major league baseball game. The parking and tickets alone can set you back hundreds of dollars. The Aviation Roundup? Parking is free and a family of four with two adults and two teenagers is just $50 all in – even less if you buy your tickets online in advance (tickets also available at the gate). And our final thought to anyone who might be annoyed by the sounds of jets roaring around the Valley over the next few days: just keep in mind that those are the sounds of freedom!

Watch Out Here They Come

Bunko for Breast Cancer Sold Out, But . . .
While the Bunko for Breast Cancer event here at the CVI on October 14 is Sold Out, you can still help make a difference. Please consider donating an item or service to be auctioned during the evening by emailing bunko4breastcancer@ge.com. You can also make a monetary donation online at www.carsontahoe.com/bunko. 100% of all funds raised at this event are donated to Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center enabling them to sponsor the Casting for Recovery Program as well as purchase mastectomy camisoles, wigs and many other medical needs. 

Food and Drink Stuff
Beef Tacos Basket and Fish Tacos Plate
  • Today is Vodka Day.  We definitely don’t have a shortage of choices here at the CVI bars – over 10 different vodkas last time we checked. The most popular? Depends which of our bartenders you ask. Some say Grey Goose, some say Absolute and some say it's Tito’s. In the process we did learn that both Tito’s and Smirnoff vodka are gluten-free (just thought we’d pass that along!)  And if you get a group of friends together and consume a whole bottle of vodka, don’t throw that bottle away . . . use it in a creative way to celebrate Ship in a Bottle Day, also today!
  • Today is also National Taco Day and we have a couple of different ways you can mark the occasion at the CVI. In Katie’s, we serve our Fish Tacos Plate with two softshell tacos, tangy slaw, rice and refried beans for just $7.99. And if you’re in the Cabaret Lounge, ask the bartender to order you one of our Two Beef Tacos Bar Bites for just $3.99.
  • Monday is Beer and Pizza Day. While this combination is equally enjoyable any day of the week, here’s a way to make it even more attractive: every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 PM to midnight at Bodines Casino, small pizzas are just $5 and pitchers of beer are just $5. Add ‘em together and you have the perfect $10 celebration of pizza and beer! And remember, all Bodines pizzas are hand tossed, made to order, and cooked in Bodines’ special high-heat pizza oven!
    Pizza & Beer Day is Monday

Football and Other Sports Info
  • Our Guys Picks:  Greg gave us two winners last week and looks to keep rolling with Hawaii –3½ at UNR and the LA Rams –1½ versus the Seahawks.  Alan will take the Packers +2 at the Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles –6 ½ versus the Cardinals.  Mike’s “Play of the Century” is the Maryland Terps getting 31 points at Ohio State.  He will also take the Jets to beat the Browns as a pick’em game.
  • 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 is at $2,994 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 it’s $70 for each of the first three quarters and the final score . . . earn entries during live poker games  ‘til all 100 squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: We are taking action on the Major League Baseball Playoffs, Horse Racing, NFL and College Football, NHL Hockey and the NASCAR Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday. Futures on the board include winners for the World Series, 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship and 2108 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 in the Cabaret Lounge This Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
The Novelists tonight, Whiskey Maiden Thursday through Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and Denver Saunders, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Novelists acoustic duo provides cliffhanger storytelling, dual lead singing personalities and their signature harmonies. Whiskey Maiden is a premiere country/rock/pop act featuring modern music, high energy performance & nonstop, dance-floor-filling song selections. The members are highly skilled musicians who  have performed with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Neil McCoy, Hootie & the Blowfish, Edwin McCain & many more national & international artists. Inspiring vocalist/guitarist Denver Saunders provides an evening of laughing, dancing and singing along!

In the Casino
  • Penny Progressive:  The total topped $54,000 yesterday . . . just one 90-coin bet is all it takes!!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a free Travel Blanket with Zippered Pouch for the first 150 ladies and Bath & Body Works Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and a chance to earn entries for the October 25 drawings for a Free $500 Shopping Spree!
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM Thursdays through October!
  • Friday Giveaway 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.
  • Tuesday Monthly Blackjack Tournament: Our “Second Tuesday of the Month”  Blackjack tournaments feature just a $25 buy-in with all entry fees and rebuys paid back out in prize money. Signups start at 5 and tournament play starts at 6. We had quite the lively tournament last month with $1,675 in total prize money paid $840.00 to Richard L for first, $500 to Richard R. for second and $335 to Gary C. for third.
  • 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 Katie's brings back the Pork Loin Plate Special for $5.99 every Thursday during October.
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Roasted Rack of Venison with Cherry Brandy Demi 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. 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, September 27, 2017

Sports BBQ, Craps Carousel, Get Your Foot in Our Door, More

One of the Ten Best Steakhouses in Nevada!
CV Steak in the Spotlight
We’ve always touted CV Steak as one of the best values in northern Nevada – and that’s certainly been supported by our customer comments whether in-person, by email, on social media, through online reviews or the old fashioned comment cards. We received another vote of support recently when Best Things Nevada ranked CV Steak #5 on their list of The 10 Best Steakhouses in Nevada! Puts us in some pretty good company when you consider the many high-end steak houses in Las Vegas alone.

Winnie Won – Wow!
Okay, so it’s not as exciting as the million-dollar Wheel of Fortune winner or the three $10,000+ Lightning Link jackpot payouts we mentioned in our blog last week. However, Winnie’s $4500 payout on one of our Triple Play Poker machines was fun to see because she’s in here all the time and is one of those “how can you not love her” regulars. We even saw some of her personality come out a couple of nights later when we ran into her entering CV Steak with some family for dinner. One of us flippantly said to her “congratulations, we hear you’re buying tonight!” She never missed a beat with her retort, said with a gleam in her eyes and a wink, “As a matter of fact, I am!”

Play Craps for a Quarter?
Yep, $.25 is the minimum bet on the new Shoot to Win Craps™ Carousel at our sister property Bodines Casino. This player-initiated CRAPS game recreates all the betting zones of the traditional table game. With an easily understood HELP menu and BET screens, all players ranging from beginner to expert can enjoy this popular game. If playing live craps is somewhat intimidating to you, these new slots are a great way to learn the game without anyone poking you to move faster. And as you get more comfortable, we welcome you to join us here at the CVI for live craps on Thursday thru Saturday evenings. Because we know you’ll probably ask, we checked with Steve Forester, our corporate slot guru, and asked him when we might have one of these flashy Craps Carousels here at the CVI. His answer, “it’s coming!”

Support DHS Sports Programs at the BBQ this Saturday
Looks like the weather will be quite nice for the Douglas High School Athletics Memorial Dinner happening in TJ’s Corral this Saturday, from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. The event is a combined effort of Block D, the DHS Athletic Department and the DHS All Sports Boosters and the whole purpose is to raise money for all the DHS sports programs. Tickets are just $25 for a generous BBQ buffet with all the trimmings and you can purchase tickets from members of any of these teams: Football, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer and Girls Golf.

Get Your Foot in Our Door
Get Your Foot in the Door at the CVI
We are looking for an energetic, outgoing, enthusiastic Marketing Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Marketing Department. Sure you’ll perform clerical tasks, do group direct mailings, handle incoming calls, take messages, work player events and concerts and help with casino floor promotions.  But, if you have some graphics experience you can take it a step further and start dipping your toes into even more of our extensive marketing dynamics. For more information on this position and the other employment opportunities available at the Carson Valley Inn, please click here or call our HR folks at 775-783-6663.

Football and Other Sports Info
  • Our Guys Picks:  Another less-than-stellar performance from the Sportsbook guys last week going winless in four picks. The law of averages was bound to catch up with their hot start! This week Mike looks to rebound with the Iowa Hawkeye’s +3½ at Michigan St and the OVER 68 ½ in the UCLA – Colorado game.  Alan loves the L.A. Chargers at home as a pick’em against the Eagles and Alabama -28 vs. Ole Miss. Greg is taking Fresno St. -10 ½ against the struggling Nevada Wolf Pack and the OVER 48 ½ in the Patriots – Carolina game.  
  • 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 is at $2,882 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.
  • $160 Monday Night Football Grid in our poker room every week – earn entries during life poker games.
  • Place Your Bet: We are taking action on Major League Baseball, Horse Racing, NFL and College Football and the NASCAR Apache Warrior 400 at the Dover International Speedway this Sunday. Futures on the board include winners for the World Series, 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship and 2108 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. 

This and That
  • Today is Tourism Day.  Thanks to the many out-of-town visitors who stay at the Carson Valley Inn and dine in our Valley’s restaurants, buy gas, partake in the many events and recreational activities in our area and generally bolster our economy!
  • Thursday is Drink Beer Day.  No, we're not going to list all of the different beers we have available by the bottle and on tap at the various bars at the CVI, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino . . . But we kinda did just remind you about the possibilities!
  • Sunday is the start of October and with it a number of "National Months," one of which is National Pizza Month. Just another quick reminder that the fresh-made, hand-tossed pizza at Bodines Casino is the best!
  • Sunday is International Coffee Day. Bringing it back to something we can get our arms around: stop by Job’s Perk and enjoy one of our many coffee specialty drinks.
  • Monday is Name Your Car Day another reminder that there can be a holiday for just about anything all thanks to the proliferation of the Internet and social media. It got to the point recently that one writer decided to use “Talk like a Pirate Day” to write this article about made-up holidays.   
  • Really not trying to bury this one, but it needs to be mentioned: Saturday is the last day for the Carson Valley Airporter shuttle service between the Carson Valley and the Reno Tahoe International Airport. The transportation grant use to help fund the service was not renewed due to low ridership.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge  
The RYE Brothers tonight through Saturday, NFL Football on Sunday and Monday and The Novelists Tuesday and Wednesday. The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. The Novelists acoustic duo provides cliffhanger storytelling, dual lead singing personalities and their signature harmonies.

In the Casino
One for Each of the First 150 Ladies Tonight!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with a Red-Hot CVI Dice Tin for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and last chance to earn entries for tonight’s drawings for a Free Laptop. About those red-hot CVI dice . . . They are actually small tins filled with Red Hots and no, there's no chance you can slip one in on our craps table!
  • Penny Progressive:  The total topped $50,000 last night . . . just one 90-coin bet is all it takes!!
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM this Thursday and continuing on Thursdays through October!
  • 4X Points Friday: That’s quadruple the benefits for your play all day this Friday.
  • Friday and Saturday Grand Prize Giveaways: Drawings at 6 & 8 PM each night for a total of $27,000 in Cash and Freeplay over the two nights between the CVI, Bodines Casino and Sharkey's Casino!
  • Sunday Ladies Poker Tournament: it’s the first Sunday of the month and that means our monthly Ladies Only Poker Tournament starting at 4 PM in the poker room. Stop by around 3 PM for free refresher lessons!
  • 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!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Game Tips - elk tenderloin tips sautéed with mushrooms and Cabernet Demi, served over peppered Pappardelle pasta 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.
  • 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!