Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Valentine’s Day Dining, Sporting Clays, Cheese, Chowder, Pie, More

Valentine’s Day Dining at the Inn
Make CV Steak Reservations Now: 775-783-6650
We’ve all done it:  We wait too long and then grow more and more frustrated as we call around looking for dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. So, here’s a friendly nudge to read on and take action now! 
  • The big picture: both Katie's and CV Steak are offering their regular menu selections plus specials on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14.
  • The specials in CV Steak start with Châteaubriand for Two - roasted beef tenderloin carved tableside and served with béarnaise sauce and a Cabernet demi-glaze plus a special holiday dessert for two. The Grilled Salmon Oscar includes a salmon fillet served with crab meat, asparagus, béarnaise sauce and port wine glaze plus holiday dessert.  Both specials include the CV Steak signature tableside tossed salad, sourdough baguette, creamery butter, and choice of twice-baked, baked or au gratin potatoes. 
  • Katie's is serving two Valentine’s Day specials; a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner and Angel Hair Pasta Shrimp Scampi.
  • Get the hours, pricing and more details in the flyer at this link.
Eagles & Ag Last Call
This is more of a “Last Whimper” then a “Last Call” as there are only a few spots left for a couple of the functions connected with the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Eagles & Agriculture event on January 25 – 28.  Many of the social/educational events are held here at Carson Valley Inn and the various tours start and finish here. For specific information on what is still available, click here.

Winter Sporting Clays Shoot
We’re getting pretty pumped up about our Winter Sporting Clays Shoot only five weeks away on February 22 – 24.  We’re throwing in this reminder in case you were thinking about joining us and are not signed up yet as we will be ordering the special Sporting Clays long sleeve tees and patriotic-themed hats next week.  If you’re on the fence about participating, all the information is on this combination flyer and entry form. The extended weekend  - popular with both visitors and locals -includes two days of sporting clays plus food and beverage functions, drawings, prizes, buckles for the class winners (just about everyone has a shot) and, new this year, a special bracelet for the top-gun female. Whether you’re a competition shooter, a beginner or an “about once a year” shooter, we know you will enjoy this event! If you feel more comfortable asking your questions over the phone, call Bill at 775-783-6624. Sure hope you can make it!

Cheese, Chowder and Choice (of Pie)
  • Cheese Lovers Day is Saturday, January 20. If you’re expecting us to start touting a fancy charcuterie tray with exotic cheeses, we’re just going to have to disappoint you. Turns out all we want you to do is be ready to let our servers know what kind of cheese you want on your cheeseburger: Swiss, jack, pepper jack, cheddar or American!
  • New England Clam Chowder Day is Sunday, January 21. And let’s not confuse this with the “regular” clam chowder day which is actually February 25. Now for the Good News – Bad News approach: The Good News is the clam chowder at the Carson Valley Inn is made fresh the New England style way with milk, onions, celery, potatoes, chopped clams, a bunch of really tasty spices and more. And we certainly respect and abide by the 1939 bill introduced in the Maine legislature making tomatoes in clam chowder illegal. Now for the “Bad” News: while we make it fresh once a week, it’s on Friday mornings and we only serve it in Katie’s every Friday. So, you have to celebrate New England Clam Chowder Day a couple of days early!
  • National Pie Day is Tuesday, January 23 according to the National Pie Council, and they must know!  While we recognize there are hundreds of different types of pie, we stand ready to help you celebrate with one of the following which are all available in Katie’s by the slice or at the Katie’s Bakery by the whole pie: Apple, Peach, Lemon Meringue,  Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream and, occasionally, Strawberry.
In the Casino
This is Thursday's Free Sweatshirt
when you Earn 150 Points 
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Ladies, join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight for a free Soup Mug with Lid for the first 150 ladies and World Market Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, a weekly drink special and free bingo. Every Wednesday you’ll also earn entries for the Jan. 31 drawing for a Disneyland Family Admission for Four.
  • Free Meals Mondays and Wednesday: Earn just 100 points (before any multipliers) on any Monday or Wednesday in January and swipe at the casino kiosk for a certificate for a free meal from our January Player’s Menu! Choices include our All-American Breakfast, any omelet, a cheeseburger or any of our six $7.99 Plates. You keep the points!
  • Free Sweatshirt Thursday:  We have a free CVI sweatshirt for you every Thursday in January as soon as you earn 150 points the same day. Again, you keep the points and this week it’s a gray hooded sweatshirt with red trim as pictured.
  • Free Cash & Free Play Friday: Join us at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM for our Weekly Cash & Free Play Drawings. You’re earning one free entry into the Friday drawings for every five base points you earn during the month.
  • 4X Points Saturday: Use your INN Club card and quadruple the benefits of the points from your Saturday play!
  • Free Toyota Corolla Giveaway: It’s on Saturday, February 10 and you’re racking up a Golden Entry Ticket for this car giveaway for every 500 points you earn up until then. Don’t need a new car? We’ll give you a chance to opt for a cash payout if you wish.
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Roasted Stuffed Quail with prosciutto, wild rice pilaf and plum port glaze for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is a 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, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.
On the Sports Front
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during this Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games and remember, we’ll be glad to bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat whether it be in the Cabaret Lounge or at the Cabaret Bar.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM climbed to $4,744 with no winner last week. This week’s Progressive Pro PK'EM parlay card has 15 props for the two Conference Championship games: the winner and over/under for each game plus 11 props.  Just $5 per card, play as many cards as you like, pick all 15 and you win the jackpot. This week’s cut off is prior to the start of the first Sunday game.
  • Place Your Bet: This week you can bet Saturday’s two NCAA Football All-Star Games, the Sunday Pro Football Playoff Games, NHL Hockey, NBA and NCAA Basketball and Horse Racing.
  • Lots of New Futures Posted this Week: Futures on the board include winners for the 2018 Super Bowl, Daytona 500 (February 18), NCAA Basketball Championship, The Masters (April 5-8), FIFA World Cup Russia™ (June 14 – July 15), NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, World Series and NASCAR Monster Energy Series.
  • Parlay Pondering: Wonder how much a $10 parlay played this week would pay if a guy named Johnson won both the Daytona 500 (Jimmie) and The Masters (Dustin)?
  • Sports and Race Betting: You can place and collect sports bets any time the Sports Book is open at the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino. At Sharkey’s and Slot World, all sports betting is done at Guest Services. A winning sports bet placed at any of our four casinos can be cashed at any of our four casinos.  Horse Race bets can only be placed or cashed when the Race and Sports Book is open at the CVI or Bodines Casino.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Tyler Stafford tonight, Reckless Envy Thursday thru Saturday and Jonathon “JB” Barton Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tyler Stafford is a homegrown talent (Reno), whose songs often draw comparisons to songwriters such as John Mayer and Paul Simon delivered with a candor and immediacy reminiscent of John Lennon.  The versatility of Reckless Envy might just bring a heartfelt ballad such as Chris Stapleton’s version of “Tennessee Whiskey,” an authentic version of “Barracuda” by Heart, an entertaining rendition of Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a guitar driven ZZ Top classic such as “Tush” or a dance song like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” The group includes Billy James Lassi (founder of the Midnight Riders) on lead vocals and acoustic guitar; accomplished violinist Virginia Bowman (Tahoe Symphony, Reno Philharmonic and Lubbock Symphony Orchestras) on fiddle, keyboard, lead and harmony vocals; and Keith Lindsey on lead guitar and vocals.  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!

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, January 10, 2018

Golf Season Soon, Blue Angel this Week, Chicken Dinner Brings $10K, More

Won't Be Long! Will You Be Joining Us?
Spring Stag Golf Outing Details Set
We can’t help but think about how green and lush our area golf courses will be after all of the steady but gentle “soak the ground” rain we’ve received during the last week. Good reason to roll out the details on our Spring Stag Golf Outing at the end of April. This 36-hole scramble with blind bogie scoring serves as our unofficial kickoff to the 2018 golf season which will see almost 100 different golf groups visit the Carson Valley Inn and play our areas courses. This year the two rounds of the Spring Stag will be at the Golf Club at Genoa Lakes and Toiyabe Golf Club (formerly Thunder Canyon and originally Lightning W). There’s a Thursday evening reception, golf on Friday and Saturday, a Saturday banquet and more . . . click here for more info or call Greg at 775-783-6615.

Are You Part of this
$5 Million Plus We Paid Out?
Actually, the amount is significantly in excess of Five Million Dollars but our accounting folks don’t want us publishing exact figures – actually it’s our marketing people, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, were talking about the total amount of Jackpots that we paid out during 2017 that triggered IRS reporting. This doesn’t count the millions more in payouts that fell under the reporting threshold . . . but again we’re straying from the point. If you won one of those reportable jackpots (if you did, we gave you a W-2G), you no doubt will be looking for a win-loss statement from the CVI for your gaming activity here during calendar year 2017. We can help you with that information on all gaming for which you used your INN Club card while playing.  However, there are only three ways you can make your request and they are explained on the form at this link. And please, for security purposes, we cannot send these reports by email. The request for these reports seem to come in heavy at the various tax deadlines, so we suggest you get the process started very soon and not get caught in the last minute rush.

Eating Chicken Pays Off
Elizabeth Came in For Chicken Dinner, Left with $10,000+
In this case we’re talking about the $5.99 Chandler’s Chicken Dinner served every Sunday from 2 PM in Katie’s.  Seems that Elizabeth N. comes in just about every Sunday to enjoy this very popular Katie’s special. This past Sunday – and for many Sundays to come – you can easily say that dinner was on us! You see, Elizabeth regularly spends a little time on the slots each Sunday. She was playing the Wealth of Dynasty slot which ironically provides a direct view of the entrance to Katie’s. Anyway, we’re sure she wasn’t looking at Katie’s when the bells started ringing to signify she had just won the Wealth – a $10,506 Jackpot.  Sure hope the boss doesn’t put a pencil to this and figure out this equates to over 1750 Chandler Chicken Dinners!


Double Blue Skies Thursday and Friday
It's just 9 months until the Blue Angels headline the 2018 Aviation Roundup at Minden -Tahoe Airport on October 13 & 14 but the planning is well underway. While the “Blues” undergo vigorous winter training 500 miles south at Naval Air Facility El Centro, the United States Navy flight demonstration squadron's Event Coordinator and Narrator will be arriving at Minden this Thursday in one of the team's trademark dark blue F/A-18C Hornets for advance planning meetings and media interviews. 

Interesting Tidbits
  • Friday is Peach Melba Day. Closest we can come is Peach Pie which is one of the many pies, cakes and other pastries we make daily in our own bakery.
  • Tuesday is Appreciate a Dragon Day and we were amazed to find out how many slots we have at the CVI with some type of a Dragon theme.  There are a few different Dragon’s Law penny machines and the Dragon’s Law Twin Fever is an option on a few other slots. We have Dragon Link, Forbidden Dragons, The Great Pyramid games with a Dragon theme and also found Ultra Stack Dragon slots. We stopped looking when someone told us we were being watched by Puff the Magic Dragon!
In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Ladies, join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight for a Lunch Container with a Fork/Knife for the first 150 ladies, free Chocolate Shoppe Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, a weekly drink special and free bingo. Every Wednesday you’ll also earn entries for the Jan. 31 drawing for a Disneyland Family Admission for Four.
  • Free Meals Mondays and Wednesday: Lot’s of folks are catching on to this one . . . earn just 100 points (before any multipliers) on any Monday or Wednesday in January and swipe at the casino kiosk for a certificate for a free meal from our January Player’s Menu! Choices include our All-American Breakfast, any omelet, a cheeseburger or any of our six $7.99 Plates. And . . . you keep the points!
  • Free Sweatshirt Thursday:  We’ll warm you up with a free CVI sweatshirt every Thursday (different color each week) in January as soon as you earn 150 points the same day. Again, you keep the points.
  • 4X Points Saturday: Use your INN Club card and earn quadruple your benefits from your Saturday play!
  • Free Cash & Free Play Friday: Join us at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM for our Weekly Cash & Free Play Drawings. You’re earning one free entry into the Friday drawings for every five base points you earn during the month.
  • Free Toyota Corolla Giveaway: this one isn’t until Saturday, February 10 but you’re accumulating a Golden Entry Ticket for this car giveaway for every 500 points you earn up until then. Don’t need a new car? Don’t worry, we’ll give you a chance to opt for a cash payout if you wish.
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Roasted Rack (4) of Venison with cherry brandy demi for $32. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's New Year’s Eve Specials are at this link. 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, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.
On the Sports Front
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all NFL Playoff Games and remember, we’ll be glad to bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat whether it be in the Cabaret Lounge or at the Cabaret Bar.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM climbed to $4,621 with no winner last week. This week’s Progressive Pro PK'EM parlay card has 15 props for the 4 NFL Divisional Playoff games on Saturday and Sunday: the winner and over/under for each of the four games plus seven props.  The procedure remains the same: it’s just $5 per card, play as many cards as you like, pick all 15 and you win the jackpot. This week’s cut off is prior to the start of the first Saturday game.
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on the Saturday and Sunday Pro Football Playoff Games, NHL Hockey, NBA and NCAA Basketball and Horse Racing. Futures on the board include winners for the 2018 Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball Championship, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, World Series and NASCAR Monster Energy Series.
  • Sports and Race Betting: You can place and collect sports bets any time the Sports Book is open at the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino. At Sharkey’s and Slot World, all sports betting is done at Guest Services. A winning sports bet placed at any of our four casinos can be cashed at any of our four casinos.  Horse Race bets can only be placed or cashed when the Race and Sports Book is open at the CVI or Bodines Casino.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:
Carolyn Dolan and Big Red tonight, Just Us Thursday thru Saturday and Tyler Stafford Tuesday and Wednesday. Carolyn Dolan can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad.  For the last fifteen years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red. Just Us is a unique group of musicians who decided to blend together the sounds of the Motor City and Oakland, CA to develop "Sweet, Grown & Sexy" sounds - music from the 60’s to the present.  Aladdin handles lead vocal and percussions. He is joined by Les Carter on vocals and drums, Phil Weaver on vocals and guitar and Fred Williams on bass.   Tyler Stafford is a homegrown talent (Reno), whose songs often draw comparisons to songwriters such as John Mayer and Paul Simon delivered with a candor and immediacy reminiscent of a John Lennon ballad.

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, January 3, 2018

Free Cars, Sweatshirts & Meals Plus Hot Soups and More

Carson City Toyota GM Dana Whaley Locks this Brand New
Toyota Corolla After Putting it on Display at the CVI
January – Free Cars, Sweatshirts, Meals and More!
We don’t usually lead our weekly blog with our casino promotions but were giving away “a bunch” this month so here’s a quick rundown:
  • Free Meals Mondays and Wednesdays: Earn just 100 points (before any multipliers) on any Monday or Wednesday in January and swipe at the casino kiosk for a certificate for a free meal from our January Player’s Menu which includes our All-American Breakfast, any omelet, a cheeseburger or any of our six $7.99 Plates. Oh, you keep the points!
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesdays:  Ladies, join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM every Wednesday for a free gift (second two bowls in a Set of Four Soup Bowls tonight) for the first 150 ladies, free gift baskets (Yankee Candle baskets tonight) as hot seat prizes, games, a weekly drink special and free bingo. Every Wednesday you’ll also earn entries for the Jan. 31 drawing for a Disneyland Family Admission for Four.
  • Free Sweatshirts Thursdays:  Since theoretically it’s cold in January (see the Soup article below), we’ll warm you up with a free CVI sweatshirt every Thursday (different color each week) as soon as you earn 150 points the same day. Again, you keep the points.
  • 4X Points Saturdays: yeah, we know that technically points are not free ‘cause you have to play in the casino to earn them. But when we multiply your points by four, those extra points are on us as are all the benefits you get from those extra points!
  • Free Cash & Free Play Fridays: Join us at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM for our Weekly Cash & Free Play Drawings. You’re earning one free entry into the Friday drawings for every five base points you earn during the month.
  • Free Toyota Corolla Giveaway: this one isn’t until Saturday, February 10 but you’re collecting a Golden Entry Ticket for this car giveaway for every 500 points you earn up until then. Don’t need a new car? Don’t worry, we’ll give you a chance to opt for a cash payout if you wish. And why "cars" instead of "car?" Cause we're also giving one away at Sharkey's!
$25,551 Patricia A. Enlists Her Husband Vic to Display their Winnings
Of Course She Was Happy - 
Wouldn't You Be with $25,000?!
Frequent CVI visitor Patricia A. was well into a Gold Bonus/Free Games frenzy on one of our Buffalo Gold Collection slots near the pit last Friday night when her frenzy level went up exponentially . . . one of those bonus spins won her a $25,551 payout thanks to the adrenaline boosting “Multiple Wins” feature!  Ecstatic? You bet she was! When asked if she wanted the winnings in cash or check, she pondered what she might need for the remainder of her visit and a little fun money and, as the picture verifies, opted for some of each! As for her husband Victor holding the cash portion, we asked him how much of that he got to keep. His answer? Probably the same as any smart husband whose wife had just won this much! 

Looking for some other opportunities to pocket a sizable chunk that can only be won here at the CVI? We have two Lightning Link carousels and the Grand Jackpot on one is over $11,700 and the other is over $15,000. The Major Jackpot on our giant Buffalo Stampede slot is now over $22,400, the Super Sky Wheel Mega jackpot just climbed to $8,300, the Hot Shot Progressive has topped $20,500 and the Cash Locomotive Grand Jackpot exceeds $10,800.  Spreading out a little, the $99,000 Penny Progressive Jackpot can only be won at any of our four properties: the Carson Valley Inn, Sharkey’s Casino, Bodine’s Casino and Slot World Casino.

And if you want to go up against everyone in the state of Nevada, we also offer IGT’s popular Megabucks ($10,560,000 +), $5 Wheel of Fortune $1,050,000+), $1 Wheel of Fortune ($1,280,000+) and Quarter Wheel of Fortune ($374,000+).

Would Love to Know What Each is Thinking!
Eagles & Ag Filling Up
Our friends at the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce reported yesterday that the16th year of Eagles & Agriculture still has limited openings for the three largest elements of the event: The Thursday night Welcome Reception and Photo Exhibit on January 25, the Falconers Dinner on Friday, January 26 (in our Valley Ballroom) and the Ranch & Eagle Tour on Saturday morning followed by lunch in our Valley Ballroom. For specific information and reservations, click here.

Soups in Katie’s
Katie's Chicken Tortilla Soup
January is Soup Month which is not surprising since statistically it’s the coldest month of the year in most parts of our country including Northern Nevada.

No problem keeping warm here at the CVI as we serve two different house-made soups by the cup or bowl in Katie’s each day starting at 11 AM. Katie’s Navy Bean Soup has been a daily standard for over 30 years.  The rotation for January for the second soup of the day is Cream of Broccoli on Mondays, Chicken Tortilla on Tuesdays, Tomato Pesto on Wednesdays, Chicken Florentine on Thursdays, New England Style Clam Chowder on Fridays, Beef Barley on Saturdays and Potato Cheddar on Sundays.

While probably not technically a soup (Google the question and  you'll understand why we said probably), Katie’s also serves Beef and Bean Chili every day!

More in Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloinwith 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, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.
On the Sports Front
  • Our Guys Picks: The football season concluded with the Guys going 3 & 3. It was a season of great picks by our Sports Book Guys as Alan and Mike each had 20 wins and 14 losses. This 59% win percentage would make all sports gamblers proud. On the flip side the Sales Guy Greg ended the season with a 12 & 22 record to ensure he will keep his obviously much-needed day job. As the NFL playoffs approach all three of the guys wish you all the best with your bets. And be sure not to ask Greg for advise in this arena!
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all Televised Pro Football Playoff Games and the NCAA College football Championship Game. l bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM ended the regular season at $4,551 – but we will give it away, so read on. This week’s Progressive Pro PK'EM parlay card has 15 props for the 4 NFL playoff games on Saturday and Sunday: the winner and over/under for each of the four games plus seven props.  The procedure remains the same: it’s just $5 per card, play as many cards as you like, pick all 15 and you win the jackpot. And remember that two of the games are on Saturday this weekend, so the cut off is 1 PM on Saturday for playing this week’s Progressive Pro PK'EM.
  • NCAA Championship Game Football Grid: We’re giving away $50 for each of the first three quarters and the final score for the January 8 game! Earn entries during live poker games this week ‘til all squares are claimed.
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on the Saturday and Sunday Pro Football Playoff Games, Monday’s NCAA Championship Game, NHL Hockey, NBA and NCAA Basketball and Horse Racing. Futures on the board include winners for the 2018 Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball Championship, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, World Series and NASCAR Monster Energy Series.
  • Sports and Race Betting: You can place and collect sports bets any time the Sports Book is open at the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino. At Sharkey’s and Slot World, all sports betting is done at Guest Services. A winning sports bet placed at any of our four casinos can be cashed at any of our four casinos.  Horse Race bets can only be placed or cashed when the Race and Sports Book is open at the CVI or Bodines Casino.
Free Entertainment
in the Cabaret Lounge:
Cliff and Dave tonight, The Blues Monsters Thursday thru Saturday, the NCAA Championship Game on Monday and Carolyn Dolan and Big Red Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Cabaret Lounge is "dark" on Sunday and Monday in January.

Cliff and Dave are powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread. The duo provides an evening of sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll. The Blues Monsters is a popular red-hot blues band with a powerfully unique combination of R&B, funk, jazz, and Chicago-style blues. Whether paying respects to the masters of traditional blues, or rockin' out other tunes, The Blues Monsters get the whole house up and dancing!  Carolyn Dolan can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad.  For the last fifteen years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red.

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, December 27, 2017

New Year's Eve, Free Meals in January, More in CVI Blog

New Year’ Eve Dining at the Inn
CV Steak and Katie's are serving their regular menus plus holiday specials on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 . . . please join us and be sure to see the In the Casino section below for more on New Year’s Eve:
  • The New Year's Eve specials in CV Steak are a Trio of Tournedos (a blackened Filet Mignon with southwest au jus, a blue cheese topped Filet Mignon and a bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon) for $34 and Sake Marinated Salmon Filet served with a mild red curry cucumber salad and basmati rice for $35. As with all CV Steak entrees (except for the hearty pasta dishes), these specials include vegetable and choice of au gratin, twice-baked or baked potato plus tableside-tossed salad, sourdough baguette and creamery butter. CV Steak New Year's Eve reservations (starting at 4:30 PM) can be made by calling 775-783-6650. The Sunset Special will not be offered on New Year’s Eve but will be served on New Year’s Day.
  • Katie's is offering a New York Strip Steak Special from 11 am on New Year’s Eve; a blue cheese encrusted New York Strip Loin with mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and choice of soup or house salad for $15.99.  The Katie’s Sunday Chandler Chicken Dinner Special will also be served on December 31st from 2 to 10 p.m.
$99,000 – Someone Will Win It . . .
. . . But When Is Best?
$99,000 for Someone - You?
Here’s a question to take to your accountant in the next couple of days as you pester him or her with questions regarding the new tax laws going into effect for 2018: Would you be better off to win our $99,000 Penny Progressive Jackpot before the end of this year, or should you lay back and start pounding away on January 1? Or, are you like those of us who sit in the blog writing room and scream out, “Are You Kidding?!?! I’ll take it either year!” Last thing we’d do is wait a few days to play for it and find out someone else won it . . . but that’s just us. And here’s our friendly reminder: this $99,000 Progressive Jackpot 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.

Free Meals in January – On Us!
Mondays and Wednesdays in January
Here is an opportunity to enjoy a meal in Katie’s on us a couple of times a week during January – we're calling it Free Meal January and here’s how it works:  Earn just 100 base points (that means before any multipliers) on any Monday or Wednesday in January and then swipe at the casino kiosk for a certificate for a free meal from our January Player’s Menu. You have until the end the day Thursday in the same week your earned it to use your certificate and the Players Menu includes our All-American Breakfast, any omelet, a cheeseburger or any of our six $7.99 Plates.

In the Casino
This Thursday's VIP Hot Seat Prizes - Want One?
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight:  Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM tonight with the first two bowls in a Set of Four Soup Bowls for the first 150 ladies and Bath & Body Works Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. Also tonight: games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and, somewhere around 8 PM, the drawing for $500 in New Year Cash.
  • 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.  We’ll be giving away a Samsung SmartCam Home Security Camera, a Lasko Motion Heat Plus Ceramic Heater, an Ellia Aroma Diffuser and an HP Office Jet All in One Wireless Printer.
  • Four Bowl Games Saturday: The Taxslayer, Liberty, Fiesta and Orange Bowls fill the day from 9 AM until almost 9 PM.
  • 4X Points Saturday: That’s quadruple the benefits for your play all day this Saturday.
Pop a Cork with Us Sunday Night!
  • Points, Pigskins, Pop Sounds and Popping Corks Sunday: Stop in New Year’s Eve Day for 4X points between 4 AM and 4 PM, catch the final 16 NFL Football Games of the season during the day, enjoy  Free Live Entertainment and Dancing in the Cabaret Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and a join us for a Free Champagne Toast at midnight.
  • Free Meal Monday:  It's such a good deal we included a whole article about this further above.
  • Five Bowl Games Monday: Catch the traditional New Year’s Day NCAA Bowl Games (Outback, Peach, Citrus, Rose and Sugar) during the day and into the evening.
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Grilled Duck Breast marinated with fresh herbs and served with natural duck jus for $28.00. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's New Year’s Eve Specials are at this link. The usual Sunday Night $32 One-Pound of King Crab Legs Special will be served on Monday, New Years Day this week. 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 Job's Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.
Our Usual Tidbits
  • Friday is Tick Tock Day. If you are planning to make New Year's Resolutions, or have done so in the past, you might just take a minute to read about Tick Tock Day and consider starting sooner than New Year's Eve.
Bacon Day - So Here's Bacon!
  • Saturday is Bacon Day. Being somewhat fascinated with the growth in popularity of bacon over the last few years we did a little research and our favorite finding is the preponderance of Bacon & Beer events (go ahead, Google it!). While we don’t have such an event planned, we do have plenty of bacon and beer at the CVI.
  • Sunday is No Interruptions Day. So, turn off your phone, shut your office door, hold all calls, and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to let you focus for the day, even though you love them dearly. Wait . . . Sunday is also New Year's Eve, so scratch all those suggestions and work on your New Year's Resolutions if you didn’t handle them on Tick Tock Day. And what better way to ponder those resolutions while you are earning 4X Points on Dec. 31 from 4 AM to 4 PM!
  • Monday is Bloody Mary Day. If you happen to be sitting at the Casino Bar or in the Cabaret Lounge watching a bowl game or trying to review in your mind your activities of the night before, take a look at our Bar Bites Menu . . . The $4.99 Breakfast Burrito includes a free Bloody Mary or Budweiser draft!
  • Monday is Weigh In Day and Tuesday is Buffet Day. Seriously?!  Isn't anyone monitoring this stuff!!
On the Sports Front
  • Our Guys Picks: the boys went 4 - 2 last week which, if they could do every week, would result in new careers as professional sports bettors! Looking to continue the streak of good fortune, Mike (2-0 last week) is going with Wisconsin -1½ vs. Miami and Mississippi State +6 ½ against Louisville. Alan is on the Falcons -4 vs. the Panthers and Ohio State -7½ against USC. Greg is going full underdog with the Browns +13½ at the Steelers and the Jets +15½ at New England.
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during all Televised Pro Football and College football bowl 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 $4,379 this week and all the NFL games are on Sunday.  If no one wins this week, we’ll let the Jackpot grow and carry into the NFL playoffs when the props will get a little more interesting than just winner against the spread and over or under. The parlay cards are just $5 each!
  • January 8 NCAA Championship Game Football Grid: Start earning squares in our Poker Room on New Year’s Day ‘cause we’re giving away $50 for each of the first three quarters and the final score! Earn entries during live poker games starting Monday, January 1 ‘til all squares are claimed. 
  • Place Your Bet: Place your bets on Pro Football, NCAA Bowl Games, NHL Hockey, NBA and NCAA Basketball and Horse Racing. Futures on the board include winners for the 2018 Super Bowl (selection gets smaller each week!), 2018 NCAA Basketball and Football Championships, 2018 NBA Championship, 2018 NHL Stanley Cup and 2018 World Series.
  • Sports and Race Betting: You can place and collect sports bets any time the Sports Book is open at the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino. At Sharkey’s and Slot World, all sports betting is done at Guest Services. A winning sports bet placed at any of our four casinos can be cashed at any of our four casinos.  Horse Race bets can only be placed or cashed when the Race and Sports Book is open at the CVI or Bodines Casino.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:
John Palmore tonight, Justin Lee Thursday thru Saturday, The Lucky Seven Sunday, NCAA Bowl Games on Monday and Cliff and Dave Tuesday and Wednesday.  John Palmore is an accomplished singer and keyboardist who has worked with Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, ZZ Hill, Wilson Pickett, Joe Simon, Percy Sledge, The Platters and other "name" artists. A Night In The Country – Nevada’s largest country music festival – featured Justin Lee 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. The Lucky Seven brings a mix of the freshest, modern music and favorites from recent decades. Their song choices, while all popular and mostly current, are refreshingly wide reaching and show the band's versatility. They are good friends, making good music, for good people. Cliff and Dave are powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread. The duo provides an evening of sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll.

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!