In this week's blog: Oak Ridge Boys concert tickets now on sale, news on Mike's horses, this week's entertainment, NCAA Brackets, Stag Golf Outing reminder, Ladies' Night prizes and more!
Tickets are now on sale through our web site for the Oak Ridge Boys Concert on Thursday, May 15. As we mentioned last week, tickets are also on sale for the Michael Martin Murphy Concert on May 1! As a reminder, when you order tickets, make sure that the zip code on your address matches the billing zip code for your credit card! Here's a link to our full schedule of concerts where you can watch for tickets going on sale for the remaining concerts - and announcement of more concerts - coming soon!
Mike's Horses – Another Derby Hopeful Shines: Hoppertunity, Fiftyshadesofhay & Govenor Charlie (yes, that's the way this horse spells it: Govenor) all ran last weekend. Hoppertunity went off a 6-1 shot in the field of eight Kentucky Derby hopefuls in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes at The Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The colt out dueled and out bumped Southwest Stakes winner and 2-1 favorite Tapiture down the stretch. Hoppertunity's next outing?? Per Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, "We’ll give him another spin. I don’t know where next." Fiftyshadesofhay & Govenor Charlie both finished out of the money. New to our blog? "Mike" is Mike Pegram, owner of the Carson Valley Inn and Bodines Casino.
More About April Casino Promos: We got a peak at the April Casino Promotion mailer last night and, in addition to the 4-Wheeler ATV giveaways we mentioned last week there's also plenty more. But, let's not put the ATV before the horse – be sure to get in on the 5 Million Point Giveaway going on during March!
NCAA Basketball March Madness: The brackets are all set for the field of 64 and ALL 32 First Round Games will be shown on our three dozen plus HDTVs throughout the casino area. There's plenty of seating in the Cabaret Lounge, Casino Bar and CV Steak Bar and you can bet the games up one side and down the other at our Sports and Race Book. If you get the munchies as you watch your Alma mater go down to the wire, just order one of our bar bites from the first available bartender, slot attendant or even the manager on duty!
$3 Craps on Thursdays: If you haven't played craps in a while and would like to get back into the "feel" for the game, swing by the pit on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m. and jump in again for just a $3 roll. Also a great way to pass some nervous time while waiting for your team to tip off in the NCAA Tournament this Thursday.Our friendly dealers are always ready to answer any questions about craps, so stop by this Thursday for some high energy fun!
Game Special: Sous Chef Patrick Pierce's Game-On Fridays special in CV Steak this Friday is Wild Boar Shanks - two boar shanks braised and slow cooked with a Bourbon boar sauce for $26.00. As with all CV Steak entrees, the Game-On Friday special also includes tableside-tossed salad, vegetable and your choice of potato - au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked potato.
Happening in our Valley Ballroom:
· The Douglas County Democratic Women "Keep Nevada Blue" Annual Dinner is Saturday. We appreciate the business we get from both sides of the aisle!
· The Nevada Airports Association Conference runs next Tuesday through Thursday
· New Bar . . . Almost: The lighting, mirrors and treated-wood trim is all up, the plumbing is in and we are just about ready to unveil this classy addition to the Valley Ballroom – patience has been in order but the end is clearly in sight!
Ladies Night Tonight! Gift baskets from Bath & Body Works are again going out to our six Hot Seat Winners tonight! Deanna and Julie have a great big box of Lady Nugget Ultra-Bright L.E.D Pocket Flashlights with clips for the first 150 ladies who show up tonight and 20 of these will also have a Free Play! Ladies Night Bingo games are at 6:45, 7:30 & 8:15 p.m. with the first 2 games "paying" $50 in Free Play and the last game paying $100 Cash.
Stag Golf Outing Just 5 Weeks Away: The unofficial kickoff to our golf season, our Spring Stag, is just five weeks away and entries are rolling in. Three nights of food and fun, two days of golf and much more! Click for more information or call Greg at 775-783-6615 and he'll get you signed up!
Lots More Coming Up: We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday!
Have questions or comments? Post a comment below, shoot us an email using info @ carsonvalleyinn dot com or just 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. He or she will get you to the correct person or department!