Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Many Thanks, Great Derby Weekend, How to Keep Tabs on Us, More

Gary Allan's Latest - Hangover Tonight . . . we love the catchy sound!
Thank You. . .
. . . Thank You to the happy multitude of fans who supported our Merle Haggard concert on Friday night. He put on quite a show and we really appreciate all those who helped make this concert a big success. Next up is Gary Allan on Thursday, June 4 and a quick check of our ticket sales on Tuesday night shows that we have sold over 65% of the tickets. If you're thinking of catching this concert, we suggest you get your tickets now before our radio promotion starts and the event moves towards a certain sellout.
. . . Many Thanks to the literally thousands who have stopped by Sharkey's Casino to see what's new. We had a festive ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening last Friday and the place had been really hopping since! The Silver Dollar Bar has a multitude of beers on tap and a Bar Bites Menu.  The Jackpot Café is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the casino has over 200 slots and videos, and the Sports Book is taking action of all major sports. And thanks also to Paul Nelson and Jeff Voss from KTVN Channel 2 News in Reno for their excellent MoneyWatch coverage of the ribbon-cutting.
. . . Thanks also to the dozens of people who are visiting on our Mother's Day Hotel Package this weekend. It's still not too late to join Inn – call 775-783-6629 or click here for more information.

CONCERT UPDATE: Tickets for the June 27 Rodney Atkins Concert are now on sale!

Mike's Horses: 'twas a fairly decent week for some of Mike Pegram's horses last week. Started Thursday when Air Pocket finished third in a race at Santa Anita Park. On Saturday, Mike had two horses in preliminary races at Churchill Downs. Still Standing won the eighth race and Gimme Da Lute finished third in the fifth race. The big kudos for the weekend go to Bob Baffert, Mike's longtime friend and trainer of all of Mike's horses (check this article from the Princeton Daily Clarion). Bob's horses finished first (American Pharoah) and third (Dortmund) in the Kentucky Derby and 7 of his 10 horses finished "in the money" at Churchill Downs over Derby Weekend making for quite a two-day showing! Looking ahead to the coming weekend, and remember that things can and do change, Mike's Govenor Charlie and Secretsatmidnight are on the schedule for Friday at Santa Anita Park. And yes, that's the correct spelling: Govenor.

How Do I Find Out What’s Happening? We often get asked the best way to keep up with what's happening at the Carson Valley Inn, Sharkey's Casino, and Bodines Casino. Here's what we recommend:
  • We try to announce the latest information in this blog which is updated every Wednesday morning at about 7 AM. This is a great place to check for new concerts, tickets going on sale for concerts, reminders about events or promotions we've mentioned earlier and other news. The direct link to the latest blog posting is: When things are happening fast, we try to post pictures and other tidbits on our social media – mainly our Facebook pages and Twitter account. This was definitely the case during last week's Merle Haggard concert and the ribbon-cutting at Sharkey's. We have six different Facebook pages and hope that you will like and follow all of them:  Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino, Sharkey’s Casino, Katie's, CV Steak and TJ's Corral.
  • All three properties have web sites which are kept up to date and you can access them at these links:  Carson Valley Inn, Sharkey's Casino and Bodines Casino.
  • For information on events in the Carson Valley, we suggest you check the Carson Valley Visitors Authority web site calendar.
Mother's Day Dining at the Inn
A quick reminder of the Mother's Day dining specials at the Carson Valley Inn this Sunday: Both restaurants are serving the regular menu items plus specials. CV Steak is open for dinner on Mother's Day from 4:30 p.m. with two Mother's Day Dinner Specials: Alaskan Halibut Oscar with asparagus, crab and Béarnaise sauce for $32.00 and Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus for $29.00.  For CV Steak reservations, call 775-783-6650.  The Sunset Menu is not available on Mother's Day. Katie's Mother's Day Dinner Specials are Pan Seared Fillet of Sole and Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta, both for $11.99. Katie's "The Chandler" dinner special will not be served on Mother's Day.

As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Wednesday Ladies' Night 5:30 to 8:30 PM: The first 150 ladies to sign up tonight receive the first set of two May spa products.  Also enjoy hot seat drawings for Delasant Skin Care baskets, ladies-only drink specials and more.
  • Some History of the JT: A neighbor of Sharkey's Casino and popular visiting spot for CVI hotel guests, the JT Bar & Restaurant is a focal point of Carson Valley history. Sheila Gardner captured the spirit of the JT in her story in after a presentation by the Lekumberry family to a full house at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center last Sunday. 
  • Tournament News: Congrats to "Yvette 13" for winning our Monthly Ladies Poker Tournament last Sunday. And a reminder to our blackjack players that our Monthly Blackjack Tournament is this coming Tuesday evening in the pit area with all buy-ins and re-buys going to the prize fund!
  • Venison Friday in CV Steak:  Our Friday Game Special this week is Roasted Rack of Venison with Cherry Port Demi. This is a 4-bone venison rack served with fresh vegetable, choice of potato (au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked) and tableside tossed salad all for $32.00.
  • Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge: Phil Prunier is here tonight, The Vegas Road Show entertains Thursday thru Saturday and Steve Lord takes the stage Sunday through Wednesday nights. You can also watch and bet the NBA Playoff games, NHL Stanley Cup games, Major League Baseball games, horseracing and this week's big NASCAR race which is on Saturday due to Mother's Day – The SpongeBob SquarePants 400!
  • We Thought You Should Know: It seems that this Friday is No Socks Day and Saturday is Lost Sock Memorial Day. How do these two even exist and why are they just one day apart? Ever wonder what's on TV in the wee hours of the morning? Or, ever wonder what goes on in our casino in the wee hours of the morning? Sunday night is your chance to check it all out while you celebrate Stay Up All Night Night! Oh, and we'll admit it . . . we blatantly stole the eyes graphic above from the same page to which the previous link will take you. And since you'll be punchy from no sleep, swing right into Eat What You Want Day on Monday by gorging on some of the especially tasty dishes in Katie's or the Jackpot Café!
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email 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 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!

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