Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tailgate Package Giveaway, Christmas Eve, Masquerade and More

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

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

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

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

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

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  Tyler Stafford entertains tonight, The California Cowboys anchor the weekend Thursday through Saturday, we show NFL Football on the Big Screen in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and Eric Jensen plays next Tuesday and Wednesday. R. W. Smith and The California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies. Lead singer and songwriter, R.W. dances and jokes with the audience while delivering top billing entertainment. Together with drummer Hal Atkinson, guitar player Gary Potterton (producer of “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”) and bass player Cary Atkinson; these fine musicians form one of California’s most successful country-western bands. The group has appeared on concert billings with such country favorites as Alabama, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Clint Black, George Jones, Joe Diffe, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, The Bellamy Brothers, Restless Heart, Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many other country stars. Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

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

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservations Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

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