Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sister's Easter Catechism, Valentine's Day, Sports Book After Football, More

Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister when she returns to the CVI on Saturday, April 20 to answer the timeworn questions of the season like “Why isn't Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?”  Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks! The times and ticket prices for the two Sister's Easter Catechism shows will be available on our website on Monday, February 18. Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat!

Lightning Strikes – and it Will Again
Lightning struck just up the road at our at our sister casino Bodines last week when Carin (pictured above) hit a $23,334 Lightning Link Jackpot! What is the likelihood of lightning striking again – but this time at the CVI? We don't know exactly, but we'd say it's pretty good as we have three banks of Lightning Link slots each with its own progressive Grand Jackpot and they range from $11,000 to over $15,000!

For Ladies' Night - Tonight!
Valentine’s Day at the Inn
  • It Starts Tonight:  you'll enjoy an all-chocolate theme to Ladies Night from 5:30 to 8:30 PM! The first 150 ladies to sign up this evening get a free Chocolate Rose from the Chocolate Shoppe.  The hot seat prizes tonight are Chocolate Shoppe Candy Boxes and we'll also have games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for ladies playing in the casino.
  • Valentine's Day Dining Specials: we have Valentine's Day specials and regular menu items in both Katie's here at the Carson Valley Inn and the Jackpot Café in Sharkey's Casino "just down the street" in Gardnerville. Last we checked, reservations were full for CV Steak
  • And in the Cabaret Lounge: we're still trying to get inside the mind of our Entertainment Director to find out just what he was thinking when he booked a band called "Reckless Envy" for Valentines night? The group is exceptionally talented and very versatile . . . and we've even extended them through Sunday night to entertain over the busy Presidents Day Weekend.
Sports Book – Life After the NFL Season
Everyone’s had a little over a week to adjust to the end of the NFL season. So “now what” when it comes to sports book wagering? Let’s go over it and see if we can’t get you out of the doldrums:
  • NASCAR season kicks off this Sunday with the Daytona 500. We’ll have it on the big screen and some of the surrounding screens plus you can bet your favorite driver (s) to win at the posted odds which range from 4 ½ to one all the way up to 40 to 1 depending on who you pick!
  • If it’s gotta be football, we are taking bets on the Alliance of American Football League games over the next nine weekends and then the following two weekends for the playoffs and championship.
  • If you can see into in the future, you may already know what the following have in common: the Tennessee Volunteers, the Milwaukee Bucks the Arizona Cardinals, the Washington Capitals, Jimmy Johnson and Justin Thomas.  They all have the same odds of winning, respectively, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 NBA Championship, the 2019 World Series, the 2019 Stanley Cup, the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and the 2019 Masters.
  • If you’d like an all-offense game (opposite of this year’s Super Bowl), grab a seat in our Cabaret Lounge this Sunday at 5 PM when Team LeBron and Team Giannis try to re-energize the offense in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. After last year’s paltry 293 total points it would be nice to see these superstars get back to the 374 points scored in 2017 or the 369 points scored the 2016!
  • And before we let NFL football go, as of yesterday there was still one more person out there who picked 13 props correctly in the Super Bowl and has $1667 coming. Come on by the CVI Sports Book with your ticket and “cash in!”
  • Independent of which sports are in season our Race Book operates 365 days a year with the Kentucky Derby Prep Races growing more plentiful over the next couple of months.
Bear Claws = Almonds!
Making These Days Special at CVI
  • Thursday is Ferris Wheel Day. If you’d like to catch up with our longtime locals, be sure to read fun-fact #4 in this article on how the Ferris Wheel has direct ties to Carson Valley!
  • Saturday is Almond Day. We serve thousands of almonds each year . . . they are part of every bear claw we make in-house for sale in Job’s Perk!
  • Saturday is World Whale Day.  No, we don’t have any whales here at the Carson Valley Inn or in any of our nearby waters. However, if you want to get in the spirit, try your luck at our Whale Song or Ocean Magic slots.
  • Monday is Wine Day. Everyone seems to have different tastes in wine so we have something for just about everyone on the CV Steak Wine List. Come on in and enjoy your favorite by the bottle or the glass!
  • Monday is also Pluto Day as in the celestial body, not the Disney cartoon character. We’re not trying to enter the debate on Planned Planethood (bet you read that one incorrectly the first time) so just bear with us as we continue to believe that Pluto is a planet not a dwarf planet as it is now referred to after its 2006 demotion. Anyway, if you still believe in Pluto as a planet, show your “I Believe” support by playing one of our Planet Moolah or Meteor Storm slots on Monday!
  • Next Wednesday is Cherry Pie Day. We like to jump the gun around here sometimes so starting this Monday we are adding a Mini Cherry Pie to our Katie’s bakery menu. Seems only appropriate that we do it on the same day we celebrate George Washington’s birthday. After all he supposedly admitted to his father that he chopped down a cherry tree. Wonder how all that would play out in today’s social media world!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesday: see the Valentine’s Day section above.
  • Friday & Saturday: drawings at 5, 7 & 9 PM both nights in our Cars and Cash Giveaways Promotion.
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots - watch your points grow at quadruple the normal rate!
  • Hot Seats Monday: INN Club members, be sure to use your card while playing in the casino as we’ll have hot seat drawings hourly from 11 AM to 8 PM with the chance to win up to $500 each time.
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s: Wednesday is Italian Day with three specials served from 11 AM to 10 PM: Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo for $5.99, Pork Marsala for $6.99 and Chicken Chasseur for $6.99. The regular Thursday special will not be served this week due to the Valentine’s Day specials but will return next week. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99 and Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and coleslaw for $5.99 from 2 to 10 PM. 
  • CV Steak: The regular Thursday special will not be served this week due to the Valentine’s Day specials but will return next week. This Friday it’s Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloin with Bourbon Jus for $30. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. 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 bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Steve Lord, tonight Reckless Envy Thursday thru Sunday, Bill Wharton Monday and Hans Eberbach Tuesday and Wednesday. Steve Lord is a guitarist with dynamic vocals and a thousand songs performing an evening of oldies, country, pop, blues, jazz, soul and rock 'n' roll. 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.”   Bill Wharton’s smooth, melodic tone comes out in his vast repertoire from old classic country thru modern country, pop to classic rock, blues and jazz. Hans Eberbach sings for Joy & Madness, an evolution of vintage soul sound with modern classic pop sensibilities. He also fronts his own band HANS! and the HOT MESS a band that represents his original singer/songwriter/electronic soul work.

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, February 6, 2019

Mother's Day Weekend Package, Valentine's Dining, A Burning Bunny Question, More

Welcome, Bently Heritage
Activity around the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery has been heavy this week as they get closer and closer to opening to the public this weekend. We join the entire Carson Valley in welcoming this world-class business to our community and we’re especially pleased to have them located just steps from our front door on “our side of the street!” To learn more about this incredible transformation, check this article recently published by Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine and for information on tours of Bently Heritage click here.

Mother’s Day Weekend Package
It’s not too soon to start thinking about plans for Mother’s Day . . . And here’s one idea you might start considering: our Mother’s Day Weekend Hotel Package is a great way to treat your Mom, Grandma, Wife or Mother-in-Law to a getaway at the Carson Valley Inn! Enjoy two nights’ accommodations, dining credit and a special chocolate gift on arrival! Click here for all the details.

We know this question is on your mind and we think we may be able to give you an answer. It all has to do with “Sister” who was last at the CVI to talk about Late Night Catechism. We’ve heard rumors she’ll be back in April around Easter and we’ll have more about that in next week’s blog!

Game Wasn't Boring for Karen & Mark!! 
About Last Sunday’s Game
  • Boring is in the Eye of the Beholder: Our guess is that Karen and Mark, weekend guests in for our Super Bowl Party in the Valley Ballroom, really didn’t have a feel one way or another about the game being boring. While they were here, they won slot jackpots of $1,200 and $10,408!
  • $5,000 Progressive Pro PK’EM: Three people are going to each be $1,667 happier when they bring in their Pro PK’EM tickets from the Super Bowl game - that’s how many picked 13 out of the 15 prop bets correctly. No one picked more than 13 correctly and quite a few picked 12 correctly. All three of the tickets with 13 correct pics were sold at the Carson Valley Inn so bring ‘em in to the CVI Sports Book with your ID and we’ll verify the ticket and then walk you to Guest Services to collect your cash winnings!   
  • Prop Bets:  The first of our many prop bets was decided at the coin toss when Tails came up for, get this, the fifth time in the last six years! And the last prop was determined when Julian Edelman was named MVP making a few of our customers quite happy as he paid 25 to 1. And one man almost made his wife ecstatic with one of the prop bets. She had insisted he place a bet on “no team scoring a touchdown” during the game. Being a good husband, he put down the $10 and into the fourth quarter it looked like he might just have a most unlikely winner. Those 100 to 1 odds would’ve made for a happy wife, happy life! 
Links to Useful Information!
Never a Dull Moment at the CVI! 
  • Valentine’s Day Dining: At the CVI, CV Steak and Katie’s will be offering their regular menus plus these Valentine’s Day Specials. The Jackpot Café in Sharkey’s is also offering its regular menu plus two Valentine’s Day specials from 4 to 10 PM.
  • Employment Opportunities: We are hiring at the Carson Valley Inn and Sharkey’s Casino here in Carson Valley and at Bodines Casino and SlotWorld Casino in Carson City.  In our business, the "dull moments" are few and the "I thought I'd seen everything" moments keep the job lively! Get all the openings at all four locations by clicking here!
  • 2018 Win/Loss Statements:  Have you started your taxes and need a Win/Loss statement from one or more of our casinos? Download this form to make your request.  We can provide you with a report for the play recorded while you used your Player’s Club card.
  • Gift Cards: We're not suggesting a Carson Valley Inn Card be your first priority for a Valentine’s Day gift, but it just might make a nice inclusion into a Valentine’s Day Card! You can buy them in any denomination up to $500 and they are for sale at our hotel desk. Click here for all the information on how they can be used.
Some Special Days
  • Friday is Laugh & Get Rich Day.  We don’t know how rich you’ll get, but it might be a good day to try your luck at one of our $tinkin’ Rich video slots!
  • Saturday is Pizza Day. Celebrate it as you may, but we’re heading to Bodines Casino for one of their made-to-order pizzas fresh-baked in Bodines’ special brick pizza oven!
  • Monday is Plimsoll Day dedicated to the man who made commercial sailing safer. You can harken back to the old days of sailing by playing one of our Shake Your Booty, Jolly Roger or Treasure Voyage video slots! Or, you can support shipping by going shopping! We don’t make this stuff up, it's actually one of the suggested ways to celebrate Plimsoll Day as covered at this link!
  • Monday is also Get Out Your Guitar Day. Good reason to remind you that, now that the NFL season is over, we are back to live entertainment seven nights a week in the Cabaret lounge where the most commonly seen instrument is definitely the guitar!
  • Tuesday is Lost Penny Day. You can “find your penny” by jumping onto one of our two giant Bubble Gum videos and putting the penny in the “good luck” slot during the bonus round. Or you can really make a splash by winning the jackpot on our 4-property Penny Progressive!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesday: join us tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a free Tea Kettle for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. You’ll also enjoy games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for ladies playing in the casino.
  • Friday & Saturiday: drawings at 5, 7 & 9 PM both nights in our Cars and Cash Giveaways Promotion.
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots - watch your points grow at quadruple the normal rate!
  • Ladies Only Poker Tournament Sunday: Usually on the first Sunday of each month, we're doing it a week later this month due to last week’s big football game. Always interesting as the ladies take over the tournament table to match card smarts among themselves! The fun starts at 4 PM in the Poker Room.
  • Hot Seats Monday: INN Club members, be sure to use your card while playing in the casino as we’ll have hot seat drawings hourly from 11 AM to 8 PM with the chance to win up to $500 each time.
  • And at the Sports Book:
    • On the Cabaret and Casino Screens: Plenty of sports to watch with NBA and NCAA Basketball, NHL Hockey and Horseracing. Place your bets on all of these events plus the Daytona 500 at the Sports & Race Book.
    • Looking Ahead: Futures include winners of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup, the 2019 NBA Championship, the 2019 World Series and the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup!
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s: Wednesday is Italian Day with three specials served from 11 AM to 10 PM: Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo for $5.99, Pork Marsala for $6.99 and Chicken Chasseur for $6.99. The Thursday special is a Turkey Plate for $6.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99 and Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $5.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday we feature Hungarian Goulash, pasta tossed together with ground beef & simmered in a rich tomato sauce for $6.99. Tuesday's special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $6.99.  
  • CV Steak: Thursday’s special 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 Steak.for $26. This Friday it’s Grilled Elk Medallions for $32. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. 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 bread.
Decoy this Weekend in the Cabaret Lounge
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Tany Jane tonight, Decoy Thursday thru Saturday, Rock River Sunday and Monday and Steve Lord Tuesday and Wednesday. Tany Jane plays a wide variety of music from many different genres and time periods, everything from old country to today's hits.  Decoy is one of Northern Nevada's leading cover bands known for their high-energy shows, excellent vocals and varied song list. An evening with Decoy includes the hits of artist such as Patsy Cline, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, Lynard Skynard, Cee Lo Green, Miranda Lambert, Sublime, Zach Brown Band, Led Zepplin, Journey, and more. Rock River is Buddy and Kim from the Buddy Emmer Blues Band presenting an evening of blues and other music! Steve Lord is a guitarist with dynamic vocals and a thousand songs performing an evening of oldies, country, pop, blues, jazz, soul and 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!