Mar 27, 2012
Club Cal Neva
Celebrating 50 Years
March 27, 2012 (RENO, Nev.) - - The Club Cal Neva in downtown Reno celebrates 50 years of business, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2012 with food specials, drink specials, and $20,000 in total cash prize drawings.
The Club Cal Neva opened for business under its current name on April 2, 1962. At the time, it was one of the jewels of downtown Reno. Since 1962, casinos have come and gone, the landscape of Reno has changed, and economies have seen their ups and downs. Through it all, the Club Cal Neva is one of two casinos who have seen Reno survive the toughest times, enjoy the best of times, grow up, and grow out.
To commemorate this 50 years of service, continuity and contribution to the Reno and gaming community, the Club Cal Neva will host a weekend long celebration by rewarding its guests with $5.00 prime rib dinner specials, 50-cent Bud and Bud Light, and a cash drawing promotion worth $20,000.
The festivities start on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. on the cabaret stage inside the Club Cal Neva’s Center street casino. Approximately 30 guests will win up to $500 in the club’s special 50th Birthday Celebration drawing. The drawings will close at approximately 7:00 p.m. where one guest will win a guaranteed $5,000 in cash. The fun will pick up again on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at noon as the Club Cal Neva will again give away up $250 in cash to 20 lucky guests and another guaranteed $5,000 at 4:00 p.m.
Beer and food specials will start at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and run through 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.
“We wanted to treat this weekend as a celebration of our guests,” said Jeff Siri, chief executive officer of the Club Cal Neva. “There are a lot of people who have been coming to the Cal Neva since it opened in 1962. And there a lot of people who just started coming to the Club Cal Neva recently. We wanted to find a way to thank all of them for their continued support and show them our deep appreciation for them. What better way than to give them cold hard cash.”
After several up and down years operating under previous ownership, the Club Cal Neva closed its doors in 1961. In 1962, it re-opened under the ownership of the Sierra Development Corporation and has remained under the control of the company every since.