$1,500 in cash prizes were won by the top three finishers in the Carson Valley Inn's monthly blackjack tournament in April. Dave Myers (Minden, NV), Barbara Ortwein (Castro Valley, CA) and Rich Rooney (Minden, NV) finished first through third capturing $750, $450 and $300 respectively. Dave had already qualified for the Inn's year-end Blackjack Tournament of Champions so 4th place finisher Bob Lasell (Gardnerville, NV) is now also in for the December event.
The Carson Valley Inn's monthly $1,500 blackjack tournaments are held on the last Tuesday of each month and provide a fun combination of friendly competition, excitement and cash prizes. The entry fee is just $25, sign ups start at 5:30 p.m., tourney play starts at 6:30 p.m., and all play is with no-cash-value tournament chips. The top finishers each month win cash prizes and also gain free entry into the annual Blackjack Tournament of Champions on December 8, 2009.
The Carson Valley Inn Poker Room features an opening Shootout Hold'em tournament every day when the room opens at noon. The buy in is just $16 + $4 ($20 total) and the winner takes the pot! No-limit Texas Hold'em tournaments are held every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6 p.m. The buy-in is $20 + $5 ($25 total) with one $20 re-buy. The top 3 - 5 places receive prize money each night. There's also a 500-chip bonus for tournament participants who log an hour of play time between 3 and 6 p.m. The first place finisher in each tournament also receives his or her choice of a CVI "INN The Money" tee shirt, hat or travel mug.
Ladies-Only Poker Tournaments are every Sunday with sign ups from 5 to 6 p.m., a special Poker Tutorial (like clicking on "Help" for Poker) from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and no-limit Texas Hold'em tournament play starting at 6 p.m. The $25+$5 entry provides $25 to the prize fund which the top three finishers split each week at 50%, 30% and 20%.
For information on Carson Valley Inn tournaments see www.cvinn.com or call Casino Guest Services directly at 775-783-7711.
The Carson Valley Inn is located on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, NV near the intersection of State Highway 88. The popular hotel, casino and RV resort built its reputation by providing fun and memorable experiences through the smiles and friendly service of its 450+ employees. Amenities include 152 hotel rooms, a 75-room motor lodge, 59 RV sites, a casino, three dining facilities, two lounges, nightly live cabaret entertainment for listening and dancing, 6,000+ square feet of convention and banquet space, the Chapel at the Inn, an indoor pool/spa/fitness facility, Spa at the Inn massage and facial therapy, a Home Treasures Gift Shop, a Shell convenience store and more. The Inn is 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe's south shore and 45 minutes south of Reno.
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