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Club Cal-Neva Casino, Reno

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Club Cal Neva is a casino and former hotel located in Downtown Reno, Nevada.
The casino has 849 slot machines, 41 table games, 3 poker tables and a race and sports book.
Club Cal Neva is one of the most historic casinos in Northern Nevada, having held its presence in Downtown Reno through all of its monumental changes over the years. Club Cal Neva originally opened on March 30, 1962 as a club held by the gaming magnates of the time. It has avoided closure by changing hands and expanding into the sports betting industry. Its sports book is now one of the most profitable in the state and racks in millions per year via satellite participants. The Club Cal Neva is by no means a large casino but has expanded over the years.
From 2002 to 2004, Club Cal Neva held a lease to the 16 story Virginian Tower which held 125 rooms, it was connected to the Club Cal Neva Casino, the owners declined to renew the lease in 2004 and the hotel was closed, it has not been reopened since October 23, 2004. That same year, Club Cal Neva purchased the old Nevadan tower across the street, it was once its own independent hotel and casino first opening in 1982 as the Onslow Hotel, it closed shortly thereafter and remained dormant until the owners of the Riverboat decided to merge it into their hotel and casino before it closed in 2001. It then sat empty before Club Cal Neva purchased it and poured thousands into a major refurbish. It remained Club Cal Neva's hotel until it was later sold to Siegel Suites on February 5, 2015.
Other notable changes to Club Cal Neva, a parking garage was added in 1996 and more gaming space around this same time. Today, Club Cal Neva remains one of the last remaining open casinos of Reno's nostalgic beginnings and is popular, it plays title sponsor to many notable Reno events especially the now famous "La Tomatina en Reno" which is essentially a spin-off of the tomato fights in Spain. It drew a turnout of more than 10,000 people in its first run. Club Cal Neva also has 4 restaurants.
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  • Love visiting Cal-Neva. Great variety of slots in both casinos. Great staff on the tables. Delicious food options.  more »
  • We were in Reno for a few days and found ourselves having breakfast and dinner here every day. The prices were great and the service good. I had fun gambling and even left with more than I arrived...  more »
  • I enjoy single deck blackjack a couple of times a year. As with all casinos, once you're in a winning streak, they change dealers. I know this but stayed anyways and lost $140. They have a good enough restaurant here with great deals and a nice restaurant as well. Friendly staff. An old calling 5 that hasn't been updated like the rest. My favorite dive
  • Some employees are nice but the cocktail waitresses the females are rude and unattractive. Too old to be a cocktail waitresse. Mostly. I was also carded when I gave a two dollar tip and asked politely for a Coke. I don't know why the waiting and security at the casinos in Reno want to card someone who is apparently spending copious amounts of money gambling. And tipping very well. But they are doing the opposite of what is good for the casino. Which is turning away a customer or multiple customers who spend big and tip well. Maybe they should do a refresher and retrain the employee who just wants to be a nail in some ones tier. And is only happy when they are making someone s night a little less fun. Maybe tell those people to be nice to the customer who tips them first. instead of carding them when they asked for a non-alcoholic drink. guess what your company will make more money and you will make more money that way. Duh

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