Club Cal-Neva Casino

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Doug N
Reno, NV28 contributions
Friends
On a recent visit with some friends from California and to watch the Super Bowl at another casino. We played the Leap Year slot tournament and to eat at the Top Deck restaurant. We also found new video slot machines and 1 point earned some freeplay. Couldn't beat those promotions while winning some money too. Great Job Marketing Team @ Cal-Neva. Definitely stepping up your game with the bigger casinos in Reno.
The "Row", Sands Regency and Gold Dust West need to take notice because I'm going to play more at this casino now.
Written February 2, 2020
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tinachism
Richmond, VA22 contributions
Family
If a casino isn't willing to give you free play for standing in line and getting their player's card, and eventually spending your money there, I'm not inclined to stay long. I mean, seriously, why wouldn't you want to get me started?
Written January 30, 2012
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John T Liu 1963
South San Francisco, CA18 contributions
Friends
Cal Neva is unique in Reno; rather than being a hotel-casino like the majority of the neighboring properties, it's a condo-casino. The hotel rooms have all been converted to private residence condos. So this review will be dedicated to the casino and the restaurants. The casino occupies 2 buildings, a west wing and an east; a walkway on the 2nd floor allows indoor foot traffic between the 2 buildings.

The west wing has a smaller casino area, but the poker room and restaurant are in the west wing. Try the chili dog in the small snack station just south of the table games - surprisingly good, as are all the offerings at this little greasy spoon. The restaurant upstairs offers a larger variety menu - food is good, but nothing spectacular. At $9.99 for a steak or a prime rib dinner, you'd have to expect that you're getting a great deal, not a great meal. As for the gaming, they have $3 blackjack tables during off-peak hours, where the patron can play 2 hands for $5 a hand (that's a great value). Roulette, 3-card poker, craps, Pai Gow poker games are available in the smallish table area. Slot machines everywhere.

The East wing has the same type games, but the gaming area is larger. There is a also karaoke bar, and the cashier's cage is located in the East wing (somewhat inconvenient, having to walk between buildings to cash out). The casino offers a sports book as well; all of the gaming needs of most casinos, at affordable betting denominations, typically starting at $5 dollars (translation - good value for the value bettor).

My only problem: At most casinos, dealers share their table tips. A dealer at Cal Neva told me the dealers kept their own tips, which was why she kept trolling us to tip her. At one point, she held up her $4 in tips and said, "this is all I have for dinner; we live off our own tips." So we tipped her $5 bucks a piece, only to come back 2 hours later and hearing her say the same to the next group of blackjack players. Wow, that's uncomfortable, bordering on solicitation. In 10 years of visiting Reno, I've only seen 2 dealers do this, both at this hotel; all other Cal Neva dealers were very nice and respectful and did not shill for tips. I've asked hotel management to watch out for this - definitely takes away from a otherwise fun, and budget friendly gaming experience.
Written February 15, 2017
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mommacatt
North Vernon188 contributions
We truly enjoyed ourselves at the Cal-Neva Casino. Workers were super friendly and there was a lot of camaraderie between employees, which is always great to see. The food is great in their restaurant, and the prime rib was super and a great deal. The Texas hold-um tournaments are so reasonable priced and they have them daily. We visited here twice while on our Reno trip. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the live music was super. Street parking is available and lots also for only $5 for 4 hours nearby. It is attached to the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus with walkways.
Written March 2, 2020
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Irving M
Lakehills67 contributions
Solo
The food at Top of Deck this food and prices are great even the slots seem to pay off better. Reno start a trip though mountains by Amtrack
Written January 23, 2018
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CaliforniaWellness
California84 contributions
Friends
On our last visit to Reno, we drop in on the Karaoke stage. It was packed with locals, and out of town visitors. The club has the stange set so each singer had a unique experience of being on center stage of CalNev. The atmosphere is energetic anf friendly. What variety of for a gambling estabishment. It is located down town Reno, close to so much for a special visit.
Written January 4, 2015
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HUNDEN
Piedmont, CA10 contributions
We didnt' stay at CAL NEVA, but we gambled there. The slots were loose. Yeah! Also, did some blackjack. Good customer service.
Written November 29, 2004
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Linnea L
Little Elm, TX83 contributions
Couples
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 with which is a good thing.
Written March 10, 2020
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larryl0ebig
Forestville, CA104 contributions
More history here than modern glitz - club cal-neva is a Nevada tradition. This casino has the feel of a much older and different time.
Written February 11, 2020
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Michelle N
Toronto, Canada168 contributions
Friends
There isn’t a lot of slot machines here compared to the other casinos. The slots are quite tight too. However, I did find one machine that allowed me to win just over $700 and I did see some win $1700+
Written June 6, 2019
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