Reviews of this Property
Poker at Cal Neva
I LOVE the poker room at the Cal Neva! One of the best and least expensive places to get your feet wet playing no-limit Texas Hold'em poker tournaments in a real Nevada casino setting. Most days of the week they host $10 buy-in tournaments 4 times daily at 10am 2pm 6pm 10pm (sign-ups begin 1 hour before start times).
Staff is friendly and very professional.
Big Eddy <email@example.com>
San Jose, CA, USA - Monday, September 08, 2008 at 19:28:12 (CDT)
CalNeva always brings back happy memories of when my dad was alive. He used to take the bus up to Reno and would spend all his time at the CalNeva. So when me and my girlfriends visit Reno, the first place we go is CalNeva. It is ancient, but overflowing with fun! It has character, and I can almost see my dad sitting at the keno area, smoking, drinking a screwdriver and playing his numbers. Incidently, everytime I've been there I always win on their slots....
love it. I'm going down there in February. There will be six of us, and we'll all be around the roulette table or the slots at the CalNeva.
CAMILLE YOUNG <CAMILLE080274@CS.COM>
KENT, WA, USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 09:41:55 (PST)
Wow, this place was GREAT....when we arrived we were greeted by the most cheerfull limo driver as all guests get a free limo ride, when we got to the hotel we were offered a free upgrade to a suite at no additional cost. When we got to the room the bellboy would not accept a tip, only asked that we had a good time.....The in room fridge was stocked with free adualt bevvys....We made a trip to the casino and within 5 mins I hit a progressie jackpot for 50,000 dollers and within 15 mins my wife hit a keno ticket for 125,000..........Then my wife must have hit a bump in the road as I had just woken up....we were still in the car, haddent even got to reno yet, it was all a dream!!!!!!!!!! At any rate, The Cal-Neva is great, so is the hotel, if your looking for old school Reno this is it....dimmly lite, alittle seedy, plenty of drinks, staff that thanks you for the tips....A great place....as far as a family place...NO leave em at home, this is a adult playground, don,t kid yourself.
Bend, OR, USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 12:46:17 (PDT)
We were there sunday 3/28/04 pm we were treated very rudely by the floor manager after complaining about waiting over 30 min. for service.
warren webb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
vancouver, wa, USA - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 10:29:03 (PST)
My dad and I had a great time, both with your hotel/restraunt, and the gaming. Thank you for a wonderful time. Don Roen
Don Roen <email@example.com>
Morgan Hill, Ca, USA - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 15:03:58 (PDT)
Cal-Neva is probably the cheapest, dirtiest hotel/casino on the Reno Strip. The hotel is inconvenient (in the Virginian tower across the street from the casino) and run-down, but can be a bargain. The casino is incredibly sleazy, but not without charm. The Sportsbook is dirty and smoky, but they truly know how to run a Sportsbook here. In fact, they do it so well that they are contracted out run the sportsbooks at about a half dozen other Reno-are casinos. It also features great food deals such as the Hotdog and Heineken ($1.50), and a huge margarita for $4. Table games are numerous, and you can always find very low table limits (as low as $2 BJ and Craps, $3 Let it Ride).
Greg Nuttle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rohnert Park, CA, USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 11:46:59 (PST)
On July 12,2002 my family and I checked into Calneva. We were told our room was located across the street and the only way we could get our luggage in our room was to walk across Virginia....Which we did... with two small children. The clerk stated that we could have used valet parking if we wished,but by that time we had made two trips back and forth to the parking structure.
At approximately 2:00Am the fire alarm came on and scared the ?@#$% out of my kids and the both of us adults. I went into the hall and met two senior citizens who asked me if it was a fire or not and informed me they could not walk down the stairs. I said to hold tight and maybe someone would come by soon to help. I told them we had tried to use the phone to no avail...After some 20 to 30 minutes, the alarm continued to go but some guy stated on the PA system that it was a false alarm and he had been assured by the fire Marshal that their was no fire. I can not begin to tell you how us as parents felt trying to assure our small children that although the Hotel was not on fire the alarm was still blaring.
I look back on my own experience and hope this does not scar my babies. My children still talk about this alarm and we must assure them it was only a false alarm I can only hope it does not leave a permanent scar. Calneva can watch a slot machine for illegal or tampering but this somehow was able to happen.
I will not be back and anyone I can convence not to come there... or will listen to our story will hear of this nightmare. You see this problem, "along with the Gilmores across the street" was part of a anniversary weekend and Calneva sure made a great impression. Thanks but no thanks Bill Grisham
Bill Grisham <email@example.com>
carmichael, ca, USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 20:09:25 (PDT)