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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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  • We love Club Cal Neva for it's "old school" original Reno casino feel and flavor, friendly and helpful staff too. The Top Deck restaurant in the casino is always consistent, great comfort food for... 
    We love Club Cal Neva for it's "old school" original Reno casino feel and flavor, friendly and helpful staff too. The Top Deck restaurant in the casino is always consistent, great comfort food for...  more »
  • Been coming here for many years. Hit more Royal Flushes here than anywhere else, both my wife and I. Unfortunately downtown Reno is not what it used to be, neither is the Cal Neva but still have very....  more
    Been coming here for many years. Hit more Royal Flushes here than anywhere else, both my wife and I. Unfortunately downtown Reno is not what it used to be, neither is the Cal Neva but still have very....  more »
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  • Downtown Reno cornerstone Casino which has survived decades of changes. Railroad theme has yielded to neon lights backlighting Top Deck Restaurant offers modest price meals. Steak and lobster for $16 Free Parking garage with bridge access.
  • Seems like the machines here all of a sudden have been set extremely tight. They aren't even letting you play which is unusual for Cal Neva. They really need some better cocktails waitresses since the majority of them are very rude and unwilling to do their jobs. Logan is awesome as well as a majority of the staff. For an older casino I think they do a pretty decent job of keeping it operating smoothly. They are in the middle of giving the parking garage a face lift of sorts and looks great ..very atheistically appealing.... definitely two thumbs up there! I'll always love this spot though it most definitely has a special place in my heart ❤️

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