Club Cal Neva

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Club Cal Neva
Club Cal Neva casino logo.png
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Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Address 38 East Second Street
Opening dateMarch 30, 1962; 59 years ago (1962-03-30)
ThemeClassic
Total gaming space36,454 sq ft (3,386.7 m2)
Notable restaurantsKnockout Grille
Steak & Pasta House
The Casino Grill
Top Deck Restaurant
OwnerJeff Siri
ArchitectWorth Group
Renovated in1977: Nevadan Tower (operated from 1999 to 2015)
1987: Virginian Tower (operated from 2002 to 2004)
1996: Stadium Parking Garage
Coordinates39°31′36″N 119°48′46″W / 39.526729°N 119.812742°W / 39.526729; -119.812742Coordinates: 39°31′36″N 119°48′46″W / 39.526729°N 119.812742°W / 39.526729; -119.812742
Websiteclubcalneva.com

Club Cal Neva is a casino and former hotel located in Downtown Reno, Nevada.

The 36,454-square-foot (3,386.7 m2) casino has 849 slot machines, 41 table games, 3 poker tables and a race and sports book.[1][2]

History[edit]

Club Cal Neva logo (1999–2015)

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 April 2, 1962[3] 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 was one of the most profitable in the state and racked in millions per year via satellite participants. In April 2011 William Hill PLC purchased Cal Neva's race and sportsbook division for $39 million. 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 of Reno's original casinos. It sponsors some Reno events, including the "La Tomatina en Reno," an homage to 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Nonrestricted Count Report (PDF) (Report). Nevada Gaming Control Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "About Us". Club Cal Neva. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Club Cal Neva at Wikimedia Commons