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Free table games classes
Have you ever wanted to play a table game weren’t sure how? Starting December 1, we will offer complimentary table games training classes every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eagle’s Nest. Two different one-hour classes will be offered each day, so stop by join the fun. Mondays: Blackjack at 11 a.m.; Pai Gow Poker at noon. Tuesdays: Let It Ride at 11 a.m.; 3 Card Poker at noon. Wednesdays: Blackjack at 11 a.m.; Utimate Texas Hold’em at noon. Thursdays: Mini Baccarat at 11 a.m.; 4 Card Poker at noon. Fridays: Blackjack at 11 a.m.; Pai Gow Poker at noon.
Visit Jackson Rancheria on Facebook®
Now you can visit Jackson Rancheria on Facebook®. If you’re not a member of Facebook®, join today. It’s fast and free. Once you are a member, search for “Jackson Rancheria Casino” and you’ll find our page. It’s still a work in progress, but we will keep the page updated with the latest promotions, winners, and events. Be sure to become a “fan” of our page as we will also use the page for special offers and invitations. See you on Facebook®. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
A most fortunate Thanksgiving WINNERS weekend for Wheel winners Two first time visitors to Jackson Rancheria Casino went home with a total of over $261,000 after both hit MegaJackpots® on the same bank of quarter Wheel of Fortune machines during the Thanksgiving weekend. An Elk Grove man who asked to remain anonymous won $150,860.01 on Thanksgiving Day. “I decided to play this machine because quarter slots are affordable,” he said. “But it wasn’t until all the people around me started talking and pointing that I realized I had won.” He added he’s not sure what he will do with the money, except something for his family and a new car. Sharon Saechao of Fairfield won more than $110,000 Four days later Sharon on a quarter Wheel of Fortune® slot machine. Saechao of Fairfield decided to go to Jackson because “I heard fortune machine, on the other side of the good things about it and wanted to check one that had hit earlier. “I was interested it out.” in Wheel of Fortune, but I didn’t want She also selected a quarter Wheel of to play dollars,” she said. “I think I put around $30 in before I won. I was actually stunned, wasn’t sure how much it was. The man playing next to me had to tell me I had won before I realized what had happened. Oh my gosh! Wow!” She plans to use the money to pay off debts, and she adds “I sure will be back at Jackson.” “What an exciting Thanksgiving weekend,” said Mike Pistoia, Director of Rancheria Style™ Marketing. “We’re pleased to add two more names to our long list of MegaJackpot® winners, more than any other casino in Northern California. We’ve paid out more than $20 million on these popular machines and look forward to many more winners.”
The luck continued...
Just one week later, Melanie from Stockton won $100,000 on a nickel Fusion machine! JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
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Protect your PIN, protect yourself Selecting a common number, like 1234, for the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Dreamcatcher’s Club card can make you vulnerable to theft. If you leave your card in a machine, or anywhere else, and an unscrupulous person picks it up, that person may be able to guess your PIN and steal all your points and comps. For example, a thief finds a card left in a machine or elsewhere. He inserts it into a slot machine, takes a guess that the PIN is 1234, and guesses correctly. He can then download your points and play them, or he can take the card to the Gas Station and buy gas, with your points and comps. Don’t let this happen to you. Here are a few simple tips to keep your Dreamcatcher’s Club account safe and available only to you. Treat your Dreamcatcher’s Club card like an ATM card and keep it in a safe place. ••• Select a PIN that is specific to you. Do not use 1234, 1111, 2222, etc. If you are using one of these PINs, stop by the booth to change it. ••• Do not give your PIN to anyone.
Do not write your PIN down on anything in your wallet or on the card itself. ••• If possible, shield the keyboard as you enter your PIN so no one can watch you enter it. If your card is lost or stolen, immediately notify the Dreamcatcher’s Club booth and we will gladly replace it. You may want to change your PIN at this time, just to be safe. Using someone else’s Dreamcatcher’s Club card is theft and may be a felony, subject to prosecution. Check your points and comps on-line or on any slot machine. Report all suspicious card activity to the booth. Make sure you are the only person who gets to use the points and comps that you earn. All Dreamcatcher’s Club cards are the property of Jackson Rancheria Casino. The card is nontransferable and/or revocable at the discretion of management. Your use of a card indicates your acceptance of the conditions established by Jackson Rancheria Casino. The card does not constitute a credit line or check cashing privileges.
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This year let us make your New Year’s Resolution come true
We can make your New Year’s Resolution come true during our gigantic $100,000 Resolve to Win promotion.
What would you do with your share of $100,000? • Travel the world? • See the USA in a new RV? • Hire a personal trainer and dietician to help attain your dream weight? • Go back to school with no student loans? • Pay off debts? The Resolve to Win drawings will be held on Wednesday, February 4, between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Must be present to win. Earning entries for this big drawing is easy. From January 5 through February 1, 2009, get one entry for:
$50,000 1@$25,000 1@$10,000 1@$5,000 10@$1,000 1@
• Every 100 points earned • Each adult buffet at Raging River Restaurant • Any Hotel stay (one entry per adult per night) • Any gas purchase at the Jackson Rancheria General Store of eight gallons or more.
Must be a Dreamcatcher’s Club member to participate. Must be present to win. Management reserves the right to modify or cancel any promotion, event, activity, or program at any time without prior notice.
Win Big Game Tickets & Big TVs in the Poker Room
Qualifying tournaments are underway for the Big Game Tickets & TVs Poker Tournament to be held on Monday, January 12 at 10 a.m. During this main event the winner will receive a trip for two to the Big Game in Tampa Bay and everyone else at the final table will receive a big screen, wall-mount HD LCD TV. The trip includes the game, hotel room, and a $1,500 travel voucher. Qualifying tournaments are being held every Monday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through January 8. Buy-in is $25 + $10. No JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
re-buys or add-ons. Rounds are 15 minutes and players start with $3,000 in tournament chips. For every $250 in the prize pool, a seat will be awarded for the Big Game Tickets & TVs Poker Tournament. All remaining funds will be paid to the highest place not receiving a seat. Additional seats for the main event may be available for purchase at the end of the qualifying period.
All Poker Room Tournament Rules apply. Management reserves the right to modify or cancel any promotion, event, activity, or program at any time without prior notice. THE ARROW • JANUARY 2009
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The Outlaws ride in to Grand Oak Ballroom on January 11
J a c k s o n Rancheria Casino & Hotel will present the Outlaws in concert on Sunday, January 11, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 from Ticketmaster but Dreamcatcher’s Club members can purchase tickets for just $20 at the Jackson Rancheria Box Office. The Box Office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and accepts The Outlaws perform Sunday, January 11 at Jackson Rancheria’s cash, credit cards, Grand Oak Ballroom. and Dreamcatcher’s Club points. Must be by former Chambers Brothers member 18 to purchase tickets or attend the show. Freddie Salem. The Outlaws began in the 1960’s as a In 1978 the live Album “Bring It Back successful local band in Tampa featuring Alive” was released and was soon certified Dave Dix, Frank Guidry, Herbie Pino, gold. It was followed by “Playin’ To Win” Henry Paul & Hughie Thomasson. Guidry as the group continued to headline shows and Dix left the band and Monte Yoho across America. In 1979 they headlined a joined. The group eventually broke up sold out Madison Square Garden concert and Hughie went to New York to play with with Molly Hatchet. noted folk-singer Milton Carroll. Tampa In 1981 the Outlaws most commercially folk-singer Henry Paul also moved to New successful album “Ghost Riders” was York to pursue a recording career. released and became the band’s third gold In the early 70’s Hughie and Henry album with a top charting single “Ghost moved back to Tampa and with Frank Riders in the Sky.” O’Keefe, Billy Jones, and Monte Yoho The group disbanded upon completing completed the five man lineup called the Los Hombres Malo in 1982. Sadly in 1985 Outlaws. The band began playing clubs Billy Jones and Frank O’Keefe died within in Tampa and developed a strong local months of each other. following. In 2005 all of the surviving members After the release of their self-titled of the Outlaws got together in Atlanta debut album in 1975, the band embarked for dinner. Out of this came the decision on a coast to coast tour with The Doobie to have a 30th Year Reunion Tour. Fans Brothers and the Outlaws’ national have been screaming for this to happen for reputation as a great live band was quickly many years and it was finally a reality. established. Their hit albums included Tragically, on September 9, 2007 the “Lady in Waiting” and “Hurry Sundown.” band was dealt their most devastating blow, Frank O’Keefe left the band in 1977 Hughie Thomasson died of an apparent after intense schedule demands and heart attack at his home in Florida. His lifestyle choices and was replaced by music will live on in a new CD he recorded Harvey Arnold, a left handed player from before his death called “Once An Outlaw.” North Carolina. At the same time Dave After careful and thoughtful Dix rejoined the band to play drums with deliberations, it was decided that the Monte. In August Henry Paul left the band band needed to keep going. Henry Paul to pursue a solo career and was replaced See OUTLAWS, page 9 JANUARY 2009 • THE ARROW
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Blues legend Elvin Bishop rocks WINNERS Jackson Rancheria January 23
When he was Blues fans are awarded a National in for a great night Merit Scholarship when Jackson in 1959, he could Rancheria Casino have gone to pretty & Hotel presents much any college he guitar great Elvin wanted, but chose Bishop on Friday, the University Of January 23, at 8 Chicago, because p.m. that’s where the Tickets are $40 blues were. from Ticketmaster And so he landed but Dreamcatcher’s in the middle of one Club members can of the richest and purchase tickets most vital scenes in for just $20 at the blues history. “Any Jackson Rancheria night of the week you Box Office. The Box could hear Muddy Office is open daily Waters, Little from 8:30 a.m. to Walter, Howlin’ 11 p.m. and accepts Wolf, Hound Dog cash, credit cards, Taylor, Otis Rush, and Dreamcatcher’s Junior Wells, Buddy Club points. Must Guy, Magic Sam, be 18 to purchase Bobby King, Eddie tickets or attend the Guitar great Elvin Bishop King, Little Smokey, show. Big Smokey, and a Elvin grew up whole ton of people you never heard of.” in Iowa where he seldom heard music as His first week in Chicago, he came a kid. “This was before TV,” Elvin says, across Paul Butterfield, who was sitting “and on the radio you got a lot of Frank on some steps drinking beer and playing Sinatra and ‘How Much Is That Doggie In blues on guitar. “We fell together right the Window’ type of stuff.” The family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, away,” says Elvin. “I was amazed to find when Elvin was 10, Tulsa was “totally other white guys into blues.” After playing segregated,” he recalls, “I mean, hard core.” with a lot of different people, including However, “the one thing they couldn’t J.T. Brown, Hound Dog Taylor and Junior segregate was the airwaves. When rock Wells, Elvin hooked up with Butterfield to and roll started up in the mid-‘50s, Chuck form the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard Band, with bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay. showed up on white radio.” After several albums with Butterfield, And then, late one night when Elvin was including the pivotal genre bending “East 14 or 15, and the atmospheric conditions West,” Bishop took off on his own. “I a little rough, Jimmy Reed’s harmonica wanted to stretch out, see how far I could came cutting through the static from take it on my own,” he says. WLAC in Nashville, and Elvin Bishop’s life The 70’s saw Elvin hit the charts with was changed. solo tracks like “Travelin’ Shoes,” “Sure The song was “Honest I Do.” “That Feels Good” and what would become his piercing harp came through, cutting in like biggest hit, “Fooled Around and Fell in a knife, and I said, ‘Oh, man, that’s it.’ I Love,” with a powerful vocal by Mickey found out that blues was where the good Thomas (later of Jefferson Starship). part of rock and roll was coming from.” During the 1980’s, Elvin spent most Hooked on the sounds emerging from of his time on the road, “entertaining the the radio, Elvin had to find out where they See ELVIN BISHOP, page 8 were coming from and who was responsible. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
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Comedian Larry Omaha headlines January 8 show
Hang on to your seats, everyone. Larry Omaha is coming to Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel’s popular Comedy Club on Thursday, January 8. The show is in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets or attend the show. Tickets are $20 and are available online or by phone from Ticketmaster or in person at the Jackson Rancheria Box Office. The Box Office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and accepts cash, credit cards, and Dreamcatcher’s Club points. Larry explains his multi-ethnic humor and appearance with: “My great great grandmother was the daughter of a Yaqui Indian leader, Standing Deer. My great great grandfather was the son of Zapotec Indian leader, Benito Juarez. Because of that mixture of indigenous cultures I stand on this earth today resembling Jackie Chan.” Larry’s jokes come fast and furious. He hits every topic - stupid stereotypes, wacked out relatives, why Santa avoids Indian reservations. Without using shocking language he will have you in convulsions and tears. Some comics attack their audience but Larry engages his audience and takes them on a roller coaster comedy ride they’ll never forget. Currently living in Los Angeles, Omaha
Larry Omaha notes “The rappers in my neighborhood are shooting each other over songs. Biggie Smalls, dead. Tupac Shakur, dead. It’s insane. You never hear about Los Lobos going after Santana! But I would like to see Queen Latifah slap some sense into Michael Jackson.” For more about Larry Omaha visit larryomaha.com.
Bishop is a slide guitar great with 45years of blues under his belt. Rolling Stone has praised his “careening slide and razore d g e d bursts, all delivered with unflagging enthusiasm and wit.” For more on Elvin Bishop visit elvinbishopmusic.com.
Continued from page 7 people and maybe having a little too much fun myself.” Later in the decade he hooked up with Alligator for a number of excellent albums that grew right out of his blues roots. Elvin’s latest release “The Blues Rolls On,” harks back to his roots, paying tribute to the musicians who helped give him his start. A who’s who of blues musicians support him on the album, including B.B. King, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, George Thorogood, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Tommy Castro, John Nemeth, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Angela Strehli. JANUARY 2009 • THE ARROW
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Care for Dinner & a Movie?
Play per person The $20 per person package includes the dinner, movie, and $20 Promo Slot Play Seating is limited so RSVP to 800-822-WINN to reserve your place. And you can mark you calendar now for two more movie nights. We’ll be showing “Pillow Talk” with Rock Hudson and Doris Day on Wednesday, February 4, and “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper on Wednesday, March 5. Prices and packages are the same as above. Don’t miss the chance to see these classic movies with your friends at Jackson Rancheria.
Dreamcatcher’s Club members can enjoy a dinner buffet and a movie with us on Wednesday, January 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We’ll be serving dinner and showing the classic “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on the big screens in the Grand Oak Ballroom. For Elite and VIP members, the event is free and you’ll receive $20 in Promo Slot Play. All other tiers can choose between two packages: The $70 package includes dinner for two, a hotel room for January 7 (subject to availability), the movie, plus $20 Promo Slot
Through sheer determination and commitment to the legacy of this great band, the most recent lineup of the Outlaws sets its sights on its musical future, while remaining true to the unique character of the Outlaws past. For more on the Outlaws visit outlawsmusic.com.
Continued from page 6 rejoined the Outlaws, and along with another founding member, Monte Yoho and recent member Chris Anderson, added Billy Crain, Randy Threet, and Jon Coleman. The Outlaws ride again. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
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T H I S M O N T H AT J A C K S O N R SUNDAY
Gift of the Week
Free Gift available each week exclusively to Dreamcatcher’s Club. Earn the required number of points on Wednesday and receive that week’s prize. Classic - 1,000 points Preferred - 500 points Premier - 250 points V.I.P. & Elite - Comp Items subject to change and availability
Blackjack Tournaments Mondays & Wednesdays
THE OUTLAWS Grand Oak Ballroom 6 p.m.
Limited to the first 84 players (no re-buys) Dreamcatcher’s Club discounts available on Mondays
Registration 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Win up to $500 in Promo Slot Play Tournaments begin 90 minutes after registration opens.
Senior Day Tournaments
BIG GAME & BIG TVS QUALIFIER Poker Room • 7:30 p.m.
BIG GAME & BIG TVS POKER TOURNAMENT Poker Room 10:00 a.m.
LAND OF LINCOLN DRAWINGS Table Games 6 p.m.
777 Tuesday Tournament
$4,000 in Cash Prizes!
LAND OF LINCOLN DRAWINGS Table Games 6 p.m.
Slot Tournaments Registration 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
LAND OF LINCOLN DRAWINGS Table Games 6 p.m.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
LAND OF LINCOLN DRAWINGS Table Games 6 p.m. Poker 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
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ANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL WEDNESDAY
Poker Room Tournaments Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
BIG GAME & BIG TVS QUALIFIER Poker Room • 7:30 p.m.
10 a.m., 2:30 p.m & 7:30 p.m.
7 Chocolates DINNER & A MOVIE Grand Oak Ballroom 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
COMEDIAN LARRY OMAHA Grand Oak Ballroom 7:30 p.m. BIG GAME & BIG TVS QUALIFIER Poker Room • 7:30 p.m.
ELVIN BISHOP Grand Oak Ballroom 8 p.m.
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Community Pride Discounts Show Your Dreamcatcher’s Club Card and Save!
MoFo Party Band Sutter Creek Theater Sat., Jan. 10, 8 p.m. With strong influences from old-school Chicago Blues and West Coast Jump, The MoFo Party Band is headed by the Clifton Brothers: John - blowin’ harmonica and growlin’ vocals, and Bill - pickin’ licks on his Tele. From their Retro look, dynamite stage show, and fresh lively blues grooves, the MoFo Party Band is considered one of the most original and well received acts on the music scene today. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 day of show and are available at suttercreektheater.com. Blame Sally Sutter Creek Theater Sat., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Eclectic folk pop at its best, Blame Sally has a new album with the same amazing mix of melodies, harmonies, and innovation that makes them a true sensation. Individually, Renee Harcourt, Monica Pasqual, Jeri Jones and Pam Delgado have long displayed stirring singer-songwriter gifts. Together they’re a powerhouse unit, presenting outstanding lead vocals and harmonies. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show and are available at suttercreektheater.com. Mother Lode Friends of Music Concert Church of the Nazarene, Sutter Creek Sun., Jan. 25, 2 p.m. Harpist Beverly Wesner-Hoehn will present a program featuring the harp in chamber music ensembles, plus music for harp and violin with violinist Pamela Buck, trio for flute, viola and harp of Debussy and works for harp and voice with tenor Marcio de Oliveira. Free admission and refreshments. For more information call 209-293-4227. John Jorgenson Quintet Sutter Creek Theater Sun., Jan. 25, 4 p.m.
The John Jorgenson Quintet features guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and sixyear member of Elton John’s band. Artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs have sought out Jorgenson’s guitar work. Recently, John Jorgenson was chosen to portray Django Reinhardt in the feature film Head in the Clouds. John Jorgenson is known as one of the pioneers of the American gypsy jazz movement. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 day of show and are available at suttercreektheater.com. Antje Duvekot Sutter Creek Theater Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Antje Duvekot (AN-tyuh DOO-va-kot) is a German-born, American-raised singersongwriter who has risen to the top of the competitive Boston singer-songwriter scene. In 2006 with the release of her debut studio CD “Big Dream Boulevard,” Antje is now attracting national attention. “I think she’s going to be the next big American folk singer-songwriter,” Ellis Paul says of troubadour Duvekot. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show and are available at suttercreektheater.com. Behind the Cellar Door Amador County Wineries Sat. & Sun., Feb. 14 & 15 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Amador Vintners’ annual “Behind the Cellar Door” winter wine extravaganza features tastings of new wines and current releases at 30 Amador wineries, along with gourmet foods, live music and entertaining seminars designed to enhance attendees’ knowledge and appreciation of wine. Presale tickets are $50 per person for the weekend or $35 for Sunday only, and include a commemorative wine glass (tickets available at the door for $60 and $40). For more information and tickets visit amadorwine.com.
To list your event, call Carol at (209) 223-8139 or fax (209) 223-8385.
MSTW brings ‘Odd Couple’ to Rancheria in February
We’re adding a whole new form of entertainment to our schedule for 2009 with the introduction of dinner theater presented by the Main Street Theatre Works. The first presentation will be a female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” starring Lee Marie Kelly and Shaleen Shumutzer-Smith. When Simon revised the play for a female cast, the main characters became Florence Ungar and Olive Madison, the poker game changed to Trivial Pursuit, and the Pidgeon sisters became the Costazuela brothers. This hilarious show will be presented in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel on weekends from February 20 through March 14 with Sunday matinees on March 1 and 8. Tickets are $40 for the dinner and show or $17.50 for the show only, and $30 for the lunch and matinee performance or $16 for the show only. Tickets can be charged by phone at Lizzie Ann’s Bubblegum Books in Sutter Creek at 209-267-5680 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only). For more information visit mstw.org.
Thanks for Shopping in Amador and Calaveras Counties!
LUCKY NUMBERS If your Dreamcatcher’s Club number is listed below you’ve won $50 Promo Slot Play valid Jan. 18-24, 2009. It’s already loaded on your card and ready to play!
Steven Baker, left, and Robert Barber, right, were the Super Bad Beat winners in a game with Dealer Tim Asper, center.
Super Bad Beat Jackpot hits at over $213,000!
Jackson Rancheria’s Super Bad Beat Poker Jackpot grew to a record breaking $213,000 before Robert Barber of Placerville finally hit it on December 6. Robert had four nines, normally a winning hand, but was beat by Stephen Baker of Salt Lake City, who had a straight flush of clubs. As the “loser,” Robert got 50% of the Super Bad Beat Jackpot for a total of $106,646. Stephen got 30%
of the pot for the “winning” hand and took home $63,987. The other seven players at the table shared the remaining 20% for approximately $6,000 each. Dealer Tim Asper dealt the jackpot hand. The Super Bad Beat Jackpot award was based on a hand of four of a kind eights or better being beaten by hand of greater value in a game of Texas Hold ‘Em.
Special January menu at Lone Wolf’s
Our chefs are getting things off to a great start at Lone Wolf’s Steak & Seafood with a special menu that will be available on New Year’s Eve and throughout January. The three course meal begins with a choice of Leek and Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon, Winter Lettuces with a Blood Orange Vinaigrette, or Seared Scallops with a Lobster Butter Sauce. The main course includes a choice of Grilled Buffalo Ribeye with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Wild Mushrooms, Lobster Wellington with Duchesse Potatoes, or Pan Seared Duck Breast with Sweet JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
Potato Puree and Roasted Apples. Save room for a luscious dessert, your choice of Bananas Foster with House Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Espresso Crème Brule, or Chocolate Mousse Napoleon. You get all of this for $35 per person (gratuity not included). As always, the regular menu is also available featuring Prime Rib, Live Maine Lobster, King Crab, Chicken Marsala and much more, and wine and spirits are also available. For reservations call 800-822WINN. Lone Wolf’s is open daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday).
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Minor’s Camp Arcade offers fun for entire family
Slots and table games aren’t the only games at Jackson Rancheria. The Minor’s Camp Arcade at the Hotel offers dozens of the most popular games and a safe, kid friendly atmosphere. New games arrive frequently. The latest arrivals include Hollywood Reels, Blazing Angels, and Tokyo Drift Racing Cars. Players can win prizes, get something to eat at the snack bar, and watch movies in the eating area. The arcade is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays). The best bargain in the room is the $25 in tokens you get whenever you put a $20 bill in the token dispenser. Stop by soon to check out the action at the arcade.
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• Arcade attendants are not responsible for the full supervision of children. • The Minor’s Camp Arcade is intended for the use of our casino and hotel guests. All parents and/or guardians must remain on the premises of the casino and hotel area as long as their child is in the arcade. • All guests must sign in. • No unescorted children under the age of 17 will be admitted until guests are signed in. • Children seven and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Guests eight to 17 years of age must be signed in and issued a pager ($10 deposit required).
Arcade Attendant Kathy Albright says the new Hollywood Reels game is a big hit. • A maximum of six hours time limit per guest per day. • No gum. • No smoking. • No food or drinks at the games. • No inappropriate clothing allowed in the arcade. • Rowdy, loud, or otherwise unacceptable behavior will result in immediate up to and including permanent exclusion. • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. • Rules and hours subject to change.
Locals can ride free shuttle to Rancheria Shuttle service is available Monday through Friday and reservations are required. Call 223-8725 and be prepared to show your Dreamcatcher’s Club card. UP COUNTRY - HIGHWAY 88 SHUTTLE STOPS 9 a.m. — Buckhorn Plaza, Tiger Creek & Highway 88 9:10 a.m. — Pioneer Post Office 9:20 a.m. — Sangheras’ Market, Pine Grove Shuttle will depart from Jackson Rancheria at 2 p.m. JANUARY 2009 • THE ARROW
JACKSON / SUTTER CREEK / MARTELL SHUTTLE STOPS 10 a.m. — Sutter Creek Post Office 10:15 a.m. — Amador Ridge parking lot, Martell (Between Staples and Petco) 10:25 a.m. — Mel’s Diner, Jackson (Busi Parking Lot) Shuttle will depart from Jackson Rancheria at 3 p.m. Runs may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Upcountry route will not run when chains are required.
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Wildflower Salon offers exquisite body treatments
Whether youâ€™ve had a rough day or are just looking for luxurious relaxation, the body treatments available at Wildflower Salon are just what you need. Their experienced massage therapists can provide everything from a quick seated massage to in-room couples packages. If you just want a quick refuge from a busy day, try a Seated Chair Massage, available in 15-minute and 30-minute versions. This is a quick, yet very effective treatment incorporating Swedish massage, which achieves complete relaxation when time is at a minimum. Or go for a Classic Swedish Massage, the most popular type. This is a relaxing treatment involving the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the muscles. Benefits include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, and stress reduction. The Deep Tissue Massage allows the therapist to design a treatment specific to your needs. Each therapist uses a combination of their own techniques to create the perfect massage for you. For a gentle way to balance the physical, mental, and spiritual elements within yourself, try a Body Contour Treatment. A heated wrap is infused with essential oils and carefully layered on your body. Snuggle up in a warm blanket while being tightly wrapped in plastic. For a unique experience designed to re-energize the body and soul, select a Native Hot Stone Massage based on an ancient healthy art JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
form where smooth stones are heated and incorporated into a massage. This is the perfect treatment to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress, and ease tension. Wildflower also offers Couple Massages, where two therapists treat you and your partner. These massages are deeply relaxing and restorative, from the candlelit spa room to the custom blended essential oils. This is a profoundly rejuvenating experience. You can also ask about our in-room massage therapies. Wildflower Salon, located in the Hotel, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details on all services as well as a price list, visit jacksoncasino.com or call 209-223-8301.
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Meet Casino Manager, and cancer survivor, Nadine Clark
While Casino Managers often have to deal with problems, issues, and concerns, CM Nadine Clark always strives to change a negative situation into a positive one, and her smile is a familiar fixture on the casino floor. Nadine was born in England but her parents, who were both chemists, moved to the U.S. when she was only three because her mother hated the weather in England. Nadine attended Liberty Union High School in Brentwood and got married shortly after graduation. She admits she wasn’t ready and the marriage didn’t last. She did better the second time around and she and husband Al will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. They have two daughters, one in Oregon and one who just moved to Sonora to go to college. The couple was living in Stockton when he got a job in Fiddletown. They moved to Amador and Nadine went looking for a job. She worked at Prospect Motors for a while before joining Jackson Rancheria in 1997 as a Slot Attendant in the old Bingo Hall. Since then she’s been a Lead Slot Attendant, Assistant Casino Manager, and now Casino Manager. She says the best part of her position
Tell us about your favorite Jackson Rancheria employee Is there a Jackson Rancheria employee who always makes you feel special? Or one who went out of their way to make your visit perfect? Tell us about your experiences with our employees and we may spotlight them in an upcoming issue of The Arrow. Simply email your comments to Carol Cook at ccook@jacksoncasino. com. JANUARY 2009 • THE ARROW
Casino Manager Nadine Clark is the opportunity for guest interactions. She simply loves working with players and doing what she can to make their experience here a fun and positive one. Many employees here are grateful to have Nadine around, but it is Nadine who has gratitude to spare. She is a breast cancer survivor of two and a half years, and she truly appreciates that support she got during that battle from the Tribe, her fellow employees, and even guests. The Tribe allowed her to work flexible hours and shifts during the long weeks of treatment and have consistently been big supporters of the local Camp Out For Cancer effort and Susan B. Komen fund raisers. Her fellow employees went all out with a fund raiser in which they bid for the chance to shave the heads of other See NADINE, page 17
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Our employees give back to the community The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is well known for their frequent and generous donations to charities and organizations, but the employees of Jackson Rancheria also make many i n d i v i d u a l contributions that spread throughout the community. In addition to numerous individual efforts — volunteering, coaching, and supporting community organizations and events — employees also make financial contributions through payroll deductions to three charitable funds. The CARE Fund (Crisis Assistance for Rancheria Employees) allows employees to aid one another with short term financial help during unexpected
Continued from page 16 employees. Several dozen of our finest ended the day with shaved heads, a lot of money was raised for a cancer fund, and Nadine truly knew she had the support of everyone at Jackson Rancheria. She’s become a symbol and a spokesman for cancer survivors. “I believe you reap what you sow,” she says. “And the more I talked about it, the more I talked it out.” When not at work, Nadine and her husband like to go camping and to the ocean. She’s also an avid gardener and likes to spend time with her German Shepherd. Nadine is one who truly personifies Rancheria Style™ service. She is also one who was JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL
hardships and emergencies. The Community Fund awards grants that make a difference in the lives and future of people in the areas where Jackson Rancheria employees live. And the Dennis Dalton Fund awards grants to Native American tribes, projects that make a difference in the lives of recovering drug and alcohol users, Amador and Calaveras County educational institutions, and projects affecting the lives of children in Amador and Calaveras counties. All three funds are administered through the Amador Community Foundation and are just one more way that Jackson Rancheria cares about our community.
brought to our attention through our request for information on your favorite employees. Marvin and Nadeen from Lodi wrote “I believe it was 11 years ago when we met a very beautiful change girl as we walked into the tin building with a big Bingo hall and a few slot machines. There she stood with a big smile to greet us. Yes, it was Nadine Clark. “As the years grew, Nadine is still there with a big smile and ready to help anyone. She has gone from change girl to managementship. “Nadine has gone through a lot over the years, with breast cancer, was off work, but is back on her job, still with a Big Smile. Nothing has stopped this beautiful woman. She makes our day when we see her at the casino and really makes us feel special. Yes, Nadine is #1 to us.”
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Scott Harvey opens tasting room in Sutter Creek
The newest wine tasting room in Sutter Creek features Scott Harvey wines. Although the Scott Harvey Winery is in Napa, the wines are made from the best varietals of Amador County, including an Old Vine Zinfandel, a Syrah (Rhone), a Barbera (Italian), and a Port (Portuguese). Scott’s roots are in Amador County which has allowed him to develop considerable expertise with these varietals. Growing up in California’s Sierra Mountains, Scott developed a keen interest in winemaking as a high school exchange student in the Rhineland Pfalz region of Germany. He attended California State University at Sacramento before beginning practical enology training at Montevina Winery in Amador County where he focused on all aspects of winemaking and running a winery from farming the grapes to effectively marketing the wine. He returned to Germany in 1975 and apprenticed at K. Fitz-Ritter Winery while attending the Weinbau Schule in Neustadt. In 1978, at the age of 23, Scott took over as Head Winemaker for Story Winery in Amador. In 1979 he developed an ambitious winery plan for the Santino family. As Winemaker and General Manager of Santino Winery, Scott is credited with placing Amador County firmly on the California wine map. Crafting the best wines possible from the soils and climatic conditions of the region, Santino and later Renwood benefited from Scott’s German training JANUARY 2009 • THE ARROW
and innovative style. In 1996, Scott was recruited as Partner, Winemaker and President for newly purchased Folie a Deux Winery in Napa Valley. Scott pursued his commitment to award-winning Cabernets made from the Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley while continuing his passion for Amador County Zinfandel. Access to Scott’s original Grandpère vineyard in Amador County and close relationships with premier Amador County growers resulted in award-winning wines all around for Folie a Deux. In addition, his creation of the Menage a Trois line of
wines was an instant commercial success. In 2004 Folie a Deux was sold to Sutter Home/Trinchero Winery and Scott was finally positioned and ready to start his own venture, and he had the ideal partner - his wife, Jana, a wine industry veteran. Scott Harvey Wines was created out of market demand for Scott’s wines, which he describes as “niche wines that over deliver” The line focuses on Scott’s roots - Zinfandel, Syrah, and Barbera from the Sierras. Approachable, food friendly, and full of luscious fruit, these wines have struck a cord in the marketplace. The Scott Harvey Wines tasting room in Sutter Creek is located on Eureka Street and is open Thursday through Monday (except major holidays) from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 209-2670122 or visit scottharveywines.com.
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