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Slot Tournaments Are Back! Big Time at Indian Grinding Rock Gold Rush Bingo’s Final Drawings



• 100 full service sites • 30 pull-through sites • 20-30-50 AMP power • Heated pool & 2 spas • 24-hour surveillance • Clubhouse with kitchen, fireplace & big screen TV fi • Dog park • Restrooms with showers • Laundry room open 24-hours • Cable TV • Wi-Fi Internet • BBQ area • Pets welcome • Catering service • Propane available • Water & sewer hook-ups • Dump station • Horseshoes, volleyball & walking path



Located in a beautiful, secluded forest setting, Jackson Rancheria RV Park is only a short ride on our complimentary 24-hour shuttle from the Casino where 18 & over are welcome.

12222 New York Ranch Road Jackson, CA 95642 800-822-WINN

A special message from Jackson Rancheria CEO Rich Hoffman Dear Friends of Jackson Rancheria, Earlier this year, as the economy continued to soften we, in an effort to counter those effects, began a program to accept a significant increase in casino bus tours. After careful consideration, thoughtful analysis and a lot of dialog with our guests, we have determined that Rancheria Style™ = No Busses! This decision will be looked at as a bit crazy by the rest of the casino industry, but that’s okay, we’re known for that. When the industry “Old Guard” told us you will never successfully run a casino, and not serve alcohol on the floor...we proved them wrong. When the state would not agree to allow us to offer our guests slot machines that dispensed coins, we

introduced machines that printed a ticket, and now every modern casino in the world uses ticket-inticket-out machines. As other casinos in our market have countered lower volumes of play by “tightening” up their games, our hold percentage has lowered, giving players longer play for their money. So, let’s prove them all wrong again. I will take the investment we were devoting to the bus patrons, and invest it in you, our loyal guests, and all you have to do is come in and play...Rancheria Style™. Cordially,



RODNEY Manteca


Rich Hoffman CEO, Jackson Rancheria

Help fight hunger this summer Our area food banks items in the bins in the casino struggle with donations lobby between Fourth of July during the summer months, a and Labor Day. time when need increases as Donated food items will be children are out of school and delivered to Interfaith Food free lunch programs are not Bank in Amador County and the available, plus recent economic Calaveras County Food Bank. changes have greatly increased For every 25,000 points the overall need. earned by Dreamcatcher’s Jackson Rancheria Club members between July encourages our players to help 4 and September 7, Jackson July 4th through Labor Day by taking part in our second Rancheria will donate $1 to the annual Great Summer Food food banks (maximum donation Drive. Just place non-perishable food $15,000 - $7,500 for each food bank). JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL




DOROTHY Valley Springs


ROCCO Sacramento







ROSANNE Stockton


Get ready to test your knowledge and luck in our annual football promotion. All you have to do is Pick the Winners of 12 Sunday Football games and you can win up to $250 in Free Slot Play every week from September 8 through December 27, 2009. Simply earn 100 points each week (between 8 a.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Sunday) to qualify to play. You can check at any of the Dreamcatcher’s Club® kiosks to see if you’ve qualified. Then pick your winners at a kiosk any time between 8 a.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Sunday. Everyone wins every week! Get the

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winners of all 12 games correct and you win $250 in Promo Slot Play. Even if you get none right, you’ll still get Free Promo Slot Play. Weekly prizes: • 12 Correct Picks = $250 • 11 Correct Picks = $100 • 10 Correct Picks = $75 • 9 Correct Picks = $50 • 8 Correct Picks = $25 • 7 Correct Picks = $10 • 0-6 Correct Picks = $5 Tied scores do no count as a win. All prizes paid in Promo Slot Play, which will be added to your Dreamcatcher’s Club® card at noon on Tuesday and will be valid for 14 days.

Must be a Dreamcatcher’s Club® member to participate. Promo Slot Play must be used within time period noted or it expires. Management reserves the right to modify or cancel any promotion, event, activity, or program at any time without prior notice. Gaming Problem? 800-GAMBLER

Win $999 on 09-09-09!

Any day can be your lucky day, but we’re declaring September 9, 2009 (99-09) a particularly lucky day and giving away big bucks! Dreamcatcher’s Club® members just have to be playing with their card any time between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. that day for a chance to win $999 Cash!

That’s right. We’ll hold nine hot seat drawings between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, and each winner will receive $999. How easy is that? And don’t forget, Wednesday is also Triple Points Day. Could it get any better?


Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel • 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642 800-822-WINN • The Arrow is published monthly by Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior written consent of the publisher. The Arrow shall not be liable for any errors in the publication. The publisher does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers. Management reserves the right to modify or cancel any promotion, event, activity, or program at any time without prior notice. Gaming Problem? 800-GAMBLER

Director of Marketing: Mike Pistoia Content Developer: Carol Cook Marketing Project Manager: Cleave Dal Porto

© 2009 Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. All rights reserved. SEPTEMBER 2009 • THE ARROW



Final Gold Rush Bingo drawings this month!

Dreamcatcher’s Club members still have time to load up Bingo cards with stamps and win a share of over $400,000 in prizes plus Promo Slot Play during Gold Rush Bingo. The last regular drawings will be held on Saturday, September 19, with over $50,000 in prizes! Then the Grand Prize Eureka! drawings, with $100,000 in prizes, will be held on Saturday, September 26. Remember, all drawings entries from the entire promotion are eligible for the Grand Prize drawings, so if you received an entry any time during Gold Rush Bingo days, you’ll want to be here for your chance at a Gold Bar worth approximately $30,000! Gold Rush Bingo cards, prizes and information are available at the Gold Town Tent located outside the casino lobby. The Gold Town Tent is open 24 hours through September 25. You can earn stamps on your card during frequent Hot Seating drawings or: • Staying at the Hotel or RV Park - One stamp per night’s stay for each club member staying in the same room or space • Check cashing at a Casino Cage - One stamp per transaction of $100 or more. • Purchase a buffet at the Raging River Restaurant - one stamp per buffet. • Minimum $10 single purchase at either Gift Shop, Coffee Cafe, Italian Deli, Pho Bac, Uncle Bud’s Burgers, the Minor’s Camp Arcade, and the Gas Station (gas purchases only). Limit one stamp per transaction. Example, $30 single purchase = 1 stamp. Earn stamps for the inside gold boxes through frequent Hot Seat drawings. Drawings will be conducted every hour 24 hours a day through September 25. One Hot Seat drawing per hour. During each Hot Seat drawing, one bank of machines or one table will be selected. Every player who is actively playing with their Dreamcatcher’s Club card will receive one stamp. You may choose which inside box you JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL


want stamped.

Pick your prize! You choose which prize you want! You may redeem a card as soon as you have the left column filled in, or keep playing the same card to try for a different prize. Limit one prize per card. Card must be surrendered to receive prize. Unused stamps on a redeemed card cannot be transferred to another card. Take care of your cards Lost, stolen, or damaged cards will not be replaced. Cards are void if copied, transferred, purchased, sold, or damaged. Cards have no cash value. Every card must include player’s name and valid Dreamcatcher’s Club account number in order to be redeemed for prize. Must be present to win at all drawings. Must be a Dreamcatcher’s Club member to participate. It is player’s responsibility to fill out drawing tickets legibly and place in drawing bin. All stamps must include initials and badge number of issuing employee, hot seat stamps must also include date & time. An invalid stamp invalidates the entire card. Bingo card prizes must be redeemed by midnight Friday, September 25, 2009. Entry tickets must be deposited in the drawing drum two hours before the drawings begin. All prizes limited to supplies available. Bingo cards are void if copied, transferred, purchased or sold. Management reserves all rights.



PEGGY San Jose


Gold Rush Bingo Drawings $50,000 in prizes! Saturday, Sept. 19 • 4-8 p.m.

Prizes: • One: 1 Kilo Gold Bar (approx. $30,000 value) or $15,000 Cash • Five: 1 oz. Gold Coin (approx. $1,200 value, limited to first 100) or $599 Cash • Five: $500 Gold Mine Jewelers Gift Certificates • Eight: Play $245 on Fort Knox Slot Machine

MIKE Manteca


Grand Prize Eureka! Drawings

$100,000 in prizes! Saturday, Sept. 26 • Noon-8 p.m.

Prizes: • Two: 1 Kilo Gold Bar (approx. $30,000 value) or $15,000 Cash • Ten: 1 oz. Gold Coin (approx. $1,200 value, limited to first 100) or $599 Cash • Ten: $500 Gold Mine Jewelers Gift Certificates • Sixteen: Play $245 on Fort Knox Slot Machine



MANUEL Brentwood







MARGARET Placerville


FRANK Santa Clara


Free Slot Tournaments return September 15! After a fun summer of Slot Mini-Marathons, the popular free Dreamcatcher’s Club® Slot Tournaments return starting September 15. All Dreamcatcher’s Club members can qualify for the Tuesday Slot Tournament by earning just 100 points during the prior week (Tuesday through Monday). You can check at any of the new Dreamcatcher’s Club® kiosks to see if you qualified starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Qualifiers can print out their entry ticket and take it to the new tournament area upstairs in the Eagle’s Nest for play between noon and 9 p.m. Limit one entry per person, and the tournament is limited to the first 800 qualifiers. Everyone who plays in the tournament receives $5 in Promo Slot Play. Score 75,000 to 99,999 points and receive $50 Promo Slot Play, and anyone who scores over 100,000 points gets $100 Promo Slot Play. The top score of the day receives $500 in Promo Slot Play. All Promo Slot Play

will be available for seven days beginning on Wednesday at noon. Seniors 55 and over can qualify for the Thursday Senior Slot Tournament by earning just 100 points during the prior week (Thursday through Wednesday). You can check at any of the Dreamcatcher’s Club® kiosks to see if you qualified starting at 6 a.m. on Thursday. Qualifiers can print out their entry ticket and take it to the new tournament area upstairs in the Eagle’s Nest for play between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Limit one entry per person, and the tournament is limited to the first 800 qualifiers. Must be age 55 on tournament day to play in the senior tournament. Everyone who plays in the tournament receives $5 in Promo Slot Play. Score 75,000 to 99,999 points and receive $50 Promo Slot Play, and anyone who scores over 100,000 points gets $100 Promo Slot Play. The top score of the day receives $500 in Promo Slot Play. All Promo Slot Play will be available for seven days beginning on Friday at noon.

Tournaments moving to Eagle’s Nest Both Blackjack and Slot tournaments have moved upstairs into the elegant Eagle’s Nest. When the Tuesday and Thursday Slot tournaments return this month participants will find their favorite tournament machines upstairs in the Eagle’s Nest along with kiosks where you can check to see if have qualified. And BlackJack players will find their familiar Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. SEPTEMBER 2009 • THE ARROW

tournaments are also upstairs, in the back room of the Eagle’s Nest. While some table games will remain in the Eagle’s nest, including Pai Gow Plus and Mini-Baccarat, others will be moving down to the main pit area near the Grand Entrance. If you haven’t taken the elegant birdcage elevator or stairs up to the Eagle’s Nest, now is the time to check it out. The upstairs area also includes restrooms and beverage service.




Stimulus Summer Poker Tournament #2 ended with a three-way chop with, from left, Tony Nguyen, David Doam, and Justin Sniffen each taking home $5,412.

Poker Tournament ends with three-way chop

Brandon Tenedora of Milpitas in ninth place ($492). Congratulations to all. The third tournament in the series is currently underway with qualifying tournaments every Monday and Sunday through September 7. Qualifiers are $55 + $10 buy-in with no rebuys or add-ons. The finale will be held on Wednesday, September 9, at 10 a.m. Rounds are 30 minutes and all players start with $10,000 in tournament chips. Buy-in is $300 + $30.

Our second $33K Stimulus Summer Poker Tournament ended with a threeday chop (tie) with David Doam of Sacramento, Justin Sniffen of Pleasanton, and Tony Nguyen of Elk Grove each taking home $5,412. Other winners included Tyler Martin of Folsom in fourth place ($2,706), Quang Ly of Sacramento in fifth ($1,968), Louis Phan of Elk Grove in sixth ($1,476), Gary Hamilton of Folsom in seventh ($984), Rose Erhart of Ione in eighth ($738), and

Poker players have multiple tournament choices No matter what type of Poker Tournament you prefer, we’ve got it for you. With four to choose from, you’re sure to find at least one tournament that’s perfect for you. Following the finale of the $33,000 Stimulus Summer Tournament on September 9, we will be holding $250 Added Funds Tournaments every Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. Buyin is $5 + $5 service charge for $1,500 in tournament chips, with a $5 add-on for another $1,000 in chips. Qualifiers for our big Fall $55K Tournament will be held on Sundays and Mondays at 7:30 p.m. from September 13 through November 16. Buy-in is $55 + $10 for $3,000 in tournament chips with JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

an add-on of $5 for $1,000 in chips. The finale for this fall tournament will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 10 a.m. with a buy-in of $500 +$50 for $10,000 in tournament chips. An optional add-on of $5 gets an additional $1,000 in chips. Rounds are 30 minutes. Our Standard Daily Tournaments continue at 10 a.m. every day, plus 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Buy-in is $25 + $5 for $3,000 in tournament chips with a $5 add-on for $1,000 in chips. And our $1,000 Free Roll Tournaments continue every Friday at 3 p.m. There’s no buy-in and players start with $1,500 in tournament chips with an optional $5 add-on for another $1,000 in chips.



DONALD Pine Grove




PAULINE Sacramento


LEANN San Jose


New Breakfast & Brunch hours WINNERS at Raging River Raging River Restaurant will have new hours for the Breakfast and Brunch Buffets starting September 1. The Breakfast Buffet will now be available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It remains just $6, $5.40 for







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seniors 55 and over, and $4.25 for kids 7-12. The Brunch Buffet will be now be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The price remains $15, $13.50 for seniors and $7.50 for kids. Visit for menus.

Gold Standard Bed & Breakfast Special continues Buffet at Raging River for free! Check for buffet times and menus. Advance reservations are required. Tell them you want to take advantage of the GOLD special. And remember to get your Bingo card stamped for each night you stay.

The gold at Jackson Rancheria is not all in the Gold Rush Bingo game. Dreamcatcher’s Club® members can still take advantage of our Gold Standard Bed & Breakfast Special through September 27. Just spend two consecutive nights at the Hotel or RV Park and get a Breakfast

Find an artistic treasure at Amador Artists Open Studio Tour Spend the weekend exploring the Gold Country and discover some of Amador County’s most talented artists. On Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, you can wander at your own pace through working studios and visit with groups of artists who have joined together so you can see a variety of media and styles in one place. There is no admission charge. This year’s Open Studio Tour will include such well-known artists as Sabina Turner, Jeanne Vodden, Sharon Galligan with paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor; the wonderful, whimsical toons of Loretta Armstrong; watercolor collages by Lynn Slade; mixed media masks and constructions by Lorra Lee Rose and Andy Byrne; and ceramics by Nomi Schwarzschild. You will also find fiber artists, photographers, artists working in pastel and pencil, and more. Enjoy demonstrations, ask questions, learn about the artists’ inspirations and processes, view their latest works, and perhaps purchase a treasure of your own. SEPTEMBER 2009 • THE ARROW

An absolute must see is the Artist’s Raffle site at the Rollingwood Clubhouse in Jackson. All the participating artists have donated an artwork to the raffle as well as some wonderful gift certificates from local businesses. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5 and each raffle item has its own ticket box. Just drop your ticket in the box next to the artwork you are interested in winning. The drawing will take place at 3 p.m. on September 20 and you need not be present to win. All proceeds support the Amador County Artist Association’s Scholarship Fund and Annual Student Art Show. The free map/brochure will help you make the most of your studio tour. There are photographs and detailed directions to each studio location. While on the tour, look for the Studio Tour signs that help mark the way. The free maps are available at the Jackson Library, Hein & Co Booksellers and Funk’s Gallery in Jackson; Gallery 10 and the Visitor Center in Sutter See ARTISTS TOUR, page 9



It’s Big Time at Indian Grinding Rocks A visit to Amador County isn’t complete without a stop by Indian Grinding Rocks State Historic Park and the Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum. The park was created in 1968 and preserves a great outcropping of marbleized limestone with some 1,185 mortar holes, the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America. The museum features a variety of exhibits and an outstanding collection of Sierra Nevada Indian artifacts. A Miwuk village complete with a ceremonial roundhouse has been reconstructed in the middle of the small valley. The museum is designed to reflect the architecture of the traditional roundhouse. Exhibited in this two-story museum are outstanding examples of the technology and crafts of the Miwuk and other Sierra Nevada native American groups. As a regional Indian museum, the collection at Chaw’se includes Northern, Central and Southern Miwuk, Maidu, Konkow, Monache, Nisenan, Tubatulabal, Washo, and Foothill Yokuts. Examples of basketry, feather regalia, jewelry, arrowpoints, and other tools are on display. Several times a year ceremonies are held in the hun’ge (roundhouse) by local Native Americans. Many Indian families gather at the park on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering season ceremonies known simply as Big Time. This year’s event is


$11,995 Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at this event. Spectators are welcome, but there is no fixed schedule of events. Native American crafts and foods are available. For more information and directions, visit

Native American art at Chaw’se

The annual Chaw’se Invitational Art Show featuring traditional and contemporary art by California Indian artists will be held in the Regional Indian Museum at Indian Grinding Rocks State Historic Park weekends from August 29 through Big Time September 26 & 27. The show opens on Saturday, August 29 with a 4 p.m. reception, which is open to the public and will be attended by the artists. The art show committee is looking forward to a number of youth artists at this year’s show, according to event Coordinator Roger Clinkenbeard. Prizes will be awarded to the best two and three dimensional art work. Winners will be announced at the reception. The reception will be followed by dancing in the roundhouse by the Miwok Cultural Dancers of Ione. The museum is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 209-296-7488.

Artists Tour

See TOUR, page 9 Creek; Andrae’s in Amador City; the Visitor Center in Plymouth; by calling 2954667, or online at the Amador County Arts Council website, The Amador County Artists Open Studio Tour is presented by the Amador County Artists Association. The 2009 sponsors include Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel, Amador County Arts Council, Gallery 10, The Amador Ledger-Dispatch, and Merzlak Signs. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL




HELEN Stockton


JANE Hilmar


ARTHUR Bethel Island



T H I S M O N T H AT J A C K S O N R SUNDAY Poker Room Tournaments

Monday - Thursday

10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.




Blackjack Tournaments Mondays & Wednesdays

$4,000 in Cash Prizes! $30 buy-in

Limited to the first 84 players (no re-buys) Dreamcatcher’s Club discounts available on Mondays

























































Slot Tournaments Tuesday Slot Tournament Tuesdays Noon to 9 p.m.

Senior Slot Tournament Thursdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Win up to $500 in Promo Slot Play See details on page 6




Community Calendar

There’s Always Something Happening in Gold Country! Play On Volcano Amphitheater Fridays & Saturdays, August 14 September 12 at 8 p.m. The hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of the maddening interference from the author, who’s trying to revise the script during the rehearsal! For more information and tickets ($15) visit Rosie Burgess Trio Sutter Creek Theatre Wednesday, September 2 at 8 p.m. With her quirky and original tunes, Rosie Burgess and her band are captivating audiences wherever she goes. She brings both her love of music, and her engaging sense of humor to the stage, securing a growing fan base of acoustic roots and folk lovers around the globe. Appearing with her is fellow Australian Mel Watson, the winner of 19 Australian Music Awards for creative achievement in and around the highly acclaimed band Fruit. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of show. For tickets and more information visit Tomato Festival Ione Hotel Saturday, September 5 - starting at 9 a.m. The historic Ione Hotel and Cravings restaurant will host their first Tomato Festival featuring good food, games and family fun. Bring in your tomatoes to see if yours is the biggest, smallest, reddest or weirdest. The Hotel also features Karaoke from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a DJ from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call 209-2746082 or visit Kim Angelis and Josef Gault Sutter Creek Theatre Friday, September 11 at 8 p.m. In the best of Gypsy fashion, Kim Angelis can change before your eyes. This internationally acclaimed composer and violin virtuoso is often described as “transforming herself from a softspoken, modest and spiritual person into a wild creature of the violin with flying skirts and hair, a few broken bowstrings and stomping heals. Husband Josef’s flamenco-styled guitar

artistry has been inspired by such luminaries as Manitas de Plata and Sabicas. In addition to accompanying his wife, Kim Angelis, Josef has produced five of her six recordings. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of show. For tickets and more information visit suttercreektheater. com. Spaghetti Western Cooper Vineyards, Plymouth Saturday, September 19 at 5 p.m. Enjoy a spaghetti and tri-tip dinner and dancing. Tickets available through Amador Council of Tourism at 209-245-4503. $35 for adults, $10 children. Benefits the Amador Cancer Research Foundation. Cheryl Wheeler Sutter Creek Theatre Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m. If your idea of a folk singer/songwriter concert is a bunch of people clapping politely after songs, and then sitting quietly while the performer says things like “This next song is about ...”, well, you’ve never seen a Cheryl Wheeler concert. Cheryl’s concerts are more like what you would find at a comedy club than expect to find at a folk music concert. She will tell a story that has you rolling in the aisles, and then sing a song that leaves you wiping tears from your eyes. She will talk about some serious current event, and then sing a song that will have you howling with laughter. Her entire concert is a emotional roller coaster. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 day of show. For tickets and more information visit Ellis Paul & Antje Duvekot Sutter Creek Theatre Friday, September 25 at 8 p.m. Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting. He was a principal leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, creating a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk pop style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 1990s. Antje creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and

takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 day of show. For tickets and more information visit Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4 This year’s Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show includes quilt displays, vendors, a Country Store, scissor and rotary blade sharpening, quilting demonstrations and Anelie Belden as the Featured Quilt Artist. Admission is $6 for adults with children 12 and under free. For more information call 209-2967346 or 209-296-1151 or e-mail go4broke@ or Amador Farmers Markets Enjoy fresh, local produce and other products all summer long. • Sutter Creek Saturdays through October, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Old Highway 49, South parking lot (near Sutter Hill Road) • Jackson Sundays through October, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Busi Parking Lot on Highway 49 • Pine Grove Wednesdays through October, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Pine Grove Community Park • Plymouth Thursdays August 6 - September 17, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. McGee Park on Main Street For more information visitAmadorFarmersMarket. com or call 209-419-2503. Kennedy Mine Tours Jackson Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The historic Kennedy Mine is open for paid and self-guided surface tours weekends and holidays through October. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, free for under 6. For more information call 209-223-9542 or visit

To list your event, call Carol at (209) 223-8139 or fax (209) 223-8385.

Thanks for Visiting Amador and Calaveras Counties!


BENT San Andreas


$2,100 donation to American Legion

Jackson Rancheria recently donated $2,100 in proceeds from the Divine Affair wine tasting event to American Legion Post 108. Special Events Director Ron Olivero, left, presented the check to Al Lennox, President and Chief Executive of the Post. The 1,400 member Sutter Creek Post supports our veterans as well as being very active in the community. They provide ambulance service to both Amador and Calaveras counties, and support a Scout Troop, two baseball teams, and numerous other youth programs. Jackson Rancheria is proud to support American Legion Post 108.



Jackson Rancheria voted Most Community Oriented Jackson Rancheria is proud to have been voted Most Community Oriented by the readers of the Amador LedgerDispatch newspaper. The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians supports the Native American tradition of sharing with and contributing to the local community. The Tribe makes numerous direct philanthropic grants each year with an emphasis on local community groups, schools, organizations, and projects that benefit children and seniors. Thousands of grants are awarded each year, ranging from small individual grants to large grants to assist schools, senior organizations, and those in need. A small sample of recent contributions from the Tribe includes: • Amador County Fair 2009 Sponsorship, $25,000 JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

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Miss Amador 2009 Scholarship, $1,000 Jackson Rotary Club - Destruction Derby, $1,500 Amador High School Performing Arts, $3,000 Amador High School Polar Swim Team, $5,000 Amador High School Running Camp, $1,500 Boy Scout Troop 63 Eagle Scout Project, $500 Boy Scout Troop 78 - Scout camp & equipment, $1,200 Calaveras Community Foundation 2009 Sponsorship, $10,000 Calaveras Humane Society Mother Lode Wine & Arts Festival, $500 Lockwood Fire District - Website improvement, $500 THE ARROW • SEPTEMBER 2009

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WINNERS New Club Benefit!





There’s still time to ‘Shop Jackson’ and save!

Have you checked out all the bargains available to Dreamcatcher’s Club members in Jackson? Thanks to a new program called “Shop Jackson,” merchants all over the city of Jackson are offering special discounts just for you. Just show your Dreamcatcher’s Club card at any participating business to take advantage of a wide variety of special offers and discounts. This new program is only available through October 31, 2009, so don’t miss out on all these special offers throughout

our home town. Whether you are looking for something for yourself, your car or your home, a gift, an interesting day of exploring, or professional services, Jackson has it all. Check out the list of over 60 Jackson businesses with special offers available only to Dreamcatcher’s Club members. Visit for more details on business locations, hours, etc.

99¢ Entertainment Store 50% off your first 10 items

on new time deposits. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

A.C.T. Retractable Screens Will pay sales tax on any screen door installation

Bev-Ann’s Salon Buy 1, get second item half off equal or less value, excluding dermalagica

“Shop Jackson” is a program of the Jackson Revitalization Committee in partnership with Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. All offers are the sole responsibility of the individual businesses.

Absolute Service $50 off windshield replacement; FREE Chip repair

ARTURO Valley Springs


Big O Tires 10% off ALL auto repairs and maintenance. 50% off tire installation w/tire purchase.

All About Real Estate $100 on Dreamcatcher’s Club® Card upon close of escrow with All About Real Estate

Blackwell Beauty Studio $10 off any beauty services $20 or more or $2 off any beauty products over $10. Enter free daily drawing.

All Power Brokers Real Estate $100 Credit toward your closing cost if you are represented by an All Power Broker Real Estate Associate. Free Market evaluation.

Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital 10% off wellness lab work for dogs and cats

Amador Fireside Center Come in, enter our drawing for a FREE fireplace, receive 30% off your purchase

JUANITA Stockton


Buy & Sell Press One Free Special Effect when you call in your classified ad and say “Dreamcatcher” - worth up to $34!

APS Associates, Inc. Make an appointment for a complimentary investment portfolio review and receive a FREE copy of Wall Street Journal #1 best seller “Who’s Got Your Back” by Keith Ferrazzi. Limit one copy per family.

Coldwell Banker Award Realtors $250 Credit towards closing costs for any buyer or seller that closes a transaction with us through this promotion. New customers only.

Bank of Amador 6-month service charge waiver on new checking. 0.25% discount on new loans. 0.25% bonus SEPTEMBER 2009 • THE ARROW



WINNERS Dunlop Family Furniture & Mattress Take 10% off any purchase over $500, excluding clearance items. ALSO, buy any mattress set over $500 & receive free pillow, bed frame & delivery. New purchases only. May not be combined with any other offer.

Jackson True Value FREE 2010 Calendar! While Supplies Last. Don’t miss this month’s unbeatable “Bargain of the Month!” JB’s Awards & Engraving 10% off. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Excel Electric FREE! Basic in home energy audit performed by our own energy analyst (a retired utility company energy auditor and inspector). No purchase necessary. Limit one audit per household or business. Appointment required.

Law Offices of Gwendolyn K. Christenson 30 minute free consult; $50 off will package or trust update (or) $100 off new trust package. California residents only.

Full Circle Trading Co. 10% off on all sterling silver & turquoise jewelry and stone carvings. Cash only.

Main Street Emporium 10% off total purchase of $25 or more per dealer Mel & Faye’s Diner 10% off meal ticket Monday - Thursday

Gold Mine Jewelers 15% off in-stock jewelry purchases (some exclusions apply) OR buy one watch battery, get second battery half price


Miguel’s Landscaping 15% off on all new landscape projects Mother Lode Printing Free 250 business cards when you buy 250 business cards. Composition charges do not apply to free offer. New York Fitness FREE Day Pass; 50% off enrollment fee. New enrolling members only.

Homestead Mortgage Free Credit Report and Appraisal to be reimbursed at close of escrow

STACY Three Rivers


North State Auto Body Free carwash for 1 year with repair of car over $500. Appointment required.

Jackson Cards $20 in free postage with any picture-plus or above

Picture Place Photography 10% off wedding or event location photography services - free consultation

Jackson Cleaners 10% off all orders. Not valid on alterations. Jackson Paint Spot Contractor discount on all paint

Play It Again Sports $25 Off (Minimum purchase of $100. Can not be combined with any other offer.)

Jackson Tire Service Free alignment with 2 or 4 tire purchase JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

MOMCILO Orangevale

Merzlak Signs FREE graphic design with any sign order, up to one hour design time

Gordon Hill Flower Shop 5% discount

Home & Farm Supply Buy 1, get 1 FREE gadget each time you shop our new location


Jose’s Mexican Restaurant Web Site Buy One/Get One Free Suprema Tostada, other available coupons: $1 off any combination every day. Limit one coupon per visit. Not valid for to-go orders.

Foothill Renovations FREE kitchen sink with purchase of kitchen cabinets up to $500 retail or bathroom sink with purchase of vanity, countertop & faucet up to $150

Hein & Co. Bookstore 20% off on ALL purchases

REZA Sacramento



KERRY Manteca



MARIA Stockton




Poor Man’s Bronze 30% off any one-time purchase. Not valid with any other offer.

The Potters Workshop 10% off The Rusty Rose 10% off any purchase. Any item over $50 receive 10% off and no sales tax.

Re/Max Gold Make an appointment Monday - Friday to become part of our client base and receive market updates, customer appreciation items monthly AND A CASH VOUCHER to be redeemed at any participating merchant. One per family. Limited to first 50.

Trader Stan Bring Trader Stan your valuables, borrow our CASH, go play! 20% off retail jewelry items.

Real Deal Antiques Come in and get a “Real Deal” and we also pay your sales tax

Trassare Jewelers 15% off all regularly priced jewelry items & FREE ring cleaning and inspection

Richard & Sherry’s Wood Carvings, Antiques 30% off all wood carvings

Travel Professionals $25 discount on a 7 day cruise - plus ship board credits. Based on availability.

Riley’s Express Car Wash & Valvoline Express Care $2 off Rileyss Best Wash; $5 off any lube service. Not valid with any other offer.

TSPN TV Show your Dreamcatcher’s Club® card for special promotional pricing

Sierra Mail & Copy Center 15% off FedEx shipping Monday through Thursday

Unforsaken Body Art 10% off piercings. 15% off tattoos. Free after care kit with any service. No one under age 18. No exotic piercing on minors.

Skincare by Elizabeth (at BevAnn’s) Buy 2 particle free dermabrasions, get 1 FREE ($75 value). $10 classic facial (reg. $55)



Up-Country Pool Center FREE Beach Ball with $20 purchase or more. Tuesday - Thursday.

Stacey Lollar - Realtor/Notary Free Home Warranty, up to $350 value. Appointment required.

Upstairs Antiques - J & N Antiques 10% off purchase of $25 or more

Sue’s Shoppe $10 off a $50 purchase (sale items not included) Monday through Thursday only.

Visual Perceptions - Studio 18 Spend $25 or more and receive 15% off

Swensen’s Shoe Store 5% off regular price - shoes and apparel

Volcano Glass Works 10% off everything, 20% off on items over $500

Tambien Mexican Kitchen Sopes $6.25 all day, every day

Weatherby-Reynolds-Fritson Engineering and Design FREE 1st consultation with an engineer. Appointment required.

Temple Studios and Productions 20% off all services provided



Western Health Care Industries 10% off all cash sales

Teresa’s Place 15% off food purchases The Celtic Knot $25 Gift Card with purchase of $100 or more in product. SEPTEMBER 2009 • THE ARROW



For Ron Housek, being a Valet is his favorite job

Ron Housek says he’s enjoyed every job he’s had at Jackson Rancheria, but being a Valet “is my favorite. It’s a lot more fun. We can kid around with the guests, keep it friendly and light hearted. Our guests are our gold and they love being treated like family. People come back because of the way they are treated.” Ron had a varied career before joining Jackson Rancheria. Born in Redwood City, he was raised in San Mateo and Menlo Park and attended Woodside High School. After high school he spent six years in the Navy, including a year in Iceland followed by work with a construction battalion in California, Spain, and Puerto Rico. After the Navy, he returned to Santa Cruz and worked a variety of jobs, including working for a sign painter, Goodwill Industries, a hotel and conference center, and a tortilla chips place. In 1990 he and his wife moved to Oregon for four years where he worked in newspaper delivery and for a messenger service. After moving back to California, Ron delivered furniture and appliances, spent six years contracting carriers for the Alameda Newspaper Group, managed a public storage facility, and worked for a freight company. He’s a hard working man of many talents. In 2001 he moved to this area and a short time later began his career at Jackson Rancheria. Ron worked almost two years in Security before transferring to Hotel Valet for three years and then to Casino Valet, where he has been ever since. Despite his last name (his stepfather’s), Ron is proud to be of Scottish heritage, the Scottish Highlands Wilson clan, and enjoys all things Scottish. Most of his house is decorated in Scottish themes and he can tell you family tales going back to the 1400’s. Ron is just one of the talented team that JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL


ANGIE Stockton



$2,000 Valet attendant Ron Housek brings about responses like this one, from Pat in Wilton, one of our Elite players. “It is difficult for me to pick just one person who makes me feel special at Jackson Rancheria, as there are so many. I would like to recommend the entire Valet Parking Staff as one of my favorites. What a great group of employees. “I have been using the valet parking for a number of years and have never made a complaint about their service. Upon arrival the ladies and gentlemen always have smiles, open the car door, greet me by name and have something pleasant to say - including “good luck” and “have a great day.” Upon departure they bring the car down, open the door and tell me to “have a safe ride home.” I consider them my friends and have learned through them how Jackson Rancheria has successfully helped to change the lives of the people in Amador County. “Kudos to you for having this outstanding group of employees.”








DORIS Carmichael


CARMEN Stockton


It’s time for the Big Crush Harvest Festival

Every year during the heart of the grape harvest in the world famous Shenandoah Valley, the wineries and vineyards open their doors for a two-day celebration of wine and all things related. This year’s Big Crush Harvest Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some 30 members of Amador Vintners will be serving up great wine, food, music, and other harvest festivities amid the scenic beauty of Amador Wine Country. Tickets are $30 for both days, $20 for Sunday only, $10 for designated drivers, and can be ordered on line at amadorwine. com. Visiting the wineries of Amador County is a delight. Most are small family operations where unpretentious hospitality is the norm. All are located along scenic back roads in some of California’s most

picturesque rural settings. You can sip wine while gazing at the beautiful Sierras and picnic under grand old oak trees surrounded by vines. Amador wineries are easy to reach, nestled between highways 50 and 88 along historic Highway 49. Amador is renowned for producing some of California’s finest Zinfandels, including some crafted from 19th-century vines and many farmed organically. In recent years, Amador vintners have also produced delicious wines from Rhône Valley and Italian varietals, including Syrah, Viognier, Barbera, and Sangiovese. For more information, directions, and even recipes, visit

Free massages available 7 days


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Dreamcatcher’s Club members can get a free 15-minute massage at the Hotel any day of the week. This popular program has been expanded to seven days and is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. near the Hotel Lobby. Sign-ups are limited. The seated chair massage, a

combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, is a quick way to relieve stress or relax a little. The massage involves the upper torso, which can include shoulders, back, arms, hands, neck, and head. Participants remain fully clothed.

Want to receive text messages from us?

You will soon be able to receive text messages from Jackson Rancheria with all the latest news. We can let you know instantly about promotions, drawings, entertainment, dining specials, and more. We might even send you a message that you are a winner! Simply go to our website at and submit your cell phone number. We’ll be in touch. SEPTEMBER 2009 • THE ARROW


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 JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & HOTEL

Jackson Rancheria Proudly Sponsors... California State Karaoke Championship

One of the highlights at this year’s California State Fair is the Karaoke Championships presented by Jackson Rancheria. The competition will be held on Sunday, September 6, at 8 p.m. on the Promenade Stage. Winners from local competitions all over the State, including Jackson Rancheria’s own Karaoke Club contest, have been invited to take part. The winner receives $3,000 cash and a State Champion plaque. And remember, discount tickets for the State Fair can be purchased at the Dreamcatcher’s Club booth. For more information visit

Sutter Creek Chili Cook Off & Car Show

Whether you want to cook and compete or just eat, you’re bound to have a whole lotta fun at the third annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook Off & Car Show on Sunday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the town’s Main Street. There’s gonna be the best chili ever, plus friends, hilarious costumes, fun for all ages, and music. Tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under, available at the event. In addition to all that chili, there will also be a display of classic cars from local residents. For more information on competing or attending, visit

Lodi Grape Festival

You’ll find a whole bunch of fun at this year’s Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair. The Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, September 17 through 20 at the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds, and features many family-oriented events and activities. Gates are open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday. Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel is a major sponsor for the event and will have a booth every day. Stop by and say hi. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for youth 6-12, and children five and under are free. For more information on the Lodi Grape Festival visit

Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills

If you love bluegrass music, the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is the place to be September 18-20 for the seventh annual Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills music festival. A terrific variety of bands will perform daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., including Grasstowne, Ronnie Reno, Bluegrass Etc., Steep Canyon Rangers, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain and Nell Robinson and Red Level. Three day tickets for adults are $90 in advance or $100 at the gate, for teens 13-17, $40 in advance and $45 at the game. Single day tickets are also available. For tickets and more information visit plymouthtickets.htm. The event will be held rain or shine and also includes food and beverage booths, arts & crafts, and a classic car show (Saturday only).

Fiddletown’s Fiddlers’ Jam & Contest

On Saturday, September 19, fiddlers from near and far will gather for Fiddletown’s 17th Annual Fiddlers’ Jam and Contest. The main street in Fiddletown will be closed and the entire town will become a stage to some of the best fiddlin’ music around. Admission to the event is free. A free shuttle is provided to and from the parking area. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Musician sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. For directions, information on becoming a vendor, or participating as a musician, call 209-296-0918 or visit

Blues & Brews in Sutter Creek

Come on out Saturday, September 26 for an evening under the stars in beautiful downtown Sutter Creek for some great blues and brews! Dance until 9 p.m. to the great sounds of The Shane Dwight Band and The Delta Wires, while sippin’ on some great beer too. Tickets are limited to the first 1,000 so get yours early. Tickets are $20 in advance

or $25 at the door and include all the music, a 15 ounce commemorative mug, and five drink tickets. Food is available for purchase in each blues garden. Must be 21 or older. No smoking, pets, or children in the garden areas. Designated Drivers get in for just $5 in advance or $10 at the door and include all the music, coffee, water and soft drinks. Presale tickets available until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25, at the Music Box Company on Main Street in Sutter Creek, by phone at 209-267-1344, or by mailing a check to Sutter Creek Business Association. P.O. Box 600, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Day of the event tickets are only available at the Sutter Creek Auditorium. For information, visit

Folsom Gourd & Arts Festival

The 15th annual Folsom Gourd & Arts Festival will be held at Folsom City Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, in Folsom City Park. Over 150 artists will offer their exquisite artwork during this two day event. The festival will include entertainment, food, classes and demonstrations by well-known artists teaching gourd art techniques including cutting, dying, and embellishing gourds. This year’s festival features great music, food and art. Proceeds from the event provide an annual arts scholarship from the Folsom Patrons of the Arts. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5, parking is $4, and children 12 and under are free. For more information visit

Rhythm & Ribs Festival

Come hungry and ready to party at the seventh annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival at Raley Field in Sacramento Friday through Sunday, October 2-4. The event, presented by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association and sponsored by Jackson Rancheria, features six rib teams, an interactive Kids Zone, and live music. Raley Field is located at 400 Ballpark Drive, just west of Old Sacramento and the Sacramento River. For more information visit raleyfield. com.


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Nine Dreamcatcher’s Club® members will win $999 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9! Just play with your card to be eligible for the hot seat drawings.

Jackson Rancheria's Arrow Magazine  

September 2009. The official magazine of Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel.

Jackson Rancheria's Arrow Magazine  

September 2009. The official magazine of Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel.