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Northern California Casinos | Updates 2021

Indian Casinos and Poker Cardrooms

This is a gaming guide for Indian casinos, poker casinos, cardrooms and card clubs in San Francisco, San Jose, East Bay, Sacramento, Monterey, Mendocino, and ALL Northern and Central California counties!

Northern California has 45 Indian Casinos

California has the largest Indian gaming revenues in the nation. Forty five of the state's Indian casinos are located in Northern and Central California. Many are within short driving distances of the major population areas.

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Norcal Casinos

Northern California has forty-five casinos owned by Native American tribes. There are also dozens of cardrooms, or poker-only casinos, that are licensed and regulated by the California Gambling Control Commission.

Major Casino Regions

There are two major regions for casino gaming in Northern California:

The Sacramento area has nine Indian casinos within short driving distances. There are also local state-licensed cardroooms.

San Francisco peninsula has no Indian casinos. The closest is San Pablo Lytton Casino in the East Bay. Two others are awithin an 80 mile drive. Most casinos in the Bay Area are state-licensed cardrooms.

News Headlines

News Eagle Mountain Casino breaks ground in Porterville April 8, 2021 - The Tule River Indian Tribe broke ground Tuesday for a new casino, hotel and entertainment center at a site Porterville Sports Complex. The new casino will replace the current located on the tribe's reservation ... Read more News Sky River Casino clears building site in Elk Grove March 24, 2021 - Crews are clearing the building site for the new Sky River Casino in preparation for the first stages of construction. This follows the groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this month by the Wilton Rancheria. ... Read more News Chuckchansi Gold Casino will host job fair March 23 March 21, 2021 - Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino will hold a job fair this week to hire 100 new employees for full and parttime positions as "guest room attendants, housekeeping supervisors, environmental services ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News Thunder Valley Casino breaks ground on $100 million concert venue March 16, 2021 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort celebrated a groundbreaking today for construction of a $100 million entertainment and concert center. It will be named "The Venue at ... Read more News Sky River Casino breaks ground near Sacramento March 9, 2021 - The Wilton Rancheria celebrated the groundbreaking today for construction of a $400 million resort casino in Elk Grove near Sacramento, California. The casino name "Sky River Casino" will be ... Read more News Sky River Casino will break ground in Elk Grove on March 9 March 5, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria Tribe announced Tuesday that construction of their $500 million resort casino will kick off next week with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday March 9. ... Read more News Cache Creek Casino completes hotel expansion March 2, 2021 - The $180 million hotel expansion at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA is completed. The new South Tower features 459 rooms and suites, a pool complex, new restaurants, meeting spaces, event center ... Read more News Sky River Casino project at Elk Grove secures funding March 1, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria announced Friday that financing has been secured for the proposed Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, California. The groundbreaking date for construction will be announced soon. ... Read more News Mechoopda Casino project partners with Tachi Palace group February 2, 2021 - The Mechoopda Indian Tribe, which is preparing to build a new casino near Chico, has partnered with a consulting, development and management company named Palace Hospitality. That company ... Read more News All-New Chicken Ranch Casino & Resort planned for 2023 February 1, 2021 - Last week the Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians of California announced plans to replace the Chicken Ranch Casino with an all-new casino, hotel and conference center. ... Read more News Hard Rock Casino Tejon receives Federal approval January 24, 2021 - The Tejon Indian Tribe received federal approval on Jan. 8 to build a Hard Rock Casino located 15 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. The plan includes a casino, hotel, event center, restaurants, RV park ... Read more Headlines continued...
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Future Indian Casinos in Northern California

Several new Indian casinos are planned, in the approval process or have started construction.

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Northern California Indian Casinos

Find Indian Casinos listed below by county. Detailed information about each casino is available by clicking the name of the casino.

Minimum Gambling Age is 18 years or older in Indian Casino. However, most Indian casinos serve alcohol and have set the minimum age to enter at 21 to comply with the minimum age of 21 required by their alcohol license. Some casinos allow people under 18 or 21 years old to enter unrestricted areas in their building, but you should check with the casino first before visiting. Other casinos enforce the 21 years limit throughout their facility.

AMADOR COUNTY

BUTTE COUNTY

Feather Falls Casino & Lodge
Oroville, California 95966-9379

Gold Country Casino
Oroville, CA 95966

Mechoopda Casino Project (future)
Butte County, CA

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COLUSA COUNTY

Colusa Casino Resort
Colusa, California 95932-1267

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

San Pablo Lytton Casino
San Pablo, CA 94806

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Elk Valley Casino
Crescent City, California 95531-9241

Lucky 7 Casino
Smith River, California 95567

Lucky 7 Fuel Mart
Smith River, CA 95567

Redwood Hotel Casino
Klamath, CA 95548

EL DORADO COUNTY

Red Hawk Casino
Placerville , CA 95667

FRESNO COUNTY

Mono Wind Casino
Auberry, California 93602-1060

Table Mountain Casino
Friant, California 93626

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Bear River Casino
Loleta, CA 95551

Blue Lake Casino
Blue Lake, CA 95525

Playstation 777
Blue Lake, CA 95525

Cher-Ae Heights Bingo & Casino
Trinidad, California 95570-9767

Lucky Bear Casino
Hoopa, CA 95546

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INYO COUNTY

Wanaaha Casino
Bishop, California 93514

Winnedumah Win's Casino
Independence, California 93526

KERN COUNTY

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon (Proposed)
Mettler, Kern County, CA
(661) 834-8566

Ridgecrest Native American Entertainment & Gaming Facility (Proposed)
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

KINGS COUNTY

Tachi Palace Casino Resort
Lemoore, California 93245-9760

LAKE COUNTY

Konocti Vista Casino Resort, Marina & RV Park
Finley, CA 95435

Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino
Nice, California 95464-8619

Running Creek Casino
Upper Lake, CA 95485

Twin Pine Casino
Middletown, California 95461-9754

LASSEN COUNTY

Diamond Mountain Casino
Susanville, California 96130

MADERA COUNTY

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Coyote Valley Casino
Redwood Valley, CA 95418

Garcia River Casino
Point Arena, CA 95468

Hidden Oaks Casino
Covelo, CA 95428

Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino & Bingo
CLOSED 2019
Hopland, California 95449-9725

Red Fox Casino & Bingo
Laytonville, California 95454

Sherwood Valley Casino
Willits, California 95490-4674

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MODOC COUNTY

Desert Rose Casino
Alturas, CA 96101

PLACER COUNTY

Thunder Valley Casino
Lincoln CA 95648

SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Sky River Casino (2022)
Elk Grove, CA

SHASTA COUNTY

Pit River Casino
Burney, California 96013-4064

Win-River Resort & Casino
Redding, California 96001-5530

SISKIYOU COUNTY

SONOMA COUNTY

Cloverdale Rancheria Resort & Casino
Cloverdale, CA

Graton Resort & Casino
Rohnert Park, California 95441

River Rock Casino
Geyserville, California 95441

TEHAMA COUNTY

Rolling Hills Casino
Corning, California 96021

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TULARE COUNTY

Eagle Mountain Casino
Porterville, California 93258

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Black Oak Casino
Tuolumne, California 95379-9724

Chicken Ranch Casino
Jamestown, California 95327-9779

YOLO COUNTY

Cache Creek Casino
Brooks, California 95606-0065

YUBA COUNTY

News Articles

Gov. Newsom signs six Indian gaming compacts

August 7, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom signed 6 tribal-state gaming compacts this week. One of the compacts authorizes a new casino in Amador County. Another authorizes Eagle Mountain Casino to relocate near the Porterville Airport. The other four renew 20 more years of gaming at Feather Falls Casino, Lucky 7 Casino, Rolling Hills Casino and Red Hawk Casino.

SUMMARY OF THE GAMING COMPACTS

Ione Band of Miwok Indians
NEW AMADOR COUNTY CASINO
Located 30 miles southeast of Sacramento on Hwy 49 in Plymouth.

This is the first tribal-state gaming compact for the Ione Band of Miwoks, and the compact provides the final state approval to proceed with construction of their casino. Under terms of the compact, the casino may have up to 1,200 slot machines, any card games and table games legal under California law, and off-track horserace betting.

Tule River Indian Tribe of California
EAGLE MOUNTAIN CASINO RELOCATION
681 South Tule Road, Porterville, California 93258

On August 3, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsome signed and new gaming compact with the Tule River Indian Tribe. In addition he signed a separate document addressed to the U.S. Department of Interior accepting the relocation of the Eagle Mountaion Casino.

The compact is an amended version of the 2017 compact between the Tule River Indian Tribe and the State and authorizes the Tribe to operate their casino at the new relocation site. The compact also authorizes up to 2,500 slot machines. Eagle Mountain Casino currently has 1,200 slots. The compact also authorizes any card games and table games legalized by the State. In addition the casino may offer off-track horse betting.

Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians
FEATHER FALLS CASINO & LODGE
3 Alverda Drive, Oroville, California 95966-9379

This compact is a renewal and update to the original agreement signed in 1999 between the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians and the State. The Tribe is authorized to operate up to 2,250 slot machines. The current number is 800. The Tribe is also authorized to operate any card games or table games which are legal under California law. The Tribe can also operate off-track horse betting in the casino but not online.

Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
ROLLING HILLS CASINO RESORT
2655 Everett Freeman Way
Corning, California 96021

This compact is a renewal and update to the original agreement signed in 1999 between the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and the State. The Tribe is authorized to operate up to 2,000 slot machines. The current number is 840. The Tribe is also authorized to operate off-track horse betting and any card games or table games which are legal under California law.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
RED HAWK CASINO
1 Red Hawk Boulevard, Placerville , CA 95667

This compact is a renewal and update to the original agreement signed on October 8, 1999 between the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and the State. The Tribe is authorized to operate up to 2,500 slot machines, which is the current number. The Tribe is also authorized to operate any California-approved card games, table games and off=track horserace betting.

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation
LUCKY 7 CASINO & HOTEL
350 North Indian Road
Smith River, California 95567-9525

This compact is a renewal and update to the original agreement signed in 1999 between the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation (formerly known as Smith River Rancheria) and the State. The Tribe is authorized to operate up to 2,000 slot machines. The current number is 300. The Tribe is also authorized to operate any card game or table game that is legal in the state. It can also operate off-track horse betting.

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News Headlines Continued

2020

News California Tribes gather enough signatures to put sports betting on 2022 ballot December 24, 2020 - California tribes through the Coalition to Authorize Sports Wagering have submitted 1.4 million signatures to the state to place a sports betting measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot. ... Read more News Eagle Mountain Casino gets final approval to build new casino hotel in Porterville December 19, 2020 - The federal government gave final approval last week to the Tule River Indian Tribe to build and move into a new casino at a site near the Porterville Municipal Airport. ... Read more News Graton Casino cancels indoor NYE party with 4,000 Guests December 30, 2020 - Graton Resort and Casino north of San Francisco avoided a major health and public relations catastrophe by canceling a huge. indoor New Years Eve party. Over 4,000 guest were expected. ... Read more News California Indian Casinos remain open during COVID-19 stay-at-home order December 18, 2020 - Californians are under a 3 week stay-at-home order to fight the surging number of COVID-19 cases that is consuming an alarming amount of hospital ICU capacity. The state ... Read more News Elk Grove casino project buys 'ghost mall' property December 11, 2020 - Elk Grove city officials announced this week that the Howard Hughes Corporation has sold its ghost mall property near Grantline Rd and Hwy 99 to the casino developer for the Wilton Rancheria tribe. ... Read more News Rolling Hills Casino gets state approval for more slot machines December 8, 2020 - The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Gov. Gavin Newsom have signed a 25-year gaming compact that increases the number of authorized slot machines at Rolling Hills to ... Read more News Win-River Casino relocation project suffers setback November 22, 2020 - Four years after filing a land-to-trust application with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for federal approval to relocate and expand the size of the Win-River Casino, the Redding Rancheria received ... Read more News Proposed Hard Rock Casino near Bakersfield awaits federal decision October 28, 2020 - After a five-year review the U.S. Dept. of Interior will soon decide whether to approve a casino application from the Tejon Indian Tribe to build a Hard Rock Casino south of Bakersfield ... Read more News Tachi Palace Expansion Plan 2021 October 15, 2020 - Tachi Palace Casino Resort plans to expand its total gaming space by 44,000 square feet, add a new bingo hall/event center, build a new 120-room hotel tower, add a conference center, build a 3-level parking garage and expand ... Read more News Eagle Mountain Casino relocation final approval approaches deadline September 12, 2020 - The U.S Department of Interior has a deadline of October 2 to approve the Tule River Tribe's Fee-To-Trust application to relocate the Eagle Mountain Casino near ... Read more News California Supreme Court gives final approval to build Madera casino September 5, 2020 - A ten-year-old case was decided by the California Supreme Court last week giving final approval to the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to proceed with construct ... Read more News Eagle Mountain Casino relocation receives final approval from Gov. Newsom August 9, 2020 - Gov. Newsom signed a letter Aug. 3 to the U.S. Interior Department allowing the relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino. The governor also ... Read more News Ione Band casino receives final state approval, compact August 8, 2020 - California Gov. Newsom signed a gaming compact with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians this week giving the tribe its final approval to build a new casino 30 miles southeast of Sacramento ... Read more Northern California Casino News Archive ...

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