The San Francisco Bay Area has one local Indian casino in San Pablo and 7 others within a short driving distance.
There are also state-licensed poker casinos in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma
San Pablo Lytton Casino
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians own and operate the San Pablo Lytton Casino located in the East Bay. It is open 24 hours daily and features 1,100 Class II gaming machines.
Vallejo Casino Project (Rejected)
Interstate 80 and Highway 37 Intersection, Vallejo, CA
A $700 million Vellejo casino and hotel was proposed in 2016 by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians. The plan was rejected by the U.S. Department of Interior in 2019. The tribe intends to renew efforts for the project.
Cloverdale Rancheria Destination Resort & Casino (Future)
Graton Reort & Casino
288 Golf Course Drive West
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
River Rock Casino (80 miles)
3250 Highway 128 East
Geyserville, CA 95441
Phone: (707) 857-2777
Phone: (877) 883-7777
Shiloh Resort & Casino Project
222 East Shiloh Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
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Oaks Card Club (info)
4097 San Pablo Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Palace Card Club (info)
22821 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
2223 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550
Lucky Buck Card Club (info)
1620 Railroad Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
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Kelly's Cardroom (info)
408 O Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Nineteenth Hole (info)
2746 West Tregalles Road
Antioch, CA 94509
California Grand (info)
5867 Pacheco Boulevard
Pacheco, CA 94553
MARIN COUNTY POKER CASINOS
Club San Rafael
721 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Pete's 881 Club (info)
721 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415- 453-5888
NAPA COUNTY POKER CASINOS
Napa Valley Casino (info)
American Canyon, CA 94589
Hemphill's Card Room
3385 California Boulevard
Napa, CA 94558
SAN MATEO COUNTY POKER CASINOS
Lucky Chances Casino (info)
1700 Hillside Boulevard
Colma, CA 94014
Artichoke Joe's Casino (info)
659 Huntington Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066
SANTA CLARA COUNTY POKER CASINOS
Garlic City Club
40 Hornlein Ct
Gilroy, CA 95020
Bay 101 (info)
1801 Bering Drive
San Jose, CA 95112
Garden City Casino (info)
360 South Saratoga Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
SOLANO COUNTY POKER CASINOS
726 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
SONOMA COUNTY POKER CASINOS
246 North Petaluma Boulevard
North Petaluma, CA 94952
The 101 Casino (info)
5151 Montero Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
August 30, 2019
The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California claims ancestral ties to 128-acre parcel of land in North Vallejo. In 2016 the tribe applied through the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to transfer that land into federal trust on behalf of the tribe for the purpose of building a casino.
The proposed casino would be located near Interstate 80 and Columbus Parkway. The project would total 400,000 square feet and include a casino, hotel and spa, and housing for the 128 members of the tribe. The estimated construction cost is $700 million.
In February the tribe's federal application was rejected by the U.S. Department of the Interior. A decision paper was released by the Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs stating the Scott Valley tribe did not prove a "significant historical connection" to the land in Vallejo.
Tribal Chairman Shawn Davis says the Scotts Valley Band is extremely upset with the federal decision and has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek a reversal.
The Band's lawyer, Patrick Bergin, said the federal decision underestimated much of the historical evidence about ancestral ties to the Vallejo area. Bergin told the Vallejo Times-Herald, "In our view, we met the significant historical connection."
The historical evidence includes expert reports of tribal ancestors living in the Vallejo area, records from the U.S. census, and a written complaint from an 1800's land owner about tribal members living in the area.
In May 2012 the tribe encountered a similar rejection from the Interior Department regarding their plan to build an Indian casino on 30 acres in the East Bay area. The decision cited a "significant historical connection".
The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians remain hopeful and committed as they continue their legal fight for a casino.
April 12, 2018
On Thursday a ruling was made the Oakland federal court house. After 14 years of dispute, a judgement has been made by a federal judge that has ended plans for a proposed casino to be developed near Richmond. The judge also made a ruling that the Native American tribe behind the proposed casino would not receive damages paid by the city.
The Guidiville Rancheria tribe had wanted to transform property at Point Molate into a casino. The property was the former U.S. Navy depot. It is located near the Richmond - San Rafael Bridge on 270 acres.
The city has long opposed the proposed casino project.
Richmond bought the former Navy owned property for $1 in 1995. Proposed plans for development were welcomed by the city in order to figure out what to do with the newly purchased and large property. One proposal was a $1.2 billion casino hotel was presented in 2004 by the tribe based in Ukiah. The casino would have been built over three acres.
In 2010 the plans were denied by the voters in Richmond. The following year the proposal was also rejected by the City Council. The lawsuit continued until the federal judge made the final decision.
$750 million in damages was what the tribe had asked for. This was due to the millions that were lost of the proposal.
The casino project will not continue. The tribe will also not receive any money from damages under the judges ruling.
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03.01.2010 Court reinstates East Bay deal for Indian Casino
01.28.2010 Cache Creek casino plans new expansion
01.27.2010 New Indian casino planned near Ukiah
01.25.2010 Alexander Valley tribe says no casino plans
01.22.2010 Point Molate casino negotiations extended 2 months
01.21.2010 North Richmond 'Sugar Bowl' casino plans stall
10.08.2009 Cache Creek scraps expansion plans
03.29.2009 Third casino planned for Ukiah Valley
03.10.2009 Supreme Court ruling impacts Richmond Indian casinos
01.29.2009 Lawsuit challenges SF East Bay Point Molate Casino
01.26.2009 San Francisco East Bay Indian Casinos
01.24.2009 Amended suit filed to stop Rohnert Park Indian casino
12.09.2008 Richmond Indian casino awaits uncertainty with Obama administration
12.08.2008 Rohnert Park's Graton Rancheria casino - Update
10.02.2008 River Rock drops plan for $300 million casino resort
09.29.2008 McCain's role in East Bay Indian casinos
08.27.2008 Judge halts Richmond Indian Casino
07.28.2008 Tribe agrees to one casino in Marin and Sonoma
07.23.2008 Proposed SF Indian casino gets financing (Point Molate)
06.14.2008 Coyote Valley Casino construction stopped (Mendocino)
06.11.2008 Rohnert Park Indian Casino draws lawsuit
06.10.2008 San Francisco's Point Molate Indian Casino (Status)
06.03.2008 River Rock liquor license granted
05.21.2008 Oakland's proposed Indian Casino is officially dead
05.10.2008 Sonoma County Indian Mega-Casino (Rohnert Park)
05.01.2008 San Francisco East Bay Indian Casinos
03.31.2008 Decision coming on Bay Area Vegas-style casino
03.18.2008 Sonoma County Approves New River Rock Casino
03.17.2008 Lucky Chances Casino Adds 7 Tables
02.01.2008 Sonoma County Casino Plans May Face Nov. Ballot
01.16.2008 Proposed Willits Casino
12.14.2007 New Casino Proposed in Mendocino County
11.22.2007 River Rock Casino's $300M Expansion
11.21.2007 Indian Casino Resort Planned for Rohnert Park
11.11.2007 Groundbreaking for Coyote Valley Casino Expansion
10.16.2007 Twin Pine Casino Plans Expansion
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