Feel like getting your ‘game on’, but don’t feel like making the long trek to Tahoe or Vegas? The Bay Area and Northern California, respectively has some of the best resorts to quench that gambling bug. Or better yet, simply relax and take a mini-vacay at one of these gaming resorts that are so much closer to home.
Cache Creek Casino Resort
14455 Highway 16
“Cache Creek Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, located in Brooks, California. From its humble beginnings as a bingo hall in 1985, Cache Creek now features over 2,400 slot machines and 122 table games, including a 14-table Poker Room.
The 415,000-square foot property also includes a 200-room luxury hotel and health spa, eight restaurants, Club 88 entertainment venue, outdoor swimming pool, casino gift shop and tribal-operated Mini Mart, Gas Station and Fire Station.”
River Rock Casino
3250 Highway 128
River Rock Casino is Sonoma County’s 24-hour entertainment destination offering spectacular views of the Alexander Valley. Voted “Best Entertainment Venue in the North Bay” by Northbay biz readers, the 62,000 square foot facility offers 1,300 state-of-the-art slot machines, including video poker and progressives as well as 22 tables featuring Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack.The entertainment destination also provides several non-smoking gaming rooms for guests who prefer a smoke-free environment. River Rock Casino offers multiple amenities including restaurants, bars, live entertainment, and the historic and contemporary Pomo Tribe art collection.
Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel
12222 New York Ranch Road
Of course, we offer all the comforts you’d expect from a first-class casino and hotel. But at Jackson Rancheria, the difference lies in our service. If you’ve come to play, you’ll certainly want to stay and experience all we have to offer. The moment you hit the casino floor, you feel the energy. Here, you’re sure to find your game – along with the most fun and friendly staff anywhere. Jackson Rancheria has more MegaJackpot winners than any casino in Northern California. Step inside, and let your imagination run wild.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
1200 Athens Avenue
“Thunder Valley Casino Resort was opened by the United Auburn Indian Community in June 2003. The newly remodeled and expanded entertainment, dining and hotel resort is Northern California’s first casino offering all the elements of real Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an outstanding facility.
Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 200,000 square feet of gaming space including over 3,000 slot and video machines, 125 table games and a live poker room with space for 160 players. There are 14 restaurants and bars highlighted by the new High Steaks Steakhouse; Koi Palace; a 500-seat Feast Around The World Buffet and Thunder Café as well as Mingle Bar, Falls Bar, Thunder Bar and High Steaks Bar. Also on property is a new 3,700-space parking structure that leads directly into the casino and hotel.”
Twin Pine Casino and Hotel
22223 Highway 29
“Twin Pine Casino & Hotel is the only wine themed casino in the US. Check out their wine tasting bar and taste wines from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino. and of course Lake County. Enjoy table games, slots, special events, entertainment, & a restaurant.
The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering a wide variety of coin drop and ticket in/out slot machines with a well-rounded mixture of penny, nickel, quarter, one-dollar and five-dollar games, multi-denomination and progressive games.
Twin Pine’s 60-room hotel, features luxury accommodations at a great value. Take the scenic 17 mile drive north of Calistoga for some nightlife in wine country.”