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Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Northern California never had it so good. Since it opened in 2003, its Thunder Valley Casino Resort has been bringing in visitors who love its top recreation and relaxation facilities. The freeway is close by, and Sacramento, Roseville and Rocklin are easily accessible.

This AAA 4 Diamond destination boasts 300 bedrooms and a 1,000-seat indoor concert venue. Smoking in the casino is allowed, but the hotel is off limits to smokers. This way, the odor of cigarette smoke doesn’t bother hotel guests.

More than 2,000 employees who cater to guests’ needs 24/7 make Thunder Valley Casino Resort the area’s largest employer.

Accommodations and staff

The comfort of guests is of the utmost importance when it comes to accommodations at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

Five distinct suites in earth tones make your stay a pleasant experience. Oversized marble bathrooms with European spa showers and a soaking tub are luxurious. There’s also Wi-Fi and a fully-equipped entertainment system to make it feel like your home away from home.

Check out the infinity jetted tub and unmatched views from floor-to-ceiling windows in some rooms.

The staff is friendly, too.

The experience

Guests enjoy in-room dining and access to a state-of-the-art health club.

If the season permits, unwind at Thunder Valley’s Coconut Pool + Bar. You can also reward yourself with a relaxing session at the health spa.

As much as it already offers the best, Thunder Valley is not resting on its laurels. It will bankroll a $40 million renovation project that will raise luxury levels to a new high. It will add 111 luxury suites and rooms and give the 297 rooms in the 17-story tower a totally new and amazing look.


When it comes to gaming, Thunder Valley claims its place among the top names in the industry. It boasts more than 2,500 slots featuring classic favorites like Triple Diamonds and Quick Hits. It’s also got the latest digital games with enhanced themes like the Walking Dead and Willy Wonka.

Table games up the thrill and excitement. Place your bets on the blackjack table. Try out Spanish 21, or take part in good old Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em. Bring along a few friends for added fun.

If poker is your game, Thunder Valley is the place to play it. The casino’s poker room has more than 340 seats and has played host to top events like the World Poker Tour and the Heartland Poker Tour.

You also have options for low-pressure thrills. On Thursday and Sunday, a minimum ticket purchase of $19 gets you a place at the bingo area. Each session features 25 games using traditional paper cards and daubers, as well as modern electronic screens. Add-on games are available.

Retreat to the High Limit Gaming salon if you want an even more luxurious gaming experience. This well-appointed sanctuary has dedicated dealers, more than 100 high-limit slot machines, private bars, flat TV, and tea service.

End your day with a little karaoke or happy hour cocktails.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is located at 1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA. Call (916) 408-7777 or check out their website here.