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Casinos in California

California is home to a whopping 68 casinos, with more potentially set to open in 2024. On this page, we’ll highlight some of the top land-based gambling locales around the state.

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California is one of the biggest states for casino gaming; at 68 land-based operations and counting, CA trails only Nevada and Oklahoma in the number of brick-and-mortar casinos. The casino operations bring in more than $9 billion annually, with a revenue-sharing model in place between larger and smaller casinos.

In this piece, we’ll highlight the casinos in California, briefly explain the state’s casino history, and update you on which casinos may be coming to the state in the near future. Note that while cardrooms in California may brand themselves as casinos, we’ve excluded cardrooms from this piece to avoid confusion about what games are available at the facilities.

Yes, casinos are legal in California. Brick-and-mortar facilities have been around for years, though most were limited in the type of games they were permitted to offer.

It wasn’t until 2000 that CA voters approved Proposition 1A which allowed Class III gaming facilities offering slot machines and banked card games to open statewide. Online casino gaming in California is still illegal.

List of all casinos in California

Below, you’ll find a full list of all 68 casinos in California, as well as their addresses.

California Casino

Address

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City

68960 E Palm Canyon Drive Cathedral City, CA 92234

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

401 E Amado Rd Palm Springs, CA 92262

Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage

32-250 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Augustine Casino

84-001 Avenue 54 Coachella, CA 92236

Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino

1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd Lakeside, CA 92040

Bear River Casino

11 Bear Paws Way Loleta, CA 95551

Black Oak Casino

19400 Tuolumne Rd N Tuolumne, CA 95379

Blue Lake Casino

777 Casino Way Blue Lake, CA 95525

Cache Creek Casino Resort

14455 CA-16 Brooks, CA 95606

Cahuilla Creek Casino

52702 CA-371 Anza, CA 92539

Casino Pauma

777 Pauma Reservation Rd Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Chicken Ranch Casino

16929 Chicken Ranch Rd Jamestown, CA 95327

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

711 Lucky Ln Coarsegold, CA 93614

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 CA-246 Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Colusa Casino Resort

3770 CA-45 Colusa, CA 95932

The Commerce Casino & Hotel

6131 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040

Coyote Valley Casino

77 BIA Rd 228 Redwood Valley, CA 95470

Crystal Casino

123 E Artesia Blvd Compton, CA 90220

Desert Rose Casino

901 Co Rd 56 Alturas, CA 96101

Diamond Mountain Casino

900 Skyline Rd Susanville, CA 96130

Eagle Mountain Casino

1850 West St Porterville, CA 93257

Elk Valley Casino

2021 Elk Ranch Rd Crescent City, CA 95531

Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino

84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy Indio, CA 92203

Feather Falls Casino

3 Alverda Dr Oroville, CA 95966

Gold Country Casino and Hotel

4020 Olive Hwy Oroville, CA 95966

Golden Acorn Casino

1800 Golden Acorn Way Campo, CA 91906

Graton Resort & Casino

288 Golf Course Dr W Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento

3317 Forty Mile Rd Wheatland, CA 95692

Harrah's Northern California

4640 Coal Mine Rd Ione, CA 95640

Harrah's Resort Southern California

777 S Resort Dr Valley Center, CA 92082

Havasu Landing Resort and Casino

13145 Havasu Lake Rd Needles, CA 92363

The Heights Casino

27 Scenic Drive Trinidad, CA 95570

Hollywood Park Casino

3883 W Century Blvd Inglewood, CA 90303

Hustler Casino

1000 W Redondo Beach Blvd Gardena, CA 90247

Jackson Rancheria Casino

12222 New York Ranch Road Jackson, CA 95642

Jamul Casino

14145 Campo Rd Jamul, CA 91935

Konocti Vista Casino and Bingo

2755 Mission Rancheria Rd Lakeport, CA 95453

Lucky 7 Casino

350 N Indian Rd

Lucky Bear Casino

12510 CA-96 Hoopa, CA 95546

Lucky Lady Casino

1045 Rosecrans Ave Gardena, CA 90247

Mono Wind Casino

37302 Rancheria Ln Auberry, CA 93602

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Dr Cabazon, CA 92230

Paiute Palace Casino

2742 N Sierra Hwy Bishop, CA 93514

Pala Casino Resort and Spa

11154 CA-76 Pala, CA 92059

Parkwest Bicycle Casino

888 Bicycle Casino Dr Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Pechanga Resort and Casino

45000 Pechanga Pkwy Temecula, CA 92592

Pit River Casino

20265 Tamarack Ave Burney, CA 96013

Quechan Resort Casino

525 Algodones Rd Winterhaven, CA 92283

Rain Rock Casino

777 Casino Way Yreka, CA 96097

Red Earth Casino

3089 Norm Niver Rd Thermal, CA 92274

Red Hawk Casino

1 Red Hawk Pkwy Placerville, CA 95667

River Rock Casino

3250 CA-128 Geyserville, CA 95441

Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino

1545 CA-20 Nice, CA 95464

Rolling Hills Casino

2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, CA 96021

San Pablo Lytton Casino

13255 San Pablo Ave San Pablo, CA 94806

Sherwood Valley Casino

100 Kawi Pl

Soboba Casino Resort

22777 Soboba Rd San Jacinto, CA 92583

Spotlight 29 Casino

46-200 Harrison Pl Coachella, CA 92236

Sycuan Resort and Casino

5469 Casino Way El Cajon, CA 92019

Table Mountain Casino

777 Jackpot Lane Friant, CA 93626

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino

17225 Jersey Ave Lemoore, CA 93245

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

1200 Athens Ave Lincoln, CA 95648

Tortoise Rock Casino

73829 Baseline Rd Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Twin Pine Casino

22223 CA-29 Middletown, CA 95461

Valley View Casino

16300 Nyemii Pass Rd Valley Center, CA 92082

Viejas Casino

5000 Willows Rd Alpine, CA 91901

Win-River Casino

2100 Redding Rancheria Rd Redding, CA 96001

Yaamava' Resort & Casino

777 San Manuel Blvd S Highland, CA 92346

Are any new casinos opening in California soon?

Yes, there are new casinos set to open in California soon. The Mechoopda Casino is set to open as a temporary facility on February 14, 2024; a larger facility has already been granted permits at both state and federal levels, but there isn’t a set date at which the bigger operation will open its doors.

Additionally, the Koi Nation is pushing for a permit to open Shiloh Resort and Casino in Sonoma Valley, CA. The tribe applied for federal approval for the $600 million facility in 2021 but has yet to receive permission to proceed with the project. There isn’t yet a timeline for construction or an opening date.

Timeline of land-based casinos in California

Land-based casinos in California have a storied history with many twists and turns along the way. Here is a timeline of important dates to know.

  • 1840-1860: Riverboat gambling rises to prominence throughout the region, with informal gambling occurring between passengers. This would set the stage for future riverboat casinos to expand gaming offerings.
  • 1849: The California Gold Rush sees San Francisco become a hub for gambling activity in the U.S., with cities licensing gaming establishments.
  • 1850: California is granted statehood.
  • 1860: Gambling prohibition is enacted in California, making banked games (games where individuals play against “The House” rather than against other players) illegal under state law.
  • 1872: The California Penal Code blocks several casino games from operation, though poker games were still permitted.
  • 1895: The first slot machine is invented in San Francisco.
  • 1950: California voters overwhelmingly vote against allowing casino gaming.
  • 1976: California voters amend the casino to allow charitable bingo.
  • 1984: The California legislature passes the Gaming Registration Act, which was meant to regulate the amount of cardrooms operating in the state. However, funding was severely lacking. California would establish further regulations in 1997.
  • 1988: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is signed into law, acting as a framework for federal gaming laws. The Act has been somewhat controversial on the grounds of whether enforcement falls under the jurisdiction of the National Indian Gaming Commission or the Department of the Interior.
  • 1997: California adopts the Gambling Control Act, leading to the creation of the California Gambling Control Commission.
  • 2000: California voters approve Proposition 1A, allowing Class III casino games (such as banked card games, instant lottery devices, slot machines, and video poker) to operate in the state.

FAQ

Which casino games can I play in California?

Depending on the classification of the gambling facility, you may be able to play slot machines, banked and percentage card games, poker, video poker, blackjack, baccarat, keno, bingo, California roulette, and more as casinos in California.

Do California casinos have promotions?

Yes, some California casinos have promotions. You will be able to find specific details on the casino website, on your phone, or through email if you are a member of the casino’s loyalty/rewards program.

Are all types of casino gambling legal in California?

While most types of casino gambling, including slot machines, table games, video poker, and lottery machines are all legal in the state, online gambling in California is still prohibited under state law.

What are the most popular casino games offered in California?

The most popular casino games offered in California are slot machines, poker tables, and California roulette wheels (traditional roulette is not allowed). These games are all offered at Class III gaming facilities, though there are several casinos that are Class II operations and will have a more limited selection of available games.

Can I find both tribal and commercial casinos in California?

No, you will not find both tribal and commercial casinos in California. Commercial casino-style gaming is prohibited under state law, and all casino operations in CA are run through tribal compacts.

Are alcohol and smoking allowed in California casinos?

Yes, you can still smoke and drink alcohol at California casinos. This is because the casinos are run by the state’s Native American tribes and are thus allowed to decide whether to permit either practice at their facilities. You’ll need to check each casino’s policy before attending.