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Northern California casinos

There are roughly 68 casinos open throughout California with that number set to rise in February 2024. On this page, we’ll list those in the northern part of the state and what games will be available when you get there.

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Of California’s 68 land-based casinos (as of January 2024), just under 50% of them are in the northern half of the state. There are 31 Northern California casinos with another poised to open in February 2024.

In this piece, we’ll list the casinos in Northern California, describe what games you’ll be able to play at the venues, and highlight when new casinos might be opening around the state.


Yes, there are legal casinos in Northern California. The state has an interesting history around the legal status of casinos, and to avoid confusion, we won’t be listing cardrooms in our list of casinos even though some cardrooms will use “casino” in their branding. Also, we won’t be including online casinos in California, as they are not legal.

Northern California casinos operate under licenses issued by the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC). To maintain licensure, they must abide by standards for fair play and gaming integrity. All casinos throughout the state have a revenue-sharing model to help all such gambling operations thrive, while tax revenue from the casinos goes to the state’s General Fund.

List of all casinos in Northern California

There are 31 casinos in Northern California, with at least one more set to arrive in February 2024. Here is the full list of all land-based casinos in the region.

Northern California Casino

Address

Bear River Casino

11 Bear Paws Way

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

Chicken Ranch Casino

16929 Chicken Ranch Rd Jamestown, CA 95327

Colusa Casino Resort

3770 CA-45 Colusa, CA 95932

Coyote Valley Casino

77 BIA Rd 228 Redwood Valley, CA 95470

Desert Rose Casino

901 Co Rd 56 Alturas, CA 96101

Diamond Mountain Casino

900 Skyline Rd Susanville, CA 96130

Elk Valley Casino

2021 Elk Ranch Rd Crescent City, CA 95531

Feather Falls Casino

3 Alverda Dr Oroville, CA 95966

Gold Country Casino and Hotel

4020 Olive Hwy Oroville, CA 95966

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

The Heights Casino

27 Scenic Drive Trinidad, CA 95570

Jackson Rancheria Casino

12222 New York Ranch Road Jackson, CA 95642

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

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Dr Cabazon, CA 92230

Pit River Casino

20265 Tamarack Ave Burney, CA 96013

Rain Rock Casino

777 Casino Way Yreka, CA 96097

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 Willits, CA 95490

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

1200 Athens Ave Lincoln, CA 95648

Twin Pine Casino

22223 CA-29 Middletown, CA 95461

Win-River Casino

2100 Redding Rancheria Rd Redding, CA 96001

Are any more land-based casinos opening in Northern California soon?

Yes, there are more land based casinos opening Northern California soon. The Mechoopda Casino is targeting a February 14, 2024 launch date for its temporary facility near Chico, CA. A larger, permanent casino facility has been approved, but the temporary operation will maintain a revenue stream until the bigger venue is ready (it has already received state- and federal-level permits for construction).

Casino games you can play at casinos in Northern California

Northern California casinos will carry either a Class II or Class III Gaming Facility designation, with the class number referring to the type of games they are permitted to provide. Class III facilities were permitted beginning in 2000 after CA voters approved Proposition 1A, expanding casino offerings to include slot machines, banked card games, and more.

Here are some of the most popular games you can play at casinos in Northern California.

  • Poker: There was a time in California’s history when casino games were prohibited but poker rooms were still allowed. This speaks to the popularity of games like Texas Hold’em, stud poker, Omaha, draw poker, and other variants, throughout the state. Many casinos will have poker rooms available for both tournament and standard play formats.
  • Blackjack: As a banked game, blackjack players are working to beat the bank (“The House”) rather than the other players at the table. Also called “21,” the goal of blackjack is to score a hand that is both higher than the dealer’s total and does not pass a value of 21.
  • Slot machines: Slot machines take up the most physical space at casinos, but this is because they remain incredibly popular, accounting for more than two-thirds of casino revenue at most facilities. The first machines were actually invented in San Francisco in the late 1800s.

FAQ

Can you smoke in land-based casinos in Northern California?

Yes, there are many land-based casinos in Northern California that will allow you to smoke. As of January 2024, there is only one casino in CA that has completely prohibited smoking (Barona Resort and Casino in Lakeside). However, it’s possible others will follow and move towards a smoke-free policy in the future.

What promotions or loyalty programs do Northern California casinos offer?

Casinos in Northern California may offer promotions and/or loyalty programs to both attract new players and reward returning players for their continued support. The benefits of these promos and programs can include gambling credits or free spins at the facility, discounted hotel stays, valet/VIP service, food and beverage service, and much more!

Are there responsible gaming initiatives or resources available at NorCal casinos?

Yes, there are responsible gaming initiatives and resources available at NorCal casinos. California has a gambling self-exclusion program, and more information is available at these gambling facilities. You can also find materials to educate yourself about the risks of gambling addiction and how you can practice betting responsibly.

How can I find the nearest Northern California casino to my location?

You can find the nearest Northern California casino to your location by referencing the list on CASportsBettingSites.com. We will continue to update our list of NorCal casinos so you can be assured of the closest options available.

How are Northern California casino winnings taxed?

Northern California casino winnings are taxed as part of your reported income. There isn’t a separate tax rate for gambling winnings than for money you’ve made from your job, but you’ll need to include your winnings amount when preparing your tax forms.

Are there any famous or historic Northern California casinos?

Yes, there are famous and historic casinos in Northern California. Konocti Vista Casino saw one lucky patron win $3.278M on one of its progressive jackpot slot machines in August 2023, believed to be the largest casino win in California history. Morongo Casino and Thunder Valley Casino have also been highly regarded for their entertainment offerings away from the gambling spaces, hosting concerts, standup comedy performances, MMA events, and more.