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Southern California casinos

California boasts roughly 68 land-based casino facilities around the state, with nearly a 50-50 split of Northern and Southern California casinos. This page will focus on the Southern operations.

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Despite an ever-changing casino landscape in the state, the number of Southern California casinos tends to hang relatively close to the total from the northern half of the state. As of January 2024, there are 68 casinos in California, 37 of which are in SoCal.

In this piece, we’ll list all land-based Southern California casinos, discuss their legal status, highlight what games are available, and provide some other key information to know before you plan your next gambling trip.

Yes, there are legal land-based casinos in Southern California. The state’s casinos are all run by Native American tribes, operating under the jurisdiction of both the National Indian Gaming Commission and the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC). There are no legal online casinos in California, as the gambling type has not been legalized yet.

List of all casinos in Southern California


There are roughly 37 casinos in Southern California, and below, you’ll find a full list of them all, along with their respective addresses. We say “roughly” because casinos may temporarily shut down to renovate their facilities, new casinos may open, and others still may close their doors permanently. As of January 2024, this is the list of all casinos in SoCal.

Southern 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

Cahuilla Creek Casino

52702 CA-371 Anza, CA 92539

Casino Pauma

777 Pauma Reservation Rd Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

711 Lucky Ln Coarsegold, CA 93614

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 CA-246 Santa Ynez, CA 93460

The Commerce Casino & Hotel

6131 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040

Crystal Casino

123 E Artesia Blvd Compton, CA 90220

Eagle Mountain Casino

1850 West St Porterville, CA 93257

Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino

84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy Indio, CA 92203

Golden Acorn Casino

1800 Golden Acorn Way Campo, CA 91906

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

Hollywood Park Casino

3883 W Century Blvd Inglewood, CA 90303

Hustler Casino

1000 W Redondo Beach Blvd Gardena, CA 90247

Jamul Casino

14145 Campo Rd Jamul, CA 91935

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

Quechan Resort Casino

525 Algodones Rd Winterhaven, CA 92283

Red Earth Casino

3089 Norm Niver Rd Thermal, CA 92274

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

Tortoise Rock Casino

73829 Baseline Rd Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Valley View Casino

16300 Nyemii Pass Rd Valley Center, CA 92082

Viejas Casino

5000 Willows Rd Alpine, CA 91901

Yaamava' Resort & Casino

777 San Manuel Blvd S

Are any more casinos opening in Southern California soon?

No, there aren’t more casinos scheduled to open in Southern California soon. As of January 2024, the only casino targeting an opening in the near future is Mechoopda Casino near Chico, CA. 

However, the Koi Nation is working hard to bring a casino to tribal lands in Sonoma Valley. Shiloh Resort and Casino hasn’t yet received federal permission to greenlight the project, and with the intention being the construction of a $600 million facility, there is a lot of red tape to work through before a potential launch.

What kinds of games can you play at Southern California casinos?

In 2000, CA voters approved Proposition 1A, expanding the types of games that could be offered at the state’s casinos to include Class III operations. This means you’ll find many of the iconic games from casino-themed movies and TV shows at your disposal when you’re ready to play. Here are some of the most popular kinds of games you can play at Southern California casinos.

  • Slot machines: Slot machines are often the biggest draw at Southern California casinos; in fact, the first machines were invented in San Francisco in 1895. Slots require players to stop a set of spinning reels in a way that aligns a series of symbols/icons to match up a winning combination. Games can also include a progressive jackpot that can reach into the thousands, if not millions, of dollars for a lucky winner.
  • Poker: Even at a time when casino gaming was prohibited in California, poker rooms were still permitted to operate. Casino poker is fully legal now, with many facilities offering Texas Hold’em, Omaha, stud poker, draw poker, video poker, and more.
  • California Roulette: Traditional roulette is prohibited in California, but there is a slightly different way to play that is permitted at the state’s tribal casinos. California roulette instead features a deck of cards rather than the standard spinning wheel. Players still make their bets in the same way they would before, but instead, a card is ejected from a shuffler to determine the outcome.

FAQ

How old do you have to be to play at casinos in Southern California?

California law has different gambling age requirements depending on the type of casino where you’re playing. For example, if you’re at a Southern California casino that serves alcohol, you must also be 21 years old to play at the facility. However, if the venue doesn’t provide alcoholic beverages, you can play casino games starting at age 18.

Who regulates Southern California casinos?

Southern California casinos are regulated by both the National Indian Gaming Council and the California Gambling Control Commission. All land-based CA casinos are run by the state’s Native American tribes.

Are there any casino hotels in Southern California?

Yes, there are many casino hotels in Southern California. Be sure to check the casino’s website or social media pages to verify lodging accommodations if you’re planning an overnight stay on your next gambling trip.

Are there Southern California casinos that offer sports betting?

No, there aren’t Southern California casinos that offer sports betting. In November 2023, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) issued an opposition to a pair of bills that would’ve allowed sports betting at tribal casinos in CA. Gaining CNIGA approval is one of the most important steps in advancing sports gambling legislation statewide.

Do Southern California casinos have hotels and accommodations for guests?

Yes, Southern California casinos have hotels or other accommodations for their guests. When the hotel isn’t connected to or immediately adjacent to the casino, there is typically a list of preferred places to stay offered by the gambling facility to provide lodging for players. Check in with the casino’s social media pages or website before your trip so you can be sure of a place to stay.

Is there a dress code for patrons at SoCal casinos?

No, there isn’t a dress code for patrons at SoCal casinos. However, as a rule of thumb, it’s good to wear clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for a social setting.

Are alcohol and smoking allowed in Southern California casinos?

Yes, alcohol and smoking are allowed in some Southern California casinos, as local tribal regulations can override federal laws at the gambling facilities. Be sure to verify with the venue before you arrive, as some casinos have chosen to eliminate smoking and drinking practices at their casino sites.