Indian Casinos of California

california_state_image_greenBy the looks of things, even with current economic crunch, Indian gaming appears to be alive and well in California. With 60 tribal gaming establishments currently operating in the ‘Golden State’, and at least 14 more that are well into the process of negotiations with the state, there appears to be countless bonuses and promotions to lure locals and travelers alike to the nearest casino to eat, drink, play, enjoy the shows and even spend the night or two without having to venture to far away from home base. They continue to put the squeeze on Nevada gaming havens of Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and points in-between. Links to each tribe’s casino website have been included here for you to learn more about what each one has to offer. Most appear to be operating 24 hours now and majority offer additional attractions and/or accommodations.

  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaAgua-Caliente-Casino

www.hotwatercasino.com

32-250 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Riverside County

(760) 321-2000

(888) 999-1995

  • Augustine Casinoaugustine-casino

www.augustinecasino.com

84-001 Avenue 54 at Van Buren

Coachella, California 92236

Riverside County

888-PLAY2WIN

760-391-9500

  • Barona Resort & CasinoBarona-Resort-Casino

www.barona.com

1932 Wildcat Canyon Road

Lakeside, CA 92040

San Diego County

(888) 722-7662

(619) 443-2300

  • Bear River CasinoBear-River-Casino

www.bearrivercasino.com

11 Bear River Dr

Loleta, CA 95551

Humboldt County

(707) 733-9644

  • Black Oak CasinoBlack-Oak-Casino

www.blackoakcasino.com

19400 Tuolumne Road North

Tuolumne, CA 95379

Tuolumne County

(877) 747-8777

(209) 928-9300

  • Blue Lake CasinoBlue-Lake-Casino

www.bluelakecasino.com

777 Casino Way

Blue Lake, CA 95525

Humboldt County

(707) 668-9770

  • Cache Creek Casino ResortCache_Creek_Casino

www.cachecreek.com

14455 Highway 16

Brooks, CA 95606

Yolo County

(800) 452-8181

(530) 796-3118

  • Cahuilla Creek CasinoCahuilla-Creek-Casino

www.cahuilla.com

52702 Highway 371

Anza, CA 92539

Riverside County

(909) 763-1200

  • Casino MorongoCasino-Morongo

www.casinomorongo.com

49500 Seminole

Cabazon, CA 92230

Riverside County

(800) 252-4499

(909) 849-3080

  • Casino PaumaCasino-Pauma

www.casinopauma.com

777 Pauma Reservation Road

Pauma Valley, CA 92061

San Diego County

(877) 687-2862

(760) 742-2177

Cher-Ae Heights CasinoCher-Ae-Heights-Casino

www.cheraeheightscasino.com

27 Scenic Drive

Trinidad, CA 95570

Humboldt County

(800) 684-2464

(707) 677-3611

  • Chicken Ranch Bingo & Casino

(no website found)

16929 Chicken Ranch Road

Jamestown, CA 95327

Tuolumne County

(800) 752-4646

(209) 984-3000

  • Chukchansi Gold Resort & CasinoChukchansi-Gold-Resort-Casino

www.chukchansigold.com

711 Lucky Lane

Coarsegold, CA 93614

Madera County

(866) 794-6946

(559) 692-5200

  • Chumash Casino ResortChumash-Casino-Resort

www.chumashcasino.com

3400 East Hwy 246

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Santa Barbara County

(800) 728-9997

(805) 686-0855

  • Colusa Casino ResortColusa-Casino-Resort

www.colusacasino.com

3770 Highway 45

Colusa, CA 95932

Colusa County

(800) 655-8946

(530) 458-8844

  • Coyote Valley CasinoCoyoteValleyCasino

www.coyotevalleycasino.com

7751 North State Street

Redwood Valley, CA 95470

Mendocino County

(707) 485-0700

  • Desert Rose CasinoDesert-Rose-Casino

(no website found)

901 County Road 56

Alturas, CA 96101

Modoc County

(530) 233-3141

  • Diamond Mountain CasinoDiamond-Mountain-Casino

www.diamondmountaincasino.com

900 Skyline Drive

Susanville, CA 96130

Lassen County

(877) 319-8514

  • Eagle Mountain CasinoEagle-Mountain-Casino

www.eaglemtncasino.com

681 South Tule Road

Porterville, CA 93258

Tulare County

(800) 903-3353

(559) 788-6220

  • Elk Valley CasinoElk-Valley-Casino

www.elkvalleycasino.com

2500 Howland Hill Road

Crescent City, CA 95531

Del Norte County

(888) 574-2744

(707) 464-1020

  • Fantasy Springs CasinoFantasy-Springs-Casino

www.fantasyspringsresort.com

84245 Indio Springs Parkway

Indio, CA 92203

Riverside County

(800) 827-2946

(760) 342-5000

  • Feather Falls CasinoFeather-Falls-Casino

www.featherfallscasino.com

3 Alverda Drive

Oroville, CA 95966

Butte County

(877) 652-4646

(530) 533-3885

  • Gold Country CasinoGold-Country-Casino

www.goldcountrycasino.com

4020 Olive Highway

Oroville, CA 95966

Butte County

(800) 334-9400

(530) 534-9892

  • Golden Acorn CasinoGolden_Acorn_Casino

www.goldenacorncasino.com

1800 Golden Acorn Way

Campo, CA 91906

San Diego County

(866) 794-6244

  • Harrah’s Rincon Casino & ResortHarrahs-Rincon-Casino-Resort

www.harrahsrincon.com

33750 Valley Center Road

Valley Center, CA 92082

San Diego County

(877) 777-2457

(760) 751-3100

  • Havasu Landing Resort CasinoHavasu-Landing-Resort-Casino

www.havasulanding.com

1 Main Street

Havasu Lake, CA 92363

San Bernardino County

(800) 307-3610

(760) 858-4593

  • Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah CasinoHopland-Sho-Ka-Wah-Casino

www.shokawah.com

13101 Nokomis Road

Hopland, CA 95449

Mendocino County

(888) 746-5692

(707) 744-1395

  • Jackson Rancheria Casino, Hotel, & Conference CenterJackson-Rancheria-Casino

www.jacksoncasino.com

12222 New York Ranch Road

Jackson, CA 95642

Amador County

(800) 822-9466

(209) 223-1677

  • Konocti Vista Resort & CasinoKonocti-Vista-Resort-Casino

www.kvcasino.com

2755 Mission Rancheria Road

Lakeport, CA 95453

Lake County

(800) 386-1950

(707) 262-1900

  • La Posta CasinoLa-Posta-Casino

www.lapostacasino.com

777 Crestwood Rd.

Boulevard, CA 91905

San Diego County

(619) 824-4100

  • Lucky 7 CasinoLucky-7-Casino

www.lucky7casino.com

350 North Indian Road

Smith River, CA 95567

Del Norte County

(866) 777-7170

(707) 487-7777

  • Lucky Bear CasinoLucky-Bear-Casino

www.hoopa-nsn.gov

Highway 96

Hoopa, CA 95546

Humboldt County

(530) 625-5198

  • Mono Wind CasinoMono-Wind-Casino

www.monowind.com

37302 Rancheria Lane

Auberry, CA 93602

Fresno County

(559) 855-4350

  • Nuwu Casino Resort & RV ParkNuwu Casino drawing

www.nuwucasino.com

Adobe Road & Baseline Road

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

San Bernardino County

(877) 945-2200

  • Paiute Palace CasinoPaiute-Palace-Casino

www.paiutepalace.com

2742 North Sierra Highway

Bishop, CA 93514

Inyo County

(888) 372-4883

(760) 873-4150

  • Pala Casino Resort & SpaPala-Casino-Resort

www.palacasino.com

11154 Highway 76

Pala, CA 92059

San Diego County

(877) 946-7252

(760) 510-5100

  • Pechanga Resort & CasinoPechanga-Resort-Casino

www.pechanga.com

45000 Pechanga Parkway

Temecula, CA 92592

Riverside County

(877) 711-2946

(909) 693-1819

  • Pit River Casino

www.pitrivercasino.com

20265 Tamarack Avenue

Burney, CA 96013

Shasta County

(888) 245-2992

(530) 335-2334

  • Quechan Casino ResortQuechan-Casino-Resort

www.playqcr.net

450 Quechan Rd

Winterhaven, CA 92283

Imperial County

(888) 777-4946

(760) 572-7777

  • Red Earth CasinoRed-Earth-Casino

www.redearthcasino.com

3089 Norm Niver Rd.

Salton City, CA 92274

Imperial County

(760) 395-1200

  • Red Fox CasinoRed-Fox-Casino

www.redfox.com

200 Cahto Drive

Laytonville, CA 95454

Mendocino County

(888) 473-3369

(707) 984-6800

  • Red Hawk CasinoRed-Hawk-Casino

www.redhawkcasino.com

1 Red Hawk Pkwy.

Shingle Springs, CA

El Dorado County

(530) 677-7000

(888) 573-3495

  • River Rock CasinoRiver-Rock-Casino

www.riverrockcasino.com

3250 Highway 128 East

Geyserville, CA 95441

Sonoma County

(707) 857-2777

  • Robinson Rancheria Casino & BingoRobinson-Rancheria-Casino

www.robinsonrancheria.biz

1545 East Highway 20

Nice, CA 95464

Lake County

(800) 809-3636

(707) 262-4000

  • Rolling Hills CasinoRolling-Hills-Casino

www.rollinghillscasino.com

2655 Barham Avenue

Corning, CA 96021

Tehama County

(888) 331-6400

(530) 528-3500

  • San Manuel Indian Bingo & CasinoSan-Manuel-Casino

www.sanmanuel.com

5797 North Victoria Avenue

Highland, CA 92346

San Bernardino County

(800) 359-2464

(909) 864-5050

  • San Pablo Lytton CasinoSan-Pablo-Lytton-Casino

www.sanpablolytton.com

13255 San Pablo Ave

San Pablo, CA 94806

Contra Costa County

(510) 215-7888

  • Santa Ysabel Resort & CasinoSanta_Ysabel-Resort-Casino

www.santaysabelcasino.com

25575 Highway 79

Santa Ysabel, California 92070

San Diego County

(760) 787-0909

  • Sherwood Valley Rancheria CasinoBlack-Bart-Casino

(formerly named Black Bart Casino)

www.blackbartcasino.com

100 Kawi Place

Willits, California 95490

Mendocino County

(707) 459-7330

  • Soboba CasinoSoboba-Casino

www.soboba.net

23333 Soboba Road

San Jacinto, CA 92581

Riverside County

(866) 476-2622

(951) 665-1000

  • Spa Resort CasinoSpa-Resort-Casino2

www.sparesortcasino.com

140 North Indian Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Riverside County

(800) 258-2946

(760) 883-1000

  • Spotlight 29 CasinoSpotlight-29-Casino

www.spotlight29.net

46200 Harrison Place

Coachella, CA 92236

Riverside County

(866) 878-6729

(760) 775-5566

  • Sycuan Casino & ResortSycuan-Casino-Resort

www.sycuan.com

5469 Casino Way

El Cajon, CA 92019

San Diego County

(800) 279-2826

(619) 445-6002

  • Table Mountain CasinoTable-Mountain-Casino

www.tmcasino.com

8184 Table Mountain Road

Friant, CA 93626

Fresno County

(800) 541-3637

(559) 822-7777

  • Tachi Palace Hotel & CasinoTachi-Palace-Casino

www.tachipalace.com

17225 Jersey Avenue

Lemoore, CA 93245

Kings County

(866) 472-5223

(559) 924-7751

  • Thunder Valley CasinoThunder-Valley-Casino

www.thundervalleyresort.com

1200 Athens Avenue

Lincoln, CA 95648

Placer County

(877) 468-8777

(916) 408-7777

  • Twin Pine Casino & HotelTwin Pines Casino

www.twinpine.com

22223 Highway 29

Middletown, California 95461

Lake County

(800) 564-4872

(707) 987-0197

  • Valley View CasinoValley-View-Casino

www.valleyviewcasino.com

16300 Nyemii Pass Road

Valley Center, CA 92082

San Diego County

(866) 726-7277

(760) 291-5500

  • Viejas CasinoViejas-Casino

www.viejas.com

5000 Willows Road

Alpine, CA 91901

San Diego County

(800) 847-6537

(619) 445-5400

  • Win-River CasinoWin-River-Casino

www.win-river.com

2100 Redding Rancheria Road

Redding, California 96001

Shasta County

(800) 280-UWIN (8946)

(530) 243-3377

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Future Plans…

A few of the above mentioned proposals for new casinos that are currently underway include the following locations within California.

Barstow – The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla in Barstow

Cloverdale – Cloverdale Rancheria

Crescent City – The Elk Valley Rancheria’s new Elk Valley Resort and Casino just off Hwy 101 at Humboldt Road

Ione (Amador County) – Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians plan to build the Flying Cloud Casino just outside Ione

Jamul (San Diego County) – Jamul Indian Village Casino 20 miles east of downtown San Diego

Madera – The Mono Indians of the North Fork Rancheria along Hwy 99

Needles – The Fort Mojave Band of Indians 4 miles west of Needles Just off Hwy I-40

Plymouth (Amador County) – The Ione Band of Miwok Indians

Richmond – Sugar Bowl Rancheria along the waterfront in North Richmond

Richmond – The Guidiville Rancheria at Point Molate.

Rohnert Park – Graton Rancheria

Twentynine Palms – The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians announced plans for their new Nüwü Casino Resort & RV Park

Ukiah – The Pinoleville Pomo Nation just north of town

Upper Lake (Lake County) – Habematolel Pomo Tribe of Upper Lake next to Upper Lake County Park just off Hwy 20

Wheatland/Marysville area – The Maidus tribe along Hwy 65 at Forty Mile Road between Wheatland & Marysville

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10 Fast Facts About Indian Casinos & Tribal Land

15 Driving Tips For Better Fuel Economy

fuel-wallet-gaugeFor many drivers, changing your driving habits, or improving upon your driving habits, can actually improve your fuel economy up to 30% right away (depending on how you drive). The following tips on driving more efficiently and maintaining your car will help you improve the fuel economy of your car or truck. The more you can do, the more you will save. See how many of these you already do and possibly improve upon the ones you don’t.

15 Driving Tips For Better Fuel Economy

  • Use cruise control to maintain a steady speed on the open highway.
  • Know the correct starting procedure for your particular make, model and year of car. Don’t race a cold engine to warm it up.
  • Avoid extended idling to warm up the engine. Start driving right after the engine is started and warmed up, but avoid rapid acceleration.
  • Maintain steady speeds for the best fuel economy. A car uses extra fuel when it accelerates. “As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.”
  • Minimize the need to brake by anticipating traffic conditions. Be alert for merging traffic, slow-downs and red lights.
  • Travel at moderate speeds on the open road. Higher speeds require more gasoline use to overcome air resistance.
  • Use the air conditioner only when needed. Air conditioning dramatically reduces fuel economy.
  • Spark plugs should be in good condition. Spark plugs in lesser condition can reduce gas mileage up to 12%
  • Check the air filter twice a year. A dirty air filter increases fuel consumption and can cause poor performance. A dirty air filter can reduce can reduce gas mileage up to 20%.
  • Inflate tires according to the recommendation in the owner’s manual. Under-inflated tires are a safety hazard and can cut fuel economy by as much as 2 percent per pound of pressure below the recommended level.
  • Use the right octane level for your vehicle – Using premium gasoline in an engine designed to run on regular doesn’t improve performance. Even some vehicles that call for higher octane fuels can run on regular unleaded, though with some loss of performance may occur. (Check your owner’s manual to be sure)
  • Be sure your gas cap is snug or tight. “Improperly seated gas caps allow 147 million gallons of fuel to vaporize every year in the U.S.”
  • Lighten up your load – Carry only the bare necessities. Don’t haul things around in your trunk that you don’t need. “For every extra 250 pounds your engine hauls, the car loses about one mile per gallon in fuel economy.” This will vary with the size of your vehicle (car, truck, van, suv, etc)
  • Reduce drag – About half of your vehicle’s energy is expended overcoming air resistance. (The other half is expended in acceleration.) Reduce your car’s workload — remove anything that might cause drag (such as luggage racks, bike racks, ski racks, etc)
  • Take care of car-care “incidentals” that can affect fuel use. For example, a defective radiator thermostat can waste gas by extending the engine’s warm-up time or decreasing the engine’s operating temperature. A stuck brake caliper can create drag, which also wastes fuel.

And Last … But not least … Drive less!

Walk – Ride your bike – Take public transit – Carpool – Combine errands – It’s may be obvious, but is  easy to forget … the less you drive, the less you’ll spend on gas.

Do what works best for you!