Best Indian Casinos in California
As a group, Indian casinos in California produce more handle and revenue than the tribal casinos of any other state in the US. The most recent available data is from fiscal year 2021. That year, Indian casinos in California and northern Nevada generated a revenue of $11.9 billion, according to the National Indian Gaming Commission.
While it isn’t broken down further, just by the sheer number of CA Indian casinos, it’s logical to assume they generated at least $9 million of that eye-popping total.
California’s 66 tribal casinos vary in size and theme. Some pair their gambling with five-star resorts and spas, as well as entertainment venues attracting some of the biggest names in music. Others are smaller operations that provide fun nights out to their local community, with slot machines and table games to satisfy every level of gambler.
Full California Casinos List
|Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs||Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation||401 E Amado Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262|
|Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa Rancho Mirage||Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation||32-250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270|
|Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City||Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation||68960 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234|
|Augustine Casino||Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians||84-001 Avenue 54, Coachella, CA 92236|
|Barona Resort & Casino||Barona Band of Mission Indians||1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040|
|Bear River Casino Hotel||Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria||11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta, CA 95551|
|Black Oak Casino||Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians||19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne, CA 95379|
|Blue Lake Casino & Hotel||Blue Lake Rancheria||777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA 95525|
|Cache Creek Casino Resort||Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation||14455 CA-16, Brooks, CA 95606|
|Cahuilla Casino Hotel||Cahuilla Band of Indians||52702 CA-371, Anza, CA 92539|
|Casino Pauma||Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians||777 Pauma Reservation Rd, Pauma Valley, CA 92061|
|The Heights Casino||Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria||27 Scenic Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570|
|Chicken Ranch Casino||Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians||16929 Chicken Ranch Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327|
|Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino||Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California||711 Lucky Ln, Coarsegold, CA 93614|
|Chumash Casino Resort||Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians||3400 CA-246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460|
|Colusa Casino Resort||Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians||3770 CA-45, Colusa, CA 95932|
|Coyote Valley Casino||Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians||77 BIA Rd 228, Redwood Valley, CA 95470|
|Desert Rose Casino||Alturas Indian Rancheria||901 Co Rd 56, Alturas, CA 96101|
|Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel||Susanville Indian Rancheria||900 Skyline Rd, Susanville, CA 96130|
|Eagle Mountain Casino||Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation||681 S Reservation Rd, Porterville, CA 93257|
|Elk Valley Casino||Elk Valley Rancheria||2021 Elk Ranch Road, Crescent City, CA 95531|
|Fantasy Springs Resort Casino||Cabazon Band of Mission Indians||84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, CA 92203|
|Feather Falls Casino & Lodge||Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians||3 Alverda Dr, Oroville, CA 95966|
|Garcia River Casino||Manchester Band of Pomo Indians||22215 Windy Hollow Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468|
|Gold Country Casino Resort||Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians||4020 Olive Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966|
|Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center||Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians||1800 Golden Acorn Way, Campo, CA 91906|
|Graton Resort & Casino||Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria||288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain||Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians||3317 Forty Mile Rd, Wheatland, CA 95692|
|Harrah’s Northern California Casino||Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians||4640 Coal Mine Rd, Ione, CA 95640|
|Harrah’s Resort Southern California||Rincon Band of Luiseño Mission Indians||777 S Resort Dr, Valley Center, CA 92082|
|Havasu Landing Resort & Casino||Chemehuevi Indian Tribe||13145 Havasu Lake Rd, Needles, CA 92363|
|Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort||Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians||12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642|
|Jamul Casino||Jamul Indian Village||14145 Campo Rd, Jamul, CA 91935|
|Konocti Vista Casino||Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians||2755 Mission Rancheria Rd, Lakeport, CA 95453|
|Lucky 7 Casino & Hotel||Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation||350 N Indian Rd, Smith River, CA 95567|
|Lucky Bear Casino||Hoopa Valley Tribe||12510 CA-96, Hoopa, CA 95546|
|Mono Wind Casino||Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians||37302 Rancheria Ln, Auberry, CA 93602|
|Morongo Casino Resort & Spa||Morongo Band of Mission Indians||49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230|
|Pala Casino Spa Resort||Pala Band of Mission Indians||11154 CA-76, Pala, CA 92059|
|Pechanga Resort & Casino||Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians||45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592|
|Pit River Casino||Pit River Tribe||20265 Tamarack Ave, Burney, CA 96013|
|Quechan Casino Resort||Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation||525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven, CA 92283|
|Rain Rock Casino||Karuk Tribe||777 Casino Way, Yreka, CA 96097|
|Red Earth Casino||Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians||3089 Norm Niver Rd, Thermal, CA 92274|
|Red Fox Casino||Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria||200 Cahto Dr, Laytonville, CA 95454|
|Red Hawk Casino||Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians||1 Red Hawk Pkwy, Placerville, CA 95667|
|Redwood Hotel Casino||Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation||171 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, CA 95548|
|River Rock Casino||Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians||3250 CA-128, Geyserville, CA 95441|
|Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino||Robinson Rancheria||1545 State Hwy 20, Nice, CA 95464|
|Rolling Hills Casino and Resort||Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians||2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021|
|Running Creek Casino||Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake||635 State Hwy 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485|
|Sherwood Valley Casino||Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians||100 Kawi Pl, Willits, CA 95490|
|Sky River Casino||Wilton Rancheria||1 Sky River Pkwy, Elk Grove, CA 95757|
|Soboba Casino Resort||Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians||22777 Soboba Rd, San Jacinto, CA 92583|
|Spotlight 29 Casino||Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians||46-200 Harrison Pl, Coachella, CA 92236|
|Sycuan Casino Resort||Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation||5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019|
|Table Mountain Casino||Table Mountain Rancheria||8184 Table Mountain Rd, Friant, CA 93626|
|Tachi Palace Casino Resort||Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria||17225 Jersey Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245|
|Thunder Valley Casino Resort||United Auburn Indian Community||1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648|
|Tortoise Rock Casino||Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians||73829 Baseline Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277|
|Twin Pine Casino & Hotel||Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians||22223 CA-29, Middletown, CA 95461|
|Valley View Casino & Hotel||San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians||16300 Nyemii Pass, Valley Center, CA 92082|
|Viejas Casino & Resort||Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians||5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901|
|Wanaaha Casino||Bishop Paiute Tribe||2742 N Sierra Hwy, Bishop, CA 93514|
|Win-River Resort & Casino||Redding Rancheria||2100 Redding Rancheria Rd, Redding, CA 96001|
|Yaamava’ Resort & Casino||San Manuel Band of Mission Indians||777 San Manuel Blvd, Highland, CA 92346|
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|San Pablo Lytton Casino||Lytton Band of Pomo Indians||13255 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806|
|Winnedumah Winn’s Casino||Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians||135 US-395, Independence, CA 93526|
|Hidden Oaks Casino||Round Valley Indian Tribes||76700 Covelo Rd, Covelo, CA 95428|
|La Jolla Trading Post Casino||La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians||22003 CA-76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061|
Indian Casinos in Southern California
The majority of Southern California casinos operate in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Imperial counties. Here are some of the best casino options in Southern California.
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino
Formerly San Manuel Casino, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino began long ago as a bingo casino and is now the largest casino in California. It features 7,000 Vegas-style slot machines, 150 table games (including pai gow, baccarat, video poker, blackjack, craps, and more), and 290,000 square feet of gaming space. It also has 17 restaurants and bars, as well as a hotel.
Address: 777 San Manual Blvd., Highland, CA 92346
Pechanga Resort Casino
Pechanga Resort Casino is the second-largest of the Indian casinos in California with 200,000 square feet and 5,400 slot machines. It additionally boasts 20 restaurants and bars, a casino hotel with over 1,000 rooms, and a 25,000-square-foot spa. It’s located in beautiful wine country southwest of Riverside County, so you can spend some of your winnings on premium wines.
Address: 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa is located just 20 minutes west of Palm Springs. It currently features 150,000 square feet in total, with 4,000 slot machines, and a poker room that allows for 20 private tables for poker games such as Texas hold’em. It also boasts a 310-room hotel and a world-class spa.
Morongo is one of 16 18+ casinos in California.
Address: 49750 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230
Viejas Casino & Resort
This Four Diamond Casino and resort is only 29 miles east of San Diego and was renovated in 2018. It features a high-limit gaming area of 15,415 square feet, which also includes eight high-limit tables. Close to 2,500 slot machines are available at Viejas Casino & Resort, along with two hotels and a selection of restaurants and bars.
Address: 5000 Willows Rd., Alpine, CA 91901
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa
Situated in the eastern part of Palm Springs, 61 miles east of Riverside, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa offers guests 1,800 slot machines, 42 table games, a 10-table poker room, and a high-limit gaming section. It is one of three Southern California casinos owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. There is also a full-service spa open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
Address: 32-250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Sycuan Casino Resort
This casino is just 20 minutes east of downtown San Diego. It features 2,300 slot machines, 53 table games, a 15-table poker room, and 90,000 square feet of gaming space to play casino games. There’s also a 300-room hotel, plus a spa, an adults-only pool, and various restaurant choices.
Address: 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019
Barona Resort & Casino
Another large San Diego-area casino, Barona Resort & Casino has a sprawling 340,000 square feet of gaming space — making it one of the most spacious of the Indian casinos in California. That huge gaming floor features 2,200 slot machines and 65 table games. One of 16 California casinos that allow 18-year-olds, Barona also has a 400-room hotel, six restaurants and a food court, and a golf course — Barona Creek Golf Club.
Address: 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Chumash Casino Resort
Situated between Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, and just 10 minutes from historic Solvang, Chumash Casino Resort offers 2,300 slot machines, 45 table games, 12-table poker room, and 115,000 square feet of gaming space. Beyond that, Chumash also features a 321-room, two-tower hotel with 17 luxury suites, as well as a rooftop pool at 1,400-seat entertainment venue.
Address: 3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Pala Casino Spa Resort
Address: 11154 CA-76, Pala, CA 92059
Just 12 miles south of Temecula and in the middle of some excellent wine country, Pala Casino Spa Resort features 2,000 slot machines, 61 gaming tables, and an 86,000 square-foot gaming floor. Beyond that, it also offers guests 13 restaurants and a food court, indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, 425 rooms and 82 suites, and a world-class spa.
Spotlight 29 Casino
Address: 46-200 Harrison Pl, Coachella, CA 92236
Chances are you’ve heard of Coachella for the Coachella Music Festival. But, yes, there’s a high-quality casino there too. Spotlight 29 Casino, situated 29 miles east of Palm Springs, offers guests 1,600 slot machines and 39 table games, plus a 2,200-seat entertainment venue, various restaurants, and a nightclub.
Check out our Complete Guide to Gambling in Southern California.
Indian Casinos in Northern California
Most Northern California casinos operate in Placer County and Yolo County. Here are some of the best casino options in Northern California.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Thunder Valley Casino Resort is located just outside Sacramento. The iconic palm trees conjure up a feeling of summertime year-round. It features nearly 270,000 square feet with 3,400 slot machines and 110 table games, all open 24 hours daily. Bingo and live poker are also available, plus a selection of top-tier restaurants and a 400-room casino hotel.
Address: 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, CA 95648
Cache Creek Casino Resort
Cache Creek Casino Resort, located in Brooks, California, features 2,300 slot machines, 120 table games, and 74,720 square feet of gaming space with everything from video poker to baccarat and more. There’s also a two-tower hotel with 649 rooms and a top-rated golf course.
Address: 14455 CA-16, Brooks, CA 95606
Blue Lake Casino Hotel
Located along the Redwood Coast, 20 minutes north of Eureka, Blue Lake Casino Hotel features more than 600 slots, as well as Play Station 777, an 18+ non-smoking section with more than 70 slot machines. The casino floor also features table games and a poker room that’s open Thursday-Saturday starting at 6 p.m. local time.
Address: 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA 95525
Rolling Hills Casino and Resort
Situated 110 miles north of Sacramento and 40 miles east of the Mendocino National Forest, Rolling Hills Casino and Resort offers guests 840 slot machines (including video poker games and penny slots) and 12 table games, including The Stadium, an area dedicated to electronic table games. Beyond that, there’s an adjacent golf course called The Links at Rolling Hills and a two-tower hotel. It’s one of a handful of Indian casinos in California that boast award-winning golf courses.
Address: 2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021
Sky River Casino
California’s newest casino, Sky River Casino, opened Aug. 16, 2022. It’s the first casino located in Sacramento County. It features 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games, a 12-table poker room, four restaurants, a spa, and a 12-story casino hotel. It boasts 110,260 square feet of gaming space.
Address: 1 Sky River Parkway, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Red Hawk Casino
Located about 30 miles east of Sacramento, Red Hawk Casino features 2,100 slot machines, 75 table games, and 88,000 square feet of gaming space. It also just opened The Apex, an 80,000-square-foot entertainment complex with an indoor go-kart track, bowling alley, golf simulators, virtual reality arcade, and sports bar. A hotel is currently under construction.
Address: 1 Red Hawk Boulevard, Placerville, CA 95667
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
Located about 30 miles from Fresno, this casino features 2,000 slot machines, 40 table games, and 73,000 square feet of gaming space. There’s also a 220-room hotel, 13,000-square-foot spa, and nine restaurants.
Address: 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614
Table Mountain Casino Resort
The brand new Table Mountain Casino Resort opened in July, just down the road from the old Table Mountain Casino. About 20 miles north of Fresno, this casino offers 600,000 square feet of total space, 110,000 of which is dedicated to gaming. There are 2,000 slots, 33 table games, a high-limit room, and a “Dragon’s Den” card room. There’s also a 171-room casino hotel and eight restaurants.
Address: 777 Jackpot Lane, Friant, CA 93626
Tachi Palace Casino Resort
This casino is owned by the Tachi Yokut Tribe, which is one of just three tribes that publicly endorsed Prop 27 in California. Tachi Palace Casino Resort is located 38 miles south of Fresno and it has 2,000 slot machines, 21 table games, and 80,000 square feet of gaming space. It also offers a bingo hall for anyone 18 and older.
Address: 17225 Jersey Avenue, Lemoore, CA 93245
Graton Casino & Resort
Address: 288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
The sprawling Graton Casino & Resort 48 miles north of San Francisco offers guests 3,000 slots and 100 table games on a massive 317,750-square-foot gaming floor. Beyond that, it also features a 200-room hotel, four restaurants, three bars and lounges, a food court, a convention center, and a spa where you can spend some of your winnings.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
Address: 3317 Forty Mile Road, Wheatland, CA 95682
Despite Sacramento being in its name, Hard Rock Fire Mountain is actually about 36 miles north of Sacramento. Still, the only current Hard Rock Casino in California offers guests a hotel with 170 rooms and 31 suites. It also recently opened Hard Rock Live, a 3,000-seat indoor entertainment venue. For gambling, bettors can enjoy more than 1,500 slot machines and 55 table games on a 62,000-square-foot casino floor.
Check out our Complete Guide to Gambling in Northern California.
Largest Indian Casinos in California
This list looks at number of slot machines first. If those numbers are the same for multiple casinos, then we consider number of table games.
|1. Yaamava’ Resort & Casino||7,000 slot machines, 150 table games, 290,000 square feet of gaming space||Highland|
|2. Pechanga Resort Casino||5,400 slot machines, 153 table games, non-smoking poker room, 200,000 square feet of gaming space||Temecula|
|3. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa||4,000 slot machines, 80 table games, 20-table poker room, 150,000 square feet of gaming space||Cabazon|
|4. Thunder Valley Casino Resort||3,400 slot machines, 110 gaming tables, 50-table poker room, 270,000 square feet of gaming space||Lincoln|
|5. Graton Casino & Resort||3,000 slot machines, 100 table games, 20-table poker room, 317,750 square feet of gaming space||Rohnert Park|
|6. Viejas Casino & Resort||2,500 slot machines, 35 table games, 133,000 square feet of gaming space||Alpine|
|7. Chumash Casino Resort||2,400 slot machines, 45 table games, 12-table poker room, 115,000 square feet of gaming space||Santa Ynez|
|8. Cache Creek Casino Resort||2,300 slot machines, 120 table games, 74,720 square feet of gaming space||Brooks|
|9. Sycuan Casino Resort||2,300 slot machines, 53 table games, 15-table poker room, 90,000 square feet of gaming space||El Cajon|
|10. Barona Resort & Casino||2,200 slot machines, 65 table games, 340,000 square feet of gaming space||Lakeside|