Indian gaming began as bingo halls offering high-stakes bingo. After a series of court battles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1987 that federally-recognized tribes could operate casinos outside of state jurisdiction.
This forced Congress to pass the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1988. Under that law Indian bingo halls expanded into casinos with Vegas-style gaming.
Bingo is less profitable than slot machines and table games, so over the years some casinos shut down their bingo operations leaving fewer bingo halls today.
The following list of casinos offer bingo in California. Follow their links for bingo details.
|Fantasy Springs Casino||Indio|
|Morongo Casino Resort Spa||Cabazon|
|Pechanga Casino Resort||Temecula|
|San Bernardino County|
|San Manuel Casino - Permanently Closed||Highland|
|Santa Barbara County|
|Chumash Casino Resort||Santa Ynez|
|San Diego County|
|Sycuan Casino||El Cajon|
|Gold Country Casino||Oroville|
|Colusa Indian Bingo & Casino||Colusa|
|Del Norte County|
|Elk Valley Casino||Crecent City|
|Lucky 7 Casino||Smith River|
|Table Mountain Casino||Friant|
|Cher-Ae Heights Bingo & Casino||Trinidad|
|Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino||Lemoore|
|Robinson Rancheria Resort Casino||Nice|
|Diamond Mountain Casino||Susanville|
|Thunder Valley Casino||Lincoln|
|Win-River Resort & Casino||Redding|
|Chicken Ranch Casino||Jamestown|