Nation | Tribe: United Auburn Indian Community
1200 Athens Avenue
Lincoln, CA 95648
Thunder Valley Casino is an Indian gaming casino owned by the United Auburn Indian Community. The casino is located near the city of Lincoln, CA about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. To drive from Sacrmento take Interstate 80 towards Reno and Exit Hwy 65 at Twelve Bridges.
The gaming floor at Thunder Valley Casino is 144,500 square feet and features 3,400 slot machines, 110 table games, a 50-seat poker room and a bingo hall. The Thunder Valley hotel has a four-diamond rating with 400 guest rooms and suites.
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Open 24 hours daily
3,400 Slot Machines
110 gaming tables
Games include Baccarat, Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Chase the Flush, Criss Cross, DJ Wild, Face Up Pai Gow Poker, Fortune Pai Gow Progressive, Four Card Poker, Free Bet Blackjack, Mystery Card Roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker, Thunder Valley Craps, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em and Zappit Blackjack
High-limit gaming areas at Thunder Valley Casino are located off the main casino floor. They offer over 100 high-limit slot machines plus high-limit table games with betting from $100 to $5,000.
Live poker room - 50 seats
Bingo - the bingo room is adjacent the poker room. It is smoke-free and seats 800 players.
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Outdoor Amphitheater - 5,000-seat capacity with two large video screens on each side of the stage
The Venue at Thunder Valley - Coming in late 2022. See details.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort is a AAA Four Diamond awarded hotel. The hotel has a 17-story tower and 400 guest rooms and suites.
Pool area is 35,000 square feet
Cocount Pool and Bar
Spa at Thunder Valley - Four Diamond spa, 10,100-square-feet
7-story parking garage with 3,750 spaces
4,000 additional spaces
Extended RV parking available without hookups.
March 16, 2021
Thunder Valley Casino Resort celebrated a groundbreaking today for construction of a $100 million entertainment and concert center. It will be named "The Venue at Thunder Valley". The 150,000-square-foot indoor facility will seat 5,000 guests.
A statement from Thunder Valley Casino Resort read:
The Venue at Thunder Valley is being built right next to the casino and will open in late 2022. It will replace the temporary outdoor amphitheater.
"Our groundbreaking ceremony marks a momentous milestone for the United Auburn Indian Community and Thunder Valley Casino Resort as we officially announce plans to expand our entertainment footprint in a big way."
- Dawn Clayton, General Manager
June 8, 2020
Hundreds of guests returned to Thunder Valley Casino when it reopened today at 10:00AM. New health and safety protocols require all guests and workers pass a temperature check at entry and wear face masks inside. The gaming area has been configured for social distancing between players.
May 26, 2020
An announcement on the homepage of Thunder Valley Casino states the casino will reopen June 8. The hotel will also reopen and is accepting room reservations beginning June 8. No other information is available at this time.
Thunder Valley Casino follows Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Red Hawk Casino in announcing plans to resume operations after two months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 10, 2018
Currently there is no known date set for sports betting to be legalized in California. However one tribe has begun putting the gaming infrastructure in place for when that day comes.
The United Auburn Indian Community has partnered with MGM GVC Interactive to be in place for when the game is legalized. The announcement of the partnership was made on Tuesday in a press release.
The tribe owns the Thunder Valley Casino Resort.
Under the partnership retail and mobile sports betting will be offered. As well as online casino and poker.
Recently MGM made an arrangement with the National Basketball Association. This will also benefit the tribe.
Currently states have passed sports betting gaming regulations to allow the game in operation. A measure to allow sports betting in California is expected to be on the ballot in 2020.
January 26, 2018
Another 25,000 square feet is being added to Thunder Valley Casino. The expansion project is expected to be completed by March when the casino hosts the World Poker Tour.
Plans include a larger casino floor. This will add space for a poker room with 400 seats. A new bingo hall will also be built. It will have 800 seats. The slot area reserved for high limit gaming will also be remodeled. The area will add 450 slots.
The cost of the project is $36 million and will last for 12 months.
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