TYPES OF CASINOS IN CALIFORNIA
All Casinos in California are affiliated with Native American tribes. These California Native American casinos offer such games as blackjack, electronic gaming machines, and other house-banked card games. California casinos do not offer craps or roulette, however, some casinos do offer modified versions of these games. These modified versus are not played with dice or roulette wheels, but are instead played with cards.
California casinos tend to be rather large, and majority of them have hotels attached. The Northern California casinos tend to be more compact and located in rather remote locations.
All California casinos offer slot machines, but the state does not require them to release payback percentages for slot machines to the public. Unlike the casinos in California, many states require that slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos to be released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
All casinos in California are open 24 hours a day, unless otherwise noted. California casinos offer such games as: video poker, slots, and video keno. Some offer such games as: blackjack, Spanish 21, baccarat, mini-baccarat, pai gow poker, poker, Caribbean stud poker, four card poker, three card poker, let it ride, casino war, bingo, and off track betting.
The minimum gambling age in California casinos varies; at some casinos it is 21 and others it is 18.
Although most of the casinos have toll-free numbers be aware that many of those numbers will only work for calls made within the state. Also, many of the California casinos are in out-of-the-way locations, so it is advisable to call ahead for directions, especially if you will be driving at night.
Many casinos in California have hotels, please check the list at the bottom of the page for all California casino information.
California Card Room Casinos
California state gaming law actually prohibits blackjack in California. Though almost all California casinos card rooms offer some version of player-banked blackjack. To bypass the law these games are typically played to 22 rather then 21, and on every hand the player must pay a commission to the house. The commission amount will vary depending on the house rules, but generally it is about 2%- 5% of the total amount bet.
California is home to about 90 card rooms, you can see a full list by clicking this link: http://www.cgcc.ca.gov
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Shown below is a list of all California casinos. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Agua Caliente Casino
- Augustine Casino
- Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino
- Bear River Casino Hotel
- Black Oak Casino
- Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
- Cache Creek Casino Resort
- Cahuilla Casino
- Casino Pauma
- Cherae Heights Casino
- Chicken Ranch Casino
- Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
- Chumash Casino Resort
- Colusa Casino Resort
- Coyote Valley Casino
- Desert Rose Casino
- Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel
- Eagle Mountain Casino
- Elk Valley Casino
- Fantasy Springs Casino
- Feather Falls Casino
- Garcia River Casino
- Gold Country Casino
- Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center
- Graton Resort & Casino
- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
- Harrah’s Northern California Casino
- Harrah’s Resort Southern California
- Havasu Landing Resort & Casino
- Hidden Oaks Casino
- Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino
- Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel
- Jamul Casino
- Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina
- Lucky 7 Casino
- Lucky Bear Casino
- Mono Wind Casino
- Morongo Casino Resort and Spa
- Paiute Palace Casino
- Pala Casino Spa and Resort
- Pechanga Resort and Casino
- Pit River Casino
- Quechan Casino Resort
- Rain Rock Casino
- Red Earth Casino
- Red Fox Casino
- Red Hawk Casino
- Redwood Hotel Casino
- River Rock Casino
- Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino
- Rolling Hills Casino
- Running Creek Casino
- San Manuel Casino
- San Pablo Lytton Casino
- Sherwood Valley Casino
- Soboba Casino
- Spa Resort Casino
- Spotlight 29 Casino
- Sycuan Resort & Casino
- Table Mountain Casino
- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
- Thunder Valley Casino Resort
- Tortoise Rock Casino
- Twin Pine Casino & Hotel
- Valley View Casino Resort
- Viejas Casino and Resort
- Winnedumah Winn’s Casino
- Win-River Resort & Casino
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN CALIFORNIA
California is a fascinating state for tourists and filled with vibrant cities, natural wonders, beautiful beaches and amusement parks for you to visit. You will find some of the most popular attractions in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. You will be mesmerized by California’s natural diversity, including forests, mountains, coastal areas, deserts and islands suitable for outdoor adventures. Some of the best things to do in California are listed below.
Redwood National Park
The best way to explore here is to go on a stroll and discover some of the tallest trees in the park. You can also go hiking on longer trails or take a scenic drive if you have enough time on your side. The Redwood is California’s official state tree. This park offers magnificent redwood forests with rivers and coastline where you can try out many outdoor adventures. Driving through the park, you can see some of the oldest and tallest trees in the United States. You are also going to see varieties of wildlife within the woodland including some rare and protected species.
General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia located in the Sequoia National Park near Visalia, California. At this park, you will find lots of giant trees in the forest and General Sherman is believed to be the largest single-stem tree in the world. This tree is about 275 feet tall and is an estimated 2,000 years old!
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco is the cultural and commercial center of Northern California. Iconic landmarks that you should not miss while in the city are the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. The iconic bridge is recognizable for its orange frame against the blue water of the San Francisco Bay. You can appreciate this bridge from afar or you can get a more personal experience by driving, biking or walking across it. Looking out into the bay, Alcatraz island is visible. Once a notorious federal prison, the island is now part of a national recreation area and recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Back in the city, you can explore some of the historic neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury, the Mission District and the Presidio.
Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Los Angeles is very popular for its iconic beaches and one of its highlights is Venice Beach. The beach is filled during the summer months with street performers, plus roller-skaters, cyclists, swimmers and sunbathers. You will also see the popular Muscle Beach which is where bodybuilders flex their muscles and bodies in an open-air gym close to the beach.
Death Valley National Park
In contrast to the forests and mountains of Northern California, Death Valley, which straddles the California-Nevada border, features some of the most inhospitable terrain in California. The desert has magnificent scenery and includes salt flats, sand dunes, dry, parched land, a lake and mountains, all contributing to its unique landscape. Activities at the park include scenic drives, exploring the lookouts, hiking trails, exploring the ruins of former industry and paddling in shallow Badwater Lake.
This is one of the most popular amusement parks in the world and it is also a place where many of the famous Walt Disney characters come to life. The park features thrilling rides, many restaurants and lively shows. Highlights of the park include Cinderella’s Castle, and Main Street, which gives visitors the chance to go back in time to early 1900’s. Live shows throughout the park feature favorites like Donald Duck, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Goofy.
SeaWorld San Diego
This is another family-friendly destination theme park and it attracts lots of tourists from the Western United States. Kids will love the orca and dolphin shows where you get close-up interaction with marine life. In addition to sea-life encounters, there are many thrilling rides to enjoy. The park is located along the waterfront in Mission Bay.
Channel Islands National Park
This park is made up of five individual islands and is a wonderful place to go if you want to see wildlife in an undisturbed natural environment. The park is only accessible by boat or plane. You can learn about current conditions, or arrange transportion, at the mainland visitor’s center which is located in Ventura.