Mechoopda Tribe Hopes Temporary Casino Will Be Ready By ‘Late 2023’

November 21, 2022 | By: Cheryl Coward

The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria hopes its temporary casino will be ready for guests by “some time in late 2023.” That’s according to Doug Elmets, a spokesperson for the tribe, who spoke with California Casinos over the phone. “Construction is underway,” Elmets said. “And it is initially going to be a temporary structure. And the […]

New Poker TV Series to Be Filmed at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in CA

November 16, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Already a poker star on YouTube, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, California, will now be the setting for a poker TV series. Bally Sports will broadcast a new show, called “Bally’s Big Bet Poker,” that expands on its already wildly popular YouTube series, “Live At The Bike.” New episodes will air Fridays […]

The 10 Biggest Casinos in California – November 2022

November 15, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Currently, California tribal casinos are the only locations CA residents can legally play casino games such as slots and table games. Online casinos aren’t legal in the state. And California card rooms can only offer poker. So you’d better believe these California Indian casinos are popular. In fact, the state’s 66 operating casinos from 63 […]

Record-Breaking $2.04 Billion Powerball Ticket Bought in California

November 8, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

A ticket bought in California won a world-record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot on Tuesday — which is, ironically, the day voters determine California’s sports betting future. This is the largest jackpot (Powerball or Mega Millions) ever. The winning numbers: 10, 33, 41, 47, 56. And the Powerball was 10. The winning ticket was sold just […]

Final NASCAR Race at Auto Club Speedway to Be Called Pala Casino 400

November 7, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

One of the best California Indian casinos has landed a major sponsorship deal with NASCAR. Pala Casino Spa Resort, owned by the Pala Band of Mission Indians in Pala, California, is the title sponsor for the final NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway. It will be called the Pala Casino 400, the casino announced in […]

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino Gambler Wins $747,126 Fortune Pai Gow Jackpot

October 31, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

One lucky gambler at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, the largest of the Indian casinos in California, highlighted their Halloween weekend with a major jackpot. That guest, who was not named by Yaamava’, won a fortune pai gow poker progressive jackpot of $747,126 after getting dealt a seven-card straight flush (including one joker). That’s by far the largest […]

Everything You Need to Know About Commerce Casino’s LA Poker Open

October 28, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Commerce Casino is set to host the 2022 LA Poker Open on Nov. 4-20, and the event will showcase a Main Event offering $200,000 in guaranteed prize money. The LA Poker Open, one of the premier California poker tournaments, offers a full slate of competition before the Main Event. There’s plenty of poker action and money […]

Boyd Gaming Will Finalize Pala Interactive Acquisition in Coming Weeks

October 26, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Boyd Gaming will complete its $170 million acquisition of Pala Interactive in the coming weeks. That’s according to the gaming company’s third-quarter earnings report, which showed a $877.3 million revenue helped, in part, by the opening of Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, California, which it runs in partnership with the Wilton Rancheria. The Pala Band […]

Temporary Mechoopda Casino Near Chico Will Be Finished By Summer 2023

October 17, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Two future California Indian casinos and one existing casino have had significant developments this month. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s going on. Mechoopda Casino Folks in and around Chico can expect to have a new gambling option by summer 2023. That’s according to a sign near the tent that will house the temporary Mechoopda […]