Thunder Valley Casino Resort

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort

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Address
1200 Athens Ave
City
Lincoln
State
California
Zip Code
95648
Country
United States
Phone
(916) 408-7777
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Toll-Free Number: (877) 468-8777
Gambling Age: 21
Rooms: 297 Price Range: $115-$189
Suites: 40 Price Range: $300-$399
Restaurants: 9 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B/L- $11.49/$16.95 (Sunday)
D- $15.49/$31.99 (Friday)/$29.99 (Saturday)
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Bingo
Overnight RV Parking: Yes/Hook-Ups: No
Special Features: AAA Four Diamond Rated hotel and steakhouse, day spa, live entertainment, outdoor pool area with bar, health club. Affiliated with Station Casinos of Las Vegas. Five fast-food outlets. Buffet discount with player’s card. Card versions of craps and roulette.

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(Updated: February 13, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
N/A
Food & Drink 
 
3.0

Sucker Players Paradise! Avoid if you Value your c

So I came here for the first time, and the last time, this past Saturday. Only to find that the multi deck table games offered are completely covered with continuous shuffle machines. Which if you understand Bj as far as house advantage goes, your completely screwed. So I skipped the multi deck games and went to find some single or double deck games, and your just as screwed there also. The games all have the worst rules like you can only double on 9, 10, and 11. You cannot double any split, you can't insure a natural blackjack, etc. So basically they only allow suckers to play, and you WILL lose all your money if you play there long enough. I sat down to play a couple of slots just to say I didn't drive an hour and a half for nothing, and 3 machines took 40 dollars in about 10 minutes. I think I won once. Which was no big deal, but man, I really feel for the people that play slots with bigger cash. You're totally screwed. Also, a side fact that I learned, I won't post any links, but you can google the "United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria court case", and find that this tribe attempted to overturn California's Governor power to grant casino licenses to Indian Tribes for building new casino's. Meaning they attempted to halt the forward progress of other Indian tribes, in the name of thwarting competition. What a crock. I thought that Indian Casino's were a means of cultivating progress and financial prosperity for otherwise poor and poverty suffering tribes, not to compete with other casinos. Absolutely unethical. For this reason, I will never return to this place. 

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(Updated: January 02, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
1.4
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0

Not great

I've been going here for about 2 years. Mostly only play table games when I go, absolutely horrible. Nobody ever wins. The dealers themself will tell you not to play. Slots are pretty tight. Hotel itself is decent. I would not reccomend coming here though. If you do just stick to the poker room 

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(Updated: February 01, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0

Mistreated here

I have been coming here for 10 years and they now have expanded to a resort & a night club, I always enjoy myself even with high expectations and disappointment it's only a natural thing. The club I went to for the first time seemed fum, but turning 41, and staying home taking care of my home , husband and kid a along side with pets. I wasn't allowed back in just because I took my heels off. I walked to and from the bathroom & back y try to get back in, still all eyes wide open the bouncer still didn't let me back in. Oh well my husband still wanted to gamble I wasn't not going to spend another dime for a bad call & misconstrued decision. Thank God we had that great awakening. We'll just not go there anymore. Money is all the same, but to think as we waited for our designated driver to pick us up, I saw larger women sober & was hurting the way my feet were. Oh well bad call or not, big TURN OFF. Point of no return. Ever!!!!

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(Updated: May 26, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
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N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
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1.0

Super tight slots

This has got to be one of the worst casinos I've ever been to, I played several slots over a few hours and they were all so tight the money just disappeared in no time, I observed other people playing the slots and it was so obvious they are all programmed for very low pay backs, simply nobody was winning even smaller jackpots or winning at all, I was in the area for business and will be in the area often and I was looking for a fun place to go to after work but this is definitely not a place I'd ever go to again, simply this is not a place where people should go thinking they have a chance because they don't, the slots are super tight and will take your money so fast.

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Overall rating 
 
3.7
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0

Review of non-gambling visit to Thunder Valley

We came up to the Thunder Valley to go to a Big Bad Voodoo Daddy show, which was great. However the show was in a tent which was not very comfortable for a show.

We had dinner in the coffee shop (Thunder Cafe?) and the food was very good and prices were reasonable, under $10 per person. I had an excellent cheeseburger that I think was about $8 or $9. They were very busy. Service was a bit slow but our waitress was very friendly.

Caution for those who don't like smoky casinos. Since Native American casinos are the only places where people can legally smoke indoors in California, they are basically an entire state's worth of smoking in one room.

Please ignore my ratings of slots, players' club, and atmosphere as I didn't use any of them. I will say that I saw very few video poker machines, pretty much everything there is slots.

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(Updated: April 22, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0

Thunder Valley Casino

We just stopped by the Thunder Valley Casino near Sacramento on our way home from a visit to Reno.
We love the atmosphere of the casino where there are always new slot machines that other casinos don't have yet. We were disappointed that the free self service drink kiosk was no longer there.
we stayed long enough to have a meal at the Fatburger in the food court area. There was also a Peets Coffee, a Pizza Hut and a Panda Express.

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(Updated: October 04, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0

Thunder Valley Is The Best Place For Slots and Fun

This is the only place I go to play slots. They have the best variety of slots including what seems like hundreds of penny slots. The atmosphere is fun, free soda and coffee at the drink station, Fatburger! I swear the hotel is better than the Luxor in Vegas.

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(Updated: September 16, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0

Thunder Valley Casino

Thunder Valley Casino now has many many penny slots, some we have never seen at any other casino. They have added a new hotel and a nice parking garage. We always eat in the food court and get our drinks from the free drink kiosk in the center of the casino.

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Overall rating 
 
3.3
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0

Loved the electronic craps!!

I thought this casino was pretty nice but what was really awesome was the electronic craps machine! I rolled 40 times before I finally 7-outed and turned 20 bucks into 120 which is hard to do in craps...can't say the same for the digital poker room where every 2nd or 3rd hand seemed to generate a full-house or nut flush. I'd come back just for the craps machine though!

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Overall rating 
 
3.3
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0

Thunder Valley Casino

Thunder Valley Casino does not have enough penny slots to satisfy us. The food court is a nice place to eat on the way to Reno but the player's club doesn't give us enough free offers.

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