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Thunder Valley Casino

1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, CA 95648
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Lincoln
Type: Casinos
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Grass Valley, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I would not recommend Thunder Valley for the following reasons, it's loud no matter where you are in the casino from the time that you walk in the doors it's sensory overload to the max (even with earplugs in it was really loud), the cocktail service is inconsistent (we were not offered a drink for hours), the slots did not... More

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Lincoln, California
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44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very unsatisfactory visit. Very difficult to park near casino or restaurant. One small non smoking area in very large gaming floor. Tried the Red Lantern Chinese restaurant and found the food tasteless.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were here for a 40th birthday. And most of the ladies won! It was so fun to play all the slot games. The music was entertaining and the bar with live models, while a bit freaky, certainly added to the entertainment!

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Newark, California
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thunder Valley is a nice casino. My husband and I spent several hours there. We traveled over two hours to get there. I won enough to stay the time we were there. I did smell the smoke and it bothered my allergies. I'm getting too old to put up with the travel time and the smoke. Next time I'll go... More

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Elk Grove, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
64 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Typical Indian casino. Terrible pay outs but fun atmosphere. Saw a big band concert and was surprised at how good the seating and the acoustics were.

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Auburn, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater is basically a black-topped parking lot that has chairs, bleachers and a stage set up on it, encased with fencing. The sound here is pretty good. Seats are good anywhere. It's not that big of a place. The bleachers even give you a good seat, however, they are hard metal bleachers with no back support.... More

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Folsom, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've been visiting Thunder Valley for several years as both an occasional gambler and, more often, a diner in the Buffet. Until my visit today I've raved about the quality and variety of offerings at the buffet. Today was a different story. The Prime Rib was overcooked and dry and, when asked if the carver could bring out a fresher,... More

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Granite Bay, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

foods good... people r decent a casino worker said they get very few tips which means very few people r winning basically .... the waitresses r very polite and good looking and friendly ..you use to win a little on slots now basically nothing ..they keep upping the bet ya have to make to win anything .. penney machines r... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have won on video poker and slot machines here hit a royal flush and a few nice hits like 50 bucks.Overall I think they control the machines on a server and sometimes set them to 25% payback basically turn them off for a while especially when it's dead. The poker room here is great but were talking slots here.... More

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California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'm not a casino fan in the first place, but this is a depressing place to go. It stinks of cigarettes and every customer looks like they are miserable. One look a the place and you can see that you'll never win gambling. Their restaurants are grossly over-priced and I can find no redeeming qualities to going there.

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