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Address: 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, CA 95648
Phone Number: 916-408-7777
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Was a go to place for my 95 year old mother.

The buffet used to be great. Over last 36 months, a steady degradation of quality has curtailed most of our visits.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The buffet used to be great. Over last 36 months, a steady degradation of quality has curtailed most of our visits.

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reno, nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Saw Eddie Money and Huey Lewis and the News. I actually liked sitting in the bleachers. I prefer raked seats and the big screens there are quite good. Loved the food trucks and the bars there. They know how to pour a drink so that you definitely get a bang for your "not raked over the coals" buck.

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Pittsburg, California
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did not win big, but we had a good time playing. This place is easily the best in Northern California. They have added an outdoor event venue to go with the hotel. There is a night club inside and the Friday seafood buffet was PACKED. There looked to be an hour wait to get in. There are plenty of... More 

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El Dorado Hills, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

So, there's an area for non smokers. A small area. That's nice. Not really. Thunder Valley really needs to invest in a more sophisticated method of smoke removal. Nuff said about that. The casino is good sized. Nice bar. A few restaurants. There are tons of different types of slots, including the old school dollar machines without all the whiz-bang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When we walked in the casino beautiful it was nice and clean we loved it. They also have many restaurants to choose from.

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Lincoln, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'm a non-smoker and I went in anyway. I wanted to see the Casino and its sights. Unlike most casinos, the din from the machines was not annoying. The machines were very busy with people at every station. Of course, not knowing anything about gambling hinders my review, but people were drinking and playing with enthusiasm - and some with... More 

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Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Thunder Valley is a fun casino, the best parts are the rooms, they are absolutely beautiful. Many of the bartenders are very sweet and creative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We came here only to eat at a Chinese restaurant but ended up playing the slots. Cleanliness is well maintained, staffs are courteous and their slots are endless.💰💰💰 I love their bottomless coffee here but eventually closed it. Peet's coffee is the next best thing.☕️☕️ Smoke is everywhere. I love the vibe here!

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Smoky. Chinese Restaurant is very good. The out door theater is a black top parking lot with uncomfortable seats. No matter where your seat you are far from the stage. If it is a warm day good luck. Glad we always had free tickets but even that cannot make us want to go back.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A very nice casino within a short drive of Sacramento. Plenty of parking and numerous options for dining, from fast-food chains to gourmet restaurants. We ate at the Cafe where we truly enjoyed the food -- it's worth the drive for the food alone! I had the California wrap and my friend had the won ton soup and the portions... More 

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