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Address: 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, CA 95648
Phone Number: 916-408-7777
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is among the elite ranks of AAA Four Diamond...

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is among the elite ranks of AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort destinations in Northern California. With over 2500 Vegas style slot machines, 110 table games, a fabulous Poker Room with room for 240 players, 14 unique restaurants & bars, headline entertainment, and 300 stunning hotel rooms starting at just $99, this is the luxury resort experience you've always wanted. Live out loud - at Thunder Valley!

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A typical large casino where you deposit your money but a great crab and prime rib buffet on Saturday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Newark, California
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Newark, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A typical large casino where you deposit your money but a great crab and prime rib buffet on Saturday night.

Thank kr1748
Lincoln, California
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The café prices are reasonable. Food is very good and the service is remarkable. All the help are polite. The food comes hot and there is a lot to eat. I ask for a doggie bag. The steakhouse is the best around. You can celebrate a birthday, or any holiday there. Try it you will like.

Thank Charleek32
Lincoln, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times and always fun. Looks like a Vegas casino and has the crowd to match but much cleaner and less distraction. Hotel is great also. Only thing is a lot of smoking and the smell will cling some.

Thank MrBrcarls
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bad: You're going to lose nine out of ten times. There are no in between restaurants or decent food that isn't $50 a plate. It's panda express or a $47 T-bone. The Good: If you are a smoker you don't even need to buy cigarettes. There is enough cigarette smoke in the air for you to get a contact... More 

Thank Gus M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I use to love this place and from my other reviews you should know that it's a rigged casino they cheat. Years ago I would win here every other month say 400-800 bucks you know just get lucky and often walked out with 20 dollar wins sometimes and sometimes nothing you know it's gambling. Now it's been 8 years or... More 

1 Thank mik333654
Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mainly go to play craps although will do occasional date night there too. The dealers are awesome (tip your dealers!). The one thing that sucks (and this is not the fault of Thunder Valley) is that California has a law that the outcome of a game cannot be determined by the roll of the dice. So even though you... More 

Thank Nina H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like Vegas. Large and clean atmosphere but the smoke can be bad at times. I wish the payouts were just a little better.

Thank markmH7221CD
Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I only have one complaint about Thunder Valley Casino - they need to have better smoke filters. We'd frequent there more often if it wasn't so smoky. Sometimes it's worse than other times.

Thank Rawben
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The one big difference I've been able to relate to with casinos, is that the ones in Las Vegas are a lot better at payoff rates for slots than all of these in California. I'm not a spring chicken, so I know of what I speak. Often, the casinos spread throughout the hinterland pay very, very, VERY low rates compared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This casino has it all. Nice hotel rooms, great entertainment, all kinds of gaming machines and tables, and a large variety of restaurants and fast-food meals. Lots of covered parking or valet. If you like gambling, this is a must-stop.

Thank southbaytravelers

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