Indian casinos are scattered throughout California, from the low desert to the northern coast. Most of the state's tribes are represented in its diverse selection of gaming venues. Some sites are simply casinos, while others offer a wide variety of services, including hotel rooms, entertainment and dining. Travelers on their way to a specific destination or just dropping in will find a warm welcome and a chance to win—or lose—money on slots, poker or that ubiquitous Indian favorite, bingo.
Morongo Casino Resort Spa
The Morongo Casino Resort is between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in Cabazon, home to the Morongo band of Mission Indians. The casino, which has 2,408 gaming machines and 101 table games, is open 24 hours a day, everyday. A variety of restaurants, ranging from casual to formal, are also onsite. The casino's entertainment venue hosts well-known performers and musicians throughout the year.
Morongo Casino Resort Spa 49750 Seminole Drive Cabazon, California 92230-2200 800-252-4499 morongocasinoresort.com
Chumash Casino Resort
Affiliated with the Chumash Indians of Santa Barbara, the Chumash Casino Resort is in nearby Santa Inez. It offers three restaurants and 106 guest rooms, as well as the Shamala Showroom where top names in entertainment appear weekly. A shuttle is available in various locations along the central coast to take visitors to and from the resort.
Chumash Casino 3400 East Highway 246 Santa Ynez, California 93460-9405 800-728-9997 chumashcasino.com
Quechan Casino Resort
The Quechan Casino Resort is affiliated with the Fort Yuma Quechan tribe in the desert southwest. It offers nightly entertainment, a steakhouse and a mediterranean-themed gaming floor (with tribal touches). Twenty-four table games, 1,000 slot machines and ten poker tables are available to visitors and guests of the hotel.
Quechan Casino Resort 525 Algodones Road Winterhaven, CA 92283 888-777-4946 www.playqcr.net
Red Hawk Casino
Red Hawk Casino is located in gold country in northern California. It's affiliated with the Shingle Springs band of Miwok Indians and is not far from Grinding Rock State Historic Park. Open 24 hours a day, it offers 2,100 slot machines and 75 gaming tables, as well as a high stakes gaming room. Visitors can enjoy a variety of choices when it comes to dining and shopping.
Red Hawk Casino 1 Red Hawk Boulevard Placerville , CA 95667 888-573-3495 redhawkcasino.com
Sherwood Valley Rancheria Casino
RV parking and a friendly cafe are available at the Sherwood Valley Rancheria Casino, formerly Black Bart Casino, in beautiful Mendocino County. Affiliated with the Sherwood Valley band of Pomo Indians, this small casino offers monthly promotions and a yearly "Big Time" celebration on their nearby reservation, or "rancheria."
Black Bart Casino 100 Kawi Place Willits, California 95490-4674 707-459-7330 blackbartcasino.com