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Highlighting the fabulous casinos in the Sacramento region and near the region.
You’ll be heading toward agricultural fields as you make your way to Colusa Casino Resort. Just west of the Sutter Buttes, the region’s best-kept secret for gaming is surrounded by rich farmlands. This casino recently expanded, adding a variety of new slot machines. You’ll find the traditional machines you are used to playing, as well as video poker and keno slots. There are a variety of table games, including blackjack, three-card poker and pai gow. You can also try your hand at bingo Saturday through Wednesday. The 750-seat bingo showroom regularly pays out more than $500,000 each month. Just off of the casino floor, you’ll find River Valley Lodge, a hotel with non-smoking rooms, and luxury pillow-top mattresses. Weekend resort guests can listen to live music at Jack’s Lounge & Grille while playing bar-top video poker. You can even order food without having to budge— Jack’s menu offers sandwiches, fajitas, several entree items and even dessert. For those seeking a more extensive dining experience, Wintun Dinnerhouse offers seafood, steaks and pasta. Indecisive diners should head to Seasons Buffet, where you can try a little—or a lot—of everything, and go back for your favorites. Sign up for a free Colusa Casino Rewards Club card and receive discounts on dining and the resort’s salonand spa, Ooh-La-La.
COLUSA CASINO RESORT
3370 CALIFORNIA 45, COLUSA 530-458-8844 COLUSACASINO.COM
Red Hawk Casino is less than an hour from downtown Sacramento, which means you’ll be working toward hitting the jackpot in no time at all. There are more than 2,100 slot machines, ranging from penny slots all the way up to $100 machines. The seemingly endless options for table games include poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat, so there is a game to entice everyone. Prefer a smoke-free environment? This casino has an entire floor—not just a room—just for you. Here, nonsmoking guests can enjoy table games and more than 200 slots. The smoke-free floor is also home to the Waterfall Buffet, Henry’s Steakhouse, and Koto Grille, offering authentic south-of-the-border fare. There is also a cafe, and Pearl Asian Cuisine, featuring lunch, dinner, and for those eager to get back to the gaming, an express menu. Families will enjoy the supervised childcare available on site. For a nominal per-hour fee, Kids Quest’s licensed and trained staff will care for children who are at least six weeks old. There is an indoor playground, gym and even a cafe in Kids Quest. The whole family will enjoy the arcade, Cyber Quest. The arcade is supervised, but children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. So, bring the whole family, and get ready to experience Red Hawk Casino.
RED HAWK CASINO
1 RED HAWK PARKWAY, PLACERVILLE 530-677-7000 REDHAWKCASINO.COM