In California, only casinos on Indian tribal land are allowed to feature slot machines. Though there are casinos in California proper, they are only allowed to feature table games such as poker and blackjack. These great Indian casinos in California all feature slot play, whether your pleasure is video poker, keno or classic slots.
River Rock Casino
Located in the Alexander Valley north of the San Francisco Bay area, River Rock Casino has slot machine games of all types and values. The casino also features fine dining at the Quail Run restaurant and a player's club. Hotel accommodations are nearby.
River Rock Casino 3250 Highway 128 Geyserville, CA 95441 (707) 857-2777 http://www.riverrockcasino.com Ages 21+
Casingo Morongo Resort
East of Los Angeles off the 10 freeway, Casino Morongo is one of the larger and more plush Indian casinos in California. With a great player's club allowing cash back or complimentary meals or hotel stays for frequent players, Morongo heads this list in terms of game-play experience. A venue area features concerts and fights. As an added bonus, Casino Morongo has a quality hotel and spa services on site.
49750 Seminole Drive Cabazon, CA 92230-2200 (951) 849-3080 www.morongocasinoresort.com
Cache Creek Casino Resort
Cache Creek claims the most slot machines in Northern California, with more than 2,400. Just a stone's throw from Sacramento, you'll also find the excellent Kung Fu Fat's restaurant and an adjacent golf course. For non-smokers, a large portion of Cache Creek's slot area is designated smoke-free.
14455 Highway 16 Brooks, CA 95606-0065 (800) 452-8181 www.cachecreek.com
Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino
For those living in or visiting San Diego, Barona Valley is the best gaming experience you are going to find. Barona is actually in Lakeside, only a 30-minute drive from San Diego proper. Like the others on this list, Barona features a full set of table and slot games. Unlike some of the seedier casinos, though, Barona is absolutely beautiful and has been ranked a four-diamond resort. It has been twice ranked tops in California by JD Power and Associates.
Barona Resort & Casino 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road Lakeside, CA 92040 1-888-722-7662 http://www.barona.com
And many more...
This list of top picks is just a sampling of the many Indian casinos with slot machines in California. Try the link to the California Indian Nations Gaming Association below for links to several more, as well as information on Indian gaming in California as a whole. Best of luck.
Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist and photographer. He has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Sears has been published in numerous traditional and online media ventures including "The Daily Sundial," "The Pasadena Courier," RSportsCars.com and others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge.