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Thunder Valley Station Casino

1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, California  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:June 9, 2003
Table games:114
Gaming machines:3100
Poker tables: 27
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Open 24/7:Yes
Native american:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Street parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:144,500 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:22,829 sq/ft


Poker Room: Thunder Valley Station Poker Room
Hotels: Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Spas: Thunder Valley Spa, Fitness Center
Venues: Main Stage, Illusions, Bars and Lounges, Meetings & Event Space, Amphitheater, Coconut Pool + Bar
Golf:Whitney Oaks Golf Club


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Thunder Valley Station Casino Review

Thunder Valley is one of Northern California’s hottest and most modern casinos. The full-service casino resort recently completed $56 million worth of upgrades, including an expansion of its hotel and the addition of a poker room and bingo hall.

Spend your time at Thunder Valley in a 5-star hotel. As with any high-class resort and hotel, all the expected amenities are available. Room service, pools and a health club are just the beginning. On-premise spas and the Coconut pool are a must experience. The Coconut Pool is as exotic as its name implies. Lush, tall palm trees outline the landscape with a full bar on site. Dining experiences start at the High Steak House - an upscale restaurant with some of the best meats and seafood your pallet will taste. The Buffet offers more casual dining, with the quality of a 5-star outfit, a 24-hour cafe, Pan-Asian at Red Lantern and the Food Court offering a variety of quick eats establishments.

After dining and having fun in the casino, Illusions and other bars have a seat waiting for you. Illusions is by far the hottest place to be with live DJ’s on the weekends, and a local scene that Sacramento has fallen in love with.

The casino floor is simply amazing, with over 3,100 slots, video poker and table games. High Limit and VIP areas are available for reserve. Poker is available 24/7 with 27 tables running No Limit Hold Em, Pot Limit Omaha and more.

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Gaming at Thunder Valley Station Casino

Gambling at Thunder Valley Casino is full of choices. There’s a massive gaming floor, covering over 144,000 Sq. Ft. with more than 3,100 slots from classic reel favorites to the hottest and newest digital machines, ranging from .01¢ to $100 high limit games, video poker and keno. Enjoy over 100 Progressive slots and audio-video enhanced theme slots like Game of Thrones, Willie Wonka, and Walking Dead, where multiplier spins trigger wheel bonuses. No matter which slot you choose, each one is wired into the Thunder Strike Jackpot, with payouts between $50,000 and $150,000.

Open 24 hours a day, players can choose from classic table games like Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, or, play more exotic casino games like Mississippi Stud, Spanish 21 and Fortune Pai Gow Poker. A VIP/High Limit area is available for those with larger wagering requirements. These well-appointed areas feature dedicated dealers, private bars, flat-screen TVs, and bets from $100 to $5,000 on any game you choose.

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Poker at Thunder Valley Station Casino

Thunder Valley Station Poker Room

The brand new, elegantly designed Poker Room at Thunder Valley is the place to be for big-time poker events like WPT Deepstacks, WSOP Circuit and the Ante Up World Championship. The well-appointed 27-table Poker Room (which expands up to 50 tables) has every amenity imaginable, such as TVs, cocktail service, auto shufflers, food tableside, massage, check cashing and more, making for the optimal playing environment.  Limits start at $1/$3 and go up to $5/$10 on weekends. Choose from a variety of games including Limit Hold'em, No Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha Hi and Omaha 8 or Better. Tournaments run daily. Check with Poker Room for details.

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Dining & Restaurants

High Steaks

  • Serving: Steakhouse, Seafood

The appropriately named High Steaks restaurant at Thunder Valley is one of the classiest joints in town and a AAA Four Diamond rated steakhouse. An upscale dining experience with a menu prepared by top chefs featuring steak and seafood. Cocktails and fine wines for sipping on the outdoor patio (with seating for up to 40) will top your night off perfectly.

Live Music on the Patio ThursdaysDrinks and appetizer specials starting at 8pm - 10pm  Live local entertainment every Thursday evening, 7pm - 10pm

Happy Hour: Sun. - Fri. 5pm to 7pm Bar Area Dine-In Only

Complimentary curbside valet parking.

Bar Hours: 4:30pm - Close

Outdoor Patio Hours: Open 5pm to 10pm, seasonally.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (916) 408-8327
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Classy, Intimate
  • Attire: Dressy
  • Takes reservations
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for groups
  • Take away
  • Outdoor seating


Sunday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Monday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 11:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 11:00pm

The Buffet

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib, Buffet

The Buffet at Thunder Valley is open 7 Days a week serving a wide range of foods. From early morning brunch buffet – to prime rib and desserts for dinner. Friday's at The Buffet are all you can eat crab! Remember, Thunder Reward members save!

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (916) 408-7777
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Buffet
  • Good for groups


Sunday9:00am / 9:00pm
Monday9:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday9:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday9:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday9:00am / 9:00pm
Friday9:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday9:00am / 11:00pm

Thunder Cafe

  • Serving: Italian, American, Desserts, Cafe/Variety, Pastries

Open 24 hours, Thunder Cafe offers an All-American Diner restaurant experience with a touch of Italian courtesy of the gas-wood oven. Visit the brand new pizza station, where you can choose a made to order pie, lasagna and more favorites! The restaurant features morning and evening menus with a wide variety of dishes such as Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Sourdough Frisco Burger and California Cobb Salad. A variety of desserts, snack and more are available at the Pastry Counter, which is also open 24 hours.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (916) 408-7777
  • Alcohol: No
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for groups
  • Take away


Sunday12:00am / 12:00am
Monday12:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday12:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00am / 12:00am
Thursday12:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

Red Lantern

  • Serving: Pan-Asian, Szechuan, Noodles, Asian Fusion

Enjoy a variety of Pan-Asian, Asian Fusion and Szechuan cuisine at Red Lantern with a Super Value Set Dinner, Deluxe Plate, appetizers and salads, soup and Chinese BBQ, Noodle Soup, Fried Rice and Noodle, seafood and so much more!


Dinner on Sun. - Thurs. 4pm to 11pm

Dinner on Fri. & Sat. 4pm to 1am

Happy Hour: Daily, 4pm to 7pm (excluding holidays and concert nights)

Lunch on Sat. & Sun. 11am to 4pm

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (916) 408-8326
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups
  • Take away


Sunday4:00pm / 1:00am
Monday4:00pm / 1:00am
Tuesday4:00pm / 1:00am
Wednesday4:00pm / 1:00am
Thursday4:00pm / 1:00am
Friday4:00pm / 1:00am
Saturday4:00pm / 1:00am

Food Court

  • Serving: Various, Quick Eats

The Food Court at Thunder Valley has something for everyone with Peet's Coffee & Tea open 24 hours serving coffee, tea, pastries and more; Fatburger open 24 hours; Panda Express open Sun. - Thurs. 11am to midnight and Fri. & Sat. 10am to 2am; Pizza Hut Express open Sun. - Thurs. 10am to 2am and 24 hours on Fri. & Sat. and Subway open 9am - 2am and 24 hours on Fri. & Sat.

  • Price range: Average
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual

Thunder Valley Station Casino Venues & Hotspots

Main Stage

For entertainment, the Main Stage at Thunder Valley provides weekly shows and concerts. Whether you like disco, rock, country, or hip hop - The Main Stage has an attraction for all. The Summer Concert Series has become one of Northern California’s hottest summer events.


Quickly becoming one of Sacramento’s hottest clubs, Illusions is a hip and modern spot to enjoy the nightlife. Enjoy signature smoked cocktails in a plush booth, or try your luck at Game King poker and keno at the contemporary bar. During the day, Illusions offers a Lunch Bites menu featuring small plates and appetizers, while in the evening you can eye all the action from intimate mezzanine-level booths. Premium bottle service is available, featuring top-shelf liquors and wines. A live DJ on Friday and Saturday's gets the weekend started right, while Karaoke Thursday's will help to get you through the week.

Call for reservations: (916)408-9401 for VIP Booth packages.


Daily: 10am - 2am
Lunch Daily: 11am to 4pm
Weekends: $10 Cover, 9pm to 1am

Bars and Lounges

Plenty of bars await players and guests in numerous spots. For elegance and class, the Red Lantern Bar features dark cherry woods and a granite bar. For more casual and social drinking, the bars at High Steaks and the Thunder Bar provide a relaxed, yet upscale atmosphere. Finally, there’s the high limit slots and video poker area. Enjoy your favorite spirits while playing high stakes video poker and slots.

Meetings & Event Space

Thunder Valley has spacious, flexible meeting facilities totaling 22,829 square feet and are available for various events from conferences and ballroom parties to more intimate settings. For smaller, private functions, there are three boardrooms and a private dining/meeting room. Thunder Valley is also business friendly with modern equipment and space to meet all of your conference needs. Catering is also available with a full menu for weddings and special occasions.

Among the various meeting facilities available to choose from, Pano Hall features 9,740 square-feet of flexible space that is ideal for galas, receptions, conferences and trade shows. This multi-use hall can be used as its entire space or divided into the main hall and three breakout rooms.


The Amphitheater at Thunder Valley is custom built in the East Parking Lot outside the casino. It has a 5,000-seat capacity, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and two large video screens flanking the main stage. There are individually assigned chairs with back support for floor seating and in the rear, there is bleacher seating.

Coconut Pool + Bar

The Coconut Bar features a beautiful pool and food/beverage service. Relax in private seasonal Cabanas and Cabeds , complete with hi-def TVs, dressers and changing area. They are available for daily rental (must be a Thunder Rewards member or a hotel guest).

Pool Hours:
Open Daily 9am - 9pm

Coconut Bar
Beverage Service: 9am to 9pm daily (last call: 8:45pm)
Food Service: 9am to 8pm daily (last call: 7:30pm)

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Thunder Valley Spa

The Spa at Thunder Valley offers a full menu of beauty and relaxation services. Open daily, guests can indulge in pleasure whenever they please. Start with an hour of meditation in the meditation room; then work your way through the steam rooms and sauna. Finish off the experience with Jan Marini skin products and a soothing massage.


Sunday10:00am / 7:00pm
Monday10:00am / 7:00pm
Tuesday10:00am / 7:00pm
Wednesday10:00am / 7:00pm
Thursday10:00am / 7:00pm
Friday10:00am / 7:00pm
Saturday10:00am / 7:00pm

Fitness Center

The state-of-the-art Fitness Center at Thunder Valley features a complete selection of exercise equipment including treadmills with flat-screen TVs, free weights from three pounds to 75 pounds, cable machines and much more. Hotel guests and or Spa guests have full access to the facilities. Contact the Spa for details.

Whitney Oaks Golf Club

Owned and operated by the United Auburn Indian Community, Whitney Oaks Golf Club is located about 30 minutes from Sacramento. The immaculate 18-hole course, features a driving range, well-stocked Pro Shop, facilities large enough to accommodate weddings and banquets (up to 220 people) and a clubhouse with full-service bar & grill where you can enjoy dining specials as well as classic cocktails, wine and beer. Happy Hour is weekdays from 3pm to 6pm.


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Phone: (916) 408-7777

Toll-free: (877) 468-8777


Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @thunder_valley


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