Cache Creek Casino Resort is one of California’s many Indian casinos that have prospered since the state opened up to Indian gaming a couple of decades ago. California has allowed live poker for many years, but still haven’t legalized casino games, which leaves operating casinos in the hands of its Indian tribes, which have prospered considerably under this arrangement.
Many tribes have been raised up from poverty conditions to positions of considerable wealth, using their sovereignty to get around the California laws that prohibit casino gambling that apply to non Native operations.
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, on their reservation in Brooks, California, in the rural Capay Valley an hour’s drive northeast of Sacramento, have been offering gaming for over 30 years now, starting out with a small bingo hall back in 1985. There aren’t many people that live in this region so they started out catering to the very modest number of locals here, but as the years went on and their success grew, the operation underwent several significant expansions.
The bingo hall itself was expanded in 1996, 1998, and 1999 and became a pretty large one, with 1,200 seats. At this point in time there were quite a few Indian casinos in California and the Yocha Dene Wintun Indians sought to build one of their own as well, as this is where the big money lays.
So in 2004, Cache Creek Casino Resort was built on the property alongside their bingo hall, set up as not just a place to come and gamble but a destination resort that was designed to attract casino players from all over the region, those who are not only looking to gamble but to also experience the beautiful landscape and vistas they offer.
The tribe went all in with this resort, with an initial investment of $200 million, and expanded the facility even further in the years to follow, and while they no longer offer bingo, they now boast a 200 room hotel and 75,000 square feet of gaming space, 9 restaurants, a 600 seat club, an expanded poker room, and a 20,000 square foot Event Center.
They aren’t finished either, as they now have plans to add a further 377 hotel rooms, a pool, and even more meeting space. While they do get some drive up traffic, a lot of their guests desire a more extended stay and their hotel rooms are in very high demand, so they are out to accommodate even more people who wish to enjoy their beautiful country as well as everything else they have to offer here.
The Accommodations At the Cache Creek Casino Resort
Cache Creek’s hotel may be on the smaller side as far as hotel casinos go, but this is a first class, 4 star rated, AAA 4 diamond resort. The standard rooms here are very spacious with 505 square feet of living space, and also come with luxury beds and bedding, a 47 inch flat screen TV, cordless two line phone, Keurig coffee maker, mini refrigerator, iron and ironing board, in room safe, separate shower and soaking tub, hair dryer, and more.
There are 27 suites here for those who desire a little more room, featuring a separate living room with deep cushioned chairs and sofas, granite top wet bar, an upgraded bathroom with 2 sinks and glassed in shower, a third television in the bathroom, and more.
Your stay here will be very comfortable, especially with the assistance of their dedicated staff who know the value of pleasing their guests.
Pleasing you includes providing a number of great dining options, and there are 9 restaurants on site to serve you. C2 Steak and Seafood will please even the most demanding diners, specializing in prime beef and fresh seafood selections, in addition to over 400 different California wines.
Chang Shou delivers 5 different Asian cuisines: Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechwan, Vietnamese, and Korean. You can enjoy a meal and catch your favorite sporting events at the Sports Page Pub and Grill.
The Harvest Buffet offers all you can eat across a wide variety of cuisines, including American, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. The Canyon Café serves up hearty favorites and snacks 24 hours a day. The Deli boasts half pound hamburgers, over-stuffed sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, and salads.
The Asian Kitchen allows you to grab a quick Asian styled meal. Loco Express dishes up quick serve Mexican dishes. Sweets Etc. will take care of all of your cravings for homemade pastries, homemade ice cream, and gourmet coffee.
Cache Creek offers a regular lineup of live entertainment acts in their showroom, with many big names from the past. Their Yoche Dehe Golf Course is among the top 100 resort golf courses in the country and named the best casino golf course in California by Golfweek.
There’s also a spa on site offering a full range of treatments, as well as a 24 hour a day fitness center, a gift shop and a mini mart.
The Casino at Cache Creek
The casino is the main reason why people come here, these resorts didn’t exist prior to Indian gaming, and while you could say that the accommodations and the resort facilities make this place worth going to just for that, it’s the casino games that people really enjoy.
Cache Creek provides a number of promotions to their players in the casino, in addition to their player’s club, called the Cache Club. New members instantly get a $25 casino credit, and then get rewarded further the more they play, and also receive comps and discounts on all of the things this resort has to offer.
There are over 2,000 slot machines within their 75,000 square foot gaming area, so the gaming area may not be as large as you see at the biggest California Indian casinos, but the slot count is right up there with them.
There is a very good selection of slots, video poker, and keno machines that will keep you entertained around the clock. There is also a separate non smoking slots room with 160 slots.
Cache Creek Casino and Resort also has a very good selection of table games, featuring 122 gaming tables. Players may select from Blackjack, Lucky Lucky Blackjack, Mini Baccarat, Dragon Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Casino War, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Let it Ride, and Ultimate Texas Holdem.
Players who are looking to play conventional poker will also find a poker room here which offers plenty of action, including both cash games and tournaments, and an array of poker promotions.
The high limit area features single and double deck Blackjack, Baccarat, and Cache Creek Roulette, with limits up to $10,000 a hand available.
The friendly casino hosts here will make sure your gaming experience with them is the best it can be, and there are also several Asian hosts on hand to take good care of the casino’s many Asian players. Most of the hosts here are Asian actually which tells you how big a hit this casino is among Asians.
Cache Creek has been a big hit among casino players in Northern California, and is poised to grow once again soon, bringing their guests access to both a world class resort and some fabulous gaming as well.