Thunder Valley Casino Resort Gives Away Nearly $11 Million in February

Mar 11, 2011, 19:09 ET from Thunder Valley Casino Resort

LINCOLN, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the lead up to a month-long Mardi Gras celebration, Thunder Valley Casino Resort jazzed up the month of February by giving away $10,841,010 and will be celebrating Fat Tuesday with even more ways to win all through March. Join the party at Thunder Valley Casino Resort with Fat Tuesday Jazzy Slots, Party Gras Payday and Hot Seats every weekend, plus an open slot tournament and a Mardi Party every Saturday in Falls Bar.

"We always have something to celebrate at Thunder Valley," said C.J. Graham, General Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. "And our favorite way to celebrate is to give our guests more chances to win. February was a great month to be a guest at Thunder Valley, but March is shaping up to be even better. We have two different hot seats opportunities for our guests, Party Gras Paydays every Friday and Saturday, and Mardi Parties in Falls Bar every Saturday all month long."

With 10 winners every night, drawings for $425,000 Party Gras Payday are held every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. Ten lucky winners will play for the chance to win $30,000. On top of the amazing drawings, guests can win big with Table Game and Jazzy Slots Hot Seats. Every fifteen minutes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. one lucky Table Game player will win $750 in free play during Party Gras Payday's Table Game Hot Seats. But Table Games aren't the only place guests can go for an extra chance to win. Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 10 pm. one slots player will be selected every fifteen minutes to win $750 in free play. Guests are eligible to win while playing with their Thunder Club Card.

Guests can also join in the $20,000 Dixieland Open Slot Tournament on March 26 and March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To be eligible to play in the Open Slot Tournament, guests simply need to earn 250 points each day on their Thunder Club card. $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to 40 winners each day.

A partial list of winners from last month is detailed below.

Van L.

San Jose


Felimon M.



Chin E.



Hung T.



Melissa Y.



Steven M.

Rancho Cordova


Lee M.



Elizabeth C.

Grass Valley


Joan M.

Citrus Heights


Alex W.



Thunder Valley Casino Resort was opened by the United Auburn Indian Community in June 2003. The newly remodeled and expanded entertainment, dining and hotel resort is Northern California's first casino offering all the elements of real Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an outstanding facility.

Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 200,000 square feet of gaming space including over 3,000 slot and video machines, 125 table games and a live poker room with space for 160 players. There are 14 restaurants and bars highlighted by the new High Steaks Steakhouse; Koi Palace; a 500-seat Feast Around The World Buffet and Thunder Cafe as well as Mingle Bar, Falls Bar, Thunder Bar and High Steaks Bar. Also on property is a new 3,700-space parking structure that leads directly into the casino and hotel.

The recent expansion of Thunder Valley Casino Resort includes a new luxury, 17-story hotel with 297 rooms including 40 suites. Inside the hotel is a 10,000 square-foot banquet and entertainment hall, meeting rooms, bars and a gift shop.  The hotel has an expansive pool that includes private cabanas and Coconut, a poolside bar.  The Spa at Thunder Valley will feature a wide variety of treatments including the exclusive 24-carat gold leaf facial.  The expansion was completed in July 2010.

SOURCE Thunder Valley Casino Resort