Thunder Valley Casino Resort Gives Away Over $11 Million in December

Planned for January: Year of the Dragon Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan 09, 2012, 13:03 ET from Thunder Valley Casino Resort

LINCOLN, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunder Valley Casino Resort gave away $11,186,153 in jackpots over $1,200 during the month of December and the giving continued into 2012 with one Thunder Valley guest winning a lucky $116,221 on Jan. 2.

"We are looking forward to celebrating the year of the Golden Dragon with our annual Lunar New Year Celebration – including our $1,000,000 Year of the Golden Dragon Giveaway, Chinese New Year Show, free Fireworks Show and much much more," said C.J. Graham, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

$1,000,000 Year of the Golden Dragon Giveaway
Seven lucky guests will win $1,000 every Friday and Saturday while one Thunder Club member will play for the chance to drive away in a 2012 Mercedes SLK Roadster, or up to $15,000 in cash.

All entries earned become eligible for our Grand Finale drawings at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Feb. 25 when 12 guests each win $1,000 and three Thunder Club members are guaranteed to each win a new Mercedes SLK Roadster.

Thunder Valley guests can swipe their Thunder Club card for one free daily entry into the weekly drawings. Slot players earn an additional entry for every 250 points on their Thunder Club card and table game players receive one for every 100 points earned.

For more information on our upcoming Lunar New Year Celebration or to make a reservation at our AAA Four Diamond resort, visit us online at

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

Robert A.

Sacramento, CA


Kevin J.

Roseville, CA


Kim J.

Roseville, CA


Michael P.

Sacramento, CA


Clifton R.

Roseville, CA


Christopher L.

Brentwood, CA


Alex M.

Stockton, CA


Joe C.

San Jose, CA


Edwin H.

Roseville, CA


Joseph W.

Lincoln, CA



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 250,000 square feet of gaming space including over 2,800 slot and video machines, 135 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 features 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