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

Jul 06, 2011, 12:39 ET from Thunder Valley Casino Resort

LINCOLN, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer has arrived at Thunder Valley Casino Resort where rising temperatures only mean more ways to win. This June Thunder Valley gave away $11,127,400 in jackpots over $1,000 and the jackpots continue all through July with the Star Spangled Sevens offering a new BMW 7 Series, summer beach party Play and Get Gifts, and the continuing $200,000 Cruisin' Poker Giveaway.

"Summer is one of the best times to be a guest at Thunder Valley," said C.J. Graham, General Manager at Thunder Valley. "We're giving our guests even more ways to win all summer long and with our AAA Four Diamond rated luxury hotel, our sunny pool with ten private cabanas, and the incredible line-up for our summer concert series, Thunder Valley is the place to beat the heat this summer."

Now through July 30, guests have another great reason to play at Thunder Valley. Star Spangles Sevens is offering guests the chance to walk away with a new BMW 7 Series or up to $20,000 cash. Guests are eligible for a free entry each day in the Star Spangled Sevens drawing by swiping their Thunder Club card at any Self-Service Kiosk and can earn more entries while playing with their Thunder Club card. Each Friday and Saturday night in July, seven lucky winners will draw to see which one plays the Star Spangled Sevens game. Six winners automatically win $777 in cash. Star Spangled contestants play until they match like colors on three tiles. With three red sevens, a guest drives away in a BMW 7 Series valued at $75,000. Matches in any other color earn guests up to $20,000 cash. For table game players, Star Spangled Sevens is also offering Super Sevens Hot Seats every Tuesday in July where one lucky guest will receive $250 in Promotional Chips every seven minutes from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Guests can also earn cool summer beach party gifts all month long. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on each Play and Get gift day, Thunder Valley guests can earn points on their Thunder Club cards to take home a beach towel Snuggie, beach umbrella, sun visor, barbecue tool set, or even a beach barbecue.

The $200,000 Cruisin' Poker Giveaway also continues through July. Guests can participate in Hourly Poker Cruise & Cash drawings held every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500 and a guaranteed winner of a Card Player Poker Cruise valued at $6,000. Every Monday, guests can earn some extra cash with the Extra Money Monday Drawings from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with cash prizes of $100 to $500. Guests can earn drawing entries by making a qualifying hand while playing live poker. The Grand Finale drawing is on August 31 at 9 p.m. where nine winners will walk away with their share of $10,000 cash and one lucky guest will drive away in a new custom-built 1932 Roadster valued at $60,000, courtesy of Standley Bros.

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

Victor J.



Bouaseng D.

South San Francisco


Shamil M.



Thompson P.



Joel S.



Frank A.



Royal S.



Susan E.

North Highlands


David S.

Citrus Heights


Virgilio M.



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