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

Jun 03, 2011, 13:36 ET from Thunder Valley Casino Resort

LINCOLN, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With its eight year anniversary just a week away, Thunder Valley Casino Resort has pulled out all the stops by giving away $11,198,052.00 in the month of May. There will be more opportunities to win all month long as the $1,000,000 Lucky You Giveaway continues through June and summer heats up with the $200,000 Cruisin' Poker Giveaway.

"We've had eight great years at Thunder Valley," said C.J. Graham, General Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. "And we want to thank our valued guests for making it happen by offering even more ways to win. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 9, we're inviting all of our guests to celebrate eight great years with cash drawings at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. where eight lucky guests will share in a total prize pool of $20,000 on top of great giveaways all night long."

Starting June 6, guests can also participate in Hourly Poker Cruise & Cash drawings through the $200,000 Cruisin' Poker Giveaway. Drawing are 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. Guests also have the opportunity to enter in bonus Extra Money Monday Drawings from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Monday to earn cash prizes of $100 to $500. Guests can earn drawing entries by making a qualifying hand while playing live poker. The Grand Finale drawing will be held on August 31 at 9 p.m. for a new custom-built 1932 Roadster valued at $60,000, courtesy of Standley Bros. Nine other winners will share in $10,000 cash.

The $25,000 Lucky You Drawings will be held at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday when 10 winners will each have a chance to walk away with up to $25,000. Guests can earn drawing entries while playing their favorite slots and table games with their Thunder Club card. Swiping a Thunder Club card once a day at the Lucky You kiosk will also earn guests a chance to win great prices including $1,000 in free slot play, free comps, gifts, concert tickets and more! Lucky You kiosks are located near Peet's Coffee in the Food Court and are available Sunday through Thursday.

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

George T.



Ronnie C.



Donald W.



Myrna H.

Elk Grove


Terry M.



Neko K.

Rancho Cordova


John L.



Esperanza C.



Nicholas M.



Kenneth F.



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