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

Planned for October: $300K Magic Mini Madness; $1,000,000 Free Football Challenge; Poker's $94,500 Big Game Getaway

Oct 06, 2011, 12:00 ET from Thunder Valley Casino Resort

LINCOLN, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunder Valley Casino Resort gave away $11,434,774 in jackpots over $1,200 during the month of September – up more than one million dollars from August giveaways. One lucky guest even topped the winner's chart by walking away with $172,363 from a Thunder Valley table game. October looks to be just as promising as Thunder Valley debuts its $300K Magic Mini Madness along with several fall football promotions.

"Thunder Valley Casino is thrilled to offer our guests the chance to win some phenomenal prizes this fall," said C.J. Graham, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort, "We are looking forward to the $300K Magic Mini Madness promotion where our loyal guests can be entered to win a Mini Cooper every Friday and Saturday night."

$300, 000 Magic Mini Madness

Thunder Valley Casino will be giving away a Mini Cooper every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. throughout the month of October. Guests can swipe their Thunder Club cards for one free daily entry into the weekly drawings.

$1,000,000 Free Football Challenge

Now through Jan. 1, pick winning teams for a chance to win up to $10,000 and pick the best seven-man roster to win up to $500 each week in our Million Dollar Madness Free Football Challenge. Plus, pick at least 190 winners this season for a chance to win one million dollars.

Swipe your Thunder Club card in any one of Thunder Valley's Fantasy Football Challenge Kiosks located next to the Food Court on the north side of the casino. Touch the Fantasy Football Challenge button to pick your players for each week's games. Your stats and ranking will be e-mailed to you each week.  

Poker's $94,500 Big Game Getaway

Monday nights through December 26, guests can play Poker's $94,500 Big Game Giveaway for entries to be one of 10 lucky weekly cash winners and a chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to this year's big game. Thunder Club members may earn drawing tickets throughout the week by making a qualifying hand. On Dec. 19, the grand prize winner of the Big Game Getaway will be selected.

Valued at $12,000, the all-inclusive Big Game Getaway grand prize for two includes tickets to the 2012 NFL championship game in Indianapolis, airfare, hotel stay and $2,000 in spending cash. In addition to the selection of the grand prize winner, 14 players will receive cash prizes from $200 to $500.

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

William W.

Marysville, CA

$172, 363.00

Tamara C.

Sacramento, CA


Agnes T.

San Jose, CA


Cionnie G.

Loomis, CA


Yeong P.

Oakland, CA

$12, 500.00

Jungok B.

Suisan City, CA

$11, 912.00

Raymond W.

Carmichael, CA

$11, 582.00

Kenneth H.

Antelope, CA


Sue H.

Palo Alto, CA


Milleth S.

Marysville, 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 200,000 square feet of gaming space including 2,800 slot and video machines, 125 table games and a live poker room with space for 210 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 Café 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-karat gold leaf facial. The expansion was completed in July 2010.

SOURCE Thunder Valley Casino Resort