Thunder Valley Gives Away Over $10 Million in 31 Days and Opens Redesigned Thunder Cafe

Jan 13, 2010, 18:33 ET from Thunder Valley Casino

LINCOLN, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunder Valley Casino was busy in December giving away $10.1 million dollars, while also reopening its newly renovated Thunder Cafe.

There were 294 jackpots of over $5,000 in the month of December.

Thunder Valley Cafe reopened in mid December with a new design inspired by historical tribal elements that are featured in wall pictures. Prominent grinding rocks used by the Auburn tribe's ancestors as well as other environmental elements native to the Sacramento region are on photographs on the walls.

"December was a fantastic month for Thunder Valley and its guests," said Thunder Valley General Manager Richard St. Jean. "We reopened the redesigned cafe as well as a portion of the parking garage and guests were able to get their first taste of the upcoming expansion opening."

Thunder Valley opened the first two floors of a new parking structure on Dec. 18. Guests can now walk comfortably into the casino through heated walkways even on the coldest of winter nights.

Below is a partial list of the major jackpot winners at Thunder Valley Casino from December:

Brian Fulkerson

Roseville

$50,000.00

Michelle Pleak

Rocklin

$25,000.00

Frank Garzon

West Sacramento

$25,000.00

Joy Lindberg

Roseville

$15,000.00

Allan Gonzalez

Forest Hill

$12,500.00

Scott Tang

Antelope

$15,000.00

Ochirkhuyag Byambajav

Rocklin

$10,000.00

Bimla Badhaw

Sacramento

$10,000.00

Marva Fullum

Antelope

$10,000.00

Monica Terrell

Sacramento

$10,020.00

Nancy Beall

Sacramento

$10,000.00

Robert Hessinger

Sacramento

$7,200.00

Suzanne Langley

West Sacramento

$2,023.00


Thunder Valley Casino is currently a 200,000-square-foot entertainment and dining complex owned by the United Auburn Indian Community. Originally opened in June 2003, it is located 30 miles east of Sacramento and is Northern California's first casino offering all the elements of real Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an attractive, quality facility.  Thunder Valley Casino offers approximately 2,400 slot and video machines, 100 table games, a 500-seat buffet, food court, Thunder Cafe and Austins Steakhouse.  Also on property is the Falls Bar and parking for 3,300 vehicles (4,227 starting December 18 when two floors of the parking structure open up). Construction is under way on additional gaming space, a hotel, parking garage and a spa. The expansion is expected to be completed in summer 2010.

SOURCE Thunder Valley Casino