Casinos and card parlors

A sure bet

There’s a full range of gaming opportunities in the Sacramento area and beyond—everything from spacious casinos with scores of slots, roulette, baccarat, blackjack and other table games to intimate card rooms with three or four poker tables.

The larger casinos offer a range of restaurants, including fine and casual dining and buffets, and many feature live entertainment in showrooms and lounges. Some have hotels, spas and gift shops. Smaller card rooms serve food and beverages or have runners to pick up meals from nearby eateries. In between are mid-size casinos and card rooms with food, drink, live music and nearby lodging.

Hours range from 24-seven at larger casinos and some card rooms to varying times at others.

The legal age to gamble in California is 18 years or older. However, most American Indian casinos serve alcohol and have set the minimum age to enter at 21 to comply with the minimum age required by their alcohol license. Some casinos allow people under 21 to enter unrestricted areas in their building, such as restaurants and gift shops. However, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Other casinos enforce the 21-year-old age limit throughout their facility. The age limit for card casinos is 21 years or older. It’s wise to call before bringing an underage person into any gaming facility.