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Sacramento is the capital city of California, and is the center of the third-largest poker area in the state. The only areas with more poker rooms are the Los Angeles area and the Bay Area (San Francisco and environs).

There are three card rooms within the city limits proper, one within blocks of the State Capitol building. There are another dozen within 50 miles of the city, including three Indian casinos offering full complements of slot machines, table games, and poker.

Recommended for out of town visitors:

  • Capitol Casino (very nice card room)
  • The Lucky Derby (nice building)
  • Phoenix Casino (free food!)
  • Cache Creek Casino (Vegas vibe in a cornfield)
  • Jackson Rancheria (remote but very nice)

In Sacramento

Close Suburbs (within 20 miles)

Cameron Park
Citrus Heights
Folsom
  • Lake Bowl Card Room - combination bowling alley, dance club, bar, and card room. Electronic tables are GONE.
Rancho Cordova

Indian Casinos Within 50 Miles

  • Brooks (west) - Cache Creek Casino - Limit and No-Limit
  • Coarsegold (southeast) - Chukchansi Gold - Limit and No-Limit
  • Colusa (north) - Colusa Casino Resort - Limit Hold 'Em
  • Jackson (south) - Jackson Rancheria - Limit, No-Limit, and Omaha/8
  • Lincoln (northwest) - Thunder Valley Casino - 21 table room with 1-3NL, 2-5NL regularly and 5-5 NL, 5-10 NL on weekends
  • Placerville (east) - Red Hawk Casino
  • Tuolumne (southeast) - Black Oak Casino - all-electronic poker room (Poker Pro)

Outlying Cities (20-50 miles away)

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