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Welcome to California’s #1 Casino & Slot Guide! The Gaming Guide is the only online destination for everything you want to know about casinos and slots in California. Here's a quick overview of what you'll find (and where to find it). 

California Casino Directories

There are currently 58 Indian Casinos in the state of California. Southern California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara is home to 23 casinos, including a growing number of casino resorts. Central California has 6 casinos from Porterville north to Fresno and the Sierra National Forest. And there are currently twenty-nine (29) Indian casinos in Northern California from Tuolomne in Calaveras County, north to the border of Oregon.  Traveling to some of these casinos will present the wandering casino player with some of the most beautiful scenery in the state.

The Gaming Guide Casino Directories include listings and maps to all 58 Indian Casinos in California. You’ll also find additional information about our featured casinos, including their amentiies, promotions, events, and tournament schedules. 

Featured Southern California Casinos

Promotional and Event Calendars for California Casinos

There’s always something exciting happening at Southern California Casinos. In addition to Players Club promotions, many casinos offer Poker promotions and special Bingo events. The promotional and event calendars for Featured Southern California Casinos make planning your casino visit easy. You'll always know what's happening at your favorite casino so you can make the most of your visit!

The calendars below will show you what's going on today — but you can also plan a future visit and view events by the week or month. Just select one of the icons above the calendar to change the view. 

Current and Past Issues of the Southern California Gaming Guide

The Southern California Gaming Guide™ launched in 2002 as The San Diego Gaming Guide. We're now entering our 16th year of publication. Not only can you read the current issue online each month, you also can read virtually every past issue issue  going back to March 2002. 

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The Ultimate Guide to California Poker Plays

Whether your game is Texas Hold’em, Omaha, or Crazy Pineapple, there's a live poker game in California that's perfect for you. Many of the Indian Casinos include poker rooms with regular tournaments and special promotions. You can also play live poker at any of the card room casinos in California. The directories below provide maps and information to all of the available poker plays in Southern California, Central California, and Norther California. 


Casino Entertainment Calendars and Tickets

Southern California Casinos offer spectacular headlining entertainment at state-of-the-art venues. Check out the events currently on sale at Featured Southern California Casinos — and buy your tickets now! Most events sell out quickly! 

All Events

3 Doors Down Acoustic performs at Chumash Casino Resort on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 8 p.m.

  • 19 January 2018
  • Chumash Casino Resort
  • 3400 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Art Laboe Presents Latin Jam II at Concerts Under the Palms at Spa Resort Casino on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

  • 20 January 2018
  • Spa Resort Casino
  • 401 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA 92262

Burt Bacharach at the Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.

  • 20 January 2018
  • The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
  • 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage CA 92270

Blue Oyster Cult "Live & Up Close" at Sycuan Casino on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8 p.m.

  • 25 January 2018
  • Sycuan Casino Live & Up Close
  • 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon CA 92109

Motley 2 — Tribute to Mötley Crüe "Live & Up Close" at Sycuan Casino on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8 p.m.

  • 26 January 2018
  • Sycuan Casino Live & Up Close
  • 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon CA 92109

Alan Parsons Live Project performs at Chumash Casino Resort on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 8 p.m.

  • 26 January 2018
  • Chumash Casino Resort
  • 3400 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

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Casino Bus Schedules

The Gaming Guide™ collects and publishes bus and transportation schedules for the leading Southern California Casinos each month. The links below will give you printable versions of the bus schedules for all of the Featured Southern California Casinos

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Get to know some of the newest, coolest, and hottest slots in your favorite California Casino!

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As the leading publication and website for the California gaming industry we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a high level of excellence in both our publication and with the advertisers we feature. There are several businesses that are not available to purchase advertisements with our company. These industries include:

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