ACCORDING TO CARD PLAYER MAGAZINE
The California Grand Casino is the oldest continuously operating poker room in the world, with poker games since 1854.
It all started when the Woodford Hotel and Saloon opened its doors to offer alcohol and gambling. The hotel became a stagecoach and Wells Fargo Pony Express Stop, drawing even more people to the action. As the call of the Gold Rush Days began to fade, the hotel was renamed the Pacheco Inn.
In 1979, Lamar “Wil” Wilkinson purchased and improved the property, then changed the name to the California Grand Casino.
WHAT’S HOT NOW!
Our new facility opened in July 2009 and is located at 5988 Pacheco Blvd, directly across the street from the original location. The new location has many upscale amenities such as a large comfortable gaming area with 19 tables, 25 wide screen HD TV’s, additional seating in the lobby, a full bar, free wireless access and a sit down restaurant, The Grand Cafe; serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. And there is ample parking, free Valet Service and the entire casino is SMOKE FREE!
For seven years in a row, the California Grand Casino has been voted Best Casino and Best Local Gaming in the San Francisco East Bay by the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and the Oakland Tribune.
The casino is open 24 hours a day, year-round, providing customers fast-paced card-playing action. The poker games here are considered by many to be the most action packed in the Bay Area. Personnel are friendly and well trained and our poker staff is considered to be the best in Northern California.