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Opened in 1975 by the Boyd Family (owners of Sam's Town, Fremont, Stardust, Barbary Coast, Jokers Wild Casino, Main Street Station. The Orleans and other properties in Vegas) the California Casino has a distinctly Hawaiian flavor.

California Cool Stuff:

Read our detailed review of the rooms at the California.

A bridge connects the Cal to Main Street Station right across the street.

The Cal features shuttle service to Sam's Town.

The Real Deal on California:

Nice downtown gaming vibes. The Cal (like most downtown joints) caters to the Hawaiian/Asian clientele. Be sure to check out the Golden Arm Hall of Fame on the bridge over to Main Street Station. Its a display of plaques given to craps players who rolled the dice for an hour or more. Very cool.

The Casino at California

1100 slot machines from nickel to $5 as well as Megabucks and progressives. $2 blackjack, craps and roulette tables, PaiGow, Carribean Stud , Keno and Sports Book.

The Rooms at California

The Cal has 781 rooms, and was last renovated in 2008. Offerings include standard rooms, mini-suites and full suites. The rooms are cozy (small) clean (yet somewhat little smelly) and vintage (but with brand new decor) but you really can't beat the good vibes by the staff and the price (cheap). Gotta say, the new rooms there are pretty spiffy.

The Restaurants at California

Lots of Island cuisine and tropical drinks. Market Street Cafe offers standard coffee shop styled fare 24-7, The RedWood Bar & Grill is The Cal's steakhouse option, Pasta Pirate - Italian Cuisine, and the Cal Club offers quick bites for on-the-go types. Be sure to check out Dave's Aloha Bar for some tasty island treats on the mezannine near the sportsbook.

Reader Ratings & Reviews:

My Rating: 4 DyceKid posted on 6th April 2011 :

Crap's is okay, I like the counter but it serves no purpose. I won a little bit over a $100 last time I went here.

My Rating: 5 AcesUp13 posted on 30th September 2009 :

Downtown isn't a spot I frequent much, but when I do go, the California is a required stop. Good hawaiian food, polite dealers, and a legendary craps spot. Can't go wrong here - the rooms aren't that bad either.

My Rating: 5 theebuckster posted on 21st September 2009 :

My favorite downtown casino, friendly dealers, low limits, mellow customers, good restaurants, always fun

My Rating: 4 akjim1 posted on 19th July 2009 :

Clean, easy access to parking, quiet. it has a large Hawaiin guest following, Price is right, often run room specials.

My Rating: 5 mitchyT posted on 11th February 2009 :

Funky odors, decent food and a lot of fun.

My Rating: 3 Biggems posted on 24th January 2009 :

Where we ALWAYS end up after watching March Madness, all of us are in some stage of inebriation. We play cards and throw dice for hours. The record is from 11:00pm to 6:00am...and Rick got us thrown out for spilling too many Jagers. Facker.

My Rating: 2 RoachClipCharly posted on 20th January 2009 :

This has a Compton, CA theme to it.

My Rating: 5 hawaiianmark posted on 30th November 1999 :

5 since they give us Hawaiians freebies, along with the rest of the down trodden.

My Rating: 4 krazyk posted on 30th November 1999 :

I love the music they play in the casino. Disco and old skool!!!

My Rating: 5 themonkey posted on 30th November 1999 :

The Cal is where you go when you want to feel like you're in Hawaii