Casinos Near Fresno, CA – Map & List

By Steve Beauregard

Of the 41 casinos in Northern California, the Fresno area is home to four of them.

These four casinos are all within 40 minutes of downtown. And to be clear, we’re talking about casinos with slot machines. Three of these casino have table games as well.

In addition to Fresno’s four-area casinos, there are two card rooms.

The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is one of 4 casinos in the Fresno area
The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is one of 4 casinos in the Fresno area

Here’s a look at the four casinos near Fresno, in order of proximity from downtown. Information on the two cardrooms is further below.

Table Mountain Casino (Black star on map)

Located 25 miles to the northeast, the drive from downtown Fresno is typically just over a half-hour, with that time extending to closer to an hour during either rush hour or construction delays.

This is a casino only (no hotel), with just over 2,000 slot machines.

The casino’s lineup of 40 table games includes Casino War, Fortune Pai-Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold’em a new commission-free baccarat game called Dai Bacc, among other games.

In addition to the table games, Table Mountain spreads limit and no-limit games in their 10 table poker room, along with weekly tournaments and some splash-the-pot type of promotions.

The bingo hall seats 700 players.

Table Mountain’s three dining options are the Mountain Feast Buffet, the Eagles Landing restaurant, and a 24 hour café. A concert venue hosts some pretty big name acts, (such as Peter Frampton), and there’s also the Eagle Springs 18 hole golf course available nearby.

Eighteen year-olds on up can gamble here, however keep in mind that alcohol is not available anywhere at this casino.

Table Mountain Casino offers daily bus service from numerous points around the area
Table Mountain Casino offers daily bus service from numerous points around the area

Address, Phone & Website

8184 Table Mountain Road
Friant, CA. 93626

Phone: (559) 822-7777

Website: TMCasino.com

Lastly, Table Mountain offers bus service from various points around Fresno and Clovis. Typically you pay $5 to ride, but get $10 in free play at the casino.

Schedule times and information can be found here: Table Mountain Casino bus information

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino (Green star)

Perhaps the most “Las Vegasy” of the Fresno-area casinos, Chukchansi is located 35 miles north of downtown Fresno, and fairly close to Yosemite National Park. The drive up on Highway 41 to the resort typically takes between 40 minutes to close to an hour during Friday afternoons.

With a mountain lodge look and feel, Chukchansi is an impressive-looking 400-plus room resort, complete with numerous restaurants, a spa, entertainment options and an indoor/outdoor pool.

The 56,000 square foot casino floor boasts 1,800 slot machines, and over 100 video poker machines.

(Each star represents either one of the four casinos or two poker rooms)

No bingo or poker room here (nor craps), however there are 36 table games, including Mini-baccarat, Pai-gow, etc. In addition to blackjack, there’s “Richer Roulette,” which is basically traditional roulette with cards.

There’s a pavilion for big-name concerts outside, while inside, the Firehouse lounge has live music and comedians.
Chukchansi’s lineup of restaurants include a steakhouse, buffet, noodle bar, Italian restaurant, diner, and standard casino café. In addition to these six full service restaurants, there is both a bakery and a coffee shop.

Address, Phone & Website

711 Lucky Lane
Coarsegold, CA 93614

Phone: (866) 794-6946

Website: Chukchansigold.com

You have to be 21 or older to play at Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

And as with Table Mountain, bus service is offered.

Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino (Red star)

Tachi Palace is situated 39 miles south off of Highway 41 in Lemoore, or about a 45 minute drive.

There are two casinos inside here, Casino of the Moon, and Casino of the Sun, and they combine to have 140,000 square feet, 2,000 slot machines and 25 table games.

Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is about 40 miles south of Fresno
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is about 40 miles south of Fresno

These include blackjack, Spanish 21 and the like, with limits starting at $5. Craps and roulette are not offered here.

On the third floor, you’ll find a 7 table poker room that has high-hand and aces cracked promotions. There’s also a spacious bingo hall with games running every day of the week.

The 255 room hotel has a pretty and heated pool area, along with a spa and fitness center. There is also 6,000 square feet of meeting space available.

As for restaurants, you’ll find the Pork Chop Hill Buffet, and Coyote Grill for sit down full service meals, and a coffee stand, hot dog stand and a Pizza Hut Express for more fast food type of meals.

The Koy’Wae’ Lounge has live music on weekends, while bigger name acts perform in Tachi’s outdoor concert area.

Address, Phone & Website

17225 Jersey Ave
Lemoore, CA 93245

(800) 942-6886

Website: TachiPalace.com

Please note that ou have to be 21 years or older to play in the casino, but just 18 to play bingo.

Mono Wind Casino (Brown star)

This is a tiny slots-only joint 39 miles northeast of Fresno. This equates to about a 45 minute drive. There’s not a whole lot at Mono Wind, other than 300-something slot machines and a restaurant.

Address & Phone

37302 Rancheria Lane
Auberry, CA. 93602

Phone: (559) 825-4480

Card Rooms/Poker Rooms in Fresno, CA

Those of you who prefer poker or table games to the slots are fortunate to have two cardrooms in town.

Club One Casino (Orange star)

Right in the heart of downtown Fresno, Club One is across the street from Courthouse Park.

It has a large poker room, table games, and even simulcast horse race wagering.

Club One Casino boasts of having 51 tables, but I don’t think all of these are poker tables. They do spread several Texas Hold’em games, starting at $1/1 no-limit and $2/4 limit along with both Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo.

Their selection of table games includes blackjack, a BJ variant called No Bust Blackjack, Spanish 21, 3 Card Poker, and Fortune Pai Gow with a progressive (among other games).

In addition to daily poker tournaments, Club One Casino hosts WPT Deepstacks Tournaments.

There is a coffee bar and restaurant on site. The cardroom is open 24 hours a day and there’s free parking in the garage here as well.

Address & Phone

1033 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA. 93721

(559) 497-3000

500 Club Casino (Purple star)

Seven miles northeast of downtown Fresno in Clovis, the 500 Club is just east of the Fresno State campus.

The restaurant/bar/cardroom has around 12 poker tables, on which they spread low limit hold’em ($4/8 limit last time I checked), low limit Omaha, and $1/3 no-limit hold’em seven days a week. Higher limits are spread on fewer nights.

Table games include Blackjack, Spanish 21, Fortune Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, 3 Card Poker, and EZ Baccarat.

Address & Phone

771 W. Shaw Avenue
Clovis, CA. 93612

(559) 299-9951

Casinos Near Madera, CA.

At just 25 miles due east, Table Mountain is the closest casino to Madera. Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is 31 miles from Madera.

As for poker, Club One Casino is the closest card room to Madera. It’s just over 23 miles from downtown Madera.

Other

Since there are two good poker rooms in Fresno, we’re not focusing on more distant ones too much here, however there is another card room 35 miles south east in Visalia.

Called the Deuce Lounge & Casino, it’s a hole in the wall place with four tables, and a restaurant and bar.

(Photos courtesy of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino and the Tachi Palace Casino)