To stay in competition with other gaming providers, casinos across the United States have to continue to make changes, upgrading their offerings to appeal to consumers. One such venue ready to make a change is the Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Located in California, the casino is already working on improvements and once completed, will have spent a total of $56 million on renovations and additions.
Thunder Valley has been working on a new poker room and bingo hall as well as the creation of a high limit slot gaming area. The casino will be ready to unveil their new changes on April 1st. The new poker room will provide a smoke-free environment and offers 25,000 square feet of space. The room will be home to 27 poker tables but as many as 45 can be added when tournaments are scheduled.
The new bingo will be a little smaller, at 13,000 square feet in size, providing ample room for bingo gaming. The casino listened to player feedback and after some discussion, decided the bingo room was needed. As far as the new slot space is concerned, this area will be for high limit gamers. The casino will be adding 80 high limit slots to the area, which will bring the total to more than 200 games on offer.
The casino also plans on upgrading their hotel. In the past, there were three floors that had not been finished due to economic issues. Now that the gaming venue is doing well, the casino will be finishing the three floors of their 17-story hotel. This will provide an additional 111 guest rooms for overnight guests.
According to a spokesperson for the casino, Doug Elmets, the ‘economy is hot’ and when business is good, changes can be made. The upgrades are much needed as the Wilton Rancheria tribe is planning on creating a tribal casino and hotel nearby, spending as much as $400 million to do so, creating direct competition for Thunder Valley.