California Grand Casino is the world’s oldest continuously operating poker room, with poker games from 1854.

It all began when the Woodford Hotel and Saloon opened their doors to sell drinks and gambling. The hotel was converted into a stagecoach and Wells Fargo Pony Express Station, attracting many more tourists. The hotel was called the Pacheco Inn as the call of the Gold Rush Days began to fade.

In 1979 Lamar “Wil” Wilkinson bought and developed the property, then changed the name to Grand Casino in California.

The new facility opened in July 2009 and is located directly across the street from the original site at 5988 Pacheco Blvd. The new location features many luxurious amenities such as a big, spacious gaming area with 19 tables, 25 wide screen HD TVs, additional lobby seating, a full bar, free wireless access and a sit-down restaurant, The Grand Cafe; serving breakfast , lunch and dinner; And there’s plenty of parking, free Valet Service and the whole casino is FREE SMOKE!

The Bay Area News Party, which includes the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and the Oakland Tribune, has voted the California Grand Casino Best Casino and Best Local Gaming in the San Francisco East Bay.

The casino is open 24 hours a day, year-round, providing fast-paced card-playing action for customers. Many find the poker games here to be the most action packed in the Bay Area. Personnel are polite and well educated and our poker workers in Northern California are considered to be the best.

In cash and in jackpots. The famous Double Jackpots Progressive Bad Beat starts at $140,000 and grows daily.

If you prefer table games, they have the following feature:

  • Hot Action Blackjack and Three Card poker (both offer bonus bets allowing players to win up to 200 times their wagers); Commission-free EZ Baccarat with the optional Dragon (40 to 1) and Panda (25 to 1) Bonus bets; and Pai Gow poker.
  • Their well lit accommodation and parking lots
  • Provide the guests a clean , comfortable atmosphere. Police officers are in service round the clock.
  • Fall whenever. It is “Where Friends Come to Play,” and every day, the action is hot!

They really are “The BEST BET in Bay Area!”

This amazing attraction is located near the following must-see sights in Concord, California:

  • Diablo Foothills Regional Park
  • Shell Ridge Open Space 
  • Todos Santos Plaza
  • California Grand Casino 
  • Shadelands Ranch Museum
  • Shiva Murugan Temple
  • Newhall Community Park

All of these landmarks are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Walnut Creek, Spaulding Concrete on Locust Street!