Lady Luck on the loose in Lake County

December 23, 2015

We just have one question for you: Do you feel lucky? Because a hundred miles north of San Francisco, a lucky surprise just might be in the cards.
Several top-flight Lake County casinos—with world-class entertainment, magnificent restaurants and, of course, sizzling action at the slot machines and tables—are ramping up this season, offering huge jackpots to those visiting wine country for the winter.
If you’re a fan of wine, good food and tons of fun, the best Lake County casinos are ready to show you a good time amid the magnificent wine-country landscape and award-winning hospitality.
Here are a few recommended plays and stays where you’ll find lots of friendly people, outstanding vintage and handcrafted wine, and a serene beauty that doubles down for a winning hand.

Twin Pine Casino & Hotel

Just north of Napa, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel in Middletown captures the true spirit of a wine-country casino. Designed specifically for the northern California wine enthusiast in everyone, Twin Pine features architecture inspired by wineries, decor that pays homage to vintage wineries of the early 20th century, and even an onsite tasting room stocked with the finest California wine-country varietals.

Many of the hotel rooms come with a view of a vineyard across the street or other spectacular mountain and forest scenery in the area. First-class accommodations and close proximity to top wineries make Twin Pine the wine lover’s casino, with blackjack, poker, slot machines and live entertainment on the regular.

Konocti Vista Casino Resort

The only casino located right on the shores of the oldest Lake in North America, Clear Lake, Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeport has a gorgeous boat marina, with free access for all hotel and RV park guests. A sure bet for any boating and fishing enthusiasts, Konocti Vista hosts bass-fishing tournaments regularly during fishing season and offers 24-hour security on all boats docked in the marina.
The hotel rooms overlook that beautiful private marina, as does Konocti Vista’s lovely and well-maintained outdoor pool. The casino offers plenty of poker, a range of slot machines and blackjack tables, yet comfortably accommodates overnight guests in a separate building to maintain the beautiful calm of the idyllic lakefront views.

Running Creek Casino

The casino of choice for foodies, Running Creek Casino in Upper Lake operates three separate restaurants catering to every taste. Whether you crave a fine-dining experience, pizza and wings, or all-you-can-eat Asian and Italian buffets, Running Creek’s restaurants serve it all with style.
Slots and table games are always on the menu at Running Creek Casino, while dancing and karaoke nights keep the nightlife thriving. And although Running Creek Casino does not have a hotel, it teams up with The Lodge at Blue Lakes to offer complimentary food and bonus gaming cash for all Lodge at Blue Lakes guests.

Steak from Wild Creek Restaurant

It’s time you doubled down on the great outdoors and astute nightlife at these Lake County casinos. With extraordinary natural scenery that would be the envy of any Las Vegas casino, wine country’s casinos and resorts deal a winning hand in northern California.
So pull the handle, cross your fingers and let luck be a lady in Lake County.