California Casinos Are Flush With Luck On Saint Patrick’s Day

Written By JR Duren on March 11, 2022
St. Patrick's Day In California Casinos: Luck Isn't Just For The Irish

If it’s the luck of the Irish you’re looking for, you can find it on the casino floor in California

Several of Northern and Southern California’s largest casinos are offering lucrative–and sometimes quirky–contests with prizes as big as $2,500 and as small as a Swarovski St. Patrick’s-themed necklace. In most cases, contest entrants must be a member of the casino’s loyalty program. 

Here is a list of St. Patty’s Day promotions at seven of the state’s biggest casinos:

Cache Creek Resort

For players who are feeling lucky, Cache Creek has a pot of slots gold waiting for patrons on St. Patrick’s Day. Cache Creek’s Cache Club members who earn 500 points from table and slot games from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 17 will be eligible for entry into slots tournaments.

The tournaments run every 15 minutes and last three minutes each.

Tournament participants will earn freeplay prizes that range from $25 up to $1,000 based on how much they win during their tourney session. Per the rules, each Cache Club member can play in the tournament one time. 

Table Mountain Casino

Dubbed “The 50K Return of Cashes OHoulihan,” Table Mountain’s St. Patrick’s Day hot-seat event runs will provide $50,000 in prizes. To qualify for the giveaway, patrons must actively play slots or table games with their rewards card between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tachi Palace

Tachi is running three St. Patty’s-themed promos, but only one of them will take place on March 17: 

  • Pot of Gold Hot Seats: A March 17 event running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each hour, four Premier club members will be chosen for a share of the contest’s $237,000 pot. The event runs every Thursday in March. 
  • Play to Win: Premier Club members who earn 300 points on March 12 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) will win a Swarovski St. Patrick’s Day necklace. The contest is first-come, first-served; the casino will award $15 in free play after the necklaces are out-of-stock. 
  • Lucky You Lotto: On March 25, rewards club members who swipe their cards before 4 p.m. will get one entry into a lotto contest for every 100 points they earn. The casino will pick nine winners every hour to play a lotto draw that offers up to $10,000 in cash.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa 

Morongos most prominent St. Patrick’s Day promotion is a nod to man’s best friend. Starting March 11, players can enter the contest by uploading a picture of their pet via a link Morongo will provide through their Facebook and Instagram pages.

The owners of the most popular pet photo will be the winner, earning dinner for two at Good Times Cafe and a twonight stay. Morongo will announce the winner on St. Patrick’s Day.

Barona Resort & Casino

Barona is running a hot-seat style St. Patrick’s day promotion for all Diamond and Platinum rewards members. The casino will pick a winner every 15 minutes. The winner gets to choose from cash and free-play prizes ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Players can get one entry for every 250 points they earn from 12:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on March 17. The contest runs every Thursday during the month. 

Viejas Casino and Resort, California

Viejas’s St. Patty’s Day promotions take place on March 17 and 19. On St. Patrick’s Day, bingo players can enter $800 matinee games and $1,199 evening games. On March 19, the casino is hosting its St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza in partnership with San Diego Pride.

The party will be hosted by local and nation drag legends, including Strawberry Corncakes, Adonis Illuzion, Kimora Blanc, and Ongina of RuPaul’s Drag Race.


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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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