California Hotel and Casino, also known as The Cal, has been a staple of the Las Vegas gaming scene. The hotel has been owned and operated by Boyd Gaming ever since the casino was built by Sam Boyd back in 1975 for a mere $10 million. While the casino has become a venue synonymous with the Vegas scene, it didn’t always enjoy marked success. Initially, business was slow and Boyd Gaming’s attention turned to the Pacific market. By offering unique vacation packages and focusing on cultural fare from Polynesia, Boyd gaming soon turned business around. So much so that 90% of Hawaiian tourism to Vegas stays at a Boyd property. In fact, Boyd is credited with the now substantial Hawaiian population in Las Vegas, which is often referred to as “the Ninth Island”.
There are a few special occasion of note that have taken place at The Cal. One such event earned the hotel a nickname of the Golden Arm, when Stanley Fujitake rolled the craps dice for three hours and six minutes without losing.
The property has undergone several multi-million dollar renovations over the years. To date, there have been three, expanding gaming space, accommodations, and food and entertainment options for guests.
The California Hotel and Casino Las Vegas can be found at 12 East Ogden Avenue, less than 5 miles north of the Las Vegas Airport and the iconic Las Vegas Strip. The venue can be easily accessed from I-15, NV-579 and NV-602 and offers both free valet and self-parking.
The California Casino has been delivering the best in Las Vegas gaming options to players for more than 40 years. Slots, table games, keno, and sportbook betting only begin to scratch the surface of what’s available. Add to this a phenomenal loyalty program that can be used at any of the Boyd Gaming properties and you have a winning combination of fun and rewards. The B Connected player’s club delivers perks and incentive to members when they play on just about any feature you can find on the casino floor. Make the most of the program and retrieve even more rewards with each visit to the games and tables.
Getting started with slots is easy, there are more than 1,000 classic and modern slot machines featuring the latest in mechanics and graphics. You can get a feel for the most futuristic casino games or take it easy with a classic and casual slots experience. The choice is up to you. Whatever way you choose to play, the options are all waiting for you 24/7 on the casino floor. Video Poker is just as big a fixture when it comes to gaming machines. You can play a game of five-card draw with a straight forward style or get an edge with wilds and progressive jackpots. There are even video poker machines that let you play 25 hands at once or more.
There are a staggering 28 casino tables for players to make use of on the casino floor. These tables are legendary in local lore and the craps tables have a long history with fortune. However, you aren’t limited to throwing dice at the California Casino. You can find the most popular and rewarding casino games in one place, the selection of which includes Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow, and many more.
When it comes to card games, California Casino doesn’t offer a dedicated casino poker room. This may be a deal-breaker for some. However there is plenty to keep any player busy with red hot action.
Aloha Keno at The Cal is a major draw for players who love number and prefer a more carefree and casual experience. Soak up the atmosphere and earn some cash prizes while you play. Every correct prediction increase your payout.
The Cal sportbook provides punters with an ideal selection and setting when it comes to sports and events-based betting. You not only get access to the sportbook lounge at The Cal, but your B Connected rewards account will earn essential perks at any of the seven Boyd Gaming establishments throughout Las Vegas. Wager on hundreds of events and matches taking place every day around the country and beyond.
Entertainment and Attractions
The entertainment and attractions to be found at The Cal have been built over decades and draw in guests from all around the world.
The Fremont Street Experience is by far the biggest attraction among the Boyd Gaming entertainment offerings. The largest display in the world awaits, towering over Fremont Street and dazzling onlookers with magnificent displays daily.
Beyond the bright lights and spectacle, there are engrossing musical acts and other performances that you can find at any of the Boyd venues happening each and every day.
When it comes to quality restaurants, the Redwood Steakhouse, California Noodle House, Market Street Café, Aloha Specialties, and Lappert’s Ice Cream deliver an unforgettable experience with every meal.
When you want something geared more towards the 21 and over crowd, Holo Holo – the Happy Bar and Cal Sports Lounge deliver fun filled camaraderie and a social atmosphere as along as the bar is open.
The California Hotel at Las Vegas has a moderate selection of accommodations, with more than 700 available guest rooms and suites available. You can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vegas from your abode away from home, whether it’s one of modest styling or opulent extravagance.
Enjoy a piece of history whenever you stay or play at The Cal, one of Las Vegas’ most iconic hotel and casino destinations.