Tachi Palace Casino November 17th through 19th 2016
Tachi Palace Casino (N36 14.214 W119 45.396) Lemoore, CA
Took about 4 hours to drive here from Cache Creek, plus a stop at Joe’s Truck Stop, on I-5 at Westley, south of Stockton, to eat at a Denny’s restaurant. This is a very good place to pull in for fuel or food/truck wash and other services I have yet to investigate. There is plenty of room to turn around, access the pumps or park.
Tachi had a big band event happening, so the shuttle people told me parking would get crowded. This never really happened as I was pretty well the only RV in the whole parking area on arrival. A couple more came along later but not exactly crowded. Parking lanes being painted for regular cars, I straddled a white line to take two full parking slots, thus having plenty of room for my slides. There is a pump station for, presumably, casino sewage, in the RV lot. This emits a high whine and would be uncomfortable if one parked closely adjacent to.
At this casino, visitors appeared to be mostly Indian, whereas at Cache Creek, Asians were the dominant species.
The buffet, which I rate “quite” good, as opposed to “exceptional”, had no discounts for seniors or for Player’s Card holders and therefore cost the full $20. The Player’s Card, in fact, doesn’t seem to do a whole lot other than accumulate “points” for something that I couldn’t determine
Golf cart shuttles circled the RV parking lots like sharks and one could catch a ride anytime by waiting 5 minutes, or not at all. The walk to the casino is not far. In addition, during the day bicycle security patrols are a frequent sight so I felt that this was quite a safe place. At this time, construction is going on to build a new fuel station - this slated for completion in Spring 2017
Gambling is spread over at least two floors with the buffet being up on the second floor. This is another huge place with hotel and conference facilities and is located out in the country a few miles from Lemoore, off Hwy 198/18th St