California Hotel and Casino **°

The California Hotel and Casino, also known as The Cal opened in 1975 at a cost of $10 million with a hotel and casino located in Downtown, near the Fremont Street Experience. When it opened it had 325 rooms which has since been expanded to 781.

The California has been owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation since it was built in 1975. In 1994 and additional tower was added and the remainder of the hotel was remodeled. The property is connected to Main Street Station by an enclosed walkway.

12 East Ogden Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Opening date
No. of rooms
Total gaming space
7,900 m²
Casino type
Boyd Gaming Corporation
Previous names
Years renovated
1994, 2006


California Details

  • Casino: Yes, 60,000 square feet. Casino games include Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Slots, penny slots, nickel slots and Megabucks.
  • Race & Sports Book: Yes, a 40-seat sports book, equipped with 11 televisions and four big screens.
  • Restaurants: The California has the following dining options: Market Street Cafe, Redwood Bar & Grill, Pasta Pirate, Cal Club Snack Bar and Aloha Specialties.
  • Entertainment: No.
  • Nightlife: No.
  • Attractions: No.
  • Pool: Yes, one 20-by-40-foot pool outdoors.
  • Health Club or Fitness Equipment: No.
  • Spa: No.
  • Shops: Cal Gift Shop, Cal Logo Shop, Ethel M Chocolates, Lappert’s Ice Cream, Vegas 808.
  • Wedding Services: No.
  • Business Center: No.
  • Convention Rooms: Yes, serves small gatherings, groups of up to 300 people, and up to 500 people in a classroom setting.
  • Child-care Facilities: No, but there is an arcade. Children must be supervised in the arcade area.
  • Room Service: Yes, limited hours.
  • Pets Allowed: Not in hotel, but allowed in RV park.
  • In-Room Internet Access: Each room has a phone jack for dial-up internet access.
  • Hotel Amenities: Currency exchange, laundry service, luggage service, maid service, safety deposit box, valet parking, wake-up call.
  • Parking Garage: Yes, a five-story parking garage.
  • RV Park: No.
  • Shuttle Service to the airport: No.
  • Shuttle Service to the Strip: No, but service to Sam’s Town on Boulder Highway.
  • Standard Room Amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, remote-controlled cable TV, desk, electronic door locks, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, pay-per-view movies, radio, telephone, voice mail.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms: Yes.
  • Check-in Time: 2 p.m.
  • Check-out Time: 12 p.m.
  • Minimum Age to Reserve a Room: 21 years.
  • Policies: The maximum total number of guests (adults and children) in a room is three.
  • Incidental Charges: Hotel requires a credit card for incidental charges


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