The federal government first recognized the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians in 1898. Over 100 years later, the tribe now enjoys self-sufficiency and self-reliance due to the hard work and vision of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Founder Margaret Dalton. Born in Tuolumne, Margaret married Earl Dalton Sr. in 1956 when she was only 16 years old. Together, they moved to Jackson Rancheria. Margaret knew the tribe must form their own government to strengthen themselves. In 1979, she was elected Tribal Chairperson — a position she held uncontested for 30 years. In 1985, Jackson Rancheria Bingo Hall opened its doors. It wasn’t until California voters approved Proposition 5, the Tribal Gaming and Economic Self-Sufficiency Act, that the humble bingo hall transformed into a casino. Today, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort encompasses over 1,500 acres. The casino boasts 1,700 slot and video machines, 36 gaming tables and a poker room. Four restaurants are on the premises and include the famous Friday and Saturday night all you can eat lobster Fisherman’s Wharf Buffet. Located upstairs, Lone Wolf Restaurant and Lounge provides luxury and comfort combined with delectable entrées including the finest steaks, hearth oven pizzas, and house made pastas. Guests may relax and stay in the resort’s luxurious AAA 3 Diamond, 3 Star Hotel that provides a gourmet coffee bar, 24-hour room service, and all the other amenities one would expect from a first-class resort. Although the casino is only for guests 21 and older, children are welcome to play at the Minor’s Camp Arcade located adjacent to the hotel lobby. Mobile travelers can also choose to stay at Good Sam’s top-rated RV Park with a 24-hour shuttle to and from the casino. In addition, the newly renovated Grand Oak Ballroom hosts some of the best entertainment options in Northern California. Whether it’s 800 people for a concert or 100 people for a wedding or business luncheon, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort can make it happen.