Welcome back! It’s almost November, our Anniversary month, and we’re feeling a little bit nostalgic. A visit to Graton Resort and Casino brings a subtle thrill to our hearts. The lights and sounds from our games and the screams of delight at giant jackpots combine to create a truly exciting atmosphere. The scent of fresh entrees and the taste of thirst quenching craft cocktails soothe our souls and tummies. The pampering touch of our Spa & Salon removes the stress of our day to day lives. And our ballroom has now hosted a number of sold out shows with household names that have rocked the stage.
There’s a little something for everyone and to all of you, we’d like to say thank you! For the last eight years you have allowed us to create so many fantastic memories and there’s so much history to unpack. Let’s take a look back at some of our fondest memories together!
Flashback to November 5th, 2013. There’s a buzz in town about a new casino popping up right in our backyard here in Rohnert Park. Thousands of visitors show up to the unveiling of Northern California’s largest casino resort. The crowd is loud, excited, and raring to test their luck! The scissors are brought out, the ribbon is cut, and the signal is given: We Are Open!
The construction of our Hotel came a few years later in 2016. Since its inception, we have had thousands of visitors come to stay with us from all over the world. In an effort to provide top tier service, our team has worked incredibly hard to earn AAA Four Diamond Accreditation and sits atop the list as one of the premiere places to stay in all of Northern California.
Entertainment event nights always have a certain electricity in the air (and hands, in the event that you’re asked to wave them like you just don’t care). Graton becomes entertainment central with guests showing up in their best weekend attire for dinner or refreshments before the show starts. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends, go out on a highly anticipated date night or to see that favorite performer you’ve just never had the chance to see live.
In 2019, we held 10 shows in our ballroom and sold over 30,000 tickets in total. Our largest show featured Banda El Recodo with over 2,000 in attendance! Other noteworthy performances included Brett Young, Russell Peters, Keith Sweat and Boyz II Men.
Record Breaking Jackpots
One of the biggest draws to our property is of course the opportunity to win! You can always sense the energy shift on the casino floor when one of our visitors is on a roll. You may hear the bells and whistles of a progressive going off. You start to see a small crowd forming around one of the machines and whispers of “I think she just hit for something big…”
Our biggest jackpot was won on Megabucks in February of 2021 for an astonishing $3.1 Million dollars! Many of our team members to this day remember the shock, gasps, applause, and nods of congratulations coming from onlookers. The feeling of pure joy that could be seen on our winner’s face was unlike any other!
There is no greater feeling than seeing our guests hit for mega money! Whether its slots or tables, our team absolutely loves to celebrate massive earnings and making someone’s day that much brighter. Over the years, there have been more payouts than we can count. So we decided to do some research on just how many people have had the hot hand recently.
In the last month, we’ve had over 16,000 jackpots and we still can’t get enough. So to all of you planning on making a trip soon, keep that winning energy going! And if you haven’t yet, make sure to sign up for our Graton Rewards Program.
For those that are unfamiliar, our Graton Rewards Program was put together with the intention of rewarding you for your play and offering chances at earning exclusive perks to be used for all of your stay and play needs. Each card can be customized with a name, nickname, or lucky phrase to make it your own, but we wanted to take it one step further and add a bit more fun.
It’s a tradition for us to commemorate events that are near and dear to our hearts with limited edition Rewards Cards that are designed and crafted for occasions such as this. A lot of our current Rewards Program Members have gotten in the spirit by collecting them all! Another collectible version is our Lunar New Year Edition, which display a golden zodiac symbol specific to the year.
Over the last eight years we’ve had many amazing visitors come and go. Some for their first experience, some that visit once in a blue moon, and some that have become regulars. Each and every one of you have a hand in our success. You are the reason that we strive for excellence and a source of energy that brings our property to life. We are committed to serving for years to come.
Thank you for taking the time to go on this nostalgic trip, and thank you for celebrating eight great years with us!