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Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino announced today that construction on its resort expansion will restart this April with several changes to the layout of the new hotel. The expansion construction will create 500 new construction jobs.  

After a two-month evaluation period the United Auburn Indian Community will resume construction on a more modest hotel and parking structure, though several upgrades have been included in the updated plan. The project will maintain its original completion date of summer 2010. 

‘We are eager to get the ball rolling on our expansion again,’ said Jessica Tavares, Chairperson of the United Auburn Indian Community and Chairperson of the Business Board of Thunder Valley Casino. ‘Some of the details of the expansion have changed, but we are glad to be providing construction jobs and look forward to having a true resort destination to help attract more people to Placer County.’ 

Construction crews will pick up where they left off on the hotel construction and add eight more floors for a total of 15, in order to accommodate up to 400 rooms. A number of highly upgraded luxury suites, up to 2000 square feet, will also be built and equipped with Jacuzzi tubs, light dimming systems and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. 

An expansive new pool will be built on the south side of the hotel and will include cabanas and a pool bar among other amenities; the perfect location for hosting parties, weddings and VIP events. A new spa is slated to be the premier destination for relaxation and rejuvenation in Northern California, offering the most invigorating renewal therapies available to make getaway weekends at Thunder Valley one-of-a-kind. Other key aspects of the expansion include an elaborate poker room, new retail space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and expanded gaming space. 

Plans also include a 10,000 square-foot multipurpose entertainment center that will replace the originally planned performing arts center. The parking structure will be seven stories and accommodate 3,800 spaces. 

Thunder Valley Casino will remain open throughout the expansion process and continue to be Northern California’s premiere gaming facility.