Chef Richie Lemos Announced as New Lone Wolf Chef

Chef Richie Lemos

Congratulates to Richie Lemos who was recently promoted to Restaurant Chef at Lone Wolf Restaurant! Richie began his pursuit of the culinary arts at the Art Institute in Sacramento. He started with Jackson Rancheria in 2016 when he was hired to be a line cook. Soon after, he advanced through the ranks of Lone Wolf which seemed to come naturally. After 2 years of hard work, long hours and late nights he was promoted to Sous Chef and, another 2 years later, we are proud to announce his new title, Restaurant Chef. As the Restaurant Chef he will train, inspire, and support our cooks but, and most importantly, he will continue to focus on crafting quality cuisine in one of the best restaurants in Amador County.

Jackson Rancheria Donates to American Red Cross California Wildfire Relief Fund

Join us in supporting the American Red Cross.

Jackson Rancheria has joined KCRA and the American Red Cross to help our community impacted by wildfires. You can help too! Donations can be HERE or by calling 855-337-GIVE. Your support enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. Your gift will not only help with immediate needs like food and shelter, it will also put people on the road to recovery. Thank you for standing with us!

Play Safe When You Visit

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We continue to evaluate the ongoing advice of government and health agencies and modify the safety measures we have in place to reduce the spread of Covid-19. At this time, we are implementing the following additional measures: 

  • Lone Wolf has indoor and outdoor dining available. 
  • Lone Wolf bar service is temporarily unavailable. However, alcoholic beverages may be enjoyed with dinner.
  • The Hotel and RV Park pools remain temporarily closed.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed at any Table Games and facemasks continue to be required.
  • Non-smoking areas have been expanded across the Casino floor from the Buffet to the Bus Loop Entrance and Poker Room areas.

Rancheria Buffet, Margaret’s Cafe, Concert and our Concerts & Events venue, as well as the Arcade will remain temporarily closed at this time. We continue to require facemasks be worn and social distancing practiced throughout the Casino and Hotel.

Guests should be aware of the additional changes upon arrival, entrance and re-entering the Casino and Hotel. below is a list of what you can expect when you arrive.

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Jackson Rancheria Hotel Voted Best Mountain Hotel by 209 Magazine

Best of 209 by 209 Magazine
August/September 2020

Thank you 209 Magazine and readers for voting for Jackson Rancheria Hotel as Best Mountain Hotel in the 209 area code.
Thank you also for voting us as the bronze winner of Best Casino.

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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Voted Best Casino By San Joaquin Magazine

Best Local Casino (Within 100 Miles)

Article by San Joaquin Magazine
August 2020 - Page 92

"When you're looking to hit the jackpot, residents are in agreeance that Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort i sthe place to go for playing slots and table games. The casino boasts gaming 24/7, a line-up of entertainment (pre-COVID), and dining."

Thank you to San Joaquin Magazine and their reader for voting Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Best Casino in the Central Valley!

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Experience Winning at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort by Sacramento Magazine

Article by Sacramento Magazine
July 2020 - Page 83

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Experience winning at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort! This best-kept-secret is located in the Mother Lode of Amador County and boasts more MegaJackpot® winners than any casino in Northern California. One step inside and you’ll already feel like a winner.

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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort: Tenacity and Tradition, Rancheria Style®

Article by HerLife Magazine
Written by Kimberly Mullen
Photography by Rudy Meyers

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What began as one woman’s dream of self-sufficiency for the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians has grown into a full-scale casino, hotel and resort with 900 employees and millions of dollars donated back into the local community. The tenacity of Margaret L. Dalton paved the way as the endeavor grew from a bingo hall in 1985 to the successful business it is today. With a history that started with a strong woman, it is no surprise that eight months ago, Crystal Jack was named CEO of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians.

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Meet Crystal Jack - Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort's New CEO by Sacramento Magazine

Article by Sacramento Magazine
April 2020 - Page 23
Photography by Rudy Meyers

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Crystal Jack knows what it takes to rise through the ranks from an entry level position to her newly appointed role as Chief Executive Officer for the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

Crystal first joined the Jackson Rancheria team in 2006 as a Compensation Analyst and was quickly promoted to Compensation Manager and once more to Human Resources Manager in late 2007. She was named Executive Director of Human Resources in 2010, a leadership role she excelled in for nearly a decade.

“Crystal is a proven leader who has played an instrumental role in Jackson Rancheria’s growth over the last 14 years,” said Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians. “We are honored to have Crystal as our CEO and look forward to working closely with her as we drive our business forward and achieve the many goals of our expanding portfolio.”

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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort: The Result of Margaret Dalton's Persistence

Article by HerLife Magazine
Written by Nicole Stracek

Margaret Dalton, leader of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, and her husband, Earl Dalton Senior, had a dream. Through her hard work, dedication and perseverance, the Tribe’s fate was solidified by her leadership, and her dedication never wavered through her 30 years as Tribal Chairperson.

“Her vision for the Tribe was that it become self-reliant. She didn’t want future generations to have to depend on government handouts, and she was determined to find a way to do it,” said Chief Executive Officer Rich Hoffman, who oversees Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort for the Tribe. Through her devotion, Margaret was able to bring independence to the Tribe, and today Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort thrives as their commitment to the community continues.

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Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge: A Central Valley Escape

Article by HerLife Magazine
Written and Photography by Dee Yates

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Leaving the Valley on a warm summer afternoon to escape the hustle and bustle of the town grind, you can slip up Highway 88 to the Sierra Nevada foothills and in less than an hour you will find yourself in a fresh change of scenery. It’s not often your first thought for a fine dining experience, but the Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort has just what you need for a sweet journey out of the norm with your sweetie.

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19th Annual Giving Season Donations

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In conjunction with their Annual Giving Season promotion and the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will be donating $38,674 to local charities. 

The Giving Season promotion is an annual tradition for Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Kicking off in mid-November, the promotion runs through the month of December and it encourages Dreamcatcher’s Club® members to donate their points in order to raise money for local charities and foundations. This year, Dreamcatcher’s Club® members donated $28,674 in points. As with year’s past, the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians matches donations up to $10,000, which brought 2019’s total to a record breaking $38,674. 

All donations collected will benefit: Interfaith Food Bank, Calaveras Food Bank, The Dennis Dalton Foundation, California Tribal TANF Partnership Amador County, and Amador County Meals on Wheels. Representatives from these organizations were in attendance at the Check Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday, January 15, where the Tribal Council: Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairperson, Nick Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer, and Robert F. Dalton, General Council Representative; Crystal Jack, Chief Executive Officer; and Mike Turngren, General Manager presented these charities with checks for $7,734.80.


The Dennis Dalton Foundation

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The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians will hold a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration to commemorate the inception of The Dennis Dalton Foundation on Sunday, April 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The goal of The Dennis Dalton Foundation is to ensure that any Native American and/or low-income child in Amador and Calaveras Counties who has the desire to participate in organized sports, can do so regardless of their family's financial status.

The Grand Opening ceremony will include a dedication by Jackson Rancheria CEO Rich Hoffman and a Ribbon Cutting by Tribal Council members, followed by food, refreshments, and tours of The Dennis Dalton Foundation.  

The Dennis Dalton Foundation honors the life and legacy of Dennis Dalton, who held a strong passion for assisting underserved children, especially in their pursuit of extracurricular sports activities. Driven by his dedication, the foundation aims to ensure that Native American and/or low-income children in Amador and Calaveras Counties can participate in organized sports, regardless of their family’s financial situation. 

Interested families will be able to apply for assistance through the foundation’s website, Once approved, the foundation will provide financial assistance for sports fees, a pair of cleats or shoes and one piece of sports equipment, if necessary. 

For more information on The Dennis Dalton Foundation or to make a donation, please visit 


Yosemite Roundhouse Restoration Project

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The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians believes strongly in helping our neighbors and strives to assist the community and the families of Amador County. As many of you know, we have been working hard over the last several years to restore the parks in your neighborhoods.  One such project, Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock, involved the privileged opportunity to rebuild the sacred Roundhouse.

Our Native Construction Crew is now honored with assisting the Southern Sierra Miwuk nation and the Wahhoga Committee in rebuilding their Roundhouse in Yosemite Valley. Years ago, their original village was destroyed, and now, nearly a half-century later, our Native crew is working long hours, away from home, alongside our friends in Yosemite to accomplish this task.

The Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribe is not yet federally recognized but they aim to establish this acknowledgment soon. To become federally recognized would further assist them in their efforts to rebuild their village and preserve the Miwuk history and culture for generations to come. These tasks will take time and is quite costly; which is why we are looking to you, our local community, to join in the efforts of accomplishing these goals. This project is very important to our Tribe, as we are excited for the opportunity to bring this gift of good medicine back into their lives.  

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be equally divided between both endeavors. Monetary donations can be made to the Amador Community Foundation at, Fund name: Jackson Rancheria Yosemite Roundhouse or at one of the many collection locations onsite here at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

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