Visiting Californian Counties

A visit to all the casinos in the Californian counties could mean you are spending quite a bit of time in the USA. There are 58 different counties in California, and what is interesting about their names is what if derived from.


Alameda got its name from the Alamo, which is a Spanish word for a famous tree or cottonwood. The most popular casino is the Graton Resort & Casino that offers a hotel, fine dining, a day spa as well as live entertainment. The casino floor offers several slots, table games and a live poker room.


The Alpine County started in 1864, and it is named after the word alpine that means a connection to the Alps. It lies close to the Sierra Nevada mountains and The Alps inspires an array of online slots created by some of the top software developers such as Microgaming. Some of the popular winter slot themes include Ice Pick, Frozen Assets, Cabin Fever and Penguin Vacation.


Since 1852, Amador is named after a rancher, miner and soldier called Jose Maria Amador. He was the son of Sergeant Pedro Amador who settled in California back in 1771. The Spanish word Amador means the one that loves inert objects.


The word butte means a blunt elevation, and it is the name of this county since it started in 1850. The word butte comes from French, and it implies mound of earth or a small hill.

El Dorado

El Dorado is known as a never-fading venture; it’s the county loved for its precious stones; it is also called the place where the fountains have gently flowing wines. The Spanish word refers to the gilded one. El Dorado is also the place on which many online casino games are based; these include Eldorado Max Power slot, Jungle Jim: Eldorado and NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest. The game’s theme is inspired by the quest of Gonzo for the lost city of gold. The whole game is inspired by the Spanish conqueror called Gonzalo Pizzaro eager to find gold in Eldorado.

Gonzalo On A Quest to Find the Lost City of Gold

According to history, Gonzalo heard rumours about the kingdom in the east, which was fertile land, and he called it Pais de la Canela, which meant the Land of Cinnamon. El Dorado was seen as a mysterious city; it was often called the Lost City of Gold between the 1530s to the 1650s. The town was described to have streets paved in gold; its mines were rich in silver and gold. The city had plains, rivers and jungles and many went in search of such riches and lost their lives.

Years later, it was discovered that such a place never existed in real life; it only existed in the imagination of the seekers. It maybe explains why the Lost City was never found. Today it is referred to as the El Dorado myth. Visiting America, you will find that there are thirteen cities all named El Dorado, but none of these have streets paved in gold.