About Bay101

The Interesting History of Bay 101 Casino


San Jose's Premier Card Club Has a Rich History. Sutter’s Club was founded in 1929 by Joseph Sutter, Sr. It was originally located at Old Alviso Road and Highway 237 in Alviso, California. Through those early years, the Club was a very popular entertainment spot in the South Bay Area. When Mr. Sutter passed away in 1947, Joseph Sutter, Jr. took over the business. In 1961, Joseph Jr. added five poker tables and gaming was forever changed in San Jose.

Bay 101 opened its' 68,000 sq ft facility at its new location in September 2017. We still offer the same great customer service patrons have come to expect from our extraordinary staff.  


Bay 101 has an enterprise level security and game monitoring system. Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day. From the parking lot to the cashiers, our safety and security measures are designed to give guests peace of mind to ensure a relaxing, refreshing and enjoyable gaming or dining experience at Bay 101 Casino.

We offer:

  • Security escorts, directions, and other assistance
  • Well-lighted parking lots
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Multilingual security staff
Bay 101 Casino

Activities & Events

Opening Celebrations held September 2018

With our doors opening on a New Location, we welcomed Master Yau for our Opening Ceremony in keeping with the Classical Feng Shui Traditions. The Yau Family has been the curator of the Feng Shui tradition since the Qing Dynasty and is now 480 year old tradition! Master Yau is the inheritor of many centuries of Feng Shui practice by the Yau Family tradition; his lineage, stemming from Guangdong, China, can be traced back to the Great Grand Master Yang Yung Song, the reputed founder of Feng Shui.

Bay 101 Casino
Bay 101 Casino

Lunar New Year

Each year Bay 101 honors the culture and heritage enjoyed by it's patrons with decorations, performances and activities for the Lunar New Year! This February we Honored the Year of the Dog with a Lion Dance Performance with Leungs White Crane out of San Francisco, as well as brilliant Fire Works display! We thank all our patrons who came to participate this year and welcome you to come next February!

Christmas in the Park

Bay 101 has taken a step off the poker room floor and into the real world with its participation in San Jose City’s Christmas in the Park! It is comprised of volunteer citizens who donate their time and energy to make the exhibit a reality year after year. A yearly event where local businesses decorate trees and help bring the spirit of the season to the community. It creates a forest of Christmas tress where local kids can find Santa discover elves working on their gifts or catch a peak at Rudolph and his friends practicing their reindeer games.

Bay 101 Casino
Bay 101 Casino
Bay 101 Casino

When the State began widening Highway 237 in 1992, the Alviso location closed and a new site was selected on Bering Drive, just off East Brokaw Road at Highway 101. Bay 101 Casino opened in September of 1994, and quickly earned recognition throughout the gaming community as one of the finest clubs on the West Coast. Bay 101 Casino is renowned for hosting the Shooting Star Tournament, one of only 2 Northern California stops on the World Poker Tour. The 72,000-square-foot facility featured 49 gaming tables, a sports bar and restaurant, a deli, and a beauty salon. Spacious, well-lit and staffed with pleasant, helpful folks, and became San Jose’s Place to Play!

Bay 101 Casino in San Jose offers an exciting cardroom environment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Come in and experience our gaming and dining. Play in one of our daily tournaments, ask for gaming instruction, or partake in a fine meal with table side dining, while you play your favorite game. See for yourself why Bay 101 Casino is "Silicon Valley's Place to Play."

Bay 101 Casino offers a pleasing and exciting cardroom environment,

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1788 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 451-8888