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SoCal Indian Gaming Casinos

There are four major casino regions in Southern California. They include Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Imperial County.

Los Angeles County has state-licensed poker cardrooms and no Indian Casinos. There are no cardrooms nor Indian casinos in Orange County.

Southern California has 29 Indian Casinos

Southern California is our nation's early birthplace of Indian casino gamiing (Ref: California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians 1987). Today 45% of all slot machines in California are located in Riverside and San Diego Counties.

Use the following guides for a complete listing with information sbout Indian casinos and poker cardrooms throughout the entire Southern California.

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News Morongo Casino hosts job fair June 16 June 10, 2021 - The Morongo Band of Mission Indians announced Monday the Morongo Casino Resort will host a hiring event June 16 from 10AM to 1PM. The casino is seeking applicants to fill nearly 150 positions in a variety of ... Read more News California voters will decide sports betting measure in Nov 2022 June 9, 2021 - An 18-tribe coalition has successfully submitted enough qualified voter signatures to add a sports betting referendum to the California election ballot in Nov 2022. The announcement ... Read more News Which Southern California casinos have ended buffets? June 5, 2021 - Many of the Indian gaming casinos in Southern California have permanently closed their buffets following the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have quietly removed the buffets from their websites. ... Read more News Pechanga Casino reopens hotel, spa and pool today May 20, 2021 - Pechanga Resort Casino reopened its hotel today after closing 14 months ago due to COVID-19. The reopening includes the Spa Pechanga and The Cove pool complex. The casino and restaurants ... Read more News San Manuel will buy Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas May 9, 2021 - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will buy the Palm Casino making it the first Native American owner of a Las Vegas casino. The tribe will be the second to operate a casino in Las Vegas ... Read more News San Manuel's casino expansion opens in July May 5, 2021 - Another phase of the $550 million expansion at San Manuel Casino will open in July adding two more floors of gaming space with 1,300 more slot machines, 40 more table games and a fifth high-limit room. ... Read more Headlines continued...
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2020 Best Southern California Casinos

Readers of the Southern California Gaming GuideTM voted for the top Socal casinos in several categories. These are 13 of the key categories:

Best Casino

  1. Barona Resort & Casino

  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel

  3. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Best Casino Resort

  1. Pechanga Resort Casino

  2. Harrah's Resort Southern California

  3. Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage

Loosest Slots Casino

  1. Barona Resort & Casino

  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel

  3. Sycuan Casino Resort

Best Slot Tournaments

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel

  2. San Manuel Casino

  3. Pala Casino Resort Spa

Best Poker

  1. Sycuan Casino Resort

  2. Chumash Casino Resort

  3. Jamul Casino

Best Blackjack

  1. Pala Casino Resort Spa

  2. Casino Pauma

  3. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

Best Bingo

  1. Sycuan Casino Resort

  2. Chumash Casino Resort

  3. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

Luckiest Casino

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel

  2. Barona Resort & Casino

  3. Casino Pauma

Best Entertainment

  1. Pala Casino Resort Spa

  2. Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage

  3. Pechanga Resort Casino

Best Buffet

  1. The Buffet - Valley View Casino & Hotel

  2. Fresh Grill Buffet - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

  3. Buffet - Pechanga Resort Casino

Best Fine Dining

  1. Black&Blue Steakhouse - Valley View Casino & Hotel

  2. Willows Restaurant - Chumash Casino Resort

  3. Great Oak Steakhouse - Pechanga Resort Casino

Best Promotions

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel

  2. Chumash Casino Resort

  3. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Best Players Club

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel

  2. Barona Resort & Casino

  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California

Source: Southern California Gaming Guide

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New Construction

  • Aqua Caliente Casino Cathedral City (New)
    This new Cathedral City casino opened for the first time on Nov. 24, 2020. It features a 30,000 square foot gaming floor with 530 slot machines and 8 table games. There are four restaurants and a 12,000-square-foot, outdoor event pavillion.

  • Cahuilla Casino (Replacement)
    The newly built Cahuilla Casino Hotel celebrated its grand opening on May 27, 2020. The casino replaces the original Cahuilla Casino built in in 1996, and features a 14,000-square-foot gaming floor with 306 slots, blackjack, three-card poker, two restaurants, an outdoor entertainment venue and a four-story hotel with 58 guest rooms. Construction started in October 2018 and finished in early 2020.

  • Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa (Expansion)
    Morongo added 65,000 square feet to the existing 150,000 square foot gaming area last year to allow for more table games and 800 new slot machines. In Spring 2021 Morongo will complete construction of a 750-space parking garage and a new bar and lounge.

  • San Manuel Casino (Expansion)
    In 2021 San Manuel will open a new 450-room hotel with dining, shops and a pool complex. A 3,000-seat indoor entertainment venue will also be completed. It will not open until 2022. These additions are part of a $550 million construction project begun in 2018.


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Southern California Indian Casinos

Southern California Indian casinos are listed here by alphabet and by county. Detailed information about each casino is available by clicking the name of the casino.

Minimum Gambling Age is 18 years or older in Indian Casino. However, most Indian casinos serve alcohol and have set the minimum age to enter at 21 to comply with the minimum age of 21 required by their alcohol license. Some casinos allow people under 18 or 21 years old to enter unrestricted areas in their building, but you should check with the casino first before visiting. Other casinos enforce the 21 years limit throughout their facility.

Alphabetical List of Casinos

Aqua Caliente Casino Cathedral City
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Aqua Caliente Casino Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2704

Augustine Casino
West Coachella, California 92236

Barona Resort & Casino
Lakeside, CA 92040

Barstow Casino Proposal (Proposed)
Barstow, CA

Cahuilla Casino
Anza, California 92539

Casino Pauma
Pauma Valley, California 92061

Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, California 93460-9405

Fantasy Springs Casino
Indio, California 92203-3499

Golden Acorn Casino
Campo, CA 91906

Harrah's Resort Southern California
Valley Center, CA 92082

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Havasu Landing Resort & Casino
Havasu Lake, California 92363

Jamul Casino
Jamul, CA 91935

La Jolla Trading Post & Casino
Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Morongo Casino Resort Spa
Cabazon, California 92230-2200

Morongo Travel Center
Cabazon, CA 92230

Pala Casino Spa Resort
Pala, California 92059

Pechanga Resort & Casino
Temecula, California 92592-5810

Quechan Casino Resort
Winterhaven, CA 92283

Red Earth Casino
Salton City, California 92274

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San Manuel Casino
Highland, California 92346-1763

Soboba Casino
San Jacinto, California 92581

Spotlight 29 Casino
Coachella, California, 92236

Sycuan Casino Resort
El Cajon, California 92019-1810

Tortoise Rock Casino
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Valley View Casino
Valley Center, California 92082

Viejas Bingo
Alpine, California 91901

Viejas Casino
Alpine, California 91901

County List of Casinos

This is a list of Southern California casinos by county. Each casino is linked to a full information page.

IMPERIAL COUNTY

Quechan Casino Resort
Winterhaven, CA 92283

Red Earth Casino
Salton City, California 92274

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Aqua Caliente Casino Cathedral City
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Aqua Caliente Casino Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2704

Augustine Casino
West Coachella, California 92236

Cahuilla Casino
Anza, California 92539

Casino Morongo
Cabazon, CA 92230

Fantasy Springs Casino
Indio, California 92203-3499

Morongo Casino Resort Spa
Cabazon, California 92230-2200

Morongo Travel Center
Cabazon, CA 92230

Pechanga Resort & Casino
Temecula, California 92592-5810

Soboba Casino
San Jacinto, California 92581

Spotlight 29 Casino
Coachella, California, 92236

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, California 93460-9405

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Barstow Casino Proposal (Proposed)
Barstow, CA

Havasu Landing Resort & Casino
Havasu Lake, California 92363

San Manuel Casino
Highland, California 92346-1763

Tortoise Rock Casino
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Barona Resort & Casino
Lakeside, CA 92040

Casino Pauma
Pauma Valley, California 92061

Golden Acorn Casino
Campo, CA 91906

Harrah's Resort Southern California
Valley Center, CA 92082

Jamul Casino
Jamul, CA 91935

La Jolla Trading Post & Casino
Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Pala Casino Spa Resort
Pala, California 92059

Sycuan Casino Resort
El Cajon, California 92019-1810

Valley View Casino
Valley Center, California 92082

Viejas Bingo
Alpine, California 91901

Viejas Casino
Alpine, California 91901

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Which Southern California casinos have ended buffets?

June 5, 2021

Many of the Indian gaming casinos in Southern California have permanently closed their buffets following the COVID-19 pandemic. Others have not set reopening dates, and some have quietly removed the buffets from their websites.

REOPENED BUFFETS

Valley View Casino & Hotel is the only SoCal casino to reopen its buffet. Food is served to guests at there tables rather than from a buffet line.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has temporarily closed its buffet with no reopening date.

San Manuel Casino has temporarily closed its buffet with no reopening date.

Spotlight 29 has closed its Capitata Buffet, however, buffets are available for banquets.

Sycuan Casino Resort has temporarily closed its buffet with no reopening date.

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs has closed its buffet and replaced it with the 360 Sports bar.

Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage has removed its buffet from its website.

Casino Pauma has closed its buffet and replaced the space with a Mexican restaurant.

Harrah's Resort Southern California has permanently ended its buffet and will replace it with an alternative venue this summer.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has removed its buffet from its website.

Pala Casino, Spa & Resort has permanently closed its buffet and will announce a replacement venue this summer.

Pechanga Resort Casino has removed its buffet from its website.

Viejas Casino & Resort has removed its buffet from its website.

NO PRE-COVID BUFFETS

These Southern California casinos did not have buffets prior to the COVID-19 shutdowns: Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, Augustine Casino, Barona Resort & Casino, Cahuilla Casino Hotel, Jamul Casino and Soboba Casino Resort.

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New Year's Eve at Southern California casinos

December 27, 2020

New Year 2021 celebrations are different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Southern California Indian casinos have limited their guest capacity and toned down their events and promotions, and several Southern California casino have canceled all events.

Aqua Caliente Casino Cathedral City
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be celebrated with live DJs, free plays and cash giveaways, party favors and dining and drink specials. Holiday dining at 360 Sports starting at 11 AM.

Aqua Caliente Casino Palm Springs
Fireworks are canceled this year, however, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be celebrated with live DJs, free plays and cash giveaways, party favors and dining and drink specials. Holiday dining at 360 Sports starting at 11 AM.

Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be celebrated with live DJs, free plays and cash giveaways, party favors and dining and drink specials. Holiday dining at 360 Sports starting at 11 AM.

Augustine Casino
The popular New Year's Eve buffet will be replaced with a three-course dinner at Cafe 54. Dinner includes soup or salad, a choice of surf and turf, sea bass, prime rib or chicken, pie a la mode and Champagne for $42.95. Tables will be distanced for health safety and a masked musician will play guitar but will not sing.

Barona Resort & Casino
Barona announced last month that New Year's celebrations are canceled due to COVID-19 panademic.

Cahuilla Casino
The New Year's celebration at 7 PM Dec. 31. Midnight will be celebrated with a balloon drop followed by five random drawings for $1,000 cash, The Ribbonwood Grill will offer a $79 dinner for two from 4 P -10PM. The dinner includes "crab and avocado cocktail, Caesar salad, porterhouse steak Oscar and creme brulee for dessert".

Casino Pauma
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events are planned.

Fantasy Springs Casino
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events are planned.

Harrah's Resort Southern California
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events are planned.

Jamul Casino
$20 in free play will be given to all slots and table games players at noon on New Year's Eve day. That evening a special dinner will be served at Prime Cut. The 5 PM seating is $95 per person and the 8 PM is $165 per person. Tony Gwynn's Rockin' Ultimate Seafood Buffet will be open 6 PM to midnight with a live DJ after 9 PM. Price is $65 per guest. New Year's Day buffet is $65 11AM to 3 PM

Morongo Casino Resort Spa
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be celebrated with free masquerade masks and special food promotions. Good Times Cafe will offer a surf & turf special for $21.99 per person between 11 AM to 3 AM. The Pit Stop Diner inside the old Casino Morongo will also offer a surf & turf special for $21.99 per person between from 8 AM to midnight. On New Year's Day the Sideline Bar & Grill will feature "The 21 Burger" for $14 between 11 AM and 3 AM.

Pala Casino Spa Resort
The Center Bar will have live entertainment New Year's Eve from 1:00 PM to 1:30 AM.

Pechanga Resort & Casino
New Year's Eve events have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Also, all concerts scheduled for the first quarter of 2021 are canceled for the same reason.

San Manuel Casino
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be celebrated with food and drink specials. No entertainment has been announced. To-go food only will be featured at the food court, Rock & Brews and George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen. No table service.

Soboba Casino
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events are planned.

Spotlight 29 Casino
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events are planned.

Sycuan Casino Resort
New Year 2021 will be celebrated with Hot Seat Drawings on Dec 31 from 2PM - 2AM and Jan 1 from 2PM - 2AM. Two winners from Club Sycuan members will be selected every hour for cash prizes for $500, $1,000 and $2,500.

Valley View Casino
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events have been announced.

Viejas Casino
No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day events have been announced.

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Southern California casinos respond to coronavirus

March 17, 2020

UPDATE: Since the original publication of this news article, the following Southern California casinos have temporily shut down:

San Manuel Casino
Pechanga Resort Casino
Augustine Casino
Casino Pauma
Chumash Casino Resort

Check their websites for the latest status.


March 10, 2020

Officials from several Southern California casinos have announced actions to combat the spread of COVID-19. All have added additional hand sanitizing stations at the entrances and throughout their casinos, cleaning schedules are more thorough and more frequent, employees have been trained on CDC standards, and some entertainment events are postponed or cancelled through the end of March.

The following casinos have made public announcements regarding their actions to protect guests.

AGUA CALIENTE RESORT CASINO SPA RANCHO MIRAGE
Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage postponed a E-Sports After Dark tournament (March 11) and a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons concert (March 14).

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
Fantasy Springs postponed all March shows - Pitbull (March 14), Daryl Hall & John Oates (March 21), Chaka Khan (March 27) and Dancing With the Stars (March 28). Michael Felci, a spokesman for the casino, said Fantasy Springs is complying with to all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Riverside County health officials.

HARRAH'S RESORT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Harrah's postponed its Flogging Molly show (March 12).

MORONGO CASINO RESORT & SPA
Morongo has cancelled Flogging Molly (March 14), Marlon Wayans (March 20), Le Quyen (March 22) and Rob Lowe (March 27) and postponed auditions for the TV show "Shark Tank" (March 19) and an upcoming Morongo job fair. In a statement casino officials said they were "closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and adhering to the guidelines from the CDC and Riverside County".

PALA CASINO, SPA & RESORT
A casino spokesman, Doug Elmets, said "no concerts of events had been cancelled as of Thursday afternoon, but was continuing to monitor the situation".

PECHANGA RESORT CASINO
Pechanga postponed concerts through the end of March - Ana Gabriel (March 13), Pitbull (March 15) and Chicago (March 15). Tickets will be refunded or honored for new dates. General Manager Brian D. Decorah wrote in an email that Pechanga has increased hand sanitizer stations to 74 and disinfectant wipe stations to 28. Cleaning disinfectants are upgraded to hospital grade, and special staff has been assigned to continually clean public areas and high-touch surfaces 24/7.

SAN MANUEL CASINO
General Manager Peter Arceo wrote that "elevated" cleaning schedules are in place and all employees have been trained in practicing good hygiene, avoiding handshakes and keeping adequate personal space. A steering committee and task force is following CDC recommendations and maintaining the ability to quickly change with the situation.

SOBOBA CASINO RESORT
Soboba has postponed the upcoming show of comedians Colin Jost and Nick Swardson (March 20). About 5-6 additional workers per shift have been assigned to cleaning and disinfecting the gaming floor and restrooms. A new chemical is now used for disinfection. Additional hand sanitizer is available throughout the buildings, and masks are available for 50-cents.

SPOLIGHT 29 CASINO
Spotlight 29 has cancelled all March shows - Marley, Abba, and Rolling Stone tribute acts. A written statement says "the casino has taken steps to raise our usual standards of cleanliness and health safety, including cleaning public touch points such as door handles, elevator buttons, escalator handrails and slot machines multiple times per day".

VALLEY VIEW CASINO & HOTEL
General Manager Bruce Howard wrote a letter to visitors regarding protective actions. These include an increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting all hard surfacea in kitchens, dining areas, counter tops, slot machines and guest areas. All casino restrooms have automatic flushers and motion-activated faucets and soap dispensers to avoid touching surfaces. Valley View is monitoring updates from the "CDC, World Health Organization and local and regional health professionals".

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2019 Southern California's Best Casinos

October 5, 2019

The Southern California Gaming GuideTM has published the results of its annual Reader's Choice 2019 Best Casinos in its October edition. The poll was conducted in August to rank the 24 Indian casinos in Southern California across 17 casino categories.

These are the results:

Best Casino Resort

  1. Pechanga Resort Casino
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage

Best Casino

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Pechanga Resort Casino
  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California

Luckiest Casino

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Viejas Casino & Resort

Loosest Slots Casino

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Casino Pauma

Best Slot Tournaments

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. San Manuel Casino
  3. Viejas Casino & Resort

Best Blackjack

  1. San Manuel Casino
  2. Casino Pauma
  3. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

Best Poker

  1. Pechanga Resort Casino
  2. Chumash Casino Resort
  3. Sycuan Casino Resort

Best Bingo

  1. Viejas Casino & Resort
  2. Sycuan Casino Resort
  3. Chumash Casino Resort

Best Players Club

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Harrah's Resort Southern California
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel

Best Promotions

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. Chumash Casino Resort
  3. San Manuel Casino

Best Entertainment

  1. Pechanga Resort Casino
  2. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage
  3. Sycuan Casino Resort

Best Buffet

  1. Pala - Choices, The Buffet
  2. Barona Resort & Casino - Seasons Fresh Buffet
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel - The Buffet

Best Fine Dining

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel - Black & Blue Steakhouse
  2. Chumash Casino Resort - Willows Restaurant
  3. Pechanga Resort Casino - Great Oaks Steakhouse

Best Golf Course

  1. Pechanga Resort Casino - Journey at Pechanga Resort Casino
  2. Agua Caliente Casino rancho Mirage - Indian Canyons Golf Resort
  3. Sycuan Casino Resort - Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan Casino Resort

Best Casino Spa

  1. Pechanga Resort Casino - Spa Pechanga Resort Casino
  2. Agua Caliente Ranco Mirage - Sunstone Spa
  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California - The Spa

Best Casino Resort Pool

  1. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
  2. Sycuan Casino Resort
  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California

Best Service

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California

Source: Southern California Gaming Guide

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2018 Best Southern California Casinos

October 4, 2018

Readers of the Southern California Gaming GuideTM voted for the Best Casinos in each of 17 categories. The top 3 winners in each category were announced in a Press Release on Oct 4, 2018.

Best Casino

  1. Harrah's Resort Southern California
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Chumash Casino Resort

Best Casino Resort

  1. Pechanga Resort & Casino
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California

Loosest Slots Casino

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel - The Buffet
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Chumash Casino Resort

Luckiest Casino

  1. Sycuan Casino
  2. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
  3. Soboba Casino

Best Players Club

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Harrah's Resort Southern California
  3. Sycuan Casino

Best Service

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. San Manuel Casino

Best Entertainment

  1. Pechanga Resort & Casino
  2. Harrah's Resort Southern California
  3. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

Best Buffet

  1. Barona Resort & Casino - Seasons Fresh Buffet
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel - The Buffet
  3. Pechanga Resort & Casino Buffet

Best Slots Tournaments

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. San Manuel Casino
  3. Viejas Casino & Resort

Best Promotions

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa / Spa Resort Casino
  3. Soboba Casino

Best Fine Dining

  1. Barona Resort & Casino - Barona Oaks Steakhouse
  2. Pechanga Resort & Casino - The Great Oak Steakhouse
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel - black & Blue Steakhouse

Best Poker

  1. Pechanga Resort & Casino
  2. Chumash Casino Resort
  3. Sycuan Casino

Best Blackjack

  1. San Manuel Casino
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Viejas Casino & Resort

Best Golf Course

  1. Pechanga Resort & Casino - Journey at Pechanga
  2. Barona Resort & Casino - Barona Creek Golf Club
  3. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Indian Canyons Golf Resort

Best Spa

  1. Pechanga Resort & Casino - Spa Pechanga
  2. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa - The Spa at Morongo
  3. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Sunstone, the Spa at Agua Caliente

Best Website

  1. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
  2. Chumash Casino Resort
  3. Harrah's Resort Southern California

Best Bingo

  1. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
  2. Viejas Casino & Resort
  3. Sycuan Casino

Source: The Gaming Guide

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News San Manuel Casino opens recruitment center at Ontario Mills May 4, 2021 - To help San Manuel Casino Resort hire 2,500 new employees over the next six months, the casino has opened a recruitment center inside Ontario Mills shopping center. The office is open Mon ... Read more News Soboba Crossroads construction underway after pandemic delay April 21, 2021 - The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians is building a shopping center named Soboba Crossroads across from the entrance to Soboba Casino. The project is scheduled to open late this year ... Read more News Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage celebrates 20 years April 13, 2021 - On April 6th the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage celebrated its 20th anniversary with FREE PLAY promotions, free t-shirts and complementary foods and beverages. Since 2021 ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News Spotlight 29 Casino opens new Taproom 29 February 21, 2021 - Spotlight 29 has replaced its Capitata Buffet space with a new brewpub named Taproom 29. Although the brewpub is already open, a formal grand opening will be celebrated on March 1st. ... Read more News Pala Casino is reopening Pala Cafe after major remodel and Grab & Go addition February 21, 2021 - Pala Casino Spa Resort is completing a total remodel and update to its popular Pala Cafe, which originally opened in 2001. The $4.5 million remodel brings an all-new design ... Read more News San Manuel Plans Virtual Career Expo March 29-31, 2021 March 21, 2021 - The San Manuel Casino Resort will hold a second three-day Virtual Career Expo on March 29-31 as part San Manuel's plan to add 2,000 new employees during 2021. The new hirees will increase the ... Read more News San Manuel Virtual Career Expo Feb 18, 2021 February 15, 2021 - The San Manuel Casino will host a virtual hiring fair on Thursday Feb 18 between 9 AM to 4 PM. This is first of a series online hiring events planned for the next 10 months as San Manuel seeks to hire 2,000 full-time ... Read more News Sycuan Casino receives Forbes & Sharecare health security verification February 12, 2021 - Sycuan Casino Resort has been Sharecare health security verified with Forbes Travel Guide. The casino, hotel and Singing Hills Golf Resort are included in the certification. ... Read more News San Manuel Casino Expansion Update 2021 February 6, 2021 - San Manuel Casino Resort continues its massive expansion project on schedule to add more gaming space by this summer, an onsite hotel by end of year and a new entertainment venue in 2022. ... Read more News Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage will open fuel station with slot machines in Summer 2021 January 21, 2021 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced this week that construction is underway in Rancho Mirage for a fuel station with slot machines, a Beer Cave, ... Read more News San Manuel Casino is 'health security verified' January 11, 2021 - A press release today announced that San Manuel Casino is one of the first entertainment venues in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide. ... Read more

2020

News New Year's Eve at Southern California casinos December 27, 2020 - New Year 2021 celebrations are different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Southern California Indian casinos have limited their guest capacity and toned down events. Several have canceled all ... Read more News California Tribes gather enough signatures to put sports betting on 2022 ballot December 24, 2020 - California tribes through the Coalition to Authorize Sports Wagering have submitted 1.4 million signatures to the state to place a sports betting measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot. ... Read more News California Indian Casinos remain open during COVID-19 stay-at-home order December 18, 2020 - Californians are under a 3 week stay-at-home order to fight the surging number of COVID-19 cases that is consuming an alarming amount of hospital ICU capacity. The state ... Read more News Morongo will be first California casino with cashless wagering December 6, 2020 - Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa will soon introduce the first cashless wagering program in California, as well as becoming the first Indian casino in the nation to offer cashless slot markers. ... Read more News Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City is now open! November 28, 2020 - Surprise! The new Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City opened to the public on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The 30,000-square-foot casino is the third owned by the Agua ... Read more News Chumash casino enhances COVID-19 safety program November 21, 2020 - Chumash Casino will remain open with tighter safety practices as Santa Barbara County returns to the the highest-level, purple COVID-19 safety protocols. ... Read more News Barona Resort & Casino cancels New Year's celebrations due to COVID-19 November 11, 2020 - Barona Resort & Casino announced the cancellation of its annual New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more News San Manuel holds Topping Off ceremony for hotel under construction November 10, 2020 - San Manuel Band of Mission Indian celebrated the placing of the final steel beam atop a new, 17-story hotel under construction at San Manuel Casino. The hotel will open in late ... Read more News San Manuel Casino announces new timelines on $500M expansion November 9, 2020 - San Manuel began construction in July 2018 on a $500M espansion project to add an onsite hotel, an event center, and a larger gambling space. New timelines for completion were ... Read more News Fantasy Springs Resort Casino reopens bingo October 25, 2020 - On Friday Fantasy Springs Resort Casino reopened bingo after temporarily shutting it down last March for the COVID-19 pandemic. Player capacity is limited to 50% for social distancing, and masks are ... Read more News Pechanga Resort Casino named Best Casino 2020 September 26, 2020 - The Press Enterprise recognized Pechanga Resort Casino as the Best Casino in Southern California in this year's annual Best of Inland Empire awards. Second place went to San Manuel Casino and third place to Soboba Casino Resort. ... Read more News First Preview of New Aqua Caliente Pavilion September 18, 2020 - Aqua Caliente Pavilion will be a 12,000-square-foot, live event center at the new Aqua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City, CA. It will host live entertainment, special events and private parties. ... Read more Southern California Casino News Archive ...

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