Nation | Tribe: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is purchasing the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for $650 million from Red Rock Resorts. Red Rock had purchased the property for $312.5 million in 2016 and completed a $690 million renovation in 2019. The Palms has been closed since March 2020.
The new Palms Casino Resort will be first of two tribal-owned casino in Las Vegas when it reopens in the spring of 2022. Hard Rock Las Vegas, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will open later in the year.
The Palms Casino Resort is being purchased by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which own the Yaamava' Resort Casino in Highland, California.
The Nevada Gaming Control Commission met on December 17, 2021 and approved the sale to the San Manuel Indians and the casino license for The Palms. The tribe will reopen The Palms this spring.
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January 10, 2022
The San Manuel Tribe will reopen the Palms this spring with major changes to its restaurants, entertainment, sportsbook, and other features to attract local residents. Lont-term changes are also planned.
"We think we've got something different and special that the locals will like."
- Laurens Vosloo, San Manuel Tribe
Rooftop Pool Complex
San Manuel plans a new rooftop pool complex with views of the Vegas Strip. Details are pending, however this addition should be attractive to locals as well as tourists.
Kaos Nightclub Closed
The Kaos nightclub will remain closed. A future replacement has not be announced.
The sportsbook will be upgraded and space may be downsized.
No more paid parking should be attractive to locals.
Major changes are expected for the restaurants before the reopening. Details are pending. The food-court vendors will remain the same.
The casino will reopen as the Palms. However, a rebranding of the name is anticipated. A likely example is Palms by San Manuel. This would be consistent with last September's renaming of the San Manuel Casino in California to the Yaamava' Resort Casino at San Manual.
December 29, 2021
San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is hiring 1,200 employees for the reopening of the Palms Casino Resort this spring. The company hopes this number will include 600 former employees who lost their jobs in March 2020 when the Palms shut down for COVID-19.
Job recruitment has started online at palmscareers.com. Job categories include IT, customer service, hotel, regulatory compliance, food & beverage service, facility maintenance, administrative and clerical.
The Palms Casino Resort has been acquired by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians becaming the first Native American-owned casino in Las Vegas
December 19, 2021
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved the sale of the Palms Casino Resort to the San Manuel Indians and issued a new casino license to the tribe, which will reopen The Palms this coming spring 2022.
"We are grateful for this opportunity to share our long-standing tradition of hospitality with Las Vegas and execute our vision for this iconic resort, starting by welcoming back former and current Palms employees."
- Latisha Casas, Chairwoman
San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality
Hiring is now underway to recruit more than 1,000 workers. Job oppportunities include casino operations, hotel management, food and services and more.According to the tribe, hotel reservations will be accepted early in 2022.
December 6, 2021
The purchase of the Palms Casino Resort has moved a step forward last week when the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended approval of the sale. The full commission will meet Dec. 16th to vote on the final decision. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians from Highland, California, has offered $650 million to Red Rock Resorts to buy the Palms properties.
The San Manuel Indians have allocated an additional $100 million for new capital expenditures and opening expenses. The Palms property will be managed by San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality.
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 San Manuel Indians will also be the second tribe to operate a casino in Las Vegas following the Mohegan Tribe which opened the Mohegan Sun Casino At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in March 2021.
The San Manuel Indians will buy Palms Casino Resort for $650 million from Red Rock Resorts. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to finalize by the end of the year.
The Palms Casino Resort is located on Flamingo Road a mile west of Interstate 15. The property includes a 94,840-square-foot casino, a hotel with pool and spa, the Palms Place condominiums, a 2,500-seat entertainment venue, restaurants and meeting space.
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