Nation | Tribe: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas is open again after a two-year shutdown fpr the COVID-19 pandemic and the change of ownership by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The tribe purchased the Palms Casino Resort for $650 million from Red Rock Resorts in December 2021. Red Rock bought the property for $312.5 million in 2016 and completed a $690 million renovation in 2019. The Palms has been closed since March 2020.
Palms Casino Resort is the first tribal-owned casino in Las Vegas. The property is owned by The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority ("S.M.G.H.A."), an enterprise of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The tribe owns the Yaamava' Resort Casino in Highland, California
Palms Casino features 1,500 slot machines, 40 table games, a high-limit room, sportsbook, seven restaurants, a rooftop nightclub and 766 hotel rooms and suites.
Three Native American tribes now have a gambling presence in Las Vegas. In addition to the San Manuel Indians, the Seminole Tribe of Florida bought the Mirage in December 2021 and is redeveloping the property into Hard Rock Las Vegas. The Mohegan Tribe operates the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The Nevada Gaming Control Commission approved the sale and license of The Palms to the San Manuel Indians on December 17, 2021.
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High Limit Room
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Club Serrano - players rewards card
Scotch 80 Prime Steakhouse
Tim Ho Wan - dim sum
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Serrano Vista Cafe
Bars & Lounges
Tonic Sports Bar
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A nightclub located on the 55th floor of the Palms. The 8,000-sq-ft venue has spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Reserved seating with recliners and personal tables; fourteen 70-foot screens with surround sound.
The Palms two towers with 766 guest rooms and suites, penthouse, sky villas and experiential suites.
Pool area is 73,000 square feet with two main pools and 39 cabanas. Each cabana has a private pool.
April 27, 2022
Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas reopens today under the new ownership of the San Manuel Indian Tribe of California. The grand reopening celebration begins with fireworks this evening at 9PM. Hotel rooms are available beginning April 28, 2022.
Today marks the first time ever that a Native American tribe owns and operates a Las Vegas casino.
"It's an honor and a privilege for us to welcome everyone back to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas. We look forward to introducing our guests to our rich history, culture and signature hospitality. We can't wait to make history together."
- Latisha Casas, Chairwoman, San Manuel Gaming
With the reopening there is a new look to the casino. The 95,000-square-foot casino floor has been updated with a new layout for slot machines and table games. The sports book has new screens, new seats and a lounge atmosphere. A new restaurant, Serrano Vista Cafe, joins the previous favorites: Scotch 80 Prime, Mabel's BBQ, A.Y.C.E. Buffet, Send Noodles, the Eatery, Tonic Bar, Unknown Bar, and Tim Ho Wan. The Ghostbar will reopen in a few months and the Pearl Theater will open this summer.
The Palms first opened in 2001. It was purchased in 2016 by Stations Casinos for $312.5 million, which completed a $690 million renovation in April 2019. The Palms closed for COVID-19 in March 2020 and was purchased for $650 million by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in December 2021.
April 11, 2022
After closing for the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will reopen under new management on April 27. The hotel will reopen April 28. The Ghostbar and the Pearl Theater will reopen this summer.
The new Palms will have an updated casino floor with a new layout for slot machines and table games. The 14 movie theaters have been updated with new reclining seats, an American gastro-pub named Serrano Vista Cafe has been added, and a new rewards program, Club Serrano, is ready. Club Serrano is shared with players at the Yaamava' resort and casino located three and a half hours away in Highland, California.
The new owner of the Palms is the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Southern California. The tribe purchased the casino resort last year for $650 million and spent an additional $100 million in upgrades and reopening expenses. The Palms is the first Las Vegas casino owned by a Native American tribe.
March 23, 2022
The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority has not yet announced the reopening date for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; however, an extensive effort is underway to open in the next few months. Daily hiring events were completed earlier in March to fill up to 1,200 job positions.
The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is the management company for the Palms Casino Resort. San Manuel is spending $100 million for new capital expenditures and opening expenses at The Palms.
San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is owned by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in Highland, California. The tribe bought The Palms for $650 million from Red Rock Resorts in May 2021. The deal was approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission on December 16, 2021.
February 19, 2022
When San Manuel purchased The Palms last year, the tribe announced it would reopen the resort casino in the spring 2022. Although an exact date is not set, The Palms has scheduled hiring events starting next week.
Housekeeping and EVS Career Fairs
Food & Beverage Career Fairs
Security Officer Career Fairs
Interested applicants should preregister online at palmscareers.com and bring a resume to the event.
January 23, 2022
When the San Manuel Indians reopen the Palms Las Vegas this spring, the famous Ghostbar will also reopen.
The announcement about the Ghostbar was made last week on the Palms Twitter account. The message included a statement to "Stayed tuned for details" about the new Ghostbar.
"It's Coming Back! Everybody's favorite, long known for offering some of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip. Ghostbar will make its return high atop @Palms when the property reopens in spring. Stay tuned for details." @vegas #Ghostbar
- Palms Casino Resort (@Palms) January 19, 2022
Ghostbar is a 8,000-square-foot rooftop nightclub on the 55th floor of the Palms and features dancing, drinks and spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. Ghostbar opened in 2001 but has been closed since March 2020.
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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