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San Diego is one of the best Indian gaming areas in the nationn. There are nine first-class Indian casinos in San Diego County. Each is owned by one of 17 tribes in the region that are officially recognized by the federal government.

Forty-five percent of all California slot machines are located in Riverside and San Diego Counties.

The most award-winning San Diego casinos are Barona Resort & Casino, Casino Pauma, Harrah's Resort Southern California, Pala Casino Spa Resort, Sycuan Casino, Valley View Casino and Viejas Casino.

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News Pala completes expansion and renovation of its gaming, entertainment and dining facilities November 02, 2018 - This major project began in October 2017 is now finished adding a 15,000 sq-ft non-smoking casino area, 10,000 sq-ft additional casino space, and expanded bar ... Read more News Valley View Casino partners with Humphreys Concerts by the Bay October 18, 2018 - Valley View Casino and Humphreys Concerts by the Bay have agreed to a partnership to complement the casino's $50 million expansion. ... Read more News Viejas Casino & Resort Completes Seven-Year Expansion Project Oct 9, 2018 - Press Release - Since 2011, Viejas Casino has constructed three hotel towers, a high limit gaming area, a massive center bar, and the adult-only Willows Hotel & Spa. ... Read more News Harrah's Adds 'Milky Way Woman' Sculpture August 31, 2018 - Harrahs has unveiled a new sculpture of a Luiseno Indian woman called "Milky Way Woman", a symbol to the tribe and the history of its people. The statue made of bronze and located at ... Read more News Barona Voted SD's Best Casino, Loosest Slots and Best Buffet - 8th Year in a Row August 28, 2018 - Barona won eight first place awards in this year's San Diego Union Tribune's "Best Of" awards. This recognition was voted by readers of the paper. ... Read more News La Jolla tribe will open the La Jolla Trading Post & Casino July 19, 2018 - The La Jolla Trading Post is adding 75 slot machines in a 2,500-square-foot gaming area inside their original building. ... Read more News Jamul Casino rebrands and ends Penn National Gaming partnership May 29, 2018 - Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego is rchanging its name to Jamul Casino and ending is 3-month partnership with Penn National Gaming. ... Read more News Pala opens new, adults-only pool complex
May 19, 2018 - The new $170 million pool complex for adults only has opened at Pala Casino. It includes 5 pools, cabanas, hot tub spas, fire pits, poolside bar and restaurant. ... Read more
News Sycuan Casino celebrates "topping-off" hotel construction milestone May 23, 2018 - The grand opening of the new Sycuan hotel will be March 2019. A "topping off" milestone was celebrated Tuesday when the final beam was hoisted atop the new tower. ... Read more More news about more SD casino ...
News Pala's new expansion and remodeling about to open
April 23, 2018 - Pala Casino Spa and Resort is opening its newly built smoke-free casino space, a new adult pool experience, new restaurants and bars and a new parking garage. ... Read more
News Pala oppose nearby housing project proposal
March 31, 2018 - The Pala tribe is opposed to a proposed housing development that would be located across from Pala Casino Resort & Spa off of state Route 76. ... Read more
News Casino Pauma upgrades entertainment pavilion
February 26, 2018 - The Pauma Casino Pavilion was recently upgraded to a larger stage and capacity for a bigger audience. ... Read more
News Sycuan Recognized as "Best Casino 2017" by Downtown San Diego News 03.02.2018 - Sycuan was recognized as "Best Casino" in the 2017 Best of Downtown San Diego Awards. This is an annual award chosen by readers of ... Read more News Jamul Casino Rebranding Name as Partnership Ends with Penn National
03.01.2018 - Hollywood Casino-Jamul San Diego is now named Jamul Casino after ending partnership with Penn National ... Read more
News Celebrate Barona's New "Welcome Home" Expansion
03.01.2018 - PRESS RELEASE: Barona is giving out 5X Points all day long in March in celebration of its recent expansion. ... Read more
News Viejas Opens New Willows Hotel & Spa
02.01.2018 - Viejas Casino & Resort opened its new luxury tower, Willows Hotel & Spa, January 31, 2018, as the third phase of its latest development plans ... Read more
News Sycuan resort expansion opening in early 2019
01.24.2018 - Over 700 new jobs will be created by the Sycuan Casino expansion project. The announcement was made on Wednesday. Additional employees will be needed to fulfill positions in both ... Read more
News Valley View Casino will add 40,000 square-feet
01.12.2018 - The period for public comment has started for the Valley View Casino expansion proposal. Comments will be available to be made for 30 days. The casino is owned by the San Pasqual Band ... Read more
News Pala Casino opens Bar Meets Grill"
01.02.2018 - The new Bar Meets Grill has opened at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort. The dining venue originally was known as CAVE before undergoing a rebranding. Bar Meets Grill offers both lunch and dinner. ... Read more
12.18.2017 Viejas Casino will open new luxury hotel tower in February 2018 12.14.2017 San Diego Casino Lobster War! 10.26.2017 Hollywood Casino is granted a permanent liquor license 10.19.2017 Valley View Casino plans $50 million expansion 06.04.2017 New Viejas hotel construction celebrates "topping off" 03.28.2017 Sycuan Casino breaks ground for "Sycuan Casino Resort" 11.11.2016 Sycuan Casino Undergoing $220M Expansion 10.10.2016 $400 Million Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Opens News Archive

The 5 Best Casinos in San Diego

Published: by San Diego Magazine (Nov 17, 2017)

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
    Barona is consistently voted as the best casino in the area. The casino features 75 gaming tables and 2,000 slot machines. The legal gambling age is 18.The Barona Valley golf course is internationally famous, the hotel has 400 guest rooms and the Barona restaurants serve outstanding cuisines.
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  2. Sycuan Casino
    This casino features 2,200 reel and video slots, 40 gaming tables, 19 poker tables, and exciting Asian games. The legal gambling age is 21.
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  3. Pala Casino & Resort
    Pala has 2,292 slot machines and 87 gaming tables, ten excellent restaurants, and a 2,000-seat event center. The legal gambling age is 21.
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  4. Caliente Casino
    This Tijuana casino is rated Four Diamonds. It is one of the few with race betting on horses and dogs. It is a 340 rooms facility.

  5. Viejas Casino & Resort
    Viejas has ranked high on San Diego's best casino lists ever since it opened in March 2013. It hosts 3,000 slot machines and 82 table games. The legal gambling age is 21. Viejas has the easiest freeway access among area casinos.
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San Diego County Indian Casinos

Barona Resort & Casino
1932 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
Toll-Free: (888) 722-7662
Phone: (619) 443-2300

Casino Pauma
777 Pauma Reservation Road
Pauma, CA 92061
Toll-Free: (877) 687-2862
Phone: (760) 742-2177

Golden Acorn Casino
1800 Golden Acorn Way
Campo, California 91906
(619) 938-6000

Harrah's Resort Southern California
777 Harrah's Rincon Way
Valley Center, CA 92082
Toll-Free: (877) 777-2457
Phone: (760) 751-3100

Jamul Casino
14145 Campo Road
Jamul, CA 91935

La Jolla Trading Post & Casino
22003 Highway 76
Pauma Valley, CA 92061

La Posta Casino
CLOSED October 2012
777 Crestwood Rd.
Boulevard, CA 91905

Pala Casino Spa Resort
11154 Highway 76
Pala, CA 92059
Toll-Free: (877) WINPALA
Toll-Free: (877) 946-7252
Phone: (760) 510-5100

Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino
CLOSED Feb 3, 2014
25575 Highway 79
PO Box 600
Santa Ysabel, California 92070

Sycuan Casino
5485 Casino Way
El Cajon, CA 92019-1810
Toll-Free: (800) 2-SYCUAN
Toll-Free: (800) 279-2826
Phone: (619) 445-6002

Valley View Casino
16300 Nyemii Pass Road
Valley Center, California 92082
(866) 726-7277
(760) 291-5500

Viejas Casino
5000 Willows Road
Alpine, CA 91901-1656
Toll-Free: (800) 84-POKER
(800) 847-6537

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State-Licensed Poker Clubs

Lucky Lady Card Room
5526 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: 619-287-6690

Ocean's Eleven Casino
121 Brooks Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: 760-439-6988
Toll-Free: 888-439-6988

Palomar Card Club
2724 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 619-280-5828

Village Club
429 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 619-426-4542

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San Diego Casinos News Archive


12.07.2016   TGI Thursday Lottery Returns to Barona Resort & Casino
11.21.2016   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts Thanksgiving Feast
10.11.2016   $214,568 Jackpot Won at Sycuan Casino
10.05.2016   October 10 is Opening Date for Hollywood Casino Jamul
09.07.2016   Augustine Casino to Close for Renovations
09.01.2016   $325,000 Giveaway in September at Barona Resort & Casino
08.22.2016   Top Honors for Barona Resort & Casino by Union-Tribune Readers
07.19.2016   Award of Excellence Given to Barona Resort & Casino Steakhouse
05.23.2016   Pala Casino Opens New RV Resort
05.17.2016   New Poker Schedule for Pala Casino Spa and Resort
03.21.2016   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts Plaid vs. Polka Dot Party
02.06.2016   Chinese New Year Celebration at Pala Casino Spa and Resort


12.31.2015   $245,000 Drawings to Be Held at Barona Resort & Casino
12.09.2015   Pala Casino Celebrates Early with $25,000 in Prizes
11.30.2015   New RV Resort at Pala Casino Spa & Resort
11.23.2015   Barona Resort and Casino Hosts Grand Prix Pit Party
10.31.2015   New Hotel Tower and Casino Expansion Opens at Vejas Casino Resort
08.04.2015   New Branding for Sycuan Casino
07.23.2015   Reactions to New Seven Mile Casino
07.22.2015   Seven Mile Casino to Open This Week
06.15.2015   2015 Mercedes Benz CLA Won at Soboba Casino
05.04.2015   Celebrate Mom at Barona Resort & Casino
03.11.2015   494 Club Members Guaranteed Win at Barona Resort & Casino
02.16.2015   TGI Thursday Promo at Barona Resort & Casino


12.17.2014   Barona Resort & Casino's Hosts TGI Thursdays
11.20.2014   New Titan 360 Game Arrives Nov 24 at Barona Resort & Casino
11.19.2014   Viejas Casino & Resort Achieves re-cert as Responsible Gambling Facility
10.27.2014   Halloween Pit Party at Barona Resort and Casino
09.26.2014   Cadillac Give Away in October at Barona Resort & Casino
09.15.2014   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts Fiestas
09.10.2014   Viejas Casino & Resort to set Two Records in One Day
09.08.2014   9X Player Points at Barona Resort & Casino
09.04.2014   Barona Resort & Casino Gives Away $50,000 Every Week in September
09.01.2014   Possible Hotel Expansion at Viejas Casino
07.30.2014   Beach Party Pit at Barona Resort & Casino
07.16.2014   Heroes vs. Villains Party Pit at Barona Resort & Casino
06.17.2014   Senior Poker Tour SoCal Summer Slam at Pala Casino
06.10.2014   Pechanga Resort & Casino Chooses BISē's Gaming Products
04.16.2014   Hollywood Casino Jamul Sued For Desecrated Native Burial Ground
04.04.2014   Harrah's Resort Southern California Celebrates Renovations
03.10.2014   Barona Resort & Casino Host Idol Party Pit
03.06.2014   Barona Resort and Casino Hosts Daylight Savings Celebration
02.26.2014   Local Player wins $7,380 at Pala Casino Resort and Spa
02.13.2014   TGI Thursdays Promotion Hosted by Barona Resort & Casino
02.06.2014   Valley View Casino & Hotel partners with Swinerton for Renovation
01.16.2014   Valley View has a new Look
01.14.2014   Hollywood Casino Jamul begins construction


12.09.2013   Gingerbread Village at Barona Resort & Casino
12.02.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Installs Multi-Million Dollar Air System
11.22.2013   Barona Resort & Casino joins Typhoon Haiyan Relief
11.22.2013   Pala Casino Resort and Spa pays Out $50,000 during Win Wing promotion
11.07.2013   Veterans' Day Barona Resort & Casino will honor Those Who Served
11.01.2013   Three Years In A Row Red Hawk Casino Voted Best in 9 States
10.30.2013   Pala Casino Resort and Spa Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner
10.23.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts TGI Thursdays Barona Lottery
10.22.2013   Pala Casino Resort and Spa Gives Away Mercedes-Benz C250
10.15.2013   Barona Resort and Casino Hosts Oct 16 Pit Party
09.13.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Awarded Again as Best Casino
09.11.2013   Barona Resort & Casino awards $750,000 during Free Slot Tournament
08.28.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Takes Top Honors in Reader Poll
08.28.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts Luau Party Pit
08.27.2013   Pala Casino Resort and Spa Announces New September Promotions
08.21.2013   Austin Powers Party Pit at Barona Resort & Casino
08.14.2013   Pala Casino Resort and Spa Hosts Monday Night Football Viewing
08.07.2013   Dappy Day Pit Party at Barona Resort & Casino
07.23.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts Sports Party Pit
07.03.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Host Sizzling Summer Promotion
07.02.2013   Viejas Casino Certified for Responsible Gaming for 7th Year
06.03.2013   Four Diamond Status Awarded to Viejas Casino Resort
05.30.2013   Sycuan Casino Eases Member Sign Ups with Mobile System
05.02.2013   $200,000 Lottery at Barona Resort and Casino
04.30.2013   Off to the Races Promo is Back at Barona Resort & Casino
04.23.2013   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts Pajama Party Pit
04.03.2013   Henry's Steakhouse Introduces New Menu at Red Hawk Casino
04.01.2013   Over $250,000 in Jackpots at Red Hawk Casino
04.05.2013   $50,000 in Cash Giveaways at Barona Resort & Casino
02.11.2013   Federal Gov Sides with Rincon Band Over Gaming
01.21.2013   Red Hawk Casino Hosts February Slot Tournaments
01.11.2013   Barona Resort and Casino gives Away $34,000 in January
01.02.2013   New Car Give Away at Pala Resort and Casino


11.26.2012   $438,894 Jackpot Won Playing Wheel of Fortune(R) Progressive at Barona Resort & Casino
11.14.2012   Over $550,000 won Pala Casino Resort and Spa
11.13.2012   Viejas new 5-story hotel opens in March
11.06.2012   San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival Sponsored by Harrah's Rincon Casino
11.05.2012   5,000 pounds of food donated to Brother Benno charity by Pala Casino
11.01.2012   Harrah's Rincon begins $150 Million Expansion
10.24.2012   La Posta Casino is now closed for business
10.24.2012   Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort prepares for expansion
10.22.2012   Barona Resort & Casino hosts Monster Bash Party Pit
10.04.2012   Barona Resort & Casino Hosts TGI Thursday Giveaways
10.01.2012   $300,000 Lottery at Barona Resort and Casino
09.25.2012   Readers Vote Barona Resort and Casino Best Casino in So Cal
09.10.2012   Professional Bull Riders party hosted at Pala Casino Resort
08.15.2012   Baseball Theme Party in the Pit at Barona Resort and Casino
08.05.2012   $101,761 JACKPOT Won AT BARONA Resort and Casino
06.15.2012   Golden Key Giveaway at Barona Resort & Casino


07.08.2011   Flashback Fridays at Barona Resort and Casino
05.27.2011   Pala Casino Resort and Spa is giving away a 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
05.24.2011   Woman wins over $300,000 at Barona Resort and Casino
05.16.2011   Barona Resort and Casino Hosts May Power Party
05.05.2011   Pala Casino Spa & Resort's new "Infinity" showroom Opens
04.20.2011   Viejas Casino celebrates the Royal Wedding
03.31.2011   Barona Resort & Casino's free Wild West slot tournament
03.25.2011   Over $100,000 jackpot won at Pala Casino Resort and Spa
03.21.2011   Pala Resort and Casino's 10th Anniversary with Chuck Berry and Chubby Checker Concerts
03.14.2011   $50,000 March Power Party at Barona Resort and Casino
03.08.2011   Harrah's Rincon Sponsors San Diego Latino Film Festival
02.27.2011   Barona Band of Mission Indians give $5000 Education Grant
02.01.2011   Barona Resort & Casino names new Executive VP and GM
01.27.2011   Barona Jumps Into the Year of the Rabbit
01.03.2011   Ginormous Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Hits at Barona Resort & Casino
01.03.2011   San Diego Area Woman Hits Jackpot at Viejas Casino


12.01.2010   Viejas Casino is celebrating the Holidays with a chance to win $1M
11.15.2010   Viejas named 'Best Casino' by 2 publications
10.18.2010   Valley View Casino Buys Naming Rights to Sports Arena
10.12.2010   Barona ranks Best Casino in Readers Choice Awards
10.01.2010   8th Annual Best of Southern California Gaming Awards
09.30.2010   Viejas Casino adds new V Club booth
09.10.2010   Viejas Casino's 19th anniversary 'Sweet Celebration' promotion
08.29.2010   Viejas Casino Voted "Best Casino" and "Loosest Slots"
08.26.2010   La Jolla tribe plans new casino at Palomar Mountain
08.20.2010   Michael Bolton to appear at Viejas
08.19.2010   Barona slots and video poker $100,000 giveaway 8/26-8/27
08.09.2010   Barona Resort giving away Barona Loose Troop Gear and Goodies
07.31.2010   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino plans new hotel
04.28.2010   Pala Casino celebrates first anniversary of poker room
04.15.2010   Pala Casino adds blackjack "card switch" table
01.29.2010   Barona introduces 2 new restaurants

12.24.2009  Viejas Casino's New Year's Eve Party
12.23.2009   Valley View Casino adding boutique hotel
12.22.2009   California online poker hearing scheduled
12.21.2009   Pala Casino to host No Limit Hold'em tournaments
12.19.2009   Pala Casino Spa Resort completes $100 million expansion
12.02.2009   Pala Indians buy Warner Springs Ranch

11.10.2009   Barona's golf course named in Top 10
10.13.2009   Socal Indian Casino promotions
10.12.2009   Viejas hosts BBQ Championship Oct 17

09.28.2009   Pauma halts plan for $300 million casino resort
09.12.2009   Barona Resort Casino named "Best of Best"
08.31.2009   Viejas will add 12-lane bowling center in November
08.25.2009   Barona Resort adds new Seafood Plaza restaurant
08.03.2009   Viejas Casino Named 'Best Casino' 10 Years in a Row

06.25.2009   Barona ranked #1 by J.D. Power and Associates
06.15.2009   Agua Caliente offers Summer Escapes at bargain rates
06.12.2009   Pala Casino's $100 million expansion
06.10.2009   San Pasqual sue California for 1999 slot machine cap

04.09.2009   La Posta Casino cuts hours and workers
04.11.2009   Jamul Indian's asks judge to dismiss casino lawsuit
04.03.2009   Jamul Indian Village casino plans in question

02.24.2009   Pala expansion nears completion
02.10.2009   Jamul Indian Village can sue Caltrans says judge

12.07.2008   Sycuan will not expand
11.25.2008   Jamul Indian Village sues Caltrans for blocking casino
11.10.2008   Barona Valley Ranch certified with loosest blackjack and roulette in CA
08.28.2008   Casino Pauma launches "online casino"
08.15.2008   Barona offers new hotel packages
08.05.2008   Viejas voted San Diego's "Best Casino"

06.30.2008   Valley View Casino tribe fights over blood ties
06.25.2008   Jamul Indian Village casino fights delays

05.30.2008   Sycuan's bingo machines investigated
05.13.2008   Rincon Decision on Court Hold
05.09.2008   Pauma modifies resort hotel plans

04.17.2008   Casino Caliente Renovation in Tijuana
04.10.2008   Rincon Indians Fight for 400 More Slots
04.09.2008   Route 76 East Widening Begins
04.08.2008   San Diego Trade Show 'Indian Gaming '08'

03.25.2008   Fed Rejects Viejas-Ewiiaapaayp Joint Casino Venture
03.13.2008   New $800 Million Viejas Casino & Resort Names Design Co.

02.26.2008   Valley View Casino Plans Boutique Hotel for High Rollers Only
02.19.2008   Pala Will Build Mega Motocross Raceway
02.15.2008   New California Bill To Add Slots and New Indian Casinos
02.06.2008   Four Indian Gaming Propositions Pass

12.19.2007   Fed Approves Southern California Indian Gaming Compacts

11.20.2007   Four Indian Casino Propositions on Feb 5th Ballot

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