Nation | Tribe: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
Pechanga Resort Casino is the largest casino in California with its 188,000 square-foot gaming floor, 5,000 slot machines, 158 table games, 38 poker tables, 20 restaurants and bars, 1,090 hotel rooms and a 25,5000 square-foot spa.
Pechanga is located in the city of Temecula in the wine country of southwest Riverside County.
The Pechanga Casino was built in 2002. Since then it has become the largest Native American Resort Casino in the Western United States. Its casino floor is larger than any casino in Las Vegas.
Pechanga has 4,500 slots machines, 158 table games, poker room. high-limit gaming area, 16 restaurants and bars, 6 entertainment venue, "Journey at Pechanga" golf course, a 1,090-room hotel with 13 pools and spas and a 25,000 square-foot health spa.
In June 2015 Pechanga Resort & Casino was recognized as the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com, part of USA TODAY Travel. The poll ended June 22, 2015 after four weeks of voting by readers. Pechanga won over all other well-known gaming destinations in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the Southern U.S.
The Press Enterprise: Best of Inland Empire
2020 #1 Best Southern California Casino
Gaming Guide 2020 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2020 #1 Best Casino Resort
2020 #3 Best Entertainment
2020 #3 Best Buffet
2020 #3 Best Fine Dining - Great Oak Steakhouse
Gaming Guide 2019 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2019 #1 Best Casino Resort
2019 #1 Best Poker
2019 #1 Best Entertainment
2019 #1 Best Golf Course: Journey at Pechanga Resort Casino
2019 #1 Best Casino Spa: Spa Pechanga Resort Casino
Gaming Guide 2018 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2018 #1 Best Casino Resort
2018 #1 Best Entertainment
2018 #1 Best Poker
2018 #1 Best Golf Course
2018 #1 Best Spa
Gaming Guide 2016 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2016 #1 Best Casino
2016 #1 Best Entertainment
2016 #1 Best Golf Course
A $300 million expansion project was completed in 2018 adding a new hotel wing on the south side of the existing hotel. This new wing is 14 stories tall with 548 rooms. One third of the new rooms are suites.
Another major addition was the opening of a four-acre pool complex named The Cove. The Cove includes four pools, three hot tubs, two water slides and the Coveside Grill.
In addition the Pechanga opened its new event center named Pechanga Summit. This has 67,000 square feet and 2,700 seats.
Other additions in 2018 include a 23,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center.
In 2019 a new bar with a New Orleans theme opened across from the Pechanga Theater.
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Open 24 hours daily
188,000 square-foot casino floor
Minimum age to enter is 21
State-of-the-art air filtration system provides extensive non-smoking areas
5,000 slots and video machines
158 Table Games:
Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, Let it Ride, Mini Baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Mystery Card Roulette, Buster Blackjack, EZ Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Emperor's Challenge Pai Gow, Progressive Fortune Pai Gow and Craps
High Limit Gaming Area - 14,000 square-foot with a private dining lounge
Poker room - 38 tables (second floor)
Bingo - 700 seats
Bamboo - Dishes of Korea, Vietnam and China. Open daily 11am to 3am.
Blazing Noodles - Chinese and Vietnamese menu. Casual. Open daily for lunch or dinner at 11AM
Great Oak Steakhouse - 100% Prime Black Angus Beef. Open Wed-Sun at 5PM. Fine dining. Reservations: (951)770-8507
Indoor and outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday 7:30 am to 3:00pm and Sunday 7:30am through 2:30pm. Journey's Lounge is open 11:00am through 5:00pm.
Kelsey's - Ale eatery. Open daily at 11AM.
Paisano's Italian - Open Friday-Tuesday at 5PM<
Open daily. Serving lunch and dinner Mon-Fri starting at 11AM. Opens at 9AM Sat-Sun serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food stations feature seafood, Asian selections, grilled and BBQ items, roasted and rotisserie foods, American comfort items, Mexican and Latin specialties, Italian and Mediterranean foods, salad bar and a wide variety of mixed salads and desserts.
Pechanga Cafe - Open 24 hours daily
Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar - Fresh sushi, oysters and seafood
Temptations Food Court - Food court with American, Italian, Asian, Mexican and an Espresso/Pastry Bar
Pechanga Theater - 1,200-seat showroom
Pechanga Summit - New 67,000 sq-ft events center with 2,700 seats
Indoor space: 100,000 square feet
Outdoor space: 174,500 square feet
7,219-yard course with par 72
Named one of Top 20 public courses in California
Located adjacent to Pechanga Resort & Casino
Awarded "Top 100 RV Resorts in the United States" by Good Sam Club
Free WiFi throughout
Full electric, water, cable TV and sewer service
41 RV spaces including 26 premium sites.
2 Chairman Sites - 2,400 square feet with patios, BBQ, table and chairs, and a pergola.
9 Presidential Sites - 1,000 square feetwith pergola, patio, BBQ, and table.
22 Buddy Sites - extended for 2 RVs to pull into from opposite sides.
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.
Pechanga Resort Casino- Temecula, California
Pechanga is the largest casino in California. The 188,000 square-foot gaming floor hosts 5,000 slots machines, 158 table games, a 38-table poker room and a 700-seat bingo hall.
The resort amenities include a 1090-room hotel, 16 restaurants, six entertainment venues and Journey at Pechanga, a championship golf course.
San Manuel Casino - Highland, California
San Manuel celebrated its 34th anniversary last month. In 2017 the casino was renamed San Manual Casino from the previous San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino after closing down its bingo hall.
The casino features 4,800 slot machines, 130 table games, a poker room and two high-imit rooms.
A $550M expansion project is underway to add a 450-room hotel and spa, a 6-story parking structure and a new entertainment venue. Completion isschedule for next year 2021.
Soboba Casino Resort - San Jacinto, California
Soboba Casino reopened as the Soboba Casino Resort in 2019 after opening a brand new casino and hotel. Last month Soboba celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
Soboba Casino is a 140,000 square-foot casino with a 90,000 square-foot gaming floor. It features 2,000 slot machines and 32 table games.
July 6, 2020
Pechanga Resort Casino has cancelled or all live concerts and large events through the end of the year as a precautionary step to protect guests against the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts that are booked for 2020 will be rescheduled with new dates in 2021.
Summit Events Center at Pechanga Resort Casino
The main concert venues at Pechanga Resort Casino are the Pechanga Theater and the Summit Events Center.
"The health and safety of our guests, team members and community is and has always been our number one priority at Pechanga. We decided to make this decision now so our guests were not left wondering about whether or not concerts would take place as previously scheduled. Avoiding mass gatherings is the prudent thing to do for public health, and we'll look forward to bringing exciting concerts back when the time is right."
Jared Munoa, President of Pechanga Development Corporation
Two smaller entertainment venues, the Pechanga Comedy Club and Eagle's Nest Nightclub, are currently closed. Neither reopened May 22 when Pechanga resumed operations after shutting down for the COVID-19 threat.
May 10, 2020
The homepage of the Pechanga Casino website makes the following statement regarding the reopening of the casino:
"Pechanga Tribal leadership has set a target reopening timeframe of June 1 for Pechanga Resort Casino. The actual date will be confirmed in the days ahead. We anticipate limited gaming, restaurants and other amenities will be allowed at the initial reopening. Please click below for more information.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the future."
Video courtesty of KESQ NewsChannel 3
February 9, 2020
The 8th annual California American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) is a three-day event that will be held Feb. 20-22 at Pechanga Resort Casino.
The film festival honors "the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country". It is presented by the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) located at California State University San Marcos.
Schedule of events Feb. 20-22:
THURSDAY OPENING NIGHT 7:00 PM
Opening Night Feature: "California Premiere of Blood Memory", Pechanga Theater, $10.00 tickets
FRIDAY FAMILY FEATURE 5:00 PM
Friday Night Family Feature presented by Jamul Casino: "nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up", Pechanga Theater, $10.00 tickets
FRIDAY FRIGHT FEATURE
Friday Night Fright Feature presented by Jamul Casino: "California Premiere of Blood Quantum", Pechanga Theater, $10.00 tickets
SATURDAY YOUTH TRACK 12:00 PM
Youth Track Program, Pechanga Theater, Free Admission
SATURDAY MATINEE 4:00 PM
Saturday Matinee" "California Premiere of Sisters Rising", Pechanga Theater, Free Admission
SATURDAY CLOSING NIGHT 7:00 PM
Closing Night Feature: "US Premiere of The Grizzlies", Pechanga Theater, $10.00 tickets
For descriptions and details of these events, visit CAIIFF.
For tickets and additional information, visit Pechanga Box Office.
December 24, 2019
In a deal announced last week, Pechanga Resort Casino has been named a founding partner of the Rams, Chargers, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. Beginning next season, both the NFL Rams and Charger teams will play in SoFi Stadium, which will seat 70,000 fans and opens in July 2020.
Pechanga Resort Casino branding will be placed in areas and levels throughout SoFi stadium.
FEATURED BRANDED SPACES
Pechanga Founders Club - This will be a 14,000-square-foot club on the field level for guests to enjoy a special close-up view of the game.
Activation Zone - This Pechanga space will be 11,500 square-feet and located level 8. More details to come.
VIP Entrances - Pechanga will have branding at four VIP entrances.
A statement from Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro said:
"We are thrilled to partner with the Chargers and the Rams, and to be a part of SoFi Stadium. This isn't just a Los Angeles stadium, it's a Southern California stadium, and Southern California has always been and will always be our home. We are especially proud to be able to help local students and people in need with the grants we announced today."
Pechanga has partnerships with other major sports teams including the LA Angels, LA Lakers and the Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
August 3, 2019
The Pechanga Resort Casino and the Los Angeles Rams announced today the signing of a 1-year marketing partnership. Pechanga receives:
Premium seats for Rams games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
VIP events with the Rams
Placement in Rams' advertising
Presenting sponsor in halftime shows
Joint philanthropic ventures
Pechanga has other partnerships and similar terms with the Los Angeles Lakers and Angels.
February 21, 2019
Forbes Travel Guide, considered the premier standard of the hospitality industry, released their 2019 guide yesterday and announcing its ratings of Recommended, Four-Star and Five-Star. Property ratings are calculated after evaluating 900 specific criteria.
In this year's edition, Forbes Travel Guide rated Pechanga among the world's best in two categories: the spa and the hotel. Both properties were added last year in March 2018 at the completion of a $300M construction project.
Forbes Travel Guide Rating: "Four-Star"
Comment: "exceptional properties, offering high levels of service and quality of facility to match"
Forbes Travel Guide Rating: "Recommended"
Comment: "excellent properties with consistently good service and facilities"
Pechanga's Vice President of Hotel Operations, Thomas Mueller, expressed his appreciation:
"Receiving this prestigious recognition in just the first year of our new spa operation speaks volumes of our team and their level of professionalism, care and detail. This spa was designed to take the experience to a whole new level. We're proud to be one of only 25 California four-star rated spas."
January 10, 2019
As part of Pechanga's $300M expansion that opened in 2018, the new Corner bar opened in late December.
Jared Munoa, President of Pechanga Development Corporation, described it this way:
"The vibe of the Corner Bar is different than any other at Pechanga. We incorporated a new motif with materials that aren't so common throughout the property, giving it a very sophisticated yet casual feel. It's a great place for people-watching, and the guests are loving it so far."
The bar has 30 seats and is located next to the high-limit gaming area.
December 13, 2018
The former Valley View Casino Center sports arena has been renamed to the Pechanga Arena San Diego. Earlier this month the city council for San Diego approved the new naming rights.
The arena hosts many sporting events and concerts each year.
Valley View Casino and Hotel had naming rights to the arena since 2010. However, they decided to not renew their contract with the arena.
Currently the Pechanga have relationships with the Angels and the Lakers.
The San Diego Sports Arena is located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. It is the closest arena located to the Pechanga.
The name change will take place by December 21, 2018.
March 8. 2018
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians' official Grand Opening ribbon cutting on Saturday, 3 March in front of the all-glass enclosed lobby kicked off a stunning weekend of concerts, firework displays and VIP parties that officially opened the Tribe's $300 million resort expansion.
Now the largest resort/casino on the West Coast, Pechanga Resort & Casino offers guests approachable luxury with subtle elements of the Tribe's Native heritage woven into architectural and resort experiences. This major expansion added 568 AAA Four-Diamond hotel rooms and suites, a 4.5-acre pool complex, two additional restaurants, a two-level luxury spa with fitness and yoga studio, and another 68,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 40,000-square-foot Pechanga Summit.
"We are setting a higher standard of excellence and taking the resort gaming experience in Southern California and beyond to another level," said Pechanga Development Corporation President, Edith Atwood. "We are deeply grateful to our dedicated and talented team members and the thousands of construction workers who helped build this beautiful facility. Of course, none of this would be here if it wasn't for our loyal guests who continue to visit, continue to talk about their positive experiences with friends."
Pechanga hired 750 people during 2017 and early 2018 for permanent positions to staff the resort expansion areas. Jobs ranged from entry level to management roles. Pechanga Resort Casino is the third largest private employer in Riverside County with 4,750 team members.
Pechanga's $300 million grand opening events included the official ribbon cutting with Tribal officials and dignitaries, a VIP poolside party with many recognizable personalities at The Cove, the new resort pool complex, a fireworks display set off from the Pechanga hotel tower and a performance in the Pechanga Summit on Saturday, 3 March by rock 'n' roll icon Steven Tyler, and a Boyz II Men performance the following day on Sunday, 4 March.
Snapshot of Pechanga Resort Casino After Grand Opening
- Casino square footage: 200,000
- Event/meeting/convention square footage: 100,000 (indoor), 174,500 (outdoor)
- Number of hotel rooms: 1,090
- Number of restaurants and bars: 20
- Number of pools and spas: 15
- Number of employees: 4,750
Pechanga Expansion Has an Economic Output of over $550 million.
- Nearly 3,000 jobs from construction-related activities.
- A total of 560 new jobs within community, going forward from expanded operations.
Local Improvements Funded by Pechanga as Result of Expansion
Source: Pechanga Resort Casino
- $5 million to widen Pechanga Parkway and improve local roads.
- Over $9 million in funding for local law enforcement.
- $14 million contributed for Interstate 15/Temecula Parkway Ultimate Interchange.
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