March 17, 2014
After 10 months of construction, the eagerly awaited Tortoise Rock Casino in
Twentynine Palms, California will celebrate its grand opening with a private
reception on March 31st, 2014 from 3pm to5pm. At 5pm, there will be a ceremonial
ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of Tortoise Rock Casino and
guests will be invited inside to begin playing slots and table games and
enjoying the new facility. The grand opening celebration will include live
entertainment throughout the evening, as well as a special limited edition grand
opening commemorative gaming chip that can be purchased.
Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians which owns Tortoise Rock Casino, as well as Spotlight 29 Casino in nearby Coachella, says the opening is important for many reasons. "Tortoise Rock Casino is not only a significant milestone for our Tribe, but we are also very happy to bring jobs and add excitement to entire high desert community."
Tortoise Rock Casino is situated against a stunning desert backdrop near the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park and United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Design highlights include features that are both beautiful and eco-friendly, such as drought-tolerant landscaping with high-tech recycling and water-reclamation features.
This new 30,000 square-foot casino is sure to be the high desert's top entertainment destination, with 490 slot machines, 7 table games including Blackjack,3-Card Poker, and traditional Poker. Tortoise Rock Casino will also offer quick bites at an affordable price at Oasis Grille, along with live music, sports viewing events, and great drinks at Shelly's Lounge. Tortoise Rock Casino will be open to all guests 18 years and older. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the Casino.
An estimated 1.4 Million dollars went to construction wages alone, with local contractors and crews given preference. Tortoise Rock Casino will also employ more than 100full and part-time employees.
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