The Pechanga Casino Resort in southern California
The Pechanga Casino Resort in the southern California wine country was opened in 2002. It was the largest casino resort in California and one of the largest in the US. In 2015 it was named “Best Casino” by USA Today.
During December 2015 work commenced on a $285 million dollar expansion plan due to open in 2018.
The resort is entirely owned and run by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians who have occupied the Temecula valley for more than 10,000 years.
It is well situated close to Interstate 15 running between Los Angeles and San Diego. From the resort there are shuttle buses to all the other holiday attractions in the area.
The resort has 517 rooms including 64 suites all described as meeting the highest standards of comfort. Starting prices are currently $169 per night. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows with views over the mountains, valley of golf course. Room service is provided 24 hours. A full range of concierge facilities is provided. Weddings are a speciality.
There are no less that 16 bars and restaurants. The range of cuisine is excellent ranging from the steakhouse through to Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Asian and Italian. You can get served with breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night or take out. Buffet options are also available.
The new hotel extension will provide and additional 568 hotel rooms, There will also be a two storey spa and a resort style pool complex. Two additional restaurants and additional meeting and event space will be provided.
Entertainment options are wide and varied, there is the Comedy Club and the Cabaret Lounge. The Eagles Nest is a Lounge and Nightclub on the top floor with panoramic views out over the nearby cities.
Externally there are beautiful landscaped areas with extensive planting and water facilities. There is also the par 72, 18 hole championship golf course designed by by Arthur Hills.
The reward scheme is excellent when you stay at this resort. There are four levels from red to platinum. Your card tier level is determined by how many points you accumulate.
The Pechanga Casino
The resort has the largest casino floor in California totalling 188,000 square feet. The casino has more than 3,800 slot machines and they are regularly updated. The latest state of the art machines are provided. You can play traditional reels and video slots including poker and keno.
There are also 154 table games including three card poker, texas holdem, blackjack, bacarrat, craps and roulette. Traditional Chinese pai gow poker is also available.
There is a poker room on the second floor of the casino. You can play holdem, no limit holdem and Omaha poker. Many poker promotions are run throughout the week.
There is a special high limit gaming room and the bar is open 24 hour a day. The high limit salon also offers VIP gaming and offers private dining facilities.
The Pechanga Casino Resort also has a modern 700 seat bingo facility.
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