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The Pechanga Resort & Casino is an Aboriginal Indian casino on the Pechanga Indian Reservation adjacent to the city of Temecula, California. Pechanga Resort & Casino is the largest casino in the state of California, with over 4,500 slot machines and approximately 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) of gaming space.[1][2]

Pechanga Resort & Casino
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Address 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592
Opening dateJune 24, 2002
ThemeIndian Casino
No. of rooms1,090
Total gaming space188,000 sq ft (17,500 m2)
Notable restaurantsGreat Oak Steakhouse
Paisano's
Bamboo
Lobby Bar & Grill
Casino typeLand
OwnerPechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
Renovated in2004, 2015-2018
WebsitePechanga Resort & Casino home page

HistoryEdit

On June 24, 2002, the $262 million Pechanga Resort & Casino opened its doors. The resort, which was designed to highlight the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians' culture, included an 85,000 sq ft (7,900 m2) casino, 1,200-seat showroom, 515,000 sq ft (47,800 m2), 14-story (522-room) hotel and 38,800 sq ft (3,600 m2) convention center, 200-seat cabaret lounge, Eagle's Nest Lounge and seven restaurants.

In November 2004, a 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) expansion was opened, adding additional gaming space, a high limit gaming area, a food court area, a 54-table poker room and Kelsey's, a sports-themed restaurant (not to be confused with the Kelsey's Canadian food chain).

Guests must be at least 21 to gamble on the property; the age limit was raised in 2003 from 18.[3]

CasinoEdit

 
Aerial view of the Pechanga Resort & Casino, gas station and RV park

The Pechanga Resort & Casino has the largest casino floor in California totaling 188,000 sq ft (17,500 m2), larger than the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.[4] It features more than 4,500 Vegas-style slot machines, a non-smoking casino floor area with 460+ slot machines, 130 table games, a non-smoking poker room with 43 tables, an off-track betting facility, an ultra-modern, 700-seat bingo facility, a 14,700 sq ft (1,370 m2) High Limit Gaming Area with High Limit Salon, and private gaming rooms.

HotelEdit

The Pechanga Hotel includes 1,085 guest rooms and suites as well as a sun deck with swimming pool complex and spa, poolside bar with food service, three retail shops, and a newly added Spa.

Spa PechangaEdit

In December 2017, Spa Pechanga opened a standalone, luxury two-level spa totaling 25,000 square feet and featuring 17 treatment rooms. The spa incorporates Native American healing botanicals into all of their treatments. Guests can book massages, facials, body treatments, hair and nail salon appointments, wellness visits and personal fitness and yoga coaching sessions at Spa Pechanga.

RestaurantsEdit

Pechanga has 20 bars and restaurants on its property.[5]

SportsEdit

Journey at PechangaEdit

 
Journey's Hole No. 5

The golf course, Journey at Pechanga, opened in August 2008, and the clubhouse opened in November.

In November 2008, a 62,000 sq ft (5,800 m2) clubhouse was opened. Journey was rated as the 4th "Best New Course You Can Play" by Golf Magazine in the January 2009 issue.[6] With the addition of Journey at Pechanga, the resort’s 146-acre (0.59 km2) footprint (including the facility, RV park, parking lots, and structures) has more than tripled to 445 acres (1.80 km2).

Live action sporting eventsEdit

Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts live action sporting events such as Bellator MMA, professional boxing aired live on networks such as HBO and FOX and Muay Thai Kickboxing.[7][8]

EntertainmentEdit

The Pechanga Showroom Theater, a 1,200-seat venue, has hosted Broadway musicals and headline musical acts, including Journey, Lita Ford, Warrant, Dirty Heads, Live (band), Collective Soul, Blues Traveler, Skid Row, 311 (band), Backstreet Boys, Bob Dylan, Carrie Underwood, The Fab Four (tribute), magician David Copperfield, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and many foreign artists such as Hong Jin-young.[9]

Other entertainment venues at Pechanga include the Pechanga Comedy Club; the Cabaret Lounge; and Eagle’s Nest Lounge, located on the top floor of the original hotel tower.

Meeting and convention spaceEdit

Meeting space at the facility consists of 274,500 square feet of flexible meeting and event space (100,000 square feet indoors and 174,500 square feet outdoors).[10] This includes the 40,000 sq. ft. Pechanga Summit event center, an entire suite of breakout rooms on the resort's 2nd floor, a 22,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, a huge outdoor event lawn, The Cove, Journey's End golf course clubhouse (which is very popular for weddings), and the rooftop Eagle's Nest nightclub/lounge and Eagle's View Ballroom.

Pechanga RV ResortEdit

 
Pechanga RV park

The adjacent Pechanga RV Resort features 210 sites.[11]

Economic impactEdit

The Pechanga Resort & Casino is the Temecula Valley's number one employer with nearly 5,000 employees, and the second-largest private employer in Riverside County, behind grocery store chain, Stater Bros.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spectacular Lot Half Mile Fro Lake in Riverside County, California". Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  2. ^ "Pechanga CASINO". Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  3. ^ "Minimum Gambling Age of California Casinos". Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  4. ^ http://www.travelgolf.com/articles/san-diego-california-golf-13545.htm
  5. ^ https://www.pechanga.com/eat
  6. ^ Bradley Aidan (2009). "The top ten new golf courses you can play". Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  7. ^ "CBS Sports pro boxing puts championships on the line at Pechanga Resort & Casino". iesportsnet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  8. ^ "Bellator MMA returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino". pe.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  9. ^ Hong, Jin-young (12 January 2019). "hongjinyoung 홍진영 on Instagram:". instagram (in Korean). sambahong. LA콘서트 끝 3천석 넘게 객석 가득 채워주신 여러분들 정말 너무너무 감사합니당^^ 저도 너무 행복하게 공연한거같아요☺️공연 마무리 셀카는 고생많이한 #잘태 #문재 #수지 #윤선 #예슬 #선영언니 #타이니오빠 함께ㅋㅋㅋ 여러분!! 오늘 #미우새 하는날이라면서용? #속닥속닥 이따봐요오옹 하뚜
  10. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/casinos/sd-et-casinos-expansions-20171203-story.html
  11. ^ https://www.pechanga.com/uploads/assets/RV-Pechanga-Map-v9-150-2018.pdf
  12. ^ Lallu Akso (2009-12-09). "Pechanga Casino and Its Amenities". Retrieved 2010-01-18.

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