IE Resident Wins Big – TWICE – On the Same Day for More Than $250,000

Big Winner Gino Mangino at Pechanga Quick Hit Slots

Big Winner Gino Mangino at Pechanga Quick Hit Slots

TEMECULA, Calif. – (July 15, 2014) – Last week’s July 4th holiday was a day of celebration for more than one reason for local Riverside resident and business owner Gino Mangini. In fact, it was a day of double celebration as he hit not one, but two big jackpots at Pechanga Resort & Casino. A frequent visitor of the casino, Mangini usually plays the $10 Quick Hit slot machines and has won numerous smaller jackpots in the past. Last Friday, Mangini hit the jackpot again, winning $5,000. Feeling lucky, he decided to take his winnings and move to a bigger and better machine. He was hoping his luck would hold steady and snag him the featured $25,000 payout. Playing the $25 Quick Hit, it wasn’t long before Mangini struck it rich, again, this time winning a High Limit jackpot of $250,000.

When asked about his double jackpot winnings, Mangini said, “It’s just luck, you know. Luck is all it is. I’ve won here plenty of times before, but nothing this big, so I must just be a lucky guy.” Mangini is the owner of Mangini and Sons, a general contracting business located in Riverside, Ca. With no immediate plans for his big winnings, he will most likely put them in the bank or invest in his business. Pechanga Resort and Casino makes winners out of players everyday. Anyone can see the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.

Pretend Time? Nope. Nick Swardson Invites You to “Taste It” Tour

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Comedian Nick Swardson

Comedian and actor Nick Swardson, known by many fans for his recurring role on the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and for appearing in numerous Adam Sandler movies, plus his own stand-up comedy specials, will be performing in Temecula on Saturday, Nov. 8. Nick Swardson brings his “Taste It” tour to the Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater on November 8 at 8:00p.m. Tickets are $45, $55, $60 and $65 and go on sale Friday, July 18 at 3:00p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, via telephone at (877) 711-2946 or online at www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment.

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4 Bingo Winners Take Home $82K in 3 Weeks

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Big Winners at Pechanga Bingo

TEMECULA, Calif. – (June 27 2014) – Four bingo winners took home more than $82,000.00 in jackpots within three weeks after playing at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Pechanga Bingo has blown out big jackpots many times since opening on July 4, 2013, but four in 21 days is remarkable anywhere. The winners, all from Southern California, won progressive jackpots inside the comfortable and modern, 700-seat Pechanga Bingo facility.

The most recent big win, a bingo scored by Theodore Tyler of Murrieta, Calif., totaled $11,128. Tyler came into Pechanga Bingo for the matinee session on Monday, June 9 and played in a “Pick 8s in 18” and thrilled himself by getting a bingo. The jackpot prize for this uncommon bingo game carried a progressive amount of $11,128.00. “I’m not sure right now what I’ll do with my windfall, but I’m going to enjoy my summer some more,” he told Pechanga Bingo staff.

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Debra K Won $28,917 at Pechanga Bingo

On May 31, Debra K. from San Marcos, Calif. sat down inside Pechanga Bingo for the evening session and played for five minutes. The shipping supervisor bought in for $65 and in a matter of minutes, called “Bingo!” and realized she had triggered the progressive jackpot for $28,917.00. “I kind of had this weird feeling when I came into the bingo facility, almost like my hands were itching. Some said that means you’re going to get money. I guess they were right.” She says she plans to save some of the winnings and will give some to charity.

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6th Annual Microbrew Fest Gets Underway This Weekend!

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6th Annual Pechanga Microbrew Fest

TEMECULA, Calif. – (June 27, 2014) – Trying each variety of beer offered by the nearly 100 microbreweries that now dot the Southern California landscape may be a fun but difficult challenge for the super beer fan’s bucket list. Instead, suds enthusiasts can go to one place this summer and experience the offerings of more than 30 craft brewers, many of them made iSouthern California. The 6th Annual Pechanga Microbrew Festival froths up on Saturday, June 28 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. inside the Pechanga Grand Ballroom. Whether one’s beer taste includes a light blonde ale, a rich stout or anything in between, it will be satisfied at the Microbrew Fest.  Read More

International Showdown of Muay Thai Fighters at Pechanga this June

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Muay Thai Fights @ Pechanga Resort & Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. – (May 14, 2014) – Professional, live action, super-athletic Muay Thai kickboxing comes to Pechanga Resort & Casino for one night this summer – Saturday, June 7 at 6:30p.m. Professional kickboxers including Sam Alvey vs. Jacob Poss in the  WCK Muay Thai Super Cruiserweight ranking bout, Ji Guangjian vs. Adam Rothweiler for the WLF Featherweight International Title, plus five female bouts featuring world champion Jemyma Betrian vs. Christi Brereton for the WBC Women’s Bantamweight World Title, will take place in the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. Doors open at 5:30p.m. and tickets are $40 for general admission and $100 for ringside seats. For tickets or more information, visit the Pechanga Box Office, call (877) 711-2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment. Read More

Flight Paramedic Crowned Poker Champ

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Dustin Skarra Wins RiverCard Competition at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (May 1, 2014) – Two full days of poker at Pechanga Resort & Casino proved profitable for 60 top players. RiverCard® and the Pechanga Poker Room hosted the “Quest for the Cup” tournament April 25 and 26. After the two full days of competition, Dustin Skarra of San Diego, Calif., emerged the winner ahead of 409 other contenders. He took home the first place prize of $22,140 in the $50,000 guarantee event. Buy-in was $200 + $35. Skarra, a flight paramedic, told the staff this is the most excited he has ever been playing poker. The second place player, Frank Lewis of Anza, Calif., took home about half of Skarra’s take at $11,890. The top 10 winners received payouts. Read More

Treat Mom to a Day of Dining and Relaxation

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Mother’s Day Specials at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 30, 2014) – Sunday, May 11 marks the day mothers everywhere like to be pampered, spend time with loved ones, or take some time for themselves. Seven of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s 11 restaurants help make the occasion memorable with dining specials to please many tastes. Guests will find Mother’s Day dining specials at the Pechanga Café, Paisano’s Italian, Journey’s End, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Kelsey’s Sports Bar & Grill, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar and The Pechanga Café. Hours of each restaurant vary and reservations are recommended at the Great Oak Steakhouse and at Paisano’s Italian. For reservations or more information, call (877) 711-2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com. Read More

Oregon Window Washer Wipes Up $100K Jackpot

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Robert Stonecipher Wins at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 29, 2014) – During a recent trip to Southern California, Robert Stonecipher stopped into Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. The window washer from Grants Pass, Ore. spotted a $10 Bonus Time slot machine and decided to try his luck for a few minutes. Exactly three minutes and $60 later, Stonecipher started wondering what was happening as the bells on the slot machine began sounding. “I thought I won something but I had no idea how much,” he said. “I had to look at the chart at the top of the machine, and I kept doing the math until I finally got it. Wow, one hundred thousand dollars!” he repeated to himself. A crowd of onlookers in the casino congratulated him as he smiled big for pictures holding an oversized check. Also an avid golfer who enjoys playing the course at Pechanga, the Oregon resident says he plans to put a down payment on a house in his home state.

Winners are made at Pechanga every day. See the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next. Players must be 21 or older.