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ESPN Boxing – Tribute To Dan Goossen – Taking the Ring Dec. 11

2014 Night of Champions
AUSTIN TROUT, CHRIS ARREOLA AND ANTONIO TARVER IN FEATURED BOUTS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014

– OSCAR ESCANDON VS TYSON CAVE IN WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT –
– SERGIO MORA, RICO RAMOS, EDWIN RODRIGUEZ MARCUS BROWN AND AHMED ELBIALI IN UNDERCARD BOUTS –

Sherman Oaks, Calif. — (October 30, 2014) — Goossen Promotions returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino on Thursday, December 11th with “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special televised LIVE on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Advance tickets starting at $55.00 can be purchased through the Pechanga Resort and Casino website (www.Pechanga.com) or by calling 1-877-711-2946. Doors on the night of the event open at 4:00 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m.

“We wanted to do something special in honor of Dan Goossen and we thought of no better way than to put on a great night of boxing just like he had done for so many years on ESPN,” said Brian Kweder, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions. “Dan’s contributions to the sport of boxing are well documented, but he was also a joy to work with and to be around. I’m hopeful that he has a ringside seat wherever he may be for these fights.”

A lifelong resident of Southern California and popular fight promoter for more than three decades, Goossen passed away at the age of 64 on September 28.  Read More

Top chefs in SW Riverside Co. Compete to Raise Money to Help At-Risk Youth

OAK GROVE Chef Open 2013

Chef Open At Pechanga Resort & Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – If a night of sampling gourmet cuisine from the area’s top chefs sounds like the idea of a good time, The So Cal Chef Open in Temecula is the place to be on Monday, October 20.

Happening inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom, foodie festival goers can experience intense flavors and fresh ingredients in dishes made by 12 culinary experts. Attendees will be able to sample their way around the room as they vote for their favorite chef and favorite dish of the night. The chefs and their dishes will also be scored by a panel of celebrity judges including Steve Cazel (“Cutthroat Island,” “Survivor”), Amanda Colello (“Hell’s Kitchen”), Comedian Rocky Osborn (Aces Comedy Club) and last year’s “Judges Pinnacle Award” winner, Chef Steve Stawinski (Wilson Creek’s Creekside Grille).

This foodie experience starts at 4:30p.m. and has historically hosted more than 400 guests. Entry is $45 online or at the door, or $35 if purchased from participating restaurants. Ticket price includes unlimited tastings from all food vendors. For tickets or more information, call Oak Grove Center at
(951) 677-5599 or visit www.oakgrovecenter.com and click on “Events.”  Read More

No Tricks, All Treats at Pechanga Resort & Casino for Halloween Fun

– Oct. 31 Will Feature Special Events, Prizes and Promotions Starting at 10:00 a.m. –
 – Two Fun Nights of Monster Bash Cosmik Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 31 –

Halloween Promo 1TEMECULA, Calif. – This Halloween Pechanga Resort & Casino will be giving out the best treats in the Temecula Valley. With “Monster Bash Cosmik Bingo,” “Halloween Hot Seats” for slots players, costume contests for poker players and more, casino guests will be grinning big like jack o’lanterns on Oct. 31.

With $100 in easy play prizes to be awarded every five minutes, “Halloween Hot Seats” will have reel slot players on the edge of their seats from 3:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m. With over 3,400 slots on the casino floor, guests will want find their lucky seats early. One hundred dollars will be awarded randomly every five minutes to a player with his or her Pechanga Club card properly inserted into a slot machine. Halloween Promo 3

“Monster Bash Cosmik Bingo” will host two holiday sessions, one the weekend prior to Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 25, with doors opening at 10:00 p.m. and bingo beginning at 11:00 p.m., and a Halloween night event on Friday, Oct. 31. A costume contest will be held and prizes awarded. This event will be a party all night long with music, dancing, a full bar, games and, of course, bingo. Paper entry is $15, electronic is available for $25 and $45.

Poker players will want to dress in their best ghoulish gaming apparel for the costume contest, starting at 9:00 p.m. Players must be seated in a live game to qualify and will have a chance to enter while playing. First prize is $100, second price is $75 and third $50.

To get the holiday festivities started early, members of Pechanga social media team will be out on the casino floor in costume with candy and prices starting at 10:00 a.m. All guests have to do is say “Trick or Treat” to win. After recently being honored as “Casino with the Best Facebook Page,” these team members will be updating the Pechanga Facebook and Twitter with all the casino floor fun. Pechanga Resort & Casino makes winners out of players every day. Anyone can see the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.

$1500 in Prizes for Costume Contest During Eagle’s Nest Halloween Party

– Sweet Treats to Be Award During Pechanga’s Halloween Festivities –

Eagle's Nest Halloween PosterTEMECULA, Calif. – The Eagle’s Nest at Pechanga Resort & Casino will host frighteningly fun festivities on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31. The rooftop nightclub will host a costume contest with $1,500 in prizes. Getting the party started with a live DJ at 8:00 p.m., the club will award first and second place honors for both male and female partygoers. While there is a $10 cover charge, guests in costumes get in free. Eagle’s Nest guests will have the opportunity to win promotional cards which may be redeemed at any Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurant outlet.

Costume guidelines include:
- no masks
- no heavy face paint
- no real or simulated weapons
- no real or simulated nudity
- no full body paint Read More

Pechanga Wins Big with Eight Top Honors in Industry “Best of” Awards

Casino AwardsTEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Voted on by readers of Casino Player Magazine in their annual “Best of Gaming: 2014 Native Southwest” poll and by readers of the Southern California Gaming Guide in its Best Casinos AwardsPechanga Resort & Casino was recognized with many top accolades, placing first in a remarkable eight categories. Winning the classifications of “Best Golf Course,” “Best Hosts,” “Best Table Game Tournaments,” “Best Video Poker” and “Casino with the Best Facebook Page” in Casino Player, Pechanga lives up to its Four Diamond property designation. Readers gave top nods to Pechanga for “Best Casino Resort,” “Best Resort Rooms” and “Best Poker” in the Southern California Gaming Guide.

“At Pechanga we strive to provide a truly exceptional experience to all of our guests – on the casino floor, at the hotel, in the spa and on the golf course, so to be recognized by those guests for our efforts is an honor,” said Rudy Prieto, Pechanga Resort & Casino General Manager. Read More

No Vampires, But A Blood Bank Draws Red Just in Time for Halloween at Pechanga RV Resort

2012_0204 RV Park_IMG_0106_HDR DK Photoshop v1TEMECULA, Calif. — (Oct. 6, 2014) – It can be a scary sight when not enough people who need blood have it available. Just before Halloween, the Pechanga RV Resort hosts a blood drive from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The San Diego Blood Bank will have their rolling bloodmobile on site at the Pechanga RV Clubhouse, and clinicians will be on hand to collect pints of blood from as many donors as possible. Everyone who signs up to donate will be given a raffle ticket to win free nights at the Pechanga RV Resort, gift cards for the Pechanga Buffet, hats and more. Raffle winners will be chosen at random and notified on Wednesday, October 29. Donors will also receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the San Diego Blood Bank. Read More

Pechanga Scores Big With Fans During CBS “Big Bang Theory”

Pechanga on The  Big Bang TheoryIf you were one of the 16.4 million viewers who watched Monday, September 30th’s “Big Bang Theory” on CBS, you may have noticed a familiar logo. Pechanga Resort & Casino was featured prominently on the show during a scene in which character Howard Wolowitz “throws” out the first pitch of an Angels Baseball game. From the various camera angles, TV viewers see the giant red scoreboard with the Pechanga Resort & Casino logo, as well as the back outfield wall with Pechanga’s name and logo.

“We’ve had a longstanding partnership with Angels Baseball and a positive placement like appearing on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ that comes as a result of that partnership is amazing beyond belief,” says Lee Torres, Vice President of Marketing for Pechanga Resort & Casino.

The story line goes that Wolowitz is invited to throw out the first pitch at the baseball game because the stadium is hosting a Space Day promotion for fans and Wolowitz is an astronaut. Far from an athlete and not sure about whether he could hit home plate, Wolowitz made light of the situation by having the Mars Rover deliver the ball to the plate instead. The Mars Rover travels incredibly slowly and the entire stadium audience booed him.

The scene was shot at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Sunday, September 14 during the team’s last pre-playoff homestretch.

 

Cut Hair & Bring Hope to Cancer Patients

Reina & DomTEMECULA, Calif. — (Sept. 15, 2014) – Spa Pechanga inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. offers free haircuts and styles to anyone wanting a new ‘do and willing to donate eight inches or more of hair during the month of October. The month-long hair donation campaign is hosted in conjunction with the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to collect as many ponytails as possible. The side effects of breast cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can be devastating to a woman’s psyche.  Read More

Back By Popular Demand – The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute Returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Early 2015

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute Performing at Pechanga Resort & Casino January 9 & 10, 2015

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute Will Perform at Pechanga Resort & Casino January 9 & 10, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute has been called the best Beatles’ tribute ever, and they are returning to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., for two nights in the new year. After a very successful two night showcase in 2014, the Beatles’ dopplegangers – in both voice and appearance – will return with much fanfare to perform the band’s greatest hits, with legendary classics “Hard Day’s Night,” “Yesterday,” “Sgt. Pepper,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and “Hey Jude.” The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute takes the stage inside the Pechanga Theater Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25, $30, $40 and $45 and are now on sale at the Pechanga Box Office, via telephone at (877) 711-2WIN or online at www.Pechanga.com. Read More

Holiday Weekend Brings Big Celebrations For Winners During Pechanga Slot Play

– Fast and Quick Winnings on a $.01 Machine and In Less Than Five Minutes –

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Anna Clores won $61,315.53 on Buffalo Stampede

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Sept. 08, 2014) – With Labor Day celebrations coming to a close, two lucky slot players ended the holiday weekend with big win jackpots at Pechanga Resort and Casino. Both winners struck it rich on Monday, Sept. 1, on their favorite casino floor slot machines. Anna Clores of Cerritos was playing on her lucky “Buffalo Stampede” slot when she hit the jackpot. “I just thought to myself, it’s about time!” said Clores. She had been playing at the casino on the prior Friday and Saturday, always at her favorite machine. “I enjoy the Buffalo Stampede machine so much that I’ve suggested the casino add more of the same slot. It’s really popular and it’s my favorite one, especially now, I feel so lucky here!” Clores won $61,315.53 and was amazed to win such a big jackpot on such a $.01 machine. “When I realized I had won big, I thought it was probably not really too much, since it was a penny slot, but then I saw how much the jackpot was and I couldn’t believe it!”

William Ruane won $72.000 on Triple Stars

William Ruane won $72.000 on Triple Stars

El Segundo resident William Ruane also won big during the holiday weekend, hitting the jackpot with $72,000 in winnings. He had been playing on a “Triple Stars” machine and was shocked when he hit the jackpot after less than five minutes of play. “Pechanga is such a lucky place and I’ll be playing again with my winnings,” Ruane said.

Pechanga Resort & Casino makes winners out of players every day. Anyone can see the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.