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Another New Millionaire at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 2, 2015) – For the second time in less than one week, a slot player at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. has hit a mega jackpot. At 12:45p.m. on Monday, a Perris, Calif. man became the newest millionaire in Riverside County, scoring $1,050,009.21 on a $1.00 Golden Pagodas Gold Series slot machine by Rocket Gaming. After only 20 minutes and $100 played on the machine, the man watched as three illuminated “Golden Pagoda” symbols lined up across the center of the screen.

“I knew I won,” said the retired iron worker. “There’s this line across the bottom of the screen that shows how much you win. It said the amount, but it took me a minute to believe it.”

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The winner said he visits Pechanga Resort & Casino about once a month, and enjoys going to the resort’s buffet. One of his two sons cheered him on as a crowd gathered around the slot machine as he posed for a few photos.

The Monday jackpot marks the 11th more-than-one million dollar jackpot won at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Four of those jackpots have been won on Gold Series slots by Rocket Gaming, the most wins on this game in the country according to slot officials.

“This second million dollar jackpot in one week at Pechanga Resort & Casino is tremendous,” said Buddy Frank, Vice President of Slot Operations at Pechanga Resort & Casino. “We are so thrilled for our winners and they are living proof that winners are made every day here.”

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Last Tuesday, February 24, Rocio H. from Chino Hills, Calif. watched as zombie symbols lined up on the Walking Dead slot machine she was playing. She hit the progressive jackpot for $1,053,775.64 just before 2:00p.m. that day.

The last million-dollar jackpot before The Walking Dead windfall at Pechanga Resort & Casino was on Thanksgiving Day in November 2014.

Winners are made at Pechanga Resort & Casino everyday. See the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.

 

ZOMBIE FAN PLAYS DEAD AND WINS $1,053,775 AT PECHANGA

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Rocio H. Won $1 Million Jackpot at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Feb. 25, 2015) – A slot player at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. out scared up a million dollar jackpot Tuesday on The Walking Dead Slot Game.™. Rocio H. from Chino Hills, California won $1,053,775.64 just before 2:00p.m., but without any blood-curdling screams, Tuesday. She was visiting the casino with her parents. A fan of the TV show, Rocio chose to play the penny slot, but at first did not play with max bets. A few spins before the jackpot hit, she decided to risk a bit more. She watched the zombie symbols line up across the screen and realized she hit the progressive, million-dollar jackpot. She had only been playing the machine for 10 minutes before she scored the frighteningly awesome windfall.


“We are thrilled to have the wide area progressive hit here at Pechanga Resort & Casino and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady,” said Buddy Frank, Vice President of Slot Operations. “The Walking Dead slots have been some of the most popular we’ve seen here and this million-dollar jackpot is sure to create even more zombie buzz for the game.”

“The response to our Walking Dead Slot Game has been tremendous,” said Dallas Orchard, Vice President of Gaming Operations for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. “The game gives people some edge-of-your-seat thrills just like the show itself. The winner at Pechanga certainly had that feeling and we are very excited for her.”

The game’s tagline, “it pays to play dead,” came true for Rocio. Released in 2014, the Pechanga Resort & Casino jackpot is the first $1 million payout for the popular slot machine which won “Casino Product of the Year” at last year’s Global Gaming Awards.

The last million-dollar jackpot won at Pechanga Resort & Casino was on Thanksgiving Day in November 2014.

Winners are made at Pechanga Resort & Casino everyday. See the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.

Earth, Wind & Fire Bring All Elements to Pechanga in April

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TEMECULA, Calif., (Feb. 12, 2015) — The Earth, Wind & Fire concert tour is coming to rock the house at Pechanga Resort & Casino. With a just announced tour date of April 26, tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 13 at $131, $126, $120 and $110, and are available at the Pechanga Box office, 877-711-2WIN (2946) or www.Pechanga.com. With five decades of chart topping hits and their first musical release in eight years with “Now, Then & Forever,” the music legends could play every fan’s favorite song.

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DIAMONDS CAN BE A GUEST’S BEST FRIEND

4c_aaa_4DTEMECULA, Calif . – (February 2, 2015) –  Pechanga Resort & Casino is pleased to announce it has been honored with two AAA Four Diamond Awards for 2015. The 517-room luxury resort has now been awarded with the AAA Four Diamond Award for the 14th time. The resort has won it consecutively since opening in 2002. Only 12 other resorts in Riverside County also carry the AAA Four Diamond distinction. The Great Oak Steakhouse earned the honor alongside only six other restaurants in Riverside County and 34 other restaurants in all of Southern California. The Great Oak Steakhouse has won the award for the fourth time in a row since 2012. Diamonds can be a guest’s best friend when traveling. Using the AAA Diamond Award rating system, those staying at a hotel or eating at a restaurant for the first time can instantly know the level of service and quality to expect.  Read More

Player Has 1,039,984 Reasons to Be Thankful After Thanksgiving at Pechanga

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$1Million Progressive Jackpot on Thanksgiving

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 1, 2014) – A Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. woman now has 1,039,984 more reasons to be thankful after an impromptu trip to Pechanga Resort & Casino. Marian Williams made a decision very early on Thanksgiving morning to drive over to Pechanga Resort & Casino and play slots before the cooking and cleaning of the rest of the day.

Ten minutes and $28.00 later, Marian thought something had gone wrong with her $1.00 Gold Double Series slot machine. Bells sounded and other guests looked on as Marian found out she hit the progressive for $1,039,984.64. “I could not believe it!” she said. “I really feel so blessed and for this to happen on Thanksgiving! It’s awesome.” Marian hit the jackpot at 3:55a.m. When asked what she might do with the turkey day cash windfall, she said, “I’ll probably share it.”

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The Thanksgiving slot machine jackpot is the fourth over one million dollars at Pechanga Resort & Casino in four years. Three of these four jackpots were hit on the same bank of slot machines – the Gold Series by Rocket Gaming.

Winners are made at Pechanga Resort & Casino every day. See the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.

Pechanga Announces $285 Million Hotel Addition

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Pechanga Unveils Plans for New Hotel, Spa, Pools

Pechanga Indian Reservation, Calif, November 10, 2014 – The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians today unveiled plans to add a new luxury four-diamond hotel wing, a luxury spa, new ballroom and meeting space, a resort-style pool complex, two restaurants, and related improvements to the award-winning Pechanga Resort & Casino.

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“Almost 20 years ago we started our journey toward self-sufficiency,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro. “It’s a journey that has allowed us to provide for our people and the community, improving the quality of life along the way. To continue our viability and enable our competitiveness, we announce the next leg of our journey. As our region grows and matures, we must do so as well to position ourselves for the next 20 years. We believe this project will take us there.”
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ESPN Boxing – Tribute To Dan Goossen – Taking the Ring Dec. 11

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– 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

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.

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

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.