Entertainment

Readers of USA TODAY Name Pechanga the #1 Casino in U.S.

10best logoTEMECULA, Calif. — (June 30, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com,  part of USA TODAY Travel, that ended Monday, June 22. The Native American owned and operated resort/casino claims the top spot after four weeks of voting by readers. It edged out well-known resort/casinos including the Bellagio, Borgata and L’Auberge in established gaming destinations such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the South. Pechanga, the largest resort/casino in the state, initially made the 10Best.com list, along with two other California resort/casinos.  Read More

NEW GOLFERS MASSAGE PRIMES & SOOTHES MUSCLES BEFORE & AFTER TIME ON THE LINKS

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Golfers Massage at Spa Pechanga

Temecula, Calif — (June 24, 2015) – Spa Pechanga at Pechanga Resort & Casino introduces its newest massage treatment specifically for golfers who want to relax after a round, or who want to loosen up before tee times. The Golfers Massage incorporates deep tissue and Swedish massage, aromatherapy techniques, plus alternating cool and hot on tired muscles. The 50-minute treatment concentrates on areas golfers use most – the upper and lower back, shoulders and forearms. The Golfers Massage can be booked for $125 at Spa Pechanga, open from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (877) 711-2WIN to make a reservation, or visit www.Pechanga.com/Spa for more information.  Read More

PECHANGA HOSTS 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS FOR COMMUNITY

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Fireworks at Pechanga Resort & Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. — (June 19, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino celebrates the 4th of July with a patriotic fireworks display on Saturday, July 4 at dusk (approximately 9:00p.m.). The show will run for about 20 minutes and is put on as an exhibition for the entire Temecula Valley community to enjoy. Spectators will be able to view the fireworks from Pechanga Resort & Casino in limited and designated parking areas.

As a pillar and partner of the Temecula Valley community, Pechanga offers the July 4th fireworks celebration as a way to encourage family and friends to share the spirit of freedom and independence fought for by millions of service men and women.

The fireworks celebration also allows the community to come together this summer as the annual Pechanga Pow Wow has been postponed due to planning and preparation for upcoming construction. Late last year, the Pechanga Tribe announced plans for a $285 million resort expansion. The popular pow wow is postponed for at least two years in an effort to offer guests the best possible experience while visiting the Temecula resort.

Chili Champ Crowned at Pechanga – Get the Recipe!

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Chef Marlene Moore

TEMECULA, Calif. — (June 9, 2015) – A new chili champion has been crowned by the people the annual Pechanga Microbrew Festival and Chili Cookoff at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Temptations Food Court chef, Marlene Moore, tantalized the sold-out crowd with her “Temptation” Hearty Southern Style Chili. She edged out seven other Pechanga chefs’ chili varieties which included Texas-style chili with trio of meat, steak chili mac, and black bean chili con carne, with poblano rajas, crispy pork and shishito peppers.

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Chef Marlene’s Award Winning Southern-style Chili

With 219 votes out of a total of 914 from  style=”line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;”>Microbrew Festival attendees, Chef Moore, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, unseated Chef Damian Stanley of Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar who had held the chili throne for two years. Stanley received third place with 153 votes. Kelsey’s chef, Ronnel Capacia, came in a close second with 155 votes. Now in its seventh year, 1,695 people came to enjoy brews, chili and music at the 2015 Pechanga Microbrew Festival, making it the most well-attended to date. Proceeds from the event benefited Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. 

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Country Music Pioneer Dwight Yoakam Brings Classic Hits & All-New Music

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Dwight Yoakam

Temecula, Calif. (June 8, 2015) – Country legend Dwight Yoakam promises fans the chance to enjoy classic hits from his legendary catalog, as well as enjoy new tracks from his latest album, Second Hand Heart, when he performs at Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $97.75, $87.75, $77.75 and $67.75 and are available at the Pechanga Box office, 877-711-2WIN (2946) or Pechanga.com. Read More

Pechanga Poker Supervisor Wins 1st Gold Bracelet Event at 2015 World Series of Poker

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Picture of WSOP.com Live Stream

LAS VEGAS – (May 29, 2015) – Brandon Barnette, a poker supervisor from Corona, Calif., called his wife, at home with their four-month-old son, on Friday, May 29 around 1:00a.m. to tell her he had won it all. Brandon emerged from the kickoff event of the 2015 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas the champion with total winnings of $75,704 after beating 687 competitors. The victory marked the Pechanga Resort & Casino poker supervisor’s first gold bracelet win.
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“I’m looking at the bracelet in my hand right now,” said Barnette about 12 hours after defeating his last opponent, Greg Seiden of Las Vegas. “I can’t believe it’s here. It really hasn’t hit me yet and the whole thing is really surreal.” Barnette and Seiden had been dealers in WSOP events in previous years, 2010 and 2012 for the 29-year old Barnette.  Read More

Hair Band Heavyweights Hit Pechanga This July

Warrant_Publicity_8x10_hi_resTEMECULA, Calif. – (May 20, 2015) – The 4th of July weekend heats up with superstar 80s and 90s rockers Warrant and Lita Ford coming to the Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater Friday, July 3 at 8:00p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00p.m. and are $25, $35, $45 and $55. Tickets may be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, by calling (877) 711-2946 or online at www.Pechanga.comRead More

100th Ace at Journey at Pechanga Wins Golfer a Cadillac

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Roger Thai hit 100th Hole in 1 @ Journey

TEMECULA Calif. — (May 4, 2015) – Journey at Pechanga championship golf course, opened in 2008 in Southern California, recently awarded its 100th hole in one. Roger Thai, a dentist from Westlake Village, Calif., came to the resort/casino course to play in a tournament raising money for children who have undergone open heart surgery. He hit the ace on Hole No. 8, a 220-yard, par 3, and won a 2015 white Cadillac CTS worth $50,000, courtesy of Paradise Chevrolet. Read More

Save Money and Add Up the Laughs at Pechanga Comedy Club

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Pechanga Comedy Club Stage

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 31, 2015) – Those looking for big laughs at the Pechanga Comedy Club can find them with two money-saving discounts offered by Pechanga Resort & Casino starting in mid-April.
Anyone who signs up for a new Pechanga Club Card on or after April 13 will automatically be awarded a complimentary comedy club ticket. These tickets are valid for any Friday or Saturday performance unless otherwise noted.
The other new perk to come online for the comedy club goes to Pechanga hotel guests who will receive two-for-one tickets. To receive the discount, hotel guests must purchase comedy club tickets in person at the Pechanga Box Office or at the door the night of the show and present a room key. Promotions and discounts are subject to change.

Beginning Friday, April 17, audiences coming to the 300-seat comedy club at the resort/casino will be able to see comedians including “Sullivan & Sons” and “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time” star Owen Benjamin, actor and comic in movies “Semi-Pro,” “Baby Mama” and “Prom Night” Jay Phillips and many others. Show times are Fridays at 8:30p.m. and on Saturdays at 7:30p.m. and 9:30p.m. Check www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment and click on the Comedy Club tab to see the schedule of hilarious stand-up comics coming to the Pechanga Comedy Club.  Read More

Pechanga Ranks No. 2 Best Casino Outside of Vegas

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From: USA Today Travel

 TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 16, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino represents Southern California proudly as the No. 2 best casino outside of Las Vegas as ranked by USA Today Travel. In an online visual slide show  presentation called “Leaving Las Vegas: The best casinos outside of Las Vegas,” Pechanga Resort & Casino is described as “modern and inviting.”

The article continues by highlighting the massiveness of the casino floor (about a quarter mile end to end), the luxurious amenities of the 517-rooms and suites, the ability to get some rest and relaxation in the on-site spa or on the golf course, and dining at the resort’s 11 restaurants. Atlantis Resort Casino in Reno, Nev. Came in at No. 1.

Top Ten Casinos Outside of Las Vegas – As named by USA Today Travel:
1. Atlantis Casino Resort – Reno, Nev.
2. Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula, Calif.
3. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, Fla.
4. Casino Arizona – Scottsdale, Ariz.
5. L’Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles, La.
6. Viejas Resort & Casino – San Diego, Calif.
7. Little Creek Casino Resort – Shelton, Wash.
8. Seneca Niagra Resort & Casino – Niagra Falls, N.Y.
9. Four Winds Casino  – Harbor County region, Mich.
10. The Silverado-Franklin – Deadwood, S.D.