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Lion Fight 23′s Liam Harrison A Rare Breed, Turned Pro At 14

By Frank Curreri
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Lion Fight 23 Main Event Fighter Liam Harrison – Fights at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.

It’s not every day that you meet an athlete who turned pro at 14 years old. Qualifying Liam “The Hitman” Harrison is an absolute novelty. Not only did the hard-nosed Brit begin fighting professionally at age 14 – Harrison went unbeaten for the next 29 fights.

The 29-year-old Harrison participates in pro fight #99 when he meets legendary Muay Thai fighter Malaipet Sasiprapa on Friday in the Lion Fight 23 main event. I recently caught up with Harrison, a knockout artist, on Facebook Messenger. What follows is our interview, which features Harrison discussing his finisher’s mindset, why turning pro at 14 was the right thing to do, and how he also intends to beat Malaipet in a dance-off after their fight.  Read More

FOX TV to Tape Comedy Show @ Pechanga Comedy Club – You’re Invited!

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Temecula Stand Up Comic Taylor Tomlinson

TEMECULA, Calif. – After a successful first season run on FOX Television Stations, the comedy program “Laughs” will be coming back to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula in search of the next big wave of standup comics. “Laughs’” second season standup comedians have been hand-selected by producers and talent scouts. Each prepares a five to six minute set for a live audience at the Pechanga Comedy Club. The best minute or two of each comic’s stage time is edited into the show, making it a fast-paced and dynamic broadcast airing on 11 FOX Television and MyNetwork stations across the country.

For complimentary tickets, visit LaughsLive.com and enter promotional code NEWLAUGHS. “Laughs” tapes inside the Pechanga Comedy Club beginning in August and continuing through December. Shows start at 8:00p.m. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.   Read More

Angels Baseball Pitcher Garrett Richards Plans Free Meet & Greet at Pechanga

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Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards to Visit Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (July 29, 2015) – Angels fans are invited to meet RHP Garrett Richards at a free meet-and-greet on Thursday, August 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom. Richards will sign one personal item per guest. Signatures are open to the first 500 people. Patrons attending the event must be 18 or older, or accompanied by an adult to enter the Pechanga Grand Ballroom for the autograph session. Members of the media are welcome to cover the meet-and-greet.

Richards spent his early childhood in Riverside, Calif. before moving with his family to Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma and was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round (42nd overall) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He set career bests in nearly every major pitching category in 2014 and compiled a 13-4 record with a 2.61 ERA (168.2 IP – 49 ER) and 164 strikeouts before having his season cut short after suffering a season-ending injury in August. On June 4, 2014 at Houston, Richards struck out the side on nine pitches and joined Nolan Ryan as the only Angels to accomplish the rare feat.

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

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.

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

SUMMER EQUALS “I SCREAM FOR EASYPLAY” & HIGH-END PRIZES

2013-Club-Cards-stacked-no-bgTEMECULA, Calif. – (May 13, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest with more than 3,000 slots and 140 table games, welcomes guests this June with promotions that can score them high-end electronics, Coach handbags, espresso machines, EasyPlay and something just about everyone likes, plain old cash. Stop by the Pechanga Club desk on the main casino level and you will be on your way to earning valuable perks. Visit www.Pechanga.com or call (877) 711-2946 for more information.  Read More

Journey’s End Wedding Featured on TheKnot.com

theknotTemecula, Calif. — (April 21, 2015) — One of the top wedding planning sites in the world, TheKnot.com, features a gorgeous black and white themed wedding that was set amid the ancient coastal oaks of Journey at Pechanga and Journey’s End.

See TheKnot.com’s wedding feature, shot by Murrieta, California’s London Light Photography HERE.

Conservation Efforts Keep Millions of Pounds of Waste Out of Landfills

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Crew Member Hauls Old Carpet for Recycling

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 15, 2015) – An unlikely conservationist by most accounts, the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California has totaled up trash equivalents its staff recycles on an annual basis. The statistics are staggeringly positive.

The amount of glass, aluminum, cardboard and e-waste the largest casino in California turns over for recycling each year totals the same volume of trash generated by the equivalent of a city the size of Moreno Valley, Calif. or Fontana, Calif. – populations of about 200,000 people. 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.