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Bingo Player Scores Big Birthday Jackpot

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Kimberly F. Wins $18386 at Pechanga Bingo

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 17, 2014) – Oceanside, Calif. resident Kimberly Field stopped into Pechanga Resort & Casino to play bingo on a recent Monday as a pre-celebration to her upcoming birthday. Kimberly brought birthday luck with her that day and won big, scoring a progressive jackpot worth $18,386.00 just in time for her birthday and the holidays.

She came to Pechanga Bingo with some family and friends to play in the matinee session that afternoon. The group was really just looking to have some fun and enjoy one another’s company. When she realized she had the last number to make BINGO, she said she could not believe what she saw. A few moments later, she realized she hit the progressive jackpot which earned her nearly $20,000 in birthday cash. “O-M-G! O-M-G!” she repeated over and over. With her family and friends nearby to cheer her on and congratulate her, she said she could not have been happier. The former x-ray technician told Pechanga staff Kimberly said she is currently writing a romance novel and plans to use some of her winnings to attend a writers’ conference in 2015.  Read More

Salvation Army major attempts bell ringing record of 150 continuous hours

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3-year-old Summer Marchante Gives to Salvation Army

Murrieta, CA (December 8, 2014) – Salvation Army Major Marcelino “Butch” Soriano loves kettle season. Each of the last three years, he’s participated in the national World Record Bell Ringing Competition, achieving a new record last year. He, Captain Jim Brickson of Albert Lea, Minn. and Andre Thompson of Tyler, Texas agreed to stop ringing at 105 hours.

There’s no official national competition this year, but Soriano refuses to lay down his bell. He has started the attempt to set a new world record for the longest continuous hand bell-ringing by an individual with a goal of 150 hours.  He began at 4:00 AM Monday, December 8 and is planning to finish on Sunday, December 14 at 10:00 AM.  He hopes to raise awareness for The Salvation Army’s 124th Red Kettle Campaign and kick off a historic new year for the Army.

“My goal is set for 150 hours because I’m excited to highlight the Army’s upcoming anniversary in 2015. I want to ring the bell for an hour to mark each year that The Salvation Army has been on the march, doing good for people around the world,” says SorianoRead More

A Present for You! Christmas Dining Specials at Pechanga

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Extraordinary Christmas Dining at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2014) – The perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list is at one of seven specialty dining options at Pechanga Resort & Casino this holiday season. Whether “naughty” or “nice,” everyone deserves a delicious and specially prepared holiday meal on Dec. 25. From casual to upscale dining and everything in between, Pechanga will help you host the perfect Christmas meal for families, large groups or even a romantic dinner for two. The globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s Bar and Grill, Umi Sushi and Oyster Bar and Journey’s End at Journey at Pechanga golf course feature delectable choices for diners to make this a memorable and delicious Christmas. Read More

Handmade Gingerbread Houses Now on the Market at Pechanga

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Gingerbread Houses at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 2, 2014) – While Southern California home sales have dipped to a three-year low according to CoreLogic®, the market for sweet pads big enough for the gingerbread man and his family is heating up at one southland resort. This holiday season, Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in-house bakery team is preparing, building and decorating hand-crafted gingerbread houses and offering them to prospective buyers. These homes come fully loaded and turnkey for gift giving or for those with a hankering for an abode on which to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Those looking for a brand new gingerbread home can find them in an easily accessed location at the 24-hour Caffe Cocoa inside the popular Temptations Food Walk at Pechanga, at Blends Coffee & Wine Bar just inside the Pechanga Hotel Lobby and at the Pechanga Coffee Cart by the Motorcoach Entrance. These homes feature amenities such as hand-drawn insulation (icing) and real curb appeal with colorful holiday sweet treats lining the outside. If buyers are careful transporting the homes, no insurance is required, property tax is waived and goodwill equity can be earned by giving one of the Pechanga gingerbread homes to someone else. These handmade gingerbread houses come in two different floor plans. The 12-inch by six inch house, the larger of the two models sell for $50 and the 10-inch by six inch house sells for $35. They will be on the market until Christmas or until all units have been snapped up by buyers.

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 Takes Time To Give 2,200 Turkeys to Needy

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Seniors Receive Bags with Turkeys

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Nov. 25, 2014) – Just in time for Thanksgiving this Thursday, thousands of the less fortunate in the Inland Empire received a fresh turkey and many non-perishable fixings courtesy of Pechanga and other businesses and community organizations.

Dozens of volunteers from the Temecula resort and other area businesses spent their morning assisting at a Murrieta, Calif. senior center where assisted the efforts of the Calvary Murrieta Care Ministry. Volunteers unloaded, bagged and handed out turkeys and other food items to seniors, church groups and individuals in need this holiday. Pechanga donated 400 turkeys at the November 25 event and will be giving more than 2,175 birds over the course of the holiday season, providing 30,000 meals to those who may not otherwise be able to enjoy a special home cooked dinner.

Seniors and those receiving food also were able to lap up some canine companionship courtesy of the K-9 Komfort Therapy Dogs organization during the donation event.  Read More

101Year Young So Cal Woman Celebrates B-Day at Pechanga

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Chef Martin Venegas & Ruth Passavant (101 yrs old)

TEMECULA, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Not many people can say they have seen the advent of indoor plumbing, the automobile, the telephone, radio, or television, let alone living through the women’s suffrage movement, the Great Depression, and the administrations of 17 United States presidents. Ruth Passavant of Seal Beach, Calif. is one of those people. For her 101st birthday, she made one of her regular bus trips to Pechanga Resort & Casino. Ruth, her granddaughter, three-year old great granddaughter and friend from her senior community celebrated her milestone (she says everything after 100 is a milestone) with a low key, yet upscale dinner at the resort’s Great Oak Steakhouse. Following dinner, the restaurant’s chef brought Ruth her favorite dessert, a crème brȗlée with glazed fruit. As the sprightly senior posed for a photo with the chef Martin Venegas, she turned to him and said, “My, you’re handsome,” to which the chef noticeably blushed.

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Ruth’s Birthday Dessert-Creme Brulee

Ruth’s granddaughter, Kami Gremillion, of Bakersfield, Calif. told restaurant staff that her “nana” is still as sharp as ever. Kami said for Ruth’s 100th birthday, someone gave her a cardboard cutout of actor Channing Tatum. She danced with the cutout that night and still has it in her living room. Ruth and her friends often take bus trips to Pechanga Resort & Casino for the social aspect and to do something different from their everyday routines.

Pechanga Resort & Casino wishes Ruth many more happy birthdays!

Kick Off Holiday Fun with Big Prizes, Giveaways & More

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Stuff YOU Can Win at Pechanga!

TEMECULA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014) – This holiday season, club card members at Pechanga Resort & Casino will get some help with their holiday shopping. With Black Friday Giveaways, Veteran’s Day prizes, $100 in EasyPlay money every week and increased member points for everyday play, it pays to be a member! Anyone can become a Pechanga Club Card Member to be eligible for all the holiday prizes just by inserting the club card into a slot machine or by presenting it at any table game prior to play. With headlining entertainment, gaming promotions, holiday giveaways and resort specials, Pechanga is the place to be this November.  Read More

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