TEMECULA, Calif. – (July 21, 2015) – A preschool teacher is about to start the school year off in a fantastic way after winning $72,067.00 playing bingo at Pechanga Bingo inside Pechanga Resort & Casino. Roxane Jordan of Gilbert, Ariz. won the cash windfall on a Monday afternoon while on a southern California vacation to visit friends and family. She sat in one of the comfortable booths at the 700-seat, modern bingo facility and matched the numbers using a handheld electronic bingo player. During her winning game, the shape needed to win was called a “small crazy arrow.” Meanwhile, Jordan also managed to connect the right combination of numbers which triggered the $72,067.00 MP Bingo progressive jackpot. Read More
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
TEMECULA, Calif. – (June 27 2014) – Four bingo winners took home more than $82,000.00 in jackpots within three weeks after playing at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Pechanga Bingo has blown out big jackpots many times since opening on July 4, 2013, but four in 21 days is remarkable anywhere. The winners, all from Southern California, won progressive jackpots inside the comfortable and modern, 700-seat Pechanga Bingo facility.
The most recent big win, a bingo scored by Theodore Tyler of Murrieta, Calif., totaled $11,128. Tyler came into Pechanga Bingo for the matinee session on Monday, June 9 and played in a “Pick 8s in 18” and thrilled himself by getting a bingo. The jackpot prize for this uncommon bingo game carried a progressive amount of $11,128.00. “I’m not sure right now what I’ll do with my windfall, but I’m going to enjoy my summer some more,” he told Pechanga Bingo staff.
On May 31, Debra K. from San Marcos, Calif. sat down inside Pechanga Bingo for the evening session and played for five minutes. The shipping supervisor bought in for $65 and in a matter of minutes, called “Bingo!” and realized she had triggered the progressive jackpot for $28,917.00. “I kind of had this weird feeling when I came into the bingo facility, almost like my hands were itching. Some said that means you’re going to get money. I guess they were right.” She says she plans to save some of the winnings and will give some to charity.
TEMECULA, Calif. (April 21, 2014) – Just in time for Earth Day 2014 (April 22), eye opening numbers have just been released by the IE511 Ridesharing program for one major Southern California employer’s smog-reducing efforts. Pechanga Resort and Casino employees, encouraged to use the company’s rideshare program, have eliminated the equivalent of 114,745 pounds of pollution and 378,160 driving trips. IE511.org, the one-stop phone and web service for transportation information in Southern California’s Inland Empire, compiled the information on Pechanga, a program partner for the last seven years.
Temecula, Calif. (March 4, 2014) Two lucky winners in one week drove home in sporty Mini Coopers from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. Linda Kittle of San Fernando and Tung Tran of Murrieta, Calif. both won in two separate drawings as part of the Lunar New Year celebration at the resort/casino. Out of thousands of entries in the drawing drum, Linda Kittle emerged the winner of the February 21 drawing and Tung Tran came forward more automotive endowed at the February 28 event. Continue reading
TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 4, 2014) – Single mother of a four-year-old girl, Natosha Heard, had been having some bad luck the last few months. The transmission on her unreliable car had died and she was driving a rental car. Payments for the rental car and other bills had begun to pile up. On Sunday, March 2, she managed to get a day off from tending to patients and health care providers as a health care insurance representative. She opted to spend some time playing a $0.01 “Let’s Make a Deal” slot machine at Pechanga Resort & Casino. It was getting late in the afternoon and before she was about to drive home to Anaheim, she took the slot machine reels for one more spin. In less than one second, lights began flashing, bells began ringing, and Natosha began screaming. She hit the winning combination to score the progressive jackpot worth $295,423.30.
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– Resort and Restaurant Rated Among Top Five Percent in North America –
TEMECULA, Calif. – (January 17, 2014) – Pechanga Resort & Casino is pleased to announce it has been honored with two AAA Four Diamond Awards for 2014. The 517-luxury resort received the AAA Four Diamond Award for the 13th time and has won it consecutively since opening in 2002. Only 10 other resorts in Riverside County also carry the AAA Four Diamond distinction. The Great Oak Steakhouse earned the honor among only six others in Riverside County and 38 other restaurants in all of Southern California. Pechanga Resort & Casino has won the AAA Four Diamond Award every year since the resort opened in 2002. The Great Oak Steakhouse has won the award for the third time in a row since 2012. Read More