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Flight Paramedic Crowned Poker Champ

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Dustin Skarra Wins RiverCard Competition at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (May 1, 2014) – Two full days of poker at Pechanga Resort & Casino proved profitable for 60 top players. RiverCard® and the Pechanga Poker Room hosted the “Quest for the Cup” tournament April 25 and 26. After the two full days of competition, Dustin Skarra of San Diego, Calif., emerged the winner ahead of 409 other contenders. He took home the first place prize of $22,140 in the $50,000 guarantee event. Buy-in was $200 + $35. Skarra, a flight paramedic, told the staff this is the most excited he has ever been playing poker. The second place player, Frank Lewis of Anza, Calif., took home about half of Skarra’s take at $11,890. The top 10 winners received payouts. Read More

So Cal Teacher Shows Off New Hybrid at School

Prius Winner-Dan Baker

Pechanga Poker Prius Winner

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 31, 2014) – Dan Baker of Wildomar, Calif. will be celebrating spring and adding fewer carbon emissions to the environment thanks to the brand new car he won in the Spring Fling Car Giveaway at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Poker Room. Baker, a teacher, smiled from ear to ear as he sat inside his new 2014 Toyota Prius worth more than $25,000.00 and posed for pictures. Pechanga Poker players qualified for the car drawing during the two days prior to the winner being selected. Drawings were held every 30 minutes for 10 hours each day. Each hour, two winners pocketed $200 (total of $8,000 in cash prizes) and were entered to win the sporty hybrid. After the stroke of midnight on Friday, March 28, the grand finale drawing was held in the Pechanga Poker Room. Dan Baker said he could not believe his ears when the announcer called his name. Read More

2 Winners Drive Off in Mini Coopers at Pechanga

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Linda Kittle Won the 1st of 2 Mini Coopers

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

Pennies Turn Into Quarter Mil for Anaheim Winner

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$295K Winner Natosha Heard Smiles for the Camera

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.

Click HERE to see her story in the Orange County Register.

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