Pechanga Resort Casino Nominated In Three Categories For America’s Best Resort Casino

Pechanga celebrated its expansion grand opening on March 3. Now, it competes to regain it’s No. 1 standing  among America’s best resort casinos.

TEMECULA, Calif. — (Aug. 28, 2018) – Now is the time to rock the vote for Pechanga Resort Casino. Coming off the opening of a $300 million resort expansion, the Temecula resort casino has been cast into the running for three top awards by the readers of USA Today. The publication’s site currently has Pechanga nominated in the “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas,” “Best Casino Hotel,” and “Best Casino Restaurant” (Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar) categories.

Pechanga is one of four Southern California resort casino competitors in the “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” contest. It’s one of two So Cal contenders in the “Best Casino Hotel” list, and the only West Coast casino with a restaurant in the running in the “Best Casino Restaurant” poll.

Pechanga is currently joined on the lists of 20 resort/casinos by properties in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and the South. Those interested can vote for Pechanga Resort Casino by clicking HERE or visiting

“We work really hard at Pechanga to be better than the rest at delivering a top-level customer experience and service,” said Lee Torres, Pechanga Resort Casino general manager. “Wins for us in USA Today’s polls would help show the country that we offer everything and more than some of the properties in Vegas or elsewhere do.”

Pechanga was voted the Best U.S. Casino in the 2015 USA Today 10Best poll. The contest came around again in 2017 when Pechanga was at the height of expansion construction and the resort landed in third place.  Pechanga looks to regain first place, and this time, in three important categories.

Casino properties were chosen for the poll by Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic, Editorial Director for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazine, Steve Bourie, author of the book the American Casino Guide and a popular YouTube casino personality, and by Michael Shackleford, a gaming mathematician, writer and slot machine game development consultant.