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Pechanga Resort & Casino Wins Four “Best Of” Awards: Journey at Pechanga Golf Pro Recognized as 2016 Merchandiser of the Year

Exterior at Pechanga Resort & CasinoTEMECULA, Calif. (October 13, 2016) – Awards season is upon us, but we’re not talking the Emmys, ESPYs or even the Oscars. Pechanga Resort & Casino was recently awarded top honors by three nationally recognized magazines and organizations for its guest service excellence and amenities. The Temecula resort/casino beat more than 20 other competitors for the distinctions.

Readers of the SoCal Gaming Guide named Pechanga Resort & Casino as the Best Casino in southern California. Voted on by magazine readers, 22 southern California tribal casinos were eligible for the distinction in the annual Reader’s Choice 2016 BEST CASINOS conducted in August.

Pechanga was also awarded Best Overall Gaming Resort, Best Golf Course, and Best Craps by Casino Player Magazine. A repeat winner in Casino Player’s Best Of series, the full-service resort and Journey at Pechanga golf course were the catalysts that won readers over this year. Rated among the top public courses in California by GolfWeek magazine, readers love the sacred tribal aspects of the course as well as the challenging terrain.

The Southern California PGA bestowed Journey at Pechanga’s First Assistant Golf Professional, Bill Crist. With the 2016 Merchandiser of the Year. The course’s 2,600 square foot pro shop features clubs, balls, shoes, apparel, gadgets, magazines, and anything else a golfer needs to go from street to golf chic in a matter of minutes. “Providing friendly customer service is always the top priority for us at the Journey Pro Shop,” said Bill Crist. “If we don’t carry something a golfer wants, we’ll do everything we can to find it.”

“At Pechanga we strive to provide a truly exceptional experience to all of our guests – on the casino floor, at the hotel, in the spa and on the golf course, so to be recognized by those guests for our efforts is an honor,” said Rudy Prieto, Pechanga Resort & Casino General Manager.

Pechanga’s 200,000 square foot casino floor sets the bar high for casinos throughout the country, having a larger casino floor than any Las Vegas resort, as well as being one of the largest resort-casinos in the United States. A selection of 3,400 slot machines, 130 table games, 700-seat Bingo hall, 43-table poker room, dedicated non-smoking areas and opulent high limit amenities, the prestigious awards are well deserved.

Pechanga was also recognized in Casino Player Magazine for the following:

  • Second best: Suites
  • Second best: Pool
  • Second best: Spa
  • Second best: Dealers
  • Third best: Casino
  • Third best: Roulette
  • Third best: Reel Slots
  • Third best: Slot Tournaments

To experience all the award winning amenities and gaming Pechanga Resort & Casino has to offer, visit pechanga.com.