Pechanga Resort Casino Wraps up $300 Million Expansion

Pechanga celebrated expansion grand opening March 3, now looks to public for votes in natl readers poll

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/casinos 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 Voting ends Monday, Sept. 17.

“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.

About Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino offers one of the largest and most luxurious resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Voted “Best U.S. Casino” by readers of USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 4,500 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,090 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino is a privately operated business of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga is open 24 hours and guests must be 21 or older to enter the casino.