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Oklahoma’s Tribes Unite Against a Common Foe: Their Cherokee Governor

Kevin Stitt’s demands for more money from Native American casinos have sparked a bitter feud with economically powerful tribes — including his own.
Tags: News, Casinos, Native Americans, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Kevin, Stitt, Politics And Government, Rural Areas, Midterm Elections (2018, Kevin Stitt, Cherokee Indians


Pechanga Resort Casino hosts California’s American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival

One of the largest film festivals in the country with a focus on Native American and indigenous stories will return to Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula Feb. 20-22. The seventh annual California’s American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival will feature full-length movies and documentaries as well as shorts. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. The festival, coordinated by the ...
Tags: Movies, California, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Marcos, Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Cal State University, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Yes, that casino you saw in that movie or Netflix comedy is in Southern California

Some of Southern California’s casinos have reached iconic status with their giant hotel towers, expansive gaming floors and Vegas-style decor, so it’s no wonder they’re attracting guests and big name acts yearly but they’re also drawing another group — studios ready to shoot a movie or an episode of their next big TV show. Several large casinos in Southern California have served as stand-ins for major gambling locales such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City because of their proximity to Los Angeles-b...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Julianne Moore, Casinos, Syfy, Los Angeles, Sport, Green, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Lisa Edelstein, Showtime, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale


Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has a role in upcoming Val Kilmer film ‘Pay Dirt’

Director Christian Sesma had long wanted to work on a gritty and high stakes heist movie inspired by some classics, but he didn’t want it filmed just anywhere — he wanted it filmed in the place where he was born, raised and still lives now: the Coachella Valley. Naturally, that was the location for his next project, which just wrapped up filming. “Pay Dirt” stars actors Val Kilmer, Luke Goss and Nick Vallelonga. The film is produced by Sesma and “Green Book” actor Mike Hatton. Sign up for our C...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, La, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Palm Springs, Southern California, Val Kilmer, Valley, Hatton, Coachella Valley, Indio, GOSS, Salton Sea


7 things to do at Southern California casinos (Feb. 14-20)

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage  How about some smooth rhythm and blues to start your Valentine’s Day off right? The Show, Agua Caliente’s performance venue, will host three well-known R&B acts — Keith Sweat, 112 and Next. Sweat’s frequently streamed songs include “Twisted,” “Nobody” and “Make It Last Forever.”; 112’s tracks include “Peaches and Cream,” “Cupid” and “It’s Over Now.”; and Next is known for songs such as  “Too Close,” “Butta Love” and “Wifey.” 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, ...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Orange County, Reo Speedwagon, Southern California, Wilson, Wifey, Temecula, Charlie Wilson, Harrah, Indio, Agua Caliente, Medley


Casino Insider: ❤️10 Valentine’s Day date ideas

In this May 1, 2013 file photo, Russell Hitchcock (R) and Graham Russell of Australian-British music duo Air Supply perform onstage during their 2013 World Tour in Kuta, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. The rock duo will perform at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Feb. 15 and Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Feb. 16. (File photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP via Getty Images) If you’re still trying to figure out a good way to spend Valentine’s Day with your sp...
Tags: Bali, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Jersey, Atlantic City, Kansas City Chiefs, Valentine, Southern California, Gabriel Iglesias, Harrah, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Graham Russell, Agua Caliente, Pala Casino Resort and Spa


What Big Business Is Saying About the Coronavirus

Companies like Disney and Wynn Resorts have started to detail the impact of the virus outbreak on their profits.
Tags: News, Casinos, China, Disney, Epidemics, Burberry, Walt Disney Company, Automobiles, Apple Inc, Ford Motor Co, Wynn Resorts, Qualcomm Inc, Nike Inc, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Tesla Motors Inc, Wynn Resorts Ltd


10 Valentine’s Day dinner and date ideas at Southern California casinos

If you haven’t made Valentine’s Day plans yet for the person you love (or like most of the time), don’t let panic set in. Southern California’s Casinos have everything from extravagant dinners to romantic concerts and spa specials and we have picked out nine ideas for a memorable date night. Note: for many of the seated dinners, reservations are recommended. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. S...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Palm Springs, Highland, Valentine, Southern California, Donovan, Gabriel Iglesias, Pines, Harrah, Fiore, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Valley View, Pala


Macao Casinos Will Be Closed for 15 days

Macao Casinos Will Be Closed for 15 days Some news from Macao as some of my friends are staying there. Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced all gaming operations at 41 casinos cease for the next 15 days as of midnight on 5 February, with a possible extension depending on the severity and duration of the Coronavirus outbreak. Starting tomorrow morning, all casinos in Macao will be closed for 15 days and this is not good for gaming business. On top of the casinos, all en...
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You can see artist Kelsey Montague creating a mural at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Internationally known artist Kelsey Montague is working on a mural at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, and members of the public have one more day to catch her working on it. Montague started working on an interactive mural for the Agua Caliente Casinos from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 and will continue working on the artwork from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern C...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Montague, Gabriel Iglesias, Hard Rock Cafe, Kelsey Montague, Jo Koy, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Agua Caliente Casinos


Casino Insider: Start your weekend with lots of laughter

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.   In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, Comedian and actor Dana Carvey performs during the kickoff of his 20-show residency “Reunited” with Jon Lovitz at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. (File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SLS Las Vegas) Looking for a comedy show? Two big stars of comedy will do shows at the casinos this week: Jerry Seinfeld and Dana Carvey and we’ve got the det...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jerry Seinfeld, Macau, Southern California, Reuters, Las Vegas Nevada, SLS Las Vegas, Ethan Miller Getty, Jon Lovitz, Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Dana Carvey, Jo Koy, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa


Comedian Joy Koy adds third show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

If you missed your shot to get tickets to Jo Koy’s shows on Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in before they sold out, don’t fret — the comedian has added a third show at the Rancho Mirage resort. Koy will also perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, due to the high demand, Agua Caliente announced via a news release Wednesday. Tickets for the show, which range from $45-$65, go on sale to the general public at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, and can be purchased by...
Tags: Comedy, Casinos, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Monty Python, Montreal, Seattle, Southern California, Terry Jones, Agua Caliente, Brad Williams, Jo Koy, KOY, Top Stories PE


San Manuel Casino opens expanded gift shop

San Manuel Casino reopened its first floor gift shop Thursday, Jan. 16, after nearly tripling its size. The Puuhia’t Roadrunner gift shop, located on the first floor of the casino next to the 1891 Boutique, has been increased in size from 400 to 1,100 square feet. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. A spokeswoman from San Manuel wrote in an email that the increased space for the...
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Where to watch Super Bowl 54 at Southern California’s casinos

While you can’t bet on Super Bowl 54 between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb 2 in Southern California’s casinos this year, you can check out all the action and enjoy some specially planned activities. Many of the casinos will throw big parties full of giveaways, food and drink specials and even the chance to get pictures with, and autographs from, former NFL players. Here’s a list of what’s going down at 12 different casinos. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs  401 E. Am...
Tags: Casinos, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chargers, Party, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Atlanta Falcons, Southern California, Kelsey, Shelly, Falcons, Jim Everett


Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa completes casino renovations, plans hotel room remodel

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon has completed its casino floor renovations and is now turning an eye toward remodeling its 310 suites and guest rooms in its hotel tower, casino officials announced in a news release Monday. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. The casino had finished work on the casino level renovations, which involved the opening of centrally located casi...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Morongo Casino Resort, Cabazon, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Morongo, Crystal Hearts


7 things to do at Southern California casinos (Jan. 24-30)

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage  Theresa Caputo, star of the TLC program “Long Island Medium,” will appear at the Rancho Mirage resort on Saturday, Jan. 25. The TV star plans to discuss her experiences of speaking with the dead and will deliver healing messages to people in the audience about their loved ones, according to a description on Agua Caliente’s website. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $75-$120. 888-999-1995, aguacalientecasinos.com. A day b...
Tags: California, Casinos, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Cw, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, Bennett, Tony Bennett, Hollywood Medium, Tyler Henry, Harrah, Rancho Mirage


From decor to dining, here’s what Southern California’s casinos are doing for Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is often celebrated with games of chance not only because it’s considered an auspicious time by people who celebrate it, but also because it’s a part of their tradition going back thousands of years. That’s why it’s not surprising that Southern California’s casinos will be among the places the holiday’s celebrants will visit to mark The Year of the Rat’s arrival. We’ve rounded up a list of what the casinos will offer for the holiday from traditional cuisine, to dancing and enterta...
Tags: Hong Kong, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Southern California, Harrah, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Wilson Creek, Pala, Lunar New Year, Pala Casino Resort and Spa, the Valley Center, Disney California, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa


Casino Insider: Go inside the world of casino hosting

Brian Roe, director of cage, credit and player development, stands with Executive Host L.J. Rojales at Pala Casino, Spa & Resort. (Photo by Andrew Foulk, Contributing Photographer) At pretty much every major casino, there’s a team of hosts who walk the gaming floor, interacting with guests. Their primary goal? Making sure players —particularly those players who are playing quite a bit and at high values — are happy and want to return. That means more than just saying hello and giving out a co...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Reno Gazette Journal, Caesar, Harrah, Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Reno Hotel, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Andrew Foulk, Soboba Casino Resort, Brian Roe


Casino Insider: See Snoop Dogg and these other acts this weekend at the casinos

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. The weekend is almost here and if you’re looking for some fun stuff to do, we’ve got you covered with this particularly hefty list of what’s happening at the casinos. In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Snoop Dogg performs during the 2015 BET Experience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rapper will perform at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Jan. 11. (File photo by Rich Fury/Invis...
Tags: Casinos, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Staples Center, Snoop Dogg, Invision AP, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Spotlight 29 Casino, Pechanga Resort & Casino, San Manuel Casino, Pines Steakhouse


New Year’s Eve 2020: Your last-minute guide to Southern California events and happenings

If you’re the kind of procrastinator who still hasn’t made New Year’s Eve plans yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From where to eat on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to the best concerts and events, here’s where to ring in 2020 around Southern California. Reporter Kelli Skye Fadroski found 20 of the biggest events happening in Southern California to ring in 2020, with parties, concerts and more. You can see Dita Von Teese, time travel at the Queen Mary or have some family-friendly fun....
Tags: California, Casinos, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Year's Eve, Kristin Chenoweth, Southern California, San Bernardino, Dita Von Teese, Mary, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa opens new bar on casino level

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has opened a centrally located casino bar as it continues its major expansion project. The bar, Crystal Hearts, opened earlier this month and features large, flat-screen TVs above the bar area, bright lighting and ornate glasswork. Much of the bar is white, with dark wood accents. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. Some of the bar’s drink specials i...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Remy Martin, Morongo Casino Resort, Morongo Casino Resort Spa, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Crystal Hearts, Morongo Limousine Margarita, Mozen Good Times Cafe, Pink Coffee Morongo


What’s coming to casinos in 2020: New restaurants, hotels and more

In 2020, expect more growth and development at Southern California casinos. Expect lavish new hotels, more gaming space and additional restaurants. Some of the projects will be completed in the upcoming year while others will wrap in 2021. Here’s a full rundown on what’s changing as a new year arrives. Agua Caliente Cathedral City The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will continue construction on its third gaming property in 2020, after breaking ground in early November. The project, locat...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Coachella, Highland, Southern California, San Manuel, Anza, Harrah, Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Casino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. There’s been a lot of construction rising all around San Manuel Casino, including a six-story parking garage and the start of a hotel as the Highland complex continues its $550 million expansion, but there have been some major changes inside the casino as well, including a revamping of its high limit offerings. A long marble hallway leads to the new High Limit Slots room at San Manuel Casino. (Courtesy...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Queens New York, San Manuel, Resorts World Casino, San Manuel Casino, Hong Bao Kitchen, Beyond Southern California


Japanese Lawmaker Is Arrested in Casino Bribery Investigation

Tsukasa Akimoto, a member of the governing party, is suspected of accepting cash from a company that wanted to build a casino on the island of Hokkaido.
Tags: Japan, News, Casinos, Gambling, Bribery and Kickbacks, Tsukasa Akimoto


3 things to do at Southern California casinos (Dec. 27-Jan. 2)

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage  Before there was the Tom Cruise film version of “Rock of Ages” there was the on-stage musical version that celebrated some of the great hair bands and artists of the ’80s, including Styx, Bon Jovi, Poison, Pat Benatar and more. That musical is coming to The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage for one night. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $25-$45 (six-ticket limit per customer). 888-999-1995, aguac...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tom Cruise, Southern California, Chris Carter, Klos, Pat Benatar, Rancho Mirage, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Bert Kreischer, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Why the brewery at Harrah’s Resort Southern California is rebranding and what’s on tap

Take a sip of the Chief IPA at the brewery at Harrah’s Resort Southern California and you’ll know you’re drinking an IPA, but what you might not realize is that it’s a product that’s reflective of the tribal-owned brewery it came from; there’s a backstory behind the beer’s ingredients from the kind of hops used to the water supplied. The beer, a new variety, is just one of multiple changes that have come to the brewery as part of a major rebranding effort. The brewery, which opened in 2016 as SR...
Tags: Europe, Casinos, Sport, Chicago, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, New Mexico, San Diego County, Denver, Southern California, Zappa, Steele, Jesus Pena, Harrah, Molson Coors


The Dummies’ Guide to Using No Deposit Bonuses

One of the most sought-after bonuses at online and mobile casinos is the no deposit bonus. All you need to do is open a real money account with a casino – ensure that it is properly licensed, preferably from a reputed licensing authority – and the bonus is instantly available for you to use! This bonus is popular because it ensures everyone wins – you as the player get to play your favorite games without spending your own money and the casino gets frequent new sign-ups. Let us see what this amaz...
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Pitbull is coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in March, here’s how to get tickets

Pitbull often sings and raps of traveling the world and stopping in beautiful locales such as Miami and Brazil, but it’s the palm tree-lined streets of Indio where Mr. Worldwide will make a stop in March. The Grammy Award-winning artist, known for such tracks as “Give Me Everything,” “Timber” and “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” will perform at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 8 p.m.  on Saturday, March 14. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, enter...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brazil, Miami, Pitbull, Southern California, Indio, Wayne Brady, Agua Caliente, Calle Ocho, Ricardo Montaner, Morongo Casino Resort Spa, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


There’s a new phone app for the Agua Caliente casinos, and here’s how it works

Patrons of the two Agua Caliente casinos now have a new way to find information about the casinos, access their players club accounts and take advantage of special offers — and it’s a phone app. Casino officials recently announced the new Agua Caliente app via a news release. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. The app, available for free for both iOS and Android devices, not on...
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4 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (Nov. 1-7)

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage  If you’re looking to take in a little bit of funky soul this weekend, look no further than Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, where Tower of Power and Average White Band will perform. Tower of Power formed in Oakland in the late 1960s and became known for a sound that incorporates, soul, pop and rock. Some of their popular songs include “So Very Hard To Go,” “Don’t Change Horses” and “You’re Still A Young Man.” Across the pond in Scotland is where sou...
Tags: Hong Kong, Scotland, Casinos, NFL, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Kansas, Nashville, Oakland, Southern California, Jam, Martha, Tower of Power, Coachella Valley