The Pechanga Resort Casino

Temecula, CA 92592

Based in Temecula, California, the Pechanga Resort Casino in operated by The Pechanga Band of Indians.


The Pechanga Resort Casino has a gaming floor spanning over an area of 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2). The casino features over 4,500 slot machines, 154 table games, a dedicated poker room, an Off-Track Betting parlor and a 700-seat bingo facility.

Customers also have access to private gaming rooms and a High Limit Salon. The high-stakes area covers 14,000 sq ft and over 200 gaming machines. The games available include Blackjack, Pai Gow, slots and video poker, with denominations up to $100.  

History and Renovations

The Pechanga Development Corporation, Tribal Council and Gaming Commission broke ground in early 2001 for the Pechanga Casino project, which was quoted at $262m at the time. 

The casino would officially open to the public on June 24, 2002. The casino was specifically designed to include aspects of the Luiseño culture in its architecture.

The original gaming floor spanned over 85,000 sq ft (7,900 m2), with an additional 1,200-seat bingo hall. 

As for non-gaming facilities, the original build held a 200-seat cabaret lounge, the Eagle’s Nest lounge, seven restaurants, a 38,800 sq ft (3,600 m2) convention center and a 14-story hotel with 522 rooms and suites.

The first renovation was opened in November 2004, which doubled the amount of gaming floor space. Not only that, but this introduced a high-limit gaming area, a poker room with 54 tables and several restaurants.

The next major renovation was started in 2015 and was officially completed in 2018. This $300m project saw the hotel rooms doubled in number to 1,090 total and extended the spa facility by 25,000 sq ft. The highlight of the renovation though was The Cove, a 4.5 acre tropical-themed complex which had three pools, two water slides, swim-up bars, restaurants and almost 30 cabanas. Finally, there was also a 40,000 sq ft events center unveiled. 

Tribal Information

The Pechanga Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Indians, a group of  Luiseño Indians that were federally recognized in 1984. 

The operations are regulated by the Pechanga Gaming Commission, which works as an independent branch of the Tribal Government.

Corporate Partners

The Pechanga Resort Casino announced on October 10 2022 that it would become the exclusive tribal casino of the LA Clippers NBA team. The multi-year deal would include community events, Clippers watch parties and in-game promotions, as well as marketing hung up around the arena, digital and social media campaigns, broadcast integrations and hospitality elements. The LA Clippers also confirmed that Pechanga will be able to showcase its tribal culture at games held during Native American Heritage Month.

The Pechanga Resort Casino is partnered with several other LA-based sports teams aswell as bodies including the University of Southern California.

Non-gaming facilities

The Pechanga Hotel

The Pechanga Hotel has 1,100 rooms and suites, from King Deluxe rooms up to Corner Suites.

RV Resort

The RV Resort is adjacent to the casino and has 168 sites, which offer full electric, water, cable TV and other services. There are also 25 pull-through sites available.


The Pechanga Resort Casino has several restaurants, all of which cover a range of cuisines and price points. These include The Great Oak Steakhouse, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar, Journey’s End, Kelsey’s, Paisano’s, Pechanga Cafe, Bamboo and Blazing Noodles.


There are seven different live entertainment venues available at Pechanga Resort Casino. These are the Pechanga Theater, Pechanga Summit, The Comedy Club, Live at Pechanga Kelsey’s, Live at Pechanga Round Bar, Live at Pechanga 1882 and Live at The Great Oak Steakhouse.

Journey at Pechanga

The Journey at Pechanga Golf Course is located next to the casino, between the Pechanga Retail Complex and the Temecula Valley. The Pechanga people have developed the course to be as ecologically sensitive as possible, with water-saving measures that include low-flow fixtures and irrigation. The course is 18 holes and par-72.

Spa & Fitness Center

Spa Pechanga is open daily and located between Journey and the Resort Tower. The spa offers a variety of different treatments based on native healing botanicals, including a kwíila renewal body treatment, a kwíila foot relief and the diamond experience facial. 

The Cove

Part of the last renovation project, The Cove is a 4.5-acre resort pool oasis that has 27 cabanas, three pools, water slides, swim-up bars and a few different restaurants.


Not only does the Pechanga Resort Casino have its own dedicated retail complex just next to the gaming area, but there are several boutiques throughout the Resort itself. These can be found in the atrium lobby, the Pechanga Club House, next to Blends Coffee and Wine Bar and also within the High-Limit Gaming Area on the casino floor.

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