Land-Based

Yaamava' Resort & Casino

777 San Manuel Blvd · Highland, CA 92346

Based in California, the Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel is operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Facilities

The Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel has over 7,200 slot machines and over 150 table games, including baccarat, pai gow, roulette, blackjack and poker. The casino also holds a variety of tournaments that feature non-traditional multi-day games, such as baccarat. The gaming floor covers 290,000 sq ft (27,000 m2).

In addition to the standard gaming floor, the property also offers five high-limit gaming rooms; The Lotus 8 Palace, The Vault, The Enclave, with a room dedicated to high-limit slots and high-limit table games respectively. Between these, they offer high-limit variants of slot games, bat-top games, table games and VIP gaming salons with betting limits up to $25,000.

History and Renovations

The original San Manuel Indian Bingo Hall opened on July 24, 1986, predating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by two years.

The first major renovation was in 1994, when the property underwent several changes. The first of these saw the venue renamed San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, after the gaming floor was expanded by 100,000 sq ft. At this time, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians added slot machines and a dedicated card room to the casino. 

When California passed Proposition 5 in 1998 and Proposition 1A in 2000, this granted Indian tribes the right to offer more slot machines, lottery games and card games. As such, the casino expanded to allow for the additional products, a process also repeated in 2003. 

In 2017, the bingo hall at the property was officially closed and the name was reverted to San Manuel Casino. The logo was also changed to reflect this. The hall was then filled with slot machines.

A year later, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced a $760m project that would see the venue transformed into its modern iteration by 2021. The venue was renamed Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel, which the tribe explained means ‘spring’ and is a symbol of how the casino has been reborn. In addition to the new title, the tribe unveiled a new 17-story hotel on site, which has 432 rooms and suites. 

Also as part of this project, two more floors of gaming space were added, as well as 1,300 slot machines, 40 table games, another high-limit area and hospitality stores.

Tribal Information

Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel is operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

The San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission (SMTGC) was founded to operate as an independent regulatory agency for the Yaamava' Resort & Casino. As such, the SMTGC ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Tribal laws.

The SMTGC has six distinct departments; Administration, auditing, compliance, investigations, licensing and surveillance. As part of the overall duties, the Commission is also responsible for handling any disputes that arise from playing at any SMTGC venues.

The Chief Gaming Regulator at the Commission is Adam Torres, who was appointed in September 2015. He is assisted by Carol Healy, who works as Secretary and Treasurer.

Corporate Partners

Los Angeles Dodgers: Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has been the Official California Casino Partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2007.

Las Vegas Raiders: San Manuel has been the Official California Casino of the Las Vegas Raiders since 2019 and a Founding Partner of Allegiant Stadium.

Los Angeles Kings: The original partnership dates back to 2008.

Anaheim Ducks: With the partnership first signed over 15 years ago, the Ducks recently expanded on the deal to announce the Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel Winner's Circle located in the first two rows at Honda Center.

Vegas Golden Knights: Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel became an Official Partner of the Vegas Golden Knights in 2019.

LA Galaxy: San Manuel is the Official Casino of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park.

LAFC: Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel became the Official Tribal Casino of the Los Angeles Football Club in 2018.

UCLA Bruins: Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel sponsors UCLA’s athletics program.

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino is also partnered with Santa Anita Park, Ranco Cucamonga Quakes, Ontario Reign and Angel City FC.

AEG: Since 2008, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino has been partnered with AEG, with the renewed partnership in 2018 expanding across AEG’s well-known Southern California assets, including L.A. LIVE, STAPLES Center, StubHub Center along with the LA Kings, LA Galaxy, and the Ontario Reign, professional sports franchises.

Breeders’ Cup: Announced on October 17, 2023, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel would become the presenting partner for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Non-gaming facilities

Hotel

The hotel rooms at the Yaamava’ Resort & Casino range from Standard King Rooms up to Premium Two-Bedroom Suites. The hotel on-site has 432 rooms to offer, but the tribe also owns the Bear Springs Hotel that’s located a few minutes away. 

Entertainment 

The Yaamava’ Resort & Casino has several different venues for live entertainment, including the Yaamava’ Theater, the Tukut Loung and Rock & Brews concerts.

Pools

The pool deck at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino is located on the third floor of the hotel and also features a number of cabanas, bars and other facilities. 

Spa & Fitness Center

The Serrano Spa, Pool and Fitness Center is open daily at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. The spa offers a range of treatments, including facials, massages and signature elemental rituals.

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