September 24, 2021 Casino, Tribal, Land-Based

San Manuel rebrands flagship Southern California casino

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San Manuel Casino is now Yaamava’ Resort & Casino

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the San Manuel Entertainment Authority announced that San Manuel Casino has rebranded to Yaamava’ Resort & Casino.

The change in names represents a new era for the Highland, California casino, which is nearing completion of a major expansion project. A new hotel and resort are set to open in December.

"Today marks a new chapter of rebirth and boundless potential, so we have given our property a new name—Yaamava’—the Serrano word for ‘spring,’” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman Ken Ramirez. “We are immensely grateful to our Tribal citizens, the thousands of San Manuel team members, and millions of valued guests over the years, all of whom helped make this moment possible.” 

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino will soon open a 17-floor hotel featuring 432 guest rooms, while the casino added additional slots and a high-limit gaming room. Other additions to the property include three retail shops, new bars and restaurants, and a pool deck with seven private cabanas and a full-service spa. A 2,800-seat entertainment venue will debut next year.

“Today is an important milestone in our continued journey to debut a best-in-class destination,” said Yaamava’ Resort & Casino General Manager Peter Arceo. “Yaamava’ Resort & Casino will redefine the thrilling experiences our guests have come accustomed to and provide the highest level of service excellence in the casino and hospitality industry."

San Manuel is also gearing up to reopen the Palms in Las Vegas. Earlier this week Cynthia Kiser Murphey was named the new general manager of the off-Strip casino, which San Manuel acquired from Red Rock Resorts in May.

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