New survey ranks Pechanga Resort best casino in West Vegas



Echanga Resort and Casino in Southern California was named the best casino west of Las Vegas, the second best casino hotel outside of Vegas and the fourth best casino hotel, according to a United States today poll series on the “Best Of” categories for American casinos.

The three best establishments in the Best Hotel Casino category were Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, and Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut. Pechanga was fourth, the only California casino to make the list.

The list is the result of a panel of casino industry experts in partnership with USA Today’s 10Best editors to choose the initial nominees, while the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Pechanga opened in 2002, maintaining a positive image throughout its nearly two-decade history: Since the inception of the USA Today listings in 2015, the casino has been ranked in the Top 10 every year. In fact, in 2015 it secured the top spot.

But this new poll is not the only one to recognize the place. In 2021, Pechanga was also named the best resort and casino in Southern California by Press-Enterprise, Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times, reports CBSLA.

“It is a true honor to be voted the best in the West,” said Andrew Masiel, Sr., president of the Pechanga Development Company in a new statement. “Being named the best comes from the hard work and dedication of our team members and we are grateful to each and every one of them. “

The casino complex is equipped with 200,000 square feet of casino floor and has 1,100 hotel rooms and suites. It further boasts over four acres of aquatic complex, a luxury spa and an on-site Journey at Pechanga championship golf course.

In addition, it houses 12 restaurants, as well as indoor and outdoor spaces for concerts and other events. It is also strategically located just minutes from the Temecula wine region, which has dozens of wineries and vineyards.

The casino has recently undergone a massive renovation, which has seen expansion to almost all levels of operation. The final part of the plan, completed earlier this year, saw the renovation of the 532 rooms of the original casino complex hotel building.

Fifteen new rooms were added to the building, bringing the total number of hotel rooms and suites at Pechanga to 1,100, “the most casinos in Southern California,” according to casino officials.

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