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  • Desert heats up with new casino hotels, expansions

    Desert heats up with new casino hotels, expansions

    San Diego isn’t the only place undergoing a casino expansion boom. Two big Palm Springs-area casinos are getting bigger, while two modest-sized ones in Riverside County are upping their game with new hotel resorts. All five of the properties are within a quick day trip from San Diego County — and...

  • San Diego casinos get into the holiday spirit with festive cocktails

    San Diego casinos get into the holiday spirit with festive cocktails

    Pull up a seat at the bar, San Diego: area casinos are getting into the holiday spirit with specially crafted cocktails for the season. Whether festive, fruity, frosty or fancy, these delicious drinks are a way to celebrate the most wonderful time of year — with bells on. “Cocktails and the holidays...

  • Casino expansion news: Sycuan, Viejas and Pala

    Casino expansion news: Sycuan, Viejas and Pala

    An update on casino expansion projects around town: Sycuan Casino With an eye toward March 2019, Sycuan Casino is just three a few months away from the grand opening of its first hotel and resort. The expansion project, which will cost $247 million, includes multiple new offerings. Here are some...

  • Agua Caliente an oasis of calm, class in the desert

    Agua Caliente an oasis of calm, class in the desert

    “Can I bring you some dry towels?” I’m asked by the pool boy after returning to my lounge chair from a swim. “Sorry for the wait on the mojito. I wasn’t satisfied with the mint, so I had to send for a fresh bunch,” I’m told by the bartender at the pool’s Wet Bar. “Is there anything I can do to...

  • What you need to know about the San Diego-area's 10 casinos

    What you need to know about the San Diego-area's 10 casinos

    Barona Resort & Casino 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside. (619) 443-2300. barona.com. The deal: A full-scale casino resort with a hotel, championship golf course, day spa and multiple dining venues. The casino floor offers 2,640 slot machines and about 100 table games. Longtime favorite restaurants...

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