Pechanga Resort Casino Says Thanks to Vaccinated Team Members with $100 Gift Cards

The Vaccination Gratitude Gift Cards, valued at $100 after taxes, have helped encourage hundreds more team members to take this important step toward ending the pandemic.  

TEMECULA, CA – Pechanga Resort Casino is saying thank you to its team members who have received the COVID-19 vaccine by rewarding them with a $100 jackpot. Pechanga’s leadership landed on giving staff a $100 gift card incentive after considering a variety of ways encourage its workforce to take the protective measure.

“In coordination with our governmental partners, team members eligible for the vaccine were able to be vaccinated on-site for their convenience,” said Andrew Masiel, Sr., President of the Pechanga Development Corporation Board of Directors. “In addition to on-site opportunities, many of our team members went out on their own and received the vaccine. We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for doing their part and helping keep themselves, their loved ones, fellow team members, and guests safe. As the experts have noted, this is the most important tool to end the pandemic.”

The wish was to thank staff members who had already been vaccinated and to encourage others who were considering receiving the vaccine. “We considered a very large raffle of sorts, but ultimately decided we wanted all of our fully vaccinated team members to be winners,” said Masiel.

Pechanga coordinated a series of vaccination clinics onsite to make access as convenient as possible for eligible employees. The Vaccination Gratitude Gift Cards, valued at $100 after taxes, have helped encourage hundreds more team members to take this important step toward ending the pandemic. Team Members are providing proof of their completed vaccinations to Pechanga’s Human Resources Department.

Pechanga anticipates spending about $250,000 on the thank you gift cards for its vaccinated team members. Pechanga joins other major businesses that have offered incentives to staff who have received their COVID shots including one Las Vegas casino, American Airlines and Marriott International.

About Pechanga Resort Casino
Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Voted the number one casino in the country by USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Under normal operations, Pechanga offers more than 5,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,100 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

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