San Manuel Casino Celebrates 35 Years with Phase One Opening of $760m Resort Expansion Project

Phase one debut gives San Manuel the most slots in the Western United States, a new high-limit gaming room, more dining options, three bars, and three luxury retail shops.  

Highland, Calif. – After 35 years of delighting customers with premier entertainment, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrated San Manuel Casino’s 35th anniversary by unveiling the first phase of the highly-anticipated resort expansion project on July 24, 2021. Two brand-new floors of expanded gaming space feature more than 1,500 additional slot machines, a new high-limit gaming room, new dining options, three new bars, and three luxury retail shops.

San Manuel Casino initially opened as a bingo hall on July 24, 1986, but in 1994 expanded into a 100,000 square foot casino that featured slot machines and card games. From there, San Manuel Casino has continued to grow as it became one of the top entertainment destinations in Southern California.


“When our tribe set out in 1986 to build a bingo hall, we believed that if we could provide opportunities for our Tribal Community, our team members and our guests, we would secure a better future for our people. Now in 2021, with the opening of the new expansion, we continue to prioritize our team, our guests and our community building on the strength of the past,” said Ken Ramirez, Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

The first phase of San Manuel Casino’s resort expansion project will bring their overall footprint to just over 700,000 square feet and introduces their fifth and newest high-limit gaming room, The Enclave. Overall, the new gaming expansion adds more than 1,500 additional slots bringing the onsite total to 6,500 slots, making it the casino with the most slots in the Western United States. There will also be 40 new table games, of which 39 will include progressive side bets, bringing San Manuel Casino’s total progressive table count to 123. The table games now feature up to $25,000 maximum bets.

“For 35 years San Manuel has been committed to innovation of experience,” said San Manuel Casino General Manager Peter Arceo. “Seeing our guests’ reaction when we drop the curtain on July 24th is going to be a special moment. This new chapter wouldn’t be possible without the support and leadership of the tribe and the countless hours of dedication from our team members.”

Serrano Vista Café, a 24-hour restaurant opening in early August, is a unique reimagining of the café experience including flavorful milkshakes with a special twist and a modern take on the French dip sandwich, plus customer favorites like tomato soup and grilled cheese.


Three new bars are also being added to the mix – Aces, Deuces, and Overlook. The new bars will offer expertly crafted cocktails by our resident mixologists, along with house made sodas, plus beer and wine. Take a break in one of the luxurious lounge seats or enjoy your drink while you play your favorite games at the bar top slots.

The San Manuel Casino retail offerings have expanded to include HIS, a men’s luxury store, HERS, a women’s luxury boutique-style store, and CACHE & CARRY, a tech and travel accessories store. HIS features high-end menswear for day, night, and professional looks and elevated sportswear. While at HERS, guests can expect a curated collection of jewelry, bags, high-end watches, and luxe home décor. CACHE & CARRY will offer elevated tech and travel accessories.


In December this year, San Manuel Casino will open its first luxury resort which Forbes named as one of the “35 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2021,” giving guests one more reason to make San Manuel the place to play and stay. The 17-floor hotel will feature 432 rooms, 127 of which are spacious suites with thoughtfully curated amenities, a relaxing pool deck with seven private cabanas, an additional restaurant and a full-service spa. In 2022, San Manuel Casino will open its 3,000-seat entertainment venue.

For more information on the San Manuel Casino resort expansion project, please visit www.sanmanuel.com/san-manuel-casino-resort-expansion.

About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, California. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. As an indigenous community the origins and history of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians stem from our relationship with the land and to all who share it. Since ancient times we have expressed ourselves through a culture of giving. Today, San Manuel is able to answer the call of Yawa’ (Serrano word meaning “to act on one’s beliefs”) through partnerships with charitable organizations. We have drawn upon our history, knowledge, expertise and cultural values to direct our philanthropic giving in our local region, as well as to Native American causes nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.

About San Manuel Casino
San Manuel Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun, located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. Millions of guests each year can enjoy more than 6,500 slots, Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining, and a generous player’s reward program. Since 1986, players have won thrilling jackpots and exciting prizes, making any visit to San Manuel a memorable and best-in-class experience.

 

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