California Tribe Plans $285 Million Expansion

The owners of one of the largest and most profitable Indian casino resorts in California have begun a $285 million expansion. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in Riverside County revealed the details on the expansion last week.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in Riverside County, California last week revealed details on the tribe’s 5 million expansion, which will employ 3,000 temporary construction workers and eventually add 560 permanent positions, for a total of 4,560 employees.

The casino plans to add a 568-room hotel, a fitness center, spa, two restaurants and event center, which will all be ready for occupancy in about two years.

Mark Macarro, tribal chairman, hailed the “beginning of the next chapter of Pechanga Resort & Casino.” The resort expansion will meet “the growing needs,” of guests who don’t just want to gamble, but are looking for various other kinds of recreation.

When finished the resort will have a total of 200,000 square feet of gaming, 1,090 hotel rooms, 13 restaurants, 13 pools, all with the goal of making Pechanga a “world class resort destination.”