Viejas Casino & Resort Opens Expanded Casino with 1,000 New Slots

Friday, October 9, 2015 10:32 am PDT


"The ongoing development of Viejas continues to resonate in many positive ways for the San Diego area, both economically and in establishing a strong foundation for the future of our culture."

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At midnight, October 9, 2015, Viejas Casino & Resort officially opened the newly expanded section of their gaming floor, including the addition of 1,000 all new slot machines. The 15,000 square foot expansion includes a new state-of-the-art promotion stage and open access to an ultramodern escalator bank that leads to their new hotel tower, opening later this month.

“This marks the first step in our most ambitious plan of growth to date,” said Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert Welch. “The ongoing development of Viejas continues to resonate in many positive ways for the San Diego area, both economically and in establishing a strong foundation for the future of our culture.”

Thousands of guests were in attendance for the opening of the expanded casino. VIP guests were treated to a preview earlier in the evening, which included entertainment and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. On October 30, the central feature of the year-long development culminates with the grand opening of Viejas’ second luxury hotel tower. The event will commence with a ribbon cutting ceremony, which features a thrilling tightrope performance by Tino Wallenda of the world-famous Flying Wallendas. The new hotel tower will then be opened for guest tours.

Regarding the opening of the casino expansion, General Manager Chris Kelley stated, “This enhancement of Viejas Casino is the result of the hard work and commitment of hundreds of team members and skilled workers, dedicated to producing an outstanding experience for all of our guests.”

Since the opening of their first hotel tower in 2013, Viejas Casino & Resort has been awarded AAA Four Diamond status consistently every year.

About Viejas Casino & Resort

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features world-class gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and, during winter, Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 99 luxury rooms and 29 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area.

The highly anticipated second hotel tower will open October 30, 2015, offering an additional 109 deluxe rooms and VIP suites. The new tower will also feature nine state-of-the-art meeting spaces and the extraordinary Oak Ballroom, ideal for hosting weddings and other special group events.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537.

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VIP guests at Viejas Casino's new expanded slot floor preview opening! (Photo: Business Wire)
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Newly expanded casino floor with 1,000 added all new slots! (Photo: Business Wire)
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Viejas Casino & Resort expanded casino and updated décor. (Photo: Business Wire)
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