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05/21/2013

TEMECULA, Calif. (May 21, 2013) - Bingo players will soon get to take their seats in one of the most unique and luxurious bingo facilities on the in the country. Pechanga Resort & Casino officials announced they will be opening a large-scale bingo hall, further adding to the resort/casino's extensive gaming amenities, slated to open in July 2013. Encompassing an existing 14,000 square foot area of the resort, guests will find the state-of-the-art bingo area on the second floor, across from the Pechanga Poker Room. The room has two floors, plush seating in booths, at tables in the round and at tables in small rows. Offering bingo sessions every day of the week, plus more for special events, Pechanga Bingo players can get their fill of their favorite game at the only major facility in the region. The next closest tribal gaming bingo facility is nearly 40 miles away. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians opened their original bingo facility in 1995 in a location now adjacent to the existing resort/casino property. Guests say they are excited to see the game come back and full circle at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

"We heard the enthusiasm and excitement from players loud and clear last summer for bingo at Pechanga," says Patrick Murphy, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. "For us, there is a great deal of pride and nostalgia insofar as bingo was really the game that started Pechanga in Indian gaming. But, this will not be your grandmother's bingo hall. Guests can expect this to be one of the most innovative bingo facilities in the country."

Last summer, Pechanga hosted bingo in the Grand Ballroom to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the resort/casino. The multi-week endeavor proved extremely popular with patrons, so much so that many people asked if the resort would look into bringing bingo back permanently. Casino executives did just that and agreed that adding bingo on an ongoing basis would round out the largest resort/casino in the western United States' gaming offerings for its guests.

Pechanga Bingo will feature 700 seats on two floors, a private room for parties and special events, a snack shop with fast, yet gourmet fare, free water and soda for patrons plus a full bar. The room will also offer tablet bingo gaming so guests may play multiple bingo cards simultaneously. Those who prefer the more time-honored experience of playing with paper bingo cards and daubers may also do so when the facility opens in July.

According to Pechanga Resort & Casino Vice President of Slots, Buddy Frank, what will really set Pechanga Bingo apart is quot;new attitude" of the game, set off by the modern and luxury setting of the room. "With progressive lighting greeting them the second guests enter the room, they will understand they're in for a completely different and new experience in bingo," says Frank. "Of course, the games themselves will be what tried and true bingo players know and love, but they'll be surrounded by superior hospitality in a comfortable and friendly environment."

Members of the media, please watch for updated announcements and information regarding the opening of Pechanga Bingo including Grand Opening dates, times, and special events. For media information on this or anything else related to Pechanga Resort & Casino, contact Ciara Green, Pechanga Public Relations Manager at mailto:publicity@pechanga.com.

Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the largest and most expansive resort/casino experience anywhere in the western United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2003, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship 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. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit http://www.pechanga.com/. Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older to enter the casino.

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