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Pechanga Resort Casino Represents California Casinos in Multiple Readers' Poll Categories

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Pechanga Resort Casino was voted as the number one California property (#9 overall) in the Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas category and clenched the number three spot in the Best Casino Hotel category (throughout the U.S.) in USA Today’s annual 10Best awards. The results were announced Friday, Sept. 18. As the largest resort/casino on the west coast, Temecula, Calif.’s popular destination earned the dual awards even after a more than three month temporarily closure in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Pechanga has been reopened since June 1 in a limited capacity with comprehensive safety measures in place.

USA Today travel experts hand select the top 20 properties for each category. Voting is then open to the public to choose their favorite destinations, resulting in a list of 10 winners. Readers could vote for their favorites in each category once per day. The voting period ended Monday, September 7, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

The USA Today 10Best Travel Guide readers’ polls ask guests to rate their favorite casinos and have appeared in various forms since 2015. Pechanga took the number one spot of Best Casino in America that year. Following that, the publication split the poll into Best in Las Vegas and Best Outside of Las Vegas and added other related categories such as Best Casino Restaurant and Best Casino Hotel. Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar at Pechanga received second place in the 2018 Best Casino Restaurant poll. In 2019, Pechanga was the only California casino to rank in the Best Hotel Casino category and was nominated for Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas.

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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. Offering the hottest slots, table games, dining, 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. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino