Designed by the internationally known architectural company, The Jerde Partnership, the new resort style casino will be built by Perini Building Corporation. My visit there is based on a visit when I drove through 29 Palms in October, The limits reflect the lowest I observed for that corresponding set of rules. It is practically a requirement for any casino to offer something to new players. The , square foot casino features 2, slots and twenty-nine table games. In an effort to gauge the looseness of the machines, I picked a GameMaker machine at random and recorded the video poker games available and the pay table for pick-8 keno, both at the cent denomination. This report says what each property gave me.
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It seemed that there were more security officers than customers in the place and certainly none others that looked like they were casing the joint. However, to their credit, nobody bothered me at all and the staff in the table games were were very happy to answer my questions. A randomly chosen game on a Game Maker machine had the pay table for a return of The player club is connected to that of the Spotlight I asked if there were any promotions of new players to the Tortoise Rock who already had a Spotlight 29 card, but was told "no," because they are considered as two parts of the same organization.
The following tables rank, in order from best to worst, the five casinos I checked in blackjack, video poker, and video keno. For blackjack, I went by the best game available.
After some procrastination, I finally decided to pay most of the seven casinos in and around Palm Springs a visit. I consider this blog entry a follow up to my San Diego Trip Report of , given the reasonably close proximity. Most of this page was based on a visit in September, The exception is the Tortoise Rock casino wasn't open at the time, which I visited in October, In general, Palm Springs casinos attract an older clientele and are not as flashy and loud as those in Las Vegas.
I suspect they also have a larger than average Hispanic clientele, as evidenced by lots of Latin music concerts and promotions for Mexican Independence Day. As with every casino in California, only nonalcoholic drinks are free to players.
At the "wet" casinos, which include most, the cocktail waitresses will serve you alcoholic drinks, but expect to pay bar prices. The gambling age in California is technically 18, but if alcohol is served on the casino floor, then you must be 21 to play. In the Palms Springs area, the only dry casino is the Morongo.
There isn't a great deal to do in the Palm Springs casinos besides eat, drink and gamble. I didn't notice any casinos with nightly live entertainment, nightclubs, bowling or shopping, beyond the standard gift shop. Many did have celebrity guest acts, and they bring in some pretty big names.
Palm Springs seems to concede customers looking for an exciting nightlife to Vegas, while they concentrate on locals and the millions of people in the L. Hot Water Craps is open from 12 p. Originally opened in April , the Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, located on I just 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, was designed by the same architect responsible for the distinctive elegance found on the high glamour Las Vegas Strip. The casino also features a table poker room.
Agua Caliente casino consists of both smoking and non-smoking areas as well as the Primrose Room for high limit gaming. Tucked away among the equestrian ranches and polo fields just east of PGA West, Augustine Casino offers unique gaming, dining and entertainment with a variety of coin-less slot machines and blackjack games. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians operates Spotlight 29 Casino, one of the largest Palm Springs area casinos, formerly Trump Spotlight 29 Casino, featuring 1, slot machines and 35 table games, two restaurants and a food court, and the 2, seat Spotlight Showroom for headline acts and Blue Bar lounge for live weekend entertainment.
Or just stop by to take a tour of one of Donald Trump's former casino empire properties in the Palm Springs Desert area. This state-of-the-art gaming facility offers terrific entertainment opportunities as well as Las Vegas-style casino gaming. Now called Spotlight 29 Casino, this Casino is operated by Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians, this , square feet casino complex offers one of the Greater Palm Springs area's most exciting and action packed Casino.
Excellent dining, big time gaming and entertainment with real winners from Casino Morongo's Winner's Club: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with over , square feet of gaming entertainment. Casino Morongo is located 20 minutes west of Palm Springs on I - adjacent to the popular Outlet Malls in Cabazon also commonly known as the Palm Springs Outlets, with designer name brand stores.
The new casino tower, occupies approximately , square feet, includes a lounge, buffet, cafe, nightclub, steak house and other restaurants. Designed by the internationally known architectural company, The Jerde Partnership, the new resort style casino will be built by Perini Building Corporation. This new 24 story Las Vegas style casino Morongo resort is now open now open daily, 24 hours. The casino is open daily 24 hours, bingo hours Monday thru Saturday, 2: