The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians is opening a new casino resort in southern California. With gaming operations that are a part of this 474,000 sq ft resort, they will be plenty of room to play casino games and enjoy various other activities.
The Press-Enterprise newspaper issued an article stating that the tribe, which is federally recognized, decided to build the Riverside County complex back in February 2017. Furthermore, the report states that they plan to welcome guests to the hotel on Friday. The hotel is a part of this brand new venue and will have a total of 200 rooms available for visitors.
Apart from the casino and the hotel, the resort will also feature various venues such as a lobby bar, a sports bar, meeting & events space, cabaret lounge, and more. Furthermore, people who like to live a healthy lifestyle will be able to enjoy the fitness center, and golf-lovers can even attend the Soboba Springs Golf Course. There are also a couple of restaurants, including a noodle restaurant, a food court, a cafe, and a coffee shop.
The Competition Problem
The Soboba Casino Resort is mainly planned to replace the small facility that the tribe had that was not big enough to be competitive. Their main competitor is Pechanga Resort Casino, which was recently subject to a $300 million expansion. Pechanga was expanded with a second hotel tower, a pool, and an events center.
Another competitor is San Manuel Casino, which is also located in the proximity of Soboba and has a $550 million expansion plan that would introduce a parking garage, a 450-room hotel, and an entertainment facility with 3000 seats, and is currently one of the best casino offerings for California residents.
The Vice-Chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, Isaiah Vivanco, has stated that the gaming floor inside the casino would offer approximately 2,000 slots and about 32 gaming tables. He also explained how to reach the resorts, stating that it is an 85-mile drive east of downtown Los Angeles. Furthermore, Vivanco stated that the resort would also feature a cabaret lounge as well as banqueting facilities. The food service space would have 22,000 sq ft and would feature a noodle restaurant, a coffee shop, a 24/7 cafe, as well as a food court.
Moreover, Vivanco stated that Soboba Casino Resort was located on 37.5 acres of land which is one mile away from the existing casino of the tribe. Finally, there will be a conference space which will take up 15,000 sq ft, as well as a fitness center with a bar and a huge pool complex.
The Old Casino is Closing
The Soboba Casino Resort opening means closing the old facility. Vivanco said the old venue was owned by Soboba Economic Development Corporation and that they would decide what to do with it. He added that they were still discussing what would be the best use for the property where the old casino is currently located.
To sum up, the new Soboba Casino Resort is opening today, and starting Friday, people will be able to visit it and enjoy most of the services available in it. They are certainly on a good path to stay competitive and attract many people who are looking forward to spending quality leisure time that not only includes playing casino games but enjoying various other activities offered in the resort. It will be open 24/7 and the casino part will include all the popular casino games such as slots, roulette, blackjack, and more on a gaming floor which takes up 83,500 sq ft.