There are 26 Indian casinos in Southern California. A majority of these casinos are located in San Diego and Riverside counties. San Diego alone has 12 casinos and Riverside has 9.
More importantly, the 21 casinos in these two counties account for 45% of the total number of slot machines in California’s 58 Indian casinos. That’s 45% of 63, 835 slot machines. It shows that on average, the casinos in San Diego/Riverside have a much larger count of slot machines in each casino.
If that’s not enough, more casinos are in the planning phase. At least 10 more are slated to be operational soon at different locations in California, including San Diego. San Diego is more or less the casino capital of California.
Among the largest of the 12 casinos in San Diego is the Viejas Casino & Turf Club in Alpine. Viejas is open 24/7 and has 2,500 slot machines in a gigantic 210,000 sq ft casino. It also has five restaurants and cafes, offering everything from buffet to seafood and Chinese.
Viejas is followed in size by the Valley View (1,750 slots) and Harrah’s Rincon (1,600 slots) casinos in Valley Center. In addition, Harrah’s Rincon is not just a casino but a full-fledged resort. It has a 653-room hotel and 7 restaurants with a cafe and oyster bar.
Riverside too has big casinos like Spotlight 29 in Coachella and Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs. Spa Resort casino has 1000 slots. Spotlight 29 is twice as big, with 2000 slots in a 110,000 sq ft complex.
Spotlight 29 is not just one of the Indian casinos in Southern California. It also happens to be a very popular nightlife hotspot and an event venue to boot. It has the ‘Showroom’ where concerts and sports games, conventions, trade shows etc are held. It also has a popular nightlife entertainment club in Blue Bar with DJs and live bands.
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