Located on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California, (midway between San Diego and Riverside and about 90 minutes from Los Angeles) the Pechanga Resort and Casino is the largest and one of the most powerful tribal casinos in California. Continue reading Pechanga Casino Softens Previous Stance On Online Poker

Pechanga Casino Softens Previous Stance On Online Poker

Located on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California, (midway between San Diego and Riverside and about 90 minutes from Los Angeles) the Pechanga Resort and Casino is the largest and one of the most powerful tribal casinos in California. History of Pechanga Resort and Casino Pechanga Resort and Casino opened for business in 2002 with much fanfare and the property has not disappointed. The casino was a massive project and the Pechanga Indians quickly cashed in on their investment, enough so that they added a 100,000 square foot expansion in 2004, more than doubling the original size of the property. A 54 table poker room was added during the 2004 expansion, turning the casino into a prime destination for poker players. The poker room is on the second floor of the property and is fairly easy to find—which is not always the case in these mammoth resort casinos. Pechanga Resort and Casino today Pechanga is considered a 5-Star property and it lives up to that billing. This is not a local’s casino; this is a high-end property with a lot of upscale amenities. Pechanga’s poker room is non-smoking and offers all the amenities players have come to expect from a top flight poker room, including tableside food and beverage options, separate cashier cages, a four-sided Jumbotron style TV setup in the center of the room, free wifi, and discounted hotel rooms for players. As a complete resort destination, Pechanga offers gaming, live entertainment options in their 1,200-seat theater, shopping, nightlife, ten fine and casual dining options, a full spa, 18-hole golf course, over 500 hotel rooms with 64 suites, and more. Where They Stand Now in the Poker World Like most full resort casinos, Pechanga’s poker operations are certainly not their featured attraction, but Pechanga’s poker room is well run, it’s well lit with a great atmosphere, and is usually very lively at all hours of the day. It’s certainly not The Commerce or The Bike, but Pechanga is a great place to play poker. The poker room offers a good variety of games and limits up to the middle limits, as well as six separate jackpots just waiting to be hit. Limit games at the casino go up to $20/$40 with a Kill, with No Limit action games spread up to $10/$20. Most of the action is low and mid-limit No Limit Holdem, although the property does regularly spread the intriguing five-card Omaha variant. Because of their out of the way location, Pechanga doesn’t attract much in the way of major tournament series. Here is a look at the current daily and weekly tournaments offered at Pechanga. Reward Program The Pechanga Reward Program is called The Club. The Club, has four separate tiers players can reach based on the amount of play they give the casino. The amount of comp dollars you will earn at the Pechanga poker tables varies based on the limits you are playing, but you can use $1/hour as a reference point. Handicapping Their Chances for Online Poker Pechanga’s Tribal Chairman, Mark Macarro, has publicly come out against online gambling and online poker in California. Speaking for the tribe, Macarro has been against all efforts to legalize online poker in the state up until very recently when their stance has softened and they have supported some smaller scale iGaming bills that are intrastate and online poker only. However, these objections were likely coming from an economic standpoint, where Pechanga (as one of the wealthiest casinos in the state) didn’t see the need to add online gaming as they felt it would cannibalize their live gaming. But with New Jersey and Nevada proving that online gambling does not impact live gaming in any meaningful way Pechanga seems to have changed their tune and is now supporting certain poker only bills. The most recent bill supported by Pechanga, AB 2291, was introduced on Friday February 22, 2014. Previous Post Next Post pechanga About Steve Ruddock Steve Ruddock is a longtime member of the online gambling industry. He covers the regulated US online casino and poker industries for variety of publications, including OnlinePokerReport.com, PlayNJ.com, USPoker.com, and USA Today.

12 Replies to “Pechanga Casino Softens Previous Stance On Online Poker”

  1. I must show my appreciation to you just for bailing me out of this instance. Just after surfing around throughout the world wide web and meeting methods which are not beneficial, I figured my life was gone. Existing devoid of the solutions to the issues you have resolved as a result of this write-up is a serious case, as well as the ones which could have in a negative way damaged my career if I hadn’t discovered your site. That knowledge and kindness in touching all the stuff was priceless. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I had not discovered such a step like this. I’m able to at this point relish my future. Thank you very much for this specialized and result oriented help. I won’t be reluctant to propose your web site to anyone who wants and needs guide on this topic.

  2. I definitely wanted to type a simple word to be able to thank you for those magnificent ways you are showing on this website. My prolonged internet investigation has at the end of the day been paid with really good facts and strategies to write about with my contacts. I would assert that many of us readers are really endowed to dwell in a very good place with many brilliant people with very helpful ideas. I feel pretty blessed to have discovered your weblog and look forward to so many more pleasurable minutes reading here. Thanks once again for everything.

  3. I must show my thanks to the writer for rescuing me from such a matter. Just after researching throughout the online world and coming across recommendations which are not beneficial, I believed my entire life was over. Being alive without the solutions to the issues you have sorted out by means of your main article is a crucial case, and ones that could have in a negative way damaged my entire career if I hadn’t encountered the blog. Your own personal expertise and kindness in maneuvering all the stuff was invaluable. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t discovered such a point like this. I can at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks very much for the impressive and results-oriented guide. I will not think twice to endorse your blog to anybody who should get counselling about this issue.

  4. I have to get across my gratitude for your kindness for persons who really want help on this area. Your special commitment to getting the message around has been unbelievably informative and has really empowered guys and women just like me to arrive at their aims. Your entire informative report signifies a lot to me and additionally to my peers. Thanks a lot; from everyone of us.

  5. Hey I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Askjeeve for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a remarkable post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb b.

  6. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  7. I simply wanted to make a simple note to say thanks to you for these superb tips and tricks you are giving on this site. My long internet look up has at the end been compensated with good points to go over with my good friends. I would claim that we website visitors are unquestionably blessed to be in a decent community with very many brilliant people with good advice. I feel somewhat privileged to have seen your website page and look forward to some more thrilling moments reading here. Thanks a lot once more for all the details.

  8. My spouse and i got really more than happy Chris could carry out his inquiry while using the ideas he had in your blog. It is now and again perplexing just to happen to be freely giving strategies which often many others might have been selling. And we all acknowledge we need the website owner to appreciate for this. Those illustrations you have made, the straightforward website menu, the relationships you can help foster – it is most astonishing, and it is facilitating our son and our family reason why this situation is satisfying, and that’s truly mandatory. Thank you for the whole lot!

  9. I must show appreciation to the writer just for bailing me out of such a condition. Just after scouting throughout the online world and meeting solutions which are not pleasant, I assumed my entire life was done. Living without the presence of strategies to the problems you have solved through your main post is a critical case, and the ones which could have in a negative way damaged my career if I had not noticed the blog. Your actual ability and kindness in taking care of all areas was tremendous. I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not encountered such a stuff like this. It’s possible to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thank you very much for your reliable and sensible guide. I will not hesitate to recommend the website to any person who would need assistance about this subject matter.

  10. I would like to get across my love for your kindness in support of women who require assistance with this important study. Your real commitment to getting the solution around has been wonderfully good and have frequently permitted folks just like me to get to their pursuits. The important report means much a person like me and far more to my office workers. With thanks; from each one of us.

  11. My wife and i got so happy when Albert could do his investigation by way of the precious recommendations he grabbed using your site. It is now and again perplexing just to possibly be freely giving guides which usually the rest could have been selling. And now we understand we’ve got the writer to be grateful to because of that. All the explanations you have made, the straightforward website menu, the friendships you help promote – it is all fantastic, and it is assisting our son in addition to our family know that the subject matter is pleasurable, which is certainly tremendously fundamental. Thank you for the whole lot!

  12. I am only writing to let you know of the useful experience my daughter undergone using the blog. She learned plenty of things, most notably what it is like to have a wonderful giving spirit to have many others completely grasp specific problematic things. You actually surpassed readers’ expectations. Thanks for providing those essential, safe, explanatory and unique tips on that topic to Ethel.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *