Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

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The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians own the $262 million Pechanga Resort & Casino complex. The facility includes: an 85,000-square-foot (7,900 m²) casino, 1,200-seat bingo hall, 515,000-square-foot (47,800 m²), 13-story, 522-room hotel and 38,800-square-foot (3,600 m²) convention center, 1,200-seat showroom, 200-seat cabaret lounge, and seven restaurants. The new casino also features 2,000 slot machines, 60 card tables and 15 poker tables.

In 2004, construction of a new gaming area was begun and completed. It is almost 400,000 square feet (40,000 m²) in area, including a new nightclub, Silk, and the Round Bar. Silk has a capacity of 1600 people and has five bars inside the club. The Round Bar features California's largest glass structure. The new poker room features 60 tables of play, including no limit poker. Also included are about 60 new card tables. The new casino also features a new sportsbar and restaurant, Kelseys, and five new eateries at the Festival of Foods.

Pechanga Resort and Casino is Temecula Valley's largest employer, with about 7,500 people employed.

Ballot activism

The Pechango Band of Luiseno Mission Indians is one of four tribes who were in favor of the 2007 Tribal Gaming Compacts.

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