Morongo Casino Resort & Spa breaks ground on a new high-limit slot room

PUBLISHED: April 19, 2023 at 8:11 a.m. | UPDATED: April 20, 2023 at 12:05 p.m.

The high-limit slot room at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is getting a makeover. Simon Farmer, executive director of marketing at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, said in a phone interview that the new high-limit slot room continues the 2020 expansion. The effort included several dining additions such as Wahlburgers, The Marketplace by Fabio Viviani and Ruffled Feathers.

“This is just another effort to deliver four-diamond SoCal experience to our guests and, in this case, our high-limit slot guests,” Farmer said. “This is a great offering for the high-limit VIP player looking for an experience akin to what they would see in Las Vegas resorts.”

The high limit slot room will expand into the valet parking lot, moving outwards into a new glass structure that will hold 170 state-of-the-art slot machines with high-limit denominations between $1-$100. The new space will also include a new bar with an exclusive high-limit drink menu, bar-top gaming, large-screen televisions and a game-side dining menu. “It’s something that we’ve been looking forward to introducing to our high-limit guests and has been on the horizon for some time now,” Farmer said. “It’s a whole new ambiance that should deliver a discerning experience for that high limit guest.” He added that there are also some upcoming tournaments and promotions exclusive to high-limit slot machine players. Construction for the new high limit slot room is expected to finish this fall.

The American Automobile Association recently awarded Morongo Casino Resort & Spa the Four-Diamond honors for its hotel and the Cielo, the fine-dining restaurant at the top of its 27-story tower — the tallest building in Riverside County. The AAA Diamond ratings evaluate the largest number of hotels and restaurants, using professionally trained inspectors and published guidelines to conduct annual unannounced hotel and restaurant evaluations.


Morongo Named Best Casino in Southland by Los Angeles Times Readers

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tops the list of Southern California casinos in newspaper’s
 2022 Best of the Southland Readers’ Choice poll


MORONGO CASINO RESORT & SPA – Citing its beautifully renovated suites and rooms, its “delectable dining choices” and its mix of thrilling gaming, Los Angeles Times readers have named the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa as the Best Casino in the Southland, according to recently-released survey results.

The newspaper’s 2022 Best of the Southland Readers’ Choice poll employed an exhaustive nomination and voting process that engaged readers across Southern California who named the towering 27-story gaming hot spot as the area’s best casino in the poll’s Entertainment & Living category.  Expanded in 2020, Morongo boasts one of the largest gaming floors in California.

“We can’t thank our guests enough for this wonderful distinction as the Southland’s best casino,” said Richard St. Jean, Morongo’s Chief Operating Officer. “Nothing is better than receiving an award that’s determined by the ultimate judge – our guests. We’ll continue to go above and beyond to exceed expectations – it’s who we are what makes Morongo great.”

In its rankings of the best casinos, the Best of the Southland survey noted Morongo’s elegant amenities also includes the highly-rated Oasis Pool which features a lazy river and secluded VIP casitas for the ultimate resort experience. 

The honors are among the latest for Morongo, which has previously been named as the #1 Southern California casino by Yahoo Travel and the Best Casino Resort by Southern California Gaming Guide. Earlier this year, Wine Spectator, America’s premier wine guide, bestowed the critically acclaimed Cielo Steakhouse at Morongo with a national Award of Excellence for an 8th consecutive year in recognition of the AAA-Four Diamond restaurant’s excellent wine lists and distinctive menu. 

In addition to naming Morongo Casino Resort & Spa as the Best Casino of the Southland, LA Times readers also named Morongo the Best casino in multiple regions throughout Southern California including “San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire,” “South Bay/Long Beach/South L.A./Southeast L.A.,” and “Westside/Downtown/East L.A.”

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