By Alex Groves | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: January 26, 2019 at 11:21 am | UPDATED: January 26, 2019 at 11:22 am Lunar New Year means big meals, family gatherings and gift-giving, but some who celebrate may head to Southern California’s casinos to test their luck in the Year of The Pig. The casinos will not only offer visitors gaming specials and giveaways to ring in the Feb. 5 holiday, but also the chance to see elaborate dances and sample an array of Asian dishes, some of which signify good luck and good fortune. But why is gambling such a big part of the holiday? Gambling during the Lunar New Year draws its roots from a time when Chinese societies were agricultural and not industrial, Jinghui “Jack” Liu, a professor of Chinese Studies at Cal State Fullerton, said. Liu said the start of Lunar New Year was a time traditionally when farmers had sold off their crops for the year and had disposable time and income. They lit fireworks and cooked … [Read more...] about What to do at Southern California casinos to mark Lunar New Year
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By Alex Groves | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: January 28, 2019 at 8:56 am | UPDATED: January 29, 2019 at 9:14 am If you’re excited to see the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this year, but you haven’t yet found a great Super Bowl party to go to, or simply don’t want to make your kitchen a mess to host your own, you can always head to Southern California casinos. They’ll be playing the game on huge screens; offering buffets with game day foods such tacos, fries and hot dogs; and some are even giving away some swag. Here’s a list of what’s going at casinos throughout the Inland Empire, Coachella Valley and Northern San Diego County. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 760-321-2000, hotwatercasino.com. Vince Ferragamo, former quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers, will make an appearance at Agua Caliente 30 … [Read more...] about Where to watch Super Bowl 53 at Southern California Casinos
By Alex Groves | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: January 23, 2019 at 7:24 am | UPDATED: January 23, 2019 at 12:59 pm Make your way past the flashing lights and noise of the regular gaming floor at a Southern California casino and you will likely find more secluded spaces, where the minimum bets are much higher and the experience is elevated to match. These high limit gaming rooms are often decked out with luxe furnishings, food, drinks and dedicated employees. And just as many Southern California casinos are expanding and renovating, they’re also updating their high limit rooms. Many are separating their high limit slots and high limit table games into different spaces as well as updating the decor and game offerings. Creating separate experiences Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage is the most recent casino to undergo that transition. It recently moved its high limit slots out of its high limit gaming room and has opened a dedicated … [Read more...] about The high limit gaming experience is changing at Southern California casinos, here’s how
By Jerry Rice | [email protected] | Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:37 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm In 2019, there are so many fun things to do in Southern California it will take 52 weeks to fit them all in. Whether you’re into art, beer and wine, classic cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else, here’s our annual guide to dozens of the best events happening during the next 12 months. Jump to a month: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December JANUARY Palm Springs International Film Festival One of the largest film festivals in North America features more than 200 films from nearly 80 countries. Regular screenings continue through Jan. 13, with Best of the Fest presentations happening Jan. 14. When: Through Jan. 14 Where: Six theaters in the Palm Springs area, including Regal Cinemas Stadium 9 and Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets: $13 individual screenings, $69 for six Information: … [Read more...] about 2019 list of festivals, fairs and special events in Southern California
By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 14, 2019 at 10:02 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 10:02 am Michael Murphy shows off the 10th floor of a hotel tower under construction in April at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The 271-room Marriott Irvine Spectrum. It’s seen here under construction a year ago. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsConstruction of the Element by Westin hotel at 900 North Via Piemonte, near the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, CA., Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Three hotels and restaurants are under construction Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the corner of Day Street and Eucalyptus Avenue in Moreno Valley. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Show Caption of Expand Southern California’s lodging business continues to grow with 513 more hotels in the works … [Read more...] about Does Southern California need 513 more hotels?