The Pechanga Resort & Casino operates on a Native American Indian reservation between San Diego and Riverside. The Pechanga poker room is located on the second floor of the complex, with well-signposted access via elevator, escalator, and stairs. Poker players must overcome the temptation of the luxury spa treatments, wine bars, and table games en route to the neon-lit poker room. The Pechanga boasts more than 50 poker tables with automatic shuffling machines for ultra-fast dealing and a healthy rate of hands per hour. Three games dominate the cash-game action spread at The Pechanga: limit hold’em, no-limit hold’em, and five-card Omaha. These games operate between stakes of $1-$2 and $20-$40 (with a full kill), meaning that this is a juicy and unheralded establishment for some of the biggest games in the state.
In spite of its large size, The Pechanga is certainly not a faceless organization. Fun is a priority! Players are encouraged to take part in regular costume contests, with cash prizes given to the most creative. Even bigger cash is on offer in the progressive bad-beat jackpot. Given the sheer amount of action taking place in this room, the top jackpot frequently tops $1 million. Tournaments at The Pechanga are similarly dramatic, as shown by their fast 15-minute blind structures.
The Pechanga’s tableside service allows for meals to be eaten while playing, making sure that you don’t have to miss a jackpot or step away from a good game. Drinks are fairly priced in comparison to other venues, with waitresses taking orders for cocktails and other beverages on demand. The Pechanga Club Card is given to all new visitors and allows you to amass comp credit for time spent in the poker room. Between 4 and 5 hours of play is enough to give you a choice of free meals from the menu.