Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
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|Morongo Casino Resort and Spa|
|Address||49750 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, California 92230-2200
|Opening date||December 10, 2004 |
|No. of rooms||310|
|Total gaming space||150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2)|
|Signature attractions||Canyon Lanes Bowling
|Notable restaurants||Desert Orchid
Potrero Canyon Buffet
Sunset Bar & Grill
Tacos & Tequila
Natural 9 Noodle Company
|Owner||Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians|
|Website||http://www.morongocasinoresort.com Morongo Casino Resort|
Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is an Indian gaming casino, of the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, located in Cabazon, California, USA, near San Gorgonio Pass. The casino has 310 rooms and suites. A 44-acre (178,000 m2), 27-story resort, Morongo is one of the largest casinos in California. At 330 feet (101 m) high, the casino tower is the tallest building in the Inland Empire.
In June 2000, the Casino Morongo, owned by the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, was opened. The casino had over 100,000 square feet of gaming space. In May 2001, Adventure Studios, LLC was called upon to provide an expansion to the Casino Morongo. The project consisted of a hotel, RV park, family entertainment center, and larger casino. However, the project never began construction. 
The Jerde Partnership announced the official groundbreaking for the Morongo Hotel on May 28, 2003. The project was said to be around $25 million in cost. While the Morongo was under construction in October 2003, a worker fell to his death. Perini Building Company topped-out the resort on March 31, 2004. The $250 million Morongo Resort Casino opened on December 10, 2004.
Morongo is one of only four AAA four diamond casino resorts in California with Barona Casino, Pechanga Resort and Casino and The Chumash Casino being the others. Morongo's main casino floor is 148,000 square feet (14,000 m2) with over 2,000 slots and table games.
Upon entering the casino, guests see a contemporary, retro-1960s interior. Light coves between overhead vaults, back-lit fabric draped between frames, and conically-shaped light fixtures create a complex, ornate ceiling above the casino floor.
The casino offers more than a hundred table games, including four-card poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'Em, blackjack, pai gow poker, mini-baccarat, and three card poker, as well as California-style craps tables (dealt with cards rather than dice) and a 22-table poker room. High rollers can use a high-limit slot area with four table games and seven slots. The high-limit room also has a lounge with plasma TVs and complimentary food.
Morongo's hotel accommodates guests in 272 standard rooms, 32 double-bay suites, and six casitas, the latter of which are located on an upper level surrounding the pool. All accommodations come with plasma screen TVs and contemporary hardwood furniture.
Hotel guests have access to the resort's pool which has a swimming and wading pool, water slide, lazy river, and two spas surrounded by sandy beaches and palms. Sixteen private cabanas have private bar service, TVs, refrigerators, and lounge chairs.
Morongo's restaurants include the penthouse restaurant Cielo, Serrano (24-Hour Cafe), Bamboo, and the Potrero Canyon Buffet, offering five inviting stations of international cuisine. A food court and 24-hour room service offer convenient dining. Club 360, a bar at the top of the hotel tower, has panoramic views.
Guests must be 18 to gamble on the property.
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