Casinos in the Greater Palm Springs Area

Since the introduction of James Bond in the early ’60s, casinos have had a reputation of mystique and class, combined with the anticipation and risk of winning big or losing it all. These days the stakes have been raised with resort complexes popping up around the casino itself, turning them into trip destinations. Today we look at some of the casinos found in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA

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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is one of Greater Palm Springs’ highest-rated casinos. The resort has a hotel with a 103-foot swimming pool, fitness center, and spa. It also features an 18-hole Eagle Falls championship-designed golf course.

 They also offer 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes. The event center features live acts regularly, including names like Paul Anka, Chris Rock, and Toto. There are several restaurants from fine dining to snacks and even a Starbucks on location.

The casino itself offers bingo, off-track betting, slots, and 40 tables featuring blackjack, baccarat, pai gow poker, Texas hold ’em, roulette, and a high-limit room.

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA

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Agua Caliente has several casinos in the Greater Palm Springs area, with the Rancho Mirage location being their standout location. They have 16 stories with outdoor pools and cabanas. 

They also have the Forbes Five Star Sunstone Spa, an acclaimed steakhouse, a sports bar, a fast-casual dining restaurant, and a poolside cafe. Their entertainment center has live shows with tribute acts.

The casino offers slots, video poker, and a 30,000-foot casino floor. There are poker and high-limit rooms and tables featuring blackjack, baccarat, pai gow poker, roulette, and more. 

Augustine Casino

84-001 Avenue 54, Coachella, CA

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Augustine Casino calls themselves “Coachella’s Best Kept Secret,” and while they don’t offer resort amenities, they do have a number of restaurants and a Starbucks on-site. They’ve been named “Best Attraction” by Palm Springs Life Best of the Best 2021. The casino is one of the first business ventures of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians. 

The casino offers 740 slot machines and runs regular tournaments and jackpots.

Spotlight 29 Casino 

46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella CA

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Spotlight 29 has a number of dining options, including Taproom 29, a brewhouse-styled lounge offering craft beer, and Top Shelf, a cocktail bar with a video wall. Whisky’s is a spirits-centered bar that offers top-of-line whiskies and bourbons. 

Spotlight 29 offers live entertainment in their Spotlight Showroom with acts like Kevin Hart, Tim Allen, and Tom Segura. The room seats 2,200 people. The Coachella Crossroads is adjacent to Spotlight 29 and hosts a variety of outdoor shows and festivals.

The casino offers a wide variety of slot machines ranging from penny games to high limit and table games, including blackjack, Spanish 21, roulette, three card poker, pai gow poker, and Texas hold’em.

Morongo Casino Resort

49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon CA

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The Morongo Casino Resort is a 44 acres complex at the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. The hotel has 272 guest rooms and 36 suites and their “ultra-luxurious” Casitas at the Oasis with private pools, spa tubs, and verandas. The resort also features the Sage Spa and many dining locations ranging from wine bars to fine dining to fast food. Their entertainment rooms feature artists like Train and Leanne Rimes.

The casino is 195,000 square feet and features nearly 4,000 slot machines, 80 table games, and a 13 table poker room. They offer blackjack, baccarat, Texas hold ‘em, and pai gow poker. 

Dave Ware