In a recent San Diego Union-Tribune article, Michele Parente takes a look at the six casinos in the greater Palm Springs area that make it a hot gaming destination: 


Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, Tel: (760) 321-2000, Website:

Agua Caliente is a full-scale resort, with a 16-story hotel with 340 rooms, including two luxurious 1,650-square-foot presidential suites, 5 dining options, a 50,000-square-foot pool area and full spa. It also features headliner entertainment at The Show, a 2,057-seat venue. Sister with The Spa Resort Casino; gaming points can be earned/redeemed at either.


Augustine Casino

84001 Avenue 54, Coachella, Tel: (760) 391-9500, Website:

Augustine calls itself the “locals’ favorite.” This intimate 14-year-old casino recently re-opened after a monthlong, top-to-bottom remodel. The gaming floor has 800 slots and 10 tables. Its restaurant, Cafe 54, serves a lobster buffet on Friday and Saturday nights, weekend champagne brunch and also has a wide-ranging à la carte menu.



Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, Tel: (760) 342-5000, Website:

A complete destination resort, Fantasy Springs offers 250 deluxe rooms and suites, a pool, an 18-hole golf course, a fine-dining restaurant and six casual eateries. A-list entertainers perform at the Special Events Center. The casino offers 2,000 slot machines and 40 tables and a 24-lane bowling alley featuring night laser bowling. 


Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, Tel: (951) 849-3080, Website:

Morongo boasts a 27-story tower, topped by the elegant Cielo Steakhouse, offering 272 hotel rooms, 32 suites and six casitas with private pools. The Oasis pool has a lazy river and sandy beach. Morongo offers a full spa and seven eateries. A 150,000-square-foot casino has 2,600 slots and 74 tables, a showroom with headliner acts,  a nightclub and outlet shopping next door.


 Spa Resort Casino 

401 East Amado Road, Palm Springs, Tel: (888) 999-1995, Website:

Located in downtown Palm Springs, Spa Resort Casino is nearby major hotels, restaurants, the convention center and the Palm Springs Art Museum. The casino offers more than 750 slots and 26 tables. Four restaurants include The Steakhouse and the Oasis Buffet. Gaming points can also be earned/redeemed at Agua Caliente.


Spotlight 29

46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, Tel: (760) 775-5566, Website:

This gaming, dining and entertainment complex encompasses 250,000 square feet, with 1,600 slot machines and 30 table games. Five eateries include a steakhouse, buffet and new Asian-fusion restaurant. The 2,200-seat Spotlight Showroom offers headliner entertainment. For more nightlife, there are three bars/nightclubs. 

To read Michele Parente’s original article and view the accompanying pictures, courtesy of The San Diego Union-Tribune, please visit: