Augustine Casino was opened in 2002 by the Augustine Tribe of Cahuilla Indians, and it features slot machines, table games, a 24-hour restaurant and full-service bar. Offering great food and great fun, Augustine is known as the place where locals bring friends. Tucked away among the equestrian ranches and polo fields, just east of PGA West, Augustine Casino offers a unique gaming, dining and entertainment experience. The neighbors refer to it as the locals' casino that features “fun & friendship.” Located at 84001 Avenue 54 in nearby Coachella. For more information, call 888-PLAY2WIN.
FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO
The newly renovated casino encompasses nearly 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gaming with non-smoking areas and features 2,000 of the hottest slot machines, 40 table games, including live poker, a 750-seat Bingo Palace and an off-track satellite horse wagering facility. Open to all ages is the adjacent 24-lane Fantasy Lanes Family Bowling Center and the Cabazon Cultural Museum across from the hotel. 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, CA (I-10 at Golf Center Parkway). For more information, call (760) 342-5000, (800) 827-2946 or visit www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Spotlight 29 Casino
Enjoy blackjack, pai gow or poker, and hundreds of video games. The casino, run by the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians, has undergone a complete renovation and addition to its first-class facility. Big-name entertainers are featured in a large indoor amphitheater. The JEM is certainly one of the finest dining establishments in the desert. The casino also features a coffee shop and several fast-food locations. There is also a large banquet/ballroom and several smaller meeting rooms available. Located at 46-200 Harrison St. in Coachella. For more information, call 760-775-5566.
AGUA CALIENTE CASINO
Agua Caliente has more than 1,800 Vegas-style slot and video poker machines, table games, high-limit gaming area, video poker bar. Hotel, spa, multiple dining venues, and a premium concert theater. For dining, The Steakhouse offers a leisurely upscale meal. Located at 32250 Bob Hope drive (I-10 at Ramon Rd.), Rancho Mirage. For more information, call 888-999-1995 or visit www.hotwatercasino.com
Offers nearly 150,000 square feet of gaming action with 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games, bingo, and more. High-rise hotel features a lazy river and full-service cabanas, spa, lounge, and night-club on the 26 th floor. Dining options vary from casual to fine. Located at 49500 Seminole Dr. (I-10 at Seminole Dr.), Cabazon. For more information, call 888-667-6646 or visit www.morongocasinoresort.com