With humble beginnings as card houses and off track wagering centers, Palm Springs area casinos offer much more than just gambling these days. Vying for Southern California gaming revenue, desert area casinos are now full-fledged resorts with luxurious hotel rooms, spa packages, family entertainment and conference facilities.
The Spa Resort Casino boasts a downtown Palm Springs location giving it an edge on other Southern California casinos. The Spa is equal distance from downtown shopping on Palm Canyon Drive and The Palm Springs Convention Center. The casino and the hotel are detached so no walking through a sea of slot machines to check in. Other hotel amenities include mineral baths, spa treatments and fitness center. Room rates begin around $149 per night.
Youth is on the side of Morongo Casino Resort and Spa when compared to other area gambling establishments. The minimum age is 18 plus room rates begin at $88 per night and because of that the crowd is young. The significant architecture of the hotel tower can be seen for miles and the top floors become an LCD light show at dusk, beckoning travelers to stop and drop a few coins. The Morongo Resort and Spa has also been a Hollywood location site for many films and television shows. The pool area features a lazy river where guests can float on an inner tube while soaking up the sun.
Luxury and modern amenities for as little as $109 per night is the selling point to The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. This hotel and casino has become so popular a new freeway exit is currently under construction for more convenient access. The hotel rooms are large with sitting areas, marble accented baths with spa tubs and separate showers as well as huge picture windows and mountain views. A large entertainment venue, The Show, has been added attracting large name entertainment and concerts.
Still going strong is The Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, which not only boasts entertainment venues but also sponsors sporting events like boxing. This resort offers a bowling alley for family fun plus a private golf course available to hotel guests. More than just gaming, Fantasy Springs now offers a complete vacation package starting at $99 a night.
To say that this casino has the best games in the field of gambling would be an understatement as you can find everything from buktiqq to draw a poker along with many others that only an adept gambler can know about.
An events center is the draw for Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella just off Interstate 10. Although they do not have a hotel, Spotlight 29 can assist in creating a meeting or special event with the use of their facilities. The Blue Bar is a popular desert night spot and their showroom attracts big name entertainment like Kenny Rogers and Dwight Yoakum.
Palm Springs and The Coachella Valley are becoming a gambling destination in Southern California and area casinos have evolved into true luxury resorts and spas. No longer are slots, poker and roulette something to do while visiting the desert as all the casinos can now tailor a custom vacation or conference.