At San Diego County, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation celebrated the grand opening of its $260 million Growth on Wednesday, April 27, 2019. The major undertaking began in March 2017, once the tribe broke ground on the project which included 500,000 square feet, along with a 12-story, 300-room, 57-suite resort and resort to what began humbly as a “bingo place” in 1983.
“a historic and momentous day for Sycuan“
Based on the official press launch , Chairman for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Cody J. Martinez, said…
“Just a couple of years back, we broke ground and dedicated to become the best gaming destination in San Diego County and we delivered on this promise.
“This project would not have been possible without the vision and support of the Sycuan individuals, our team members and the unbelievable building effort by Swinerton Builders. This is a historic and momentous day for Sycuan and we are extremely proud to see this one-of-a-kind project become a reality.
Second Significant renovation:
Having experienced another major renovation in 2012, the recent attempt to change the 34-year-old California venue into a Las Vegas-style casino resort began a couple of years ago when the tribe broke ground for the evolution, and later held a topping-off service .
Gambling overeat :
The brand new hotel and hotel is situated adjacent to the existing casino and includes 60,000 square feet of dedicated gaming area, and based on the Sycuan fact sheet (pdf), ‘2,800 slot machines and 80 table games,
Including a non-smoking gaming area alternative.
Other state-of-the-art resort amenities in the El Cajon property include a total of 42,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, a full-service salon and spa with eight treatment rooms and sauna, a 24-hour fitness centerplus a 4-acre pool complex with 2 pools, gardens and a lazy river.
Additionally, there are more than 15 restaurants and bars, including a fine dining venue, Bull and Bourbon, a high-end cocktail lounge, Elicit Bar & Lounge, an industrial brewhouse, Rank & File, a three-meal restaurant, Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchenplus a Starbucks and a fast-casual dining hall, The unCommons, which includes five renowned San Diego brands.
Improvements have also been created to Sycuan’s existing property including new floors, new paint, furniture and lots of other aesthetic updates.
General Manager for Sycuan, John Dinuis, said…
“We’ve undertaken a variety of renovations and expansions through time, but nothing that compares to the dimensions and scope of this project. This significant $260M investment is an investment in Sycuan, but may also directly benefit East County in San Diego and set a new bar for gaming, entertainment and dining options available across the area.
In September last year, Sycuan Casino declared that within the growth, it had begun hiring for at least 700 new places from the food and beverage, casino and resort divisions. And a series of job fairs were hosted by the casino during the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.
NBC 7 San Diego reports that the tribe‘s new pact with the nation of California, which enabled casinos to grow their championship count to 2,500 out of 2,000, served as the catalyst for the growth, and that casinos around San Diego County are following suit.
“Sycuan certainly wanted to keep up with the contest. Together with our new product today I think we’re not just keeping up, but we’re leaping ahead some of our major competition.
Last year, in an ABC 10 News report, it was proposed that the area is over-saturated and too much competition is being generated one of San Diego County’s 10 casinos.