Pechanga Resort and Casino

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4.1(14)
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3.7(13)
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4.2(14)
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3.9(14)
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4.3(14)
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4.1(12)
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4.2(14)
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Jackpots?
(Updated: March 20, 2014)
Overall rating
 
2.6
Slots
 
3.0
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N/A
Customer Service
 
2.0
Player's Club
 
2.0
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3.0
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N/A
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3.0
Have been to this place a few times but I'd say it's average as far as the slots payouts: (almost zero) I noticed something very interesting though: They used to advertise the "jackpots" daily, weekly and monthly on their website and they had it on an electronic billboard outside the casino as well but they're no longer doing so, I always wondered about the huge amounts sometimes advertised and wondered if that was the "jackpots" how much money was actually coming in; which had to be many, many times the amount; considering how that works at this and all other casinos which definitely seem to keep 99% plus of what they take but I observed how the "jackpot" amount changed on their website and it appears that wasn't actually jackpots but payouts if any so I wonder if they got caught doing that false advertisement? Perhaps the amounts they announced were even accurate? Oh well these places are not built on the backs of winners but rather on the backs of losers. However, I mostly go to Barona and it's NOT any better.
J
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Blackjack Review for Pechanga
(Updated: June 18, 2017)
Overall rating
 
2.7
Slots
 
1.0
Table Games
 
4.0
Customer Service
 
3.0
Player's Club
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere
 
4.0
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N/A
Food & Drink
 
3.0
First of all, to put this review in context - I gamble an average of once a month, and I only play blackjack. The reason I gave a one star rating to the slots has nothing to do with Pechanga in particular, it's just that anyone who thinks slot machines are "gambling" is an idiot. Slot machines are vacuum cleaners, they suck out your money. No gambler who knows the odds plays slots. I personally don't play poker, so other people will have to review that. Now on to Blackjack. I have never learned how to count cards. But I play Blackjack as it should be played. I only play Blackjack at Pechanga. That's because I only play at the $5 table, of which they only have one, but that table pays 3:2 on blackjacks, which no other casino in Southern California, as far as I can tell does. That payoff basically makes Blackjack an almost even odds game, with only the slightest house edge. They also follow all other standard Blackjack rules. The only drawback is that they don't offer surrenders, which, of course, nobody does, because it would destroy the house edge. The single deck table, with a $10 minimum, pays off 6:5 on Blackjack, taking away the edge card counters would get, though the fact that they even offer single deck Blackjack is pretty amazing. I have not found another casino in the area that does, with the exception of high limit. I have probably been to Pechanga playing at that table about 10 times. Every single time, simple fundamental play has allowed me to leave the casino with some profit. Last night, for example, started with about $60, and left the table with about $200 three hours later, after having paid for four or five drinks in the process. I know that sounds like peanuts, but I gamble to enjoy myself, not to make money. The extra money is like being paid to have fun. Good atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable dealers. Eclectic mix of people, but that's OK. 
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(Updated: May 21, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Slots
 
4.0
Table Games
 
3.0
Customer Service
 
3.0
Player's Club
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel
 
3.0
Food & Drink
 
4.0
Take cell phones with you/expect to get lost. The place is huge. Lots of penny slots but they
close many down during the week. Buffet is good but they could replace the snow crab with dungenous. RV park is first class but attendents seem to have an attitude. Play the right slots and you can make money. They may be hard to find but they're there. I was there in May and will return.
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SBG Gaming
Overall rating
 
3.4
Slots
 
3.0
Table Games
 
4.0
Customer Service
 
4.0
Player's Club
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel
 
4.0
Food & Drink
 
1.0
Post Covid, Pechanga gutted the buffet area and replaced all that floor space with more server based gaming machines (those heavy, power sucking themed behemoths which costs the player up to 3% in percentage payback less then before 2007 and where paybacks percentages are now able to be remotely controlled). However, they still seem to recognize the value of the old server based gaming machines (the old ones which require chips, etc) because they remain on the floor and that racket quad of quarter machines near the entrance of the casino (entering from the front desk). Us old timers appreciate that but the place seems like an electrical forest of loss. I remain hopeful that they retain 3:2 blackjack and hopefully $10 min's. Haven't been in a while but there is no way anyone should to go Las Vegas which has come out (May 2023) declaring they want to aim for only high end gamblers and get rid of what they apparently deem "low end players". Eventually, this hubris of upping an already highly entrenched house edge will backfire and people will move on-line or stop going altogether.
RJ
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Nice Casino
(Updated: November 20, 2011)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Slots
 
4.0
Table Games
 
1.0
Customer Service
 
5.0
Player's Club
 
5.0
Gaming Atmosphere
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel
 
1.0
Food & Drink
 
5.0
Table Games and Amenities/Hotel rated a 1 because I did not use them.

This is a very nice casino with very nice staff. The Buffet was beautiful and delicious. Great crabs and desserts. I only won a couple of bucks, but saw plenty of others winning. Will go back will in the area.
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