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Mission146
October 7th, 2019 at 3:33:15 PM permalink
I think a better measurement would be number of slots and/or table games. The list in the OP looks dubious to me. I've been the Chumash and it didn't seem that big. Certainly the Live in Maryland seemed bigger, but I could be wrong, just going off my memory.
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October 7th, 2019 at 4:46:00 PM permalink
Pechanga in Temecula, CA.
North of San Diego. Biggest casino floor in CA. I think I've seen claims to be bigger than Las Vegas casino floors. They say 4500+ slots and VP. They say 153 table games not including poker. Biggest CA poker room outside of Los Angeles poker rooms. Bingo and off track horse betting.
Hotel and convention center are small by Vegas standards.

It is big.
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October 7th, 2019 at 5:33:25 PM permalink
And yet San Manuel (in Highland off the 210) is #2 on the list. I gotta check that place out. They're certainly spending a small fortune on advertising and it's less than two hours away from me. Maybe over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Meanwhile I'm still in shock that the MGM Grand couldn't crack the top 10.
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October 7th, 2019 at 7:13:07 PM permalink
Pechanga and San Manuel are both enormous, I think rivaling anything in Vegas.
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October 7th, 2019 at 7:23:09 PM permalink
Definitely true for the gambling activities. They aren't destination resorts like Las Vegas so they don't have mega-hotels and celebrity restaurants.. Big name entertainers have their shows in LA or San Diego.

It depends on what you want to do.
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October 7th, 2019 at 11:01:49 PM permalink
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackpot_Junction_Casino_Hotel
325,000 sq ft (30,200 m2) casino

Jackpot Junction has over 1,000 video slot machines as well as over 20 blackjack tables. There is one poker table located in the old "Skyline" casino area.

There used to be a billboard nearby saying you'll be on your way to a higher tax bracket.

I see no mention of anything but blackjack tables. They used to have $2, $3, $5, and $25 tables back in the mid-'90's. They have to battle the state to get other table games in, and that's probably a no-go.

I mostly went there for the free buffets, Bingo (~75 players in a large room that could probably hold a few hundred) , and quarter blackjack machines (playing over 500 hands an hour for a couple hours). I'd play $2 or $3 tables sometimes after I'd win $50 in bingo. They had a match play Ace in the fun book, so I'd bet $5, the match would make it $10 then I get a blackjack so I'd be up $15 on that. They'd give out $20 of quarters with the bus fun book. There'd be bus bingo where I'd win $5 a pop. They started introducing dollar denom video roulette for many players, and dollar denom video blackjack for many players; but I could rarely get 3 units ahead on those games, it should be easier and it wasn't. They brought in some modern slots that you might even see today, but they tightened those down within a month or two to make them unplayable. They were just coming out with these computerized bingo cards, for people who play like 10 games at once and don't want to use up all the ink in their daubers. There was a stage in the huge buffet/slots area where bands could play, but I only ever heard the occasional sound check in the afternoon. Their Facebook page shows signs of remodeling, so I'm not sure what I'd recognize anymore.

I usually had $40 on me plus the fun book on my trips there. I'd play nickel slots & single coin nickel VP.

Looks like they got permission for a few table games: Three Card Poker & Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, along with some side bets in BJ. https://www.jackpotjunction.com/casino/table-games
Last edited by: ChumpChange on Oct 8, 2019
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January 5th, 2020 at 1:07:31 PM permalink
I finally made it to San Manuel and yeah, it's big. It's two stories and is essentially a Las Vegas size casino stacked on top of another Las Vegas size casino. Being the (sort of) last weekend of the holiday season it was also crazy busy. Walking anywhere was a challenge and I was twice almost kneecapped by old people in motorized wheelchairs. For me, the biggest surprise was that the "Pair Plus" wager for 3CP paid the full 40-30-6-4-1. You don't see that in Vegas anymore.
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January 5th, 2020 at 2:30:21 PM permalink
That list sounds ridiculous. Just for laughs I google that very question and got different responses from different websites.. Foxwoods was always there but after that it was a mix. The whole list must be tainted by bingo. If listed by "action" or gamblers as a metric then none of them would make a list. If I want to play craps then I walk up to the table and start playing. If I want to play bingo I have to stand on a line, look though the cigarette smoke, and wait for someone to die.
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January 5th, 2020 at 2:46:17 PM permalink
The list is certainly debatable. I can say that San Manuel removed its bingo room and filled it with slot machines and blackjack tables, including this bar/blackjack table...

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January 14th, 2021 at 10:31:30 PM permalink
Well thanks to this list the OP has I have some casinos to check out

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