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The 5 Best Casinos in San Diego

You don't need to be in Vegas to hit the slot machines



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While San Diego is not Las Vegas, it is not far behind. Indian casinos have done a great job capturing the gaming atmosphere of Las Vegas. Here is a list of the five best casinos in San Diego which you should check out once you are in the area.

 

1. Barona Resort & Casino

Located just half an hour northeast of downtown San Diego, this Indian casino has been consistently voted as the best casino in the area. This ranch themed casino is also a sprawling hotel with 400 rooms and serving some of the best food items. The Barona Valley golf course is internationally famous. The guests are offered 75 gaming tables and 2,000 slot and video poker machines, though there are no dice-only games since they are not allowed in California. The legal gambling age is 18, and no alcohol is allowed on the gambling floor.

 

2. Sycuan Casino

A casino for those 18 years of age and above, there are more than 2,000 reel and video slots in this fantastic place offering some of the best poker and card games. With more than 40 gaming tables, this casino also has an exciting range of Asian games. Since serving customers is their priority, there is the Sycuan app to facilitate better and hassle-free gaming. It has the largest non-smoking area in the region, which is a unique relief for many gamers, who love the international palate served across many restaurants in the casino.

 

3. Pala Casino & Resort

Located on the Pala Indian Reservation, this casino is owned and managed by the federally recognized Pala Band of Mission Indians. The place has a whopping 2,292 slot machines and 87 gaming tables, along with ten restaurants serving delicious fare and the Pala Events Centre with 2,000 seats. The legal age for gambling here is 21, and the customers have a wide range of poker, bingo and table games to choose from and exhilarating live play and championship tournaments to take part in.

 

4. Caliente Casino

The Caliente Casino at Tijuana is almost like an oasis in the desert and is just five kilometers away from the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert and Sunnylands Center and Gardens. This is one of the few casinos allowing betting on horse and dog races. The cash games are trendy among the crowds frequenting the place. The 340 rooms facility also offers other forms of entertainment and relaxation, like golf games, a nightclub, and spa. This Four Diamond casino is very popular among the high-end office goers looking for intimate gateways on the weekends.

 

5. Viejas Casino & Resort

Starting operations in March 2013, the Viejas Casino & Resort is owned and managed by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and recently underwent a state-of-the-art expansion. This casino is ranked highly on the best casino lists in San Diego ever since its opening, thanks to the exciting games and the 2000+ machines and table games including card roulette. The legal age limit here is 21 years, and there is also the chance to take part in some exciting off-track betting on horses. The concerts are another thing to look forward to, and it has the easiest freeway access among casinos.

 

Sure, gambling is always risky, but then the fun is irresistible. And if you think that the hullabaloo is not your glass of wine, you can always leave and try out an online casino. Probably that’s just the right amount of initiation you need to plan out a trip to San Diego.

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