Southern California Casino Boasts Largest Slot Floor on the West Coast

  • San Manuel Casino in Southern California boasts the largest slot machine count on the West Coast
  • A recent expansion adding 500 new machines puts the casino at over 4,700 slots in total

While Las Vegas and Atlantic City are most well known for casinos and betting, Southern California touts an impressive collection of Native-American owned, world-class casinos.

most slot machines on west coast

In fact, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians revealed earlier this month that an expansion to its San Manuel Casino would make it the largest casino (by slot count) on the West Coast.

Almost double the slot count

The expansion will add 500 slot machines, bringing its total count to over 4,700 slots. Comparatively, the largest Las Vegas casino by slot count is the off-Strip Red Rock Casino in Summerlin, Nevada—which stands at a mere 2,860 machines.

Speaking of the expansion, the casino’s General Manager, Loren Gill said: “Our goal is to provide our guests with an incredible gaming experience unlike anything else on the West Coast […] The additional 500 slots will add to the excitement on the gaming floor. We’re proud to announce Aristocrat’s Tim McGraw slots are part of the additional 500.”

San Manuel still trails a few spots behind the Winstar Casino in Oklahoma, but the tribe’s growth is staggering considering the market’s relative density.

Less than two hours from downtown Los Angeles, San Manuel Casino is located in the inland community of Highland in San Bernardino County. The community was most recently in the national spotlight after a terrorist attack in 2015.

At the forefront of player experiences

As a pillar in the community, Lynn Valbuena, the tribe’s chairwoman explained that “By staying at the forefront of gaming and player experiences, we ensure that more jobs, business partnerships, investments and brand concepts come here to the Inland Empire.”

Since the shooting in 2015, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has made significant contributions to improve and secure the community. Most recently, the tribe funded a counter-terrorism and emergency response academy for high school students to learn about and prepare for careers in emergency services.

While San Manuel enjoys the victory by slot count, it did not place in the 2017 edition of The 10 Best – USA listing. A neighboring property owned by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Pechanga Casino holds the best spot in the region—ranking third best casino in the United States.

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