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Believed to be the first bingo hall located in a shopping center in California


April 5, 2014 (Alpine)--What is believed to be California’s first-ever bingo hall to be located in a shopping center opened to the public today at Viejas Outlets, following a sneak preview and ribbon cutting yesterday. To celebrate the opening of the new Viejas Bingo at Viejas Outlets, there will be more than $45,000 awarded in April and a chance to win one of two new FIAT 500s.

Viejas Bingo is located on the east end of Viejas Outlets, directly across the street from Viejas Casino & Resort. It features a 6,000 square foot bingo floor with 400 seats, dedicated smoking and non-smoking areas, valet parking return of the Viejas Bingo Snack Bar. The new Viejas Bingo also features a dedicated 1,000 square foot area with a selection of popular slot machines.

In addition to the traditional paper sheets and daubers, guests can also choose from portable hand-held electronic bingo tablets and flat screen monitors that allow them to play up to 500 bingo games at a time.

The first Viejas Bingo facility opened in 1977 at the Ma Tar Awa RV Park on the Viejas Reservation. In 1994, Viejas Bingo was moved to a location inside the Viejas Casino building, and in 2000 a new structure was built on the east side of Viejas Casino to house the growing bingo operation. That structure was demolished to make way for the new four-diamond Viejas Hotel, which opened in March 2012 and Viejas Bingo was moved inside Viejas Casino.

Viejas Casino & Resort General Manager Chris Kelley said, “Guest service is our highest priority and the new Viejas Bingo incorporates many of the features, amenities and conveniences that our guests have asked for. It will also be a nice fit for Viejas Outlets, which provides our bingo guests with additional entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities.”

For information on Viejas Bingo, including hours of operation, special promotions and more, visit

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