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Guests to be treated to free meal at Harvest Buffet, $100,000 Bingo celebration and a Corvette giveaway

August 22, 2011 (Alpine) –Viejas Casino is celebrating its 20th anniversary with special events and promotions during September--including a drawing for a 2012 Corvette. On September 13, Viejas Casino says “thank you” to its guests and supporters with a free meal at the award-winning Harvest Buffet.


Viejas Casino, one of the first casinos in California, was formally established on September 13, 1991, ushering in an era of tribal government gaming in California which has provided casino gaming, entertainment and dining to hundreds of thousands of people from California and beyond. Tribal gaming, supported by California voters in two statewide propositions, also ushered in a new era of economic self-sufficiency for Viejas and many other tribes, ending generations of poverty and dependence for many Native Americans.


To recognize Viejas Casino’s 20th Anniversary, there will be a tribal blessing with sage-burning at the casino’s south entrance at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, along with historic bird-singing, which dates back over 10,000 years in Kumeyaay history. There will also be free food and entertainment in the V Lounge and a drawing for a 2012 Corvette at 8 p.m. In addition to the Corvette, one lucky guest will win $20,000 and eight guests will each win $2,000. The celebration continues at the Viejas bingo pavilion, where $100,000 is guaranteed to be given away. Reservations can be made at the casino or online at


“It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years,” said Viejas Tribal Chairman Anthony Pico. “We’ve accomplished so much for the tribal community in those 20 years, but also for the entire region, on and off the Reservation. The success of Viejas Casino has as much to do with tribal vision and leadership as it does with the support, hard work and dedication of our beloved Team Members and Southern California residents who have supported Viejas Casino and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians every step of the way. It’s been especially gratifying for me to see Team Members who have been with us for a long time move up in their careers at Viejas and be able to provide for their families and thrive in their communities.”


In addition to the drawing for the Corvette at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, Viejas Casino guests will also have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition commemorative gaming chips, but only while supplies last. For all the details on Viejas Casino’s 20th Anniversary promotions and events, visit or call 1-800-847-6537


Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino describes itself as “Easy to Get to. Hard to Leave.” There are thousands of slot machines, table games with Blackjack, Baccarat and Pai Gow, a new Poker Room, an off-track betting facility and a bingo hall. Viejas Casino features a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, the Harvest Buffet and the newest addition – Emerald Asian Cuisine. The lushly landscaped Viejas Outlet Center, located right across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl and Viejas Mini Golf.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537.

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