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August 1, 2009 (San Diego) – Viejas Casino ( has been named the “Best Casino” for the tenth year in a row. Viejas also picked up awards for “Best Casino Dining,” “Best Live Music Venue” (for Concerts-in-the-Park), “Best Steakhouse” (for The Grove Steakhouse), “Best Dance Club/Entertainment” (for the DreamCatcher Lounge). The highly-coveted honors were announced today as part of the 2009 Best of San Diego Reader’s Poll.

“Being recognized by our guests as San Diego’s best in five categories is a great honor,” said Viejas Tribal Chairman Bobby L. Barrett. “And being voted San Diego’s Best Casino ten years in a row is truly an accomplishment. This ultimately reflects the hard work and dedication of our team members, who continually strive to improve the experience for our guests, providing them with the best destination in all of Southern California for entertainment, food and fun year after year.”

The architectural design of Viejas Casino acknowledges its Native American origins and takes inspiration from Kumeyaay culture. The interior features thousands of slot machines; over 80 table games such as $1 and $2 Blackjack, no-commission EZ Baccarat and Pai Gow; a Poker Room; an off-track betting facility; bingo hall; and six restaurants including the delicious Harvest Buffet. Viejas comes alive with live entertainment at three concert venues: the V Lounge, DreamCatcher and Concerts in the Park, featuring local, regional and national acts.

Readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s newspaper and web site voted for the best that San Diego County has to offer in 78 separate categories.

“We are very grateful to our guests, team members and the Viejas tribal community for providing such a diverse entertainment product offering,” said CEO Lyn Baxter. “Whether you want to spend a relaxing day shopping with the family or a fun night out with friends, Viejas has it all in one location that’s an easy drive from anywhere in Southern California. We are always looking for ways to make our guests’ experience better. Being chosen as San Diego’s “Best Casino” for ten years in a row is a tremendous compliment.”

Viejas Casino is located directly off I-8 on Willows Road, just 35 miles east of San Diego. For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537. Located directly across from Viejas Casino, Viejas Outlet Center features 255,000 square feet of shopping space and is home to more than 60 brand name stores and eateries. For more information on Viejas Outlet Center, visit or call 619-659-2070.

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