Slot players will enjoy video screen and traditional reel, plus slot tournaments. Two dining venues, Café 54 and Menyikish Bar & Grill, offer slot-machine service so you can play while eating.
84001 Ave. 54, Coachella CA
1-760-391-9500, 1-888-752-9294; www.augustinecasino.com
Hot Tip – Enjoy ’70s to ’90s rock from 5 to 9 p.m. on Totally Tuesdays with DJ Joe Vasquez, plus drink specials and appetizers from 3 to 6 p.m.
SPA RESORT CASINO
Conveniently located in downtown Palm Springs, Spa Resort Casino offers slots, poker, and other table games. Enjoy lounges, bars, and dining from casual to top tier, plus the popular Oasis Buffet (2010 Palm Springs Life Best of the Best winner).
401 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs CA
Hot Tickets – Watch Monday Night Football on huge screens in the Cascade Lounge. On Sundays, enjoy the popular band Nash with Quinto Menguante.
Hot Tip – The casino offers the only fully enclosed nonsmoking slot room in the valley.
AGUA CALIENTE CASINO • RESORT • SPA
Enjoy Vegas-style slots, table games, spa, concert arena, hotel featuring phenomenal valley views, and multiple dining options. The Steakhouse offers a leisurely upscale meal. For a quick bite, try Waters Café or Grand Palms Buffet.
32250 Bob Hope Dr.
(I-10 at Ramon Rd.), Rancho Mirage CA
1-760-321-2000, 1-888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com
Hot Tickets – Village People. Nov. 4. 9 p.m., Dierks Bentley. Nov. 12., 8 p.m., Circo Luci (A Cirque Spectacular)., Nov. 18., 9 p.m.; Nov. 19., 8 p.m.
Hot Tip – Check out the new slots, based on the blockbuster comedy The Hangover, which include movie clips and crazy bonuses.
FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
This large casino offers 2,000 slots, world-class table games, bingo, bowling center, entertainment, a hotel, and Eagle Falls Golf Course. The 12-story hotel features a sky bar, lounges, outdoor stage, and dining.
84245 Indio Springs Pkwy. (I-10 at
Golf Center Pkwy.), Indio CA
1-760-342-5000, 1-800-827-2946; www.fantasyspringsresort.com
Hot Tickets – Golden Boys (Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and Fabian). Nov. 5., 8 p.m., Palm Springs Playboy Golf Scramble (at Eagle Falls Golf Course)., Nov. 11-12. Mannheim Steamroller. Dec. 3.
Hot Tip – Show the Rewards Desk your ticket stub and receive $10 in free slot play the day you attend a concert.
MORONGO CASINO, RESORT & SPA
Discover nearly 150,000 square feet of gaming action with 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games, bingo, and more. High-rise hotel features a lazy river with cabanas, spa, lounge, and nightclub. Dining options vary from casual to elegant.
49500 Seminole Dr.(I-10 at Seminole Dr.), Cabazon CA
Hot Tickets – Yarbrough & Peoples. Nov. 9,. 9 p.m. , Klymaxx Featuring Cheryl Cooley. Nov. 11. 9 p.m., Brick. Nov. 18. 9 p.m., Tierra. Nov. 25. ,9 p.m.
Hot Tip – It’s bingo, baby! Free shuttle service from the resort to nearby bingo venue.
SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO
Features 2,000 slots, nine poker room tables, 30 table games, and a table game area with blackjack, three-card poker, pai-gow poker, mini baccarat, and more. There’s also a lounge, concert showroom, and dining.
46200 Harrison Pl. (I-10 at Dillon Rd.), Coachella CA
1-760-775-5566, 1-866-878-6729; www.spotlight29.com
Hot Tickets – Bill Engvall. Nov. 26., 8 p.m. , Travis Tritt. Dec. 3. , 8 p.m.
Hot Tip – Play The Lord of the Rings online at www.spotlight29.com/lotr and earn bonuses.