Tortoise Rock Casino Opens Doors in Twentynine Palms

Has 30,000 square feet, nearly 500 slot machines

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With 30,000 square feet of space and more than 2,000 parking spots, the Tortoise Rock Casino is ready to let the dice roll.

Owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the casino sits near Joshua Tree National Park and the U.S. Marine Corps Aur Ground Combat Center. Design highlights include drought-tolerant landscaping and water-reclamation features.

The casino includes Shelly's Lounge, open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily with entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.

Inside is the Oasis Grille serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert offerings 7 a.m. to 2 am. Monday through Thursday, and all days Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For gamers, there are 490 Las Vegas-style slot machines, 5 table games and two poker tables featuring Blackjack, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold'Em.

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