San Manuel Casino in Southern California is putting a fresh emphasis on its employment strategy as it prepares to showcase phase one of its ongoing expansion project this month.
The casino’s phase one will open on July 24, coinciding with the property’s 35th anniversary, and will include two brand-new floors of expanded gaming space with 1,300 slot machines, 40 more table games, a new high-limit gaming room area, three retail stores, two dining options, and a 17-story hotel tower. By the end of 2021, more than 2,000 additional employment will have been created.
Dianna Scina, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ director of experiential marketing and a 35-year senior employee, said: “I remember sitting in the building when the tables were still being bolted into the floor, and the ceiling hadn’t been put in.
“There were about 100 employees talking about how San Manuel was going to be the biggest bingo hall and that we had a great opportunity for something that was new to the community.”
San Manuel Casino had already undergone a prior expansion project in 1994, which saw the resort grow to a 100,000 square foot casino with slot machines and card games.
Ken Ramirez, chair of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians had previously said of the project: “This endeavour advances the continued development of our tribal government and economy, and as importantly, creates permanent jobs and opportunities for the region—which is our home.”