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May 26, 2015
Ten Time Grammy Award Winner Bonnie Raitt Comes To Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
May 13, 2015
Indio Resident Is Cruisin’ In A Caddy!!
 
May 13, 2015
Holy Jackpots Batman!!!!! Brand New Slots On The Floor At Fantasy Springs
 
May 13, 2015
The Queen Of Rock Is Coming To Fantasy Springs On July 10th
 
April 24, 2015
Plan A Culinary Fantasy For Mom On Mother’s Day
 
April 20, 2015
Come Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Early At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
April 15, 2015
Latin Music Icon, Marco Antonio Solis Performs At Fantasy Springs Saturday June 26th
 
April 13, 2015
Fernando Vargas Will Be Special Guest VIP At Golden Boy Boxing Thursday, April 30th
 
April 9, 2015
Grammy Award Winners Little Big Town Are Set To Play Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
March 31, 2015
Pitbull The International Music Sensation In Concert At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
March 31, 2015
Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Legends Deep Purple Come To Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
March 26, 2015
Multiple Latin Grammy Award Winners Camila To Perform At Fantasy Springs
 
March 26, 2015
Fantasy Springs Welcomes Country Superstar Hank Williams Jr.
 
March 24, 2015
Fantasy Springs Offers A Delicious Variety Of Dining Options On Easter Sunday
 
March 24, 2015
Get Up On Your Feet And Get Ready To Dance, Fantasy Springs Announces KC And The Sunshine Band Along With Village People
 
March 20, 2015
Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta Faces Carlos Molina In Clash Of Contenders At Fantasy Springs On April 30 Live On Fox Sports 1 And Fox Deportes
 
March 18, 2015
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Hires Public Relations Manager
 
March 16, 2015
Full March 20 Fight Card Set For Mexico’s Alfonso Gomez Vs. Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
March 10, 2015
Local Favorite Seasonal Concert Series Returns: The Rock Yard At Fantasy Springs 2015 Lineup Is Announced
 
March 4, 2015
Mexico’s Former World Title Contender Alfonso Gomez Headlines March 20 Golden Boy Live! Event Against Japanese Breakout Star Yoshihiro Kamegai At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Ca
 
February 24, 2015
Mexico’s Former Wolrd Title Contender Alfonso Gomez Headlines March 20 Golden Boy Live! Event Against Japanese Breakout Star Yoshihiro Kamegai
 
February 23, 2015
Local Carport Salesman Wins New Car At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
February 17, 2015
American Legends, The O’Jays Return To The Fantasy Springs Stage On March 21st
 
February 16, 2015
Pablo Cesar Cano Vs. Juan Carlos Abreu Announced As The New Main Event For Friday, Feb. 27 Fight Night At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Live On Fox Sports 1 & Fox Deportes
 
February 12, 2015
Ne-Yo Returns To Fantasy Springs On March 14th
 
February 10, 2015
Randy Caballero Withdraws From Ibf Bantamweight Title Defense Due To Injury – Feb 27 Event To Continue
 
February 9, 2015
Earth Wind & Fire Returns To Fantasy Springs On April 25th
 
February 5, 2015
Fantasy Springs And Cabazon Band Of Mission Indians Renew Agreement With Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
 
February 5, 2015
Melissa Etheridge, This Is M.E. Solo Tour, Comes To Fantasy Springs Resort Casino In March
 
February 2, 2015
War Headlines ABC Recovery Center Annual Gala At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
February 2, 2015
Grammy Winner Peter Frampton And Cheap Trick Bring Summer Tour To Fantasy Springs
 
January 29, 2015
Marie Osmond Performs At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
January 28, 2015
The Monkees Head To Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Tickets On Sale Friday
 
January 26, 2015
Natalie Cole, Delicious Dining Specials For Valentine’s Day At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
January 23, 2015
Low Cost Vaccine, Microchip & male dog Zeuterin clinic in Indio Friday January 30th & Saturday January 31st
 
January 20, 2015
The Jacksons Celebrate 50 Years Of Music, Including The Jackson 5 Era, With A Tour Stop At Fantasy Springs In February
 
January 16, 2015
Exciting Prospects Diego De La Hoya, Taishan, Nick Arce, And Oscar Negrette Head Up Randy Caballero Vs. Alberto Guevara Undercard At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino On February 27
 
January 13, 2015
Bill Gates Spotted, Warren Buffett Sings On Stage With Paul Anka At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
January 6, 2015
The Imcomparable Natalie Cole Comes To Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Tickets On Sale Friday
 
January 5, 2015
Low Cost Vaccine & Sterilization/Zeuterin Clinic in Indio Friday January 30th & Saturday January 31st
 
January 1, 2015
New Year, New Promotions At Fantasy Springs, 2015 Mercedes Among Prizes
 
December 30, 2014
Mr. Burt Bacharach Returns To Fantasy Springs Resort Casino On February 22nd
 
December 24, 2014
Reggaeton Star, Yandel Brings Legacy Tour To Fantasy Springs, Tickets On Sale 12/26
 
December 22, 2014
The Homecoming Of “El Matador” Randy Caballero Defends Ibf Bantamweight World Title For First Time Against Alberto Guevara At Fantasy Springs On February 27
 
December 19, 2014
New Year’s Eve & Day Dining At Fantasy Springs, A Delicious Way To Ring In The New Year!
 
December 15, 2014
Comedy’s Famous Improv Series Returns To Fantasy Springs On January 10th
 
December 10, 2014
The Family Stone Rings In The New Year At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
 
December 9, 2014
Fantasy Springs 1st Casino To Welcome Cash Explosion Slot In The United States
 
December 8, 2014
Comedy Central’s Funny Lady Amy Schumer At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino In March
 
   
 

WELCOME!

 

Thank you for visiting the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Press Room. The pages under this heading keep members of the media up to date on what’s going on at the resort and within its community. It also provides a snapshot of the resort/casino for journalists who may be writing about the resort, though have not had the opportunity to visit. The press can take advantage of story ideas for feature and news articles, which are just a handful that can be done tying in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Press photos may also be viewed and obtained by clicking on the ‘Photos’ link.

Press inquiries may be made to Public Relations Manager, Bradley Ryan:bryan@fantasysprings.net

   
  
   
 

FAST FACTS

 
  • Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is owned by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. The Cabazon Band was the first Native American tribe in the U.S. to have gaming on its reservation. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1987 Cabazon Decision paved the way for other tribes to operate gaming centers.
Casino:
  • 100,000-square foot casino floor
  • 2,000 of players' favorite slot and video poker machines
  • 40 table games including Blackjack, California Craps, Pai Gow and more
  • "Triple Crown Room" Off Track Betting Facility
  • Bingo Palace – 600 seat bingo facility – open every day
  • Fantasy Rewards players club offering perks and complimentaries with play
Hotel:
  • 250-luxurious guest rooms and suites
  • High Speed Internet
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Flat Screen LED televisions
  • 300-thread count linens and feather down comforters
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Complimentary Nautilus Fitness Center
  • 103-foot Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sundeck and Cabanas
Dining/Nightlife:
  • Seven delectable dining choices including the Bistro (fine dining featuring seafood, succulent steaks, plus sushi bar), Joy Asian restaurant (open September 2010), POM (contemporary American café), Lique Ice Cream Parlor, Fresh Grill Buffet, The Pizza Kitchen and Starbucks Café
  • 12th Floor Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge – open every day at 5pm and features live jazz musicians on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Rock Yard Outdoor Concert Stage – open for the 2010 season through November
  • Springs Bar – watch your favorite sporting events and sip your favorite beverage at this center casino bar
  • Lit – Comfortable ultra lounge on the casino floor perfect for meeting friends, enjoying a handcrafted cocktail, watching the game on giant LCD screens or taking in live music on weekends
Golf, Entertainment & Activities:
  • Championship golf at Fantasy Springs' Eagle Falls Golf Course – 18-hole, Clive Clark designed. Opened in 2007. Voted one of the "Best Courses You Can Play" by Golfweek magazine
  • Top-name concerts and entertainment in the 3,500-seat Special Events Center
  • Bowling at Fantasy Lanes, featuring 24-state-of-the-art lanes, laser bowling &  sports bar
   
  
   
 

STORY IDEAS

 

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is located in between the beautiful Santa Rosa and Chocolate mountain ranges in the Palm Springs Valley. The area boasts wonderful stories of celebrities, pioneers and now, entrepreneurs. Many people ask what there is to do around Palm Springs. One quickly discovers it's difficult to do everything in the area in just a few days. Whether visitors come to Fantasy Springs for gaming, golf or to enjoy the surrounding area, it offers something for everyone.
Ideas you may want to consider if your assignment brings you to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and the Palm Springs, CA area.

  • "Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is a short drive from Palm Springs. What is there to do if someone is staying there?” Besides gaming, playing golf, dining, taking in A-list entertainment, guests can get an in-room or cabana massage, visit the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, go for an ATV tour through the desert, visit the nearby famed Joshua Tree National Park, go shopping at the Rodeo Drive of Palm Springs – El Paseo and much more. 
  • “Palm Springs has often been known as the playground of Hollywood celebrities. Do Hollywood-types frequent your resort?” Do they ever! Celebrities can be spotted often at Fantasy Springs and at Eagle Falls Golf Course. The resort hosts several high profile and charity tournaments throughout the year that feature celebrity golfers. The hotel and restaurants have also been frequented by Playboy Playmates, musicians and more.
  • “Plan a Nearby Southern California Getaway.” The price of gas still fluctuates and with the economy still uncertain, many people are looking for a less-expensive alternative to a far-away destination resort. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has it all in terms of the ultimate destination resort. Palm Springs, CA boasts an average 354 days of sunshine and Fantasy Springs features an inviting oversized pool and sundeck surrounded by palm trees. Guests can have drinks and lunch served to them as they bask in the warm desert rays. Room rates are affordable at Fantasy Springs and visitors get to skip the long drive to Las Vegas and the gas money it takes to get there.   
  • Award-winning chefs at Fantasy Springs. Several of the best chefs in the Palm Springs area can be found in the kitchens at Fantasy Springs. Executive Chef, Freddy Rieger, loves to share his east coast charm, and his recipe secrets. You just have to ask him nicely. 
  • “Who Are the Winners?” Fantasy Springs features 2,000 slots, 40 table games, the Bingo Palace and the Triple Crown Room. Big winners are made every day in the casino. Find out what players use as good luck charms. Slots and table games are also using cutting edge technology, many times without the player even noticing. Take a look at what the tech and data does.
  • “Someone in my group doesn’t gamble.” Many people would rather receive entertainment in a form other than gaming. For those not attracted by the whirr of the slots or excitement of the tables, they can take in a concert, listen to live music, “yuk it up” at the Fantasy Springs Improv Comedy Club, play golf, get a massage, enjoy a gourmet meal, relax by the pool, do some wine tasting at the 12th Floor Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up 8,500 feet to the top of Mt. San Jacinto, go for a hike, or just watch and in-room movie.

If you would like to pursue any of these story ideas or any others, please contact Bradley Ryan:bryan@fantasysprings.net, Public Relations Manager.
For Palm Springs Area Tourism Information:
70-100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 770-9000
www.palmspringsusa.com

   
  
     
 

TEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER BONNIE RAITT COMES TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 26, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

May 26, 2015INDIO, CALIF. –More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. On Saturday, September 19th this music legend returns to the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center stage.

Bonnie Raitt earned her tenth Grammy award with the release of her last album Slipstream.  The album marked her return to studio recording after seven years. “I took a hiatus from touring and recording to get back in touch with the other parts of my life,“ said Raitt.  “On the road, under stress, it’s hard to stay in balance and move forward.”  While on hiatus, aside form spending time with family and friends she was able to continue her ongoing political work, helping to organize NukeFree.org and continuing to support her favorite non-profit organizations.  “I didn’t have to be the professional version of myself for a long time, “ said Raitt.  “it wasn’t so much a vacation as a chance to take care of a lot of neglected areas of my life, a lot of processing after all that loss and activity.”

Now back on tour, Bonnie Raitt makes her long awaited return to Fantasy Springs to amaze the crowd once again.

Tickets for the 8PM Bonnie Raitt performance go on sale May 29th for $89, $69, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

INDIO RESIDENT IS CRUISIN’ IN A CADDY!!

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 13, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

May 13, 2015INDIO, CALIF. – This past Saturday, Indio resident Maricarmen M. was the lucky winner of the “Cruisin’ In A Caddy Giveaway” at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  The grand prize was a brand new Cadillac CTS.  Fantasy Springs Players Club members won thousands of dollars in free slot play in the weekly drawings that were held every Saturday night.  They also earned free entries into the grand finale of the Cadillac giveaway and Maricarmen had been doing so often, hoping for a chance at the ultimate prize. Her persistence paid off and just as Babe Ruth famously called his shot, Maricarmen proclaimed “This Is My Car” right before the drawing and called it before she won!!  “I had butterflies in my stomach” she said after winning.  The brand new Cadillac CTS is sure to provide quite a few more butterflies in her stomach as she cruises in style.    

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

HOLY JACKPOTS BATMAN!!!!! BRAND NEW SLOTS ON THE FLOOR AT FANTASY SPRINGS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 13, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

May 13, 2015- INDIO, CALIF – Batman and Robin, Superman, Elton John and Willy Wonka have landed on the floor at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  The new slots are installed and ready to turn players into winners.  

 The Batman and Robin slot game has all of the Pow! and Bam! of one of the hottest titles to ever hit the casino floor, not to mention a shot at a $250,000.00 progressive jackpot.  On the flip side of the game, It’s a bird, it’s a plane….it’s Superman bounding high above the floor!!  The Superman slot game is based on the 1978 smash film that reinvented the super hero genre.  Now, Superman is reinventing the fun of slot gaming. It’s up to the players though, to outwit Lex Luthor and win big.

 Glitz and Glamour are also being brought to the casino floor by Sir Elton John and the new slot game featuring his music.  Players can get a little action in the Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting feature as well as the I’m still Standing and Rocket Man Bonus.  Lastly, let’s not forget a world of pure imagination featuring Veruca Salt, Fizzy Lifting Drinks and yes, the Oompa Loompas. The Willy Wonka slot game is here at Fantasy Springs offering players a shot at a golden ticket of their own.

Vice President of Casino Operations, Lou Crescenzo & Director of Slot Operations, Dave Polizzi say it is their goal to always give Fantasy Springs players the hottest slot machines by bringing in those that utilize the latest technology. “They have to be fun and user friendly,” says Crescenzo. Many of the new slots on the casino floor are completely interactive, drawing the player in with memorable sounds and characters. “While continuing to add the latest game technology to our floor, we also remain focused on offering proven performers such as Buffalo Stampede, Wonder Women & Dungeons and Dragons" Polizzi states.  As always Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stays on the cutting edge of slot machine and gaming technology, while finding the right balance of what our loyal customers like to play.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.  Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

THE QUEEN OF ROCK IS COMING TO FANTASY SPRINGS ON JULY 10TH

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 13, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

May 13, 2015 – INDIO, CALIF. – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino welcomes Alejandra Guzman to the Special Events Center. The Latin Grammy Award winning rock singer and actress has a huge fan base throughout Latin America and her amazing live show will light up the stage Friday, July 10th at 8pm.   

Guzman recorded her debut album Bye Mama in 1988, which gave way for her first of many hits, “La plaga.”  In 1990 the songstress made it big with the song “Eternamente Bella”, which became a number one hit in Mexico and other Latin countries.  The song is considered a classic by many Spanish rock fans.

Guzman won her first Latin Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for Soy.  In 2006, she released the award winning, double-platinum album, Indeleble. It won Album of the Year and Guzman nabbed the award for Best Female Pop Vocal. One of her best known songs, “Volverte a amar”, is from that album. The hit made it all the way to the #1 spot on the Hot Latin Pop Airplay chart.

In 2007 Guzmán was diagnosed with cancer and won the battle.  This marked the beginning of a new phase in her life and career.  Guzman released Fuerza which earned her another Latin Grammy nomination.  In 2009 Unico was released, followed by 20 Años De Èxitos En Vivo with Moderatto, Vico C and Jenni Rivera in 2011.  Guzmán released her fourth live album "La Guzmán En Primera Fila" in 2013, which demonstrated her enduring talents as a performer.  During that same year she became a coach on hit reality television show “La Voz Mexico.”

Recently singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel invited Guzmán to participate on his album Los Dúo (The Duets) released in February 2015, where she interpreted the original racnchera song “Caray” with a bluesy rock edge.  Alejandra Guzmán continues to thrill her loyal fan base at all of her live concert performances and the Coachella Valley will get to see why on Friday, July 10th.

     
   
     
 

PLAN A CULINARY FANTASY FOR MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 24, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 24, 2015 - INDIO, CALIF. – This Mother’s Day, let mom relax and enjoy the talents of Fantasy Springs’ world class chefs. There are special offerings to be had in three of our restaurants.

 If a casual relaxed dining experience is what mom loves, then POM is the perfect pick. For $36 she can enjoy shrimp and veal Parmigiana. The sautéed jumbo shrimp and pan fried veal loin cutlet is served with marinara sauce, glazed with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, sautéed broccolini,  penne alla vodka and grilled asiago ciabatta.  POM’s lunch and dinner menus are also available.

 For a fine dining experience make a date with mom at the Bistro where Executive Chef Freddy Rieger will prepare the gourmet Surf and Turf Special. The dish includes pepper seared beef tournedos and butter poached lobster tail.  This is paired with white truffle whipped potatoes, sautéed asparagus and porcini mushroom demi glaze for $50.

 The Fresh Grill Buffet serves up favorites for the whole family for brunch and dinner.  During brunch, mom can savor omelets cooked to order, eggs Benedict, smoked bacon, country sausage, egg and cheese stuffed mini croissants, broccoli-cheddar quiche, warm biscuits with country gravy, Belgian waffles, apple pancakes, blueberry-cheese blintzes, almond French toast, New York bagels with cream cheese and lox and more morning favorites just the way she likes them.

 The buffet features fresh spring salads and soups including grilled chicken and shrimp Caesar salad, baby kale and spinach with goat cheese, grilled pineapple, dates and roasted beets.  Mesilla Valley mixed greens with roasted corn, tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese,  Veracruz-style seafood ceviche, carrot, radish and jalapeno escabeche, asparagus mimosa with parmesan, chopped egg, and lemon Mexican cucumber and tomato salad, antipasto salad with imported Italian meats and cheeses, puebla-style menudo and chicken tortilla soup.

Save plenty of room for delectable carvery meats such as roast prime rib of beef, maple roasted breast of turkey and honey glazed Virginia ham.  Entrée specialties for brunch and dinner include grilled to order New York strip steaks,

roast leg of spring lamb with rosemary-mint demi glace, north coast seafood cioppino, baked fillet of salmon with gazpacho relish, Achiote spice grilled shrimp fajitas, barbecued St. Louis pork ribs, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with natural pan gravy and a grilled seasonal vegetable medley.  There’s also an impressive array of Italian, Asian and Latin Specialties. Patrons can get their fill of Gulf shrimp cocktail, Atlantic smoked salmon, New Zealand Mussels and Alaskan snow crab legs. Then mom can tempt her taste buds at the dessert station featuring the famous Fantasy Springs chocolate fountain surrounded by a huge selection of cakes, pastries, bananas Foster, churros, caramel flan, arroz con leche, warm bread pudding, sugar free selections and much more!

 Come in for brunch between 10:00a.m. and 3:00p.m. or for dinner between 3:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. Adults are $30.99 and children are $15.99.   

POM and The Bistro serve dinner starting at 5:00p.m. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (800) 827-2946 or by visiting www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

  

 

     
   
     
 

COME CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO EARLY AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 20, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 20, 2015 – INDIO, CALIF. – The holiday of Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  Today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino the celebration starts on May 3rd with the $5K Cinco De Mayo Giveaway and delicious Mexican fare at the Fresh Grill Buffet.

 The $5K Cinco De Mayo Giveaway will kick off at 11am, Sunday, May 3rd .  Guests can swipe their player’s club card at the kiosk to receive a free entry.  Four names will be drawn every hour starting at 2pm with the final two names being drawn at 6pm.  Each winner will get to pick a sombrero or poncho with a surprise of cash or free play inside.  There will be live music and drink specials throughout the casino as well.  Player’s club members that want to be “Muy Festivo“ or “ Very Festive” can come back on the 4th and 5th to earn points and receive a Cinco De Mayo Fantasy Tumbler.

 Brunch will be served from 10am-3:30 pm and the mouthwatering choices include grilled carne asada, Sinaloa shrimp fajitas, braised pork chili verde,

baked filet of sole Vera Cruz, roast pork tamales, Sonoran calabacitas and chile rellenos, cheese enchiladas and taco de papas, frijoles de la olla, Spanish rice,   plus an impressive array of Italian, Asian & American Specialties.  From the carving board have your choice of Achiote seared breast of turkey or Latin spiced roast beef.

 On the lighter side of the menu, there are many choices as well.  Enjoy fresh salads such as Tijuana Caesar salad, Mexican mixed greens with grilled corn, black beans, tomato, cheddar and jack cheese, San Diego style seafood ceviche

Mexican tomato and cucumber salad, pico de gallo Latin fruit salad, carrot,  jalapeño and radish escabeche, jicama and orange slaw with cilantro-lime dressing, marinated piquillo peppers in chipotle dressing and for soups, your choice of puebla style menudo or chicken tortilla soup.  For dessert head over to the famous Fantasy Springs chocolate fountain surrounded by a huge selection of cakes, pastries, churros, caramel Flan, arroz con leche, warm bread pudding, sugar free selections and… much, much more!  The Fresh Grill Buffet is open for brunch from 10:00am to 3:30p.m. and is $23.99 for adults, $12.50 kids or dinner from 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. $19.99 adults, $10.50 kids.

                                               

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.       

 

     
   
     
 

LATIN MUSIC ICON, MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS PERFORMS AT FANTASY SPRINGS SATURDAY
JUNE 26TH

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 15, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 15, 2015 – INDIO, CALIF. – With a career spanning over 35 years and record sales over 20 million, Marco Antonio Solis brings his mix of Latin Pop, Cumbia, Ranchero, Tropical and Bachata to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Friday, June 26th at 8pm.

Marco Antonio Solis’ body of work has earned him 5 Latin Grammy awards for his hits, "Tu Amor o Tu Desprecio," "No Molestar," "Tú Me Vuelves Loco" , "De Mil Amores “and most recently “Por Amor a Morelia."  Marco Antonio Solis has had 12 number one albums on Billboard’s best Latin hits and thirteen songs on Billboard Latino’s hits, including four collections since 1995. As a songwriter, Marco Antonio Solís has had more number 1 hits in the past two decades than anyone else.

As a producer, Solis has been awarded best Latin producer of the year from Billboard on three opportunities. This includes the work on other artists’ albums as well as his own. He has worked with Olga TañónAna Bárbara, Jenny Rivera  and most recently Enrique Iglesias among others.  In 2013 Marco Antonio Solis was the winning coach on season 3 of the popular TV show La Voz Mexico.  On August 5, 2010, Solís received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tickets for the 8PM Marco Antonio Solis performance are on sale now for $129, $99, $79, $59 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
     
 

FERNANDO VARGAS WILL BE SPECIAL GUEST VIP AT GOLDEN BOY BOXING THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 13, 2015
CONTACT: BRADLEY RYAN
760.342.5000 x 85873
bryan@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 13, 2015 - INDIO, CALIF. – Three-time world champion Fernando Vargas will be on hand Thursday, April 30th at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  Vargas will greet fans during the Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes televised Golden Boy Boxing event.  All ticketholders are welcome to meet Fernando in the VIP area inside the Special Events Center for photos and autographs. The meet and greet will take place before the headlining bout between former lightweight world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Los Angeles area standout Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs).

In his professional debut on March 25, 1997, Vargas crushed Jorge Morales in just 56 seconds. He quickly bested his next five opponents, spending only eight rounds in his first six bouts. By the time of his first world championship he won all his 14 bouts by knockout. He won his first world title in 1998, knocking out Yori Boy Campas in seven rounds for the IBF light middleweight championship. Vargas successfully defended the title throughout 1999, with victories over Howard Clarke (TKO 4), Raúl Márquez (TKO 11), Winky Wright (MD 12), and Ike Quartey (UD 12).  Fernando later went on to star in the reality TV series “Welcome to Los Vargas” and  was also featured in the film “Alpha Dog”.

Gesta vs. Molina is a 10-round super lightweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live It To Believe It! 

Tickets are priced at $25, $35, and $45 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

 

     
   
     
 

GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS LITTLE BIG TOWN ARE SET TO PLAY FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 9, 2015
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April 9, 2015 – INDIO, CALIF. – Grammy Award-winners, Little Big Town bring their unparalleled four-part vocal harmonies to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  Their smash hits “Pontoon,” “Your Side Of The Bed,” “Day Drinking” and others showcase the one of a kind sound that has brought them to the forefront of modern country music.  July 3rd at 8:00pm they will grace the Special Events Center Stage for an amazing concert performance sponsored by BIG106.

Consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, Little Big Town released their highly-anticipated sixth studio album Pain Killer in October of last year.  Their latest effort proves that they have a strong command on the courage it takes to create. “We have learned to trust ourselves. It’s confidence and experience. We’re braver than we’ve ever been on this record,” explains Kimberly Schlapman.

Pain Killer was named one of the “Best Country Albums of 2014” by Billboard, Rolling Stone and iTunes.  Collectively, the group has earned more than 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group, CMA Single of the Year (“Pontoon”), CMA Vocal Group of the Year for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014), ACM Vocal Group of the Year, ACM Video of the Year ("Tornado"), a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance (“Pontoon”) and an Emmy award (Outstanding Original Song-“Good Afternoon”).

Tickets for the 8PM Little Big Town performance go on sale April 10th for $109, $89, $79, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

      

     
   
     
 

PITBULL THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SENSATION IN CONCERT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 31, 2015
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March 31th, 2015 – INDIO, CALIF – Miami-native Pitbull aka Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305, a globally successful musician, performer, fashion icon and actor continues to take the music scene by storm. On Saturday, May 9th the global sensation brings his high energy live performance to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

 Pitbull has #1 hits in more than 15 countries and his videos have been viewed more than 7 billion times, his music video for the single “Give Me Everything” has alone received over 300 million views on Youtube. His career sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide.  Globalization, Pitbull’s eighth studio album, features an all-star line-up of featured performers such as Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo and many more. Pitbull’s single, “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, from his critically-acclaimed album Global Warming became a global hit. It was the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles. “Don’t Stop The Party” was released on the heels of Pitbull’s 2 million-selling single “Back In Time,” the chart-topping anthem from the action-adventure-comedy Men In Black 3. Pitbull’s new single “Time Of Our Lives” featuring Ne-Yo is another worldwide smash. His world tours have sold out concerts in United States, Canada and Europe, before bringing the party to the Japan, China, Latin America and Australia.

 Tickets for the 8PM performance go on sale Tuesday, March 31st for $129, $99, $89, $69 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.  Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

      

     
   
     
 

HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL LEGENDS DEEP PURPLE COME TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 31, 2015
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March 31, 2015INDIO, CALIF –One of the biggest pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal in history, Deep Purple bring their mega-hits like “Smoke On The Water,” “Hush” and “Perfect Strangers” to the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, August 15th at 8pm.

 With an ever-increasing global fan base that grows by the day, Deep Purple continue to run on all cylinders.  Fueled by rush of the crowds at their live shows, Deep Purple is still leaving it all out on the stage for their fans.  The group has released 4 studio albums since 1996 providing new ammunition for live shows. All five band members also have an impressive amount of solo projects they’ve completed over the years.

 Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, continue to travel and explore the landscape of hard rock.  The band’s newer material compliments their time-honored catalogue and the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.  Fans can see it all come together live on stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, August 15th.

 Tickets for the 8pm Deep Purple performance go on sale Friday March 27nd for $79, $59, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

      

     
   
     
 

MULTIPLE LATIN GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS CAMILA TO PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 26, 2015
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March 26, 2015, 2014 – INDIO, CALIF – Without a doubt, one of the most important pop bands in Latin music, Camila bring their anthems “Abrázame,” “Coleccionista de canciones,” “Todo cambió” and many more to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Saturday, May 16th.

Camila has soared to the top of the charts in Mexico and beyond.  Their songs boast more than two million copies sold and have earned them three Grammy awards, three Billboard Awards as well as Diamond and Platinum certifications. They have played hundreds of shows in 18 countries in front of more than two million fans.

In 2014, Camila released their third studio album, Elypse, transforming itself from trio to duo. Today it is Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado who make up this group that is so loved by its loyal public as they write a new chapter of success.

Tickets for the May 16th 8PM Camila performance go on sale Friday, March 27th for $79, $59, $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

      

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS WELCOMES COUNTRY SUPERSTAR HANK WILLIAMS JR.

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 26, 2015
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March 26, 2015 – INDIO, CALIF – Grammy, ACM, CMA and Emmy Award winning country legend Hank Williams Jr. brings his blend of country, Southern rock and blues to the Fantasy Springs’ Special Events Center on Friday, May 15th at 8pm.

Hank Williams Jr. is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in country music.  He continues to challenge the country music establishment with his own unique style and has earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside the country music industry. Son of country pioneer Hank Williams, Hank Jr., has created his own legacy but he has honored his father’s as well.  He has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it and elevated it.

“Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine they'd grow up to be cowboys," he wrote on his website. "I couldn't do that.  I knew I'd grow up to be a singer. That's all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning."

Hank Williams Jr. catapulted to full-on superstar status with major hits including “Texas Women,” “Dixie On My Mind,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” and in 1984, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which was later reworked into the theme song for ABC’s Monday Night Football.  Two years later, the Monday Night theme won the first of four straight Emmy Awards, and Hank, Jr. would be the singing voice of Monday Night Football for 22 years.

Hank Williams Jr. has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has topped the charts multiple times.  His music has landed him a place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as made him a BMI Icon Award winner.

Tickets for the 8PM Hank Williams Jr. performance go on sale Friday, March 27th for $109, $89, $59, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.
     
   
     
 

MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA FACES CARLOS MOLINA IN CLASH OF CONTENDERS AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON APRIL 30 LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 20, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (March 20) – Former lightweight world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Los Angeles area standout Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) will battle it out on Thursday, April 30 looking to crash their way into the 140-pound title picture in the 10-round Golden Boy Live! FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Tickets for the April 30 Gesta vs. Molina card will go on sale today, Friday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. PT.

“Golden Boy Promotions is proud to return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on April 30 with another exciting match up between Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina,” said Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya. “These fighters have fought some of the best in the sport, so they know what it takes to fight hard in order to get the win. Fans are not going to be disappointed by what will happen in the ring on April 30 between Gesta and Molina.”

“I’m so excited for my upcoming fight at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino against Carlos Molina,” said Mercito Gesta. “Carlos has fought well-known fighters Adrien Broner and Amir Khan and I will be ready to challenge him. I know that he is a true warrior with a lot of heart and I plan to meet him as an equal on fight night.  This will be my first fight as a Golden Boy Promotions fighter and I want to thank Oscar De La Hoya and Robert Diaz for all the support and the opportunity.  I know they are committed to bringing fans the best fights and on April 30 I will deliver an exciting night. The fans will not be disappointed.”

“This is going to be another great fight between Mexico and the Philippines,” said Carlos Molina. “This is an important fight for me and I am extremely motivated to put on a great fight for the fans. Mercito Gesta is a tough fighter and a win over him would be a great step forward in my career. It will be my chance to get on the map as a title contender and am not wasting this opportunity.”

A proud native of Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta has become a fan favorite not just at home but also in his adopted city of San Diego, California where he lives and trains. Given his action-packed fighting style, it’s no surprise that Gesta has been adopted as a hometown favorite by San Diegans. A 12-year professional, Gesta fell short of victory in his first shot at a world title in the lightweight category against Miguel Vazquez in 2012. Since returning to the ring as a super lightweight in 2014, the 27-year-old Gesta has looked better than ever in stopping Edgar Riovalle and Luis Arceo.

Norwalk’s  Carlos Molina is one of the most experienced and toughest fighters in his division, having faced former world champions Amir Khan and Adrien Broner in his most recent bouts. Molina is a talented boxer-puncher whose versatility has led him to wins over a varied array of experienced opponents.  Now, the 29-year-old Molina’s first fight on California soil since December 2012 against the powerful Gesta will be a highly-anticipated bout for all his local fans eager to see him make a run at a championship in 2015.

Tickets for the event go on sale today, Friday, March 20 and are priced at $25, $35, and $45 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Gesta vs. Molina is a 10-round super lightweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live It To Believe It!  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing. 

CONTACTS:
Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598
Doug Burr, Fantasy Springs: 760 342 5000 x 84628
Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795
Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723
Media Credentials: dburr@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS OFFERS A DELICIOUS VARIETY OF DINING OPTIONS ON EASTER SUNDAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 24, 2015
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March 24, 2015 - INDIO, CALIF – Spend your Easter Sunday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and leave the cooking to our expert chefs.  On Sunday, April 5th the Fresh Grill Buffet, Bistro and POM will all feature brunch and dinner specials.

Save up your appetite to dine at the Fresh Grill Buffet with your friends and family for Easter Sunday. During brunch, patrons will enjoy made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, cheese stuffed mini croissants, smoked bacon, country sausage, broccoli-cheddar quiche, warm biscuits with country gravy, Belgian waffles, apple pancakes, blueberry-cheese blintzes, almond French toast, New York bagels with cream cheese, lox, almond French toast and more. Light and fresh salads and soups include grilled chicken and shrimp Caesar, spinach salad, Greek cucumber with feta cheese, Amish chicken and corn chowder and the list goes on. At the carving station, Easter diners can get their fill of roast prime rib of beef, honey glazed Virginia ham and maple roasted turkey breast. Easter specialties include grilled to order New York strip steaks, gulf shrimp cocktail, Atlantic smoked salmon, New Zealand mussels and more.  After all this, save room for dessert including Fantasy Springs famous chocolate fountain surrounded by a huge selection of cakes, pastries, bananas foster, warm bread pudding as well as sugar free selections.  Brunch will be served 10am-3pm and dinner 3pm-9pm. The cost is $30.99 for adults and $15.99 for children.

 If a gourmet, sit down dining experience is your style for Easter, make a date for The Bistro. Executive Chef, Freddy Rieger, and his expert staff are serving a special broiled seafood mix featuring wild pacific king salmon, jumbo prawns, diver scallops, Jersey style crab cake, roasted fingerling potatoes, asparagus, creole slaw, lemon beurre blanc and roasted tomato remoulade. This Easter special is $36 per person. The Bistro’s nightly menu will also be served.

If you prefer a casual yet modern and fun environment for dinner, POM is your place. POM will have a special entrée of premium Australian lamb chops, boursin whipped potatoes, sautéed broccolini, cauliflower au gratin and rosemary-mint demi glace.  This Easter special is $32 per person. POM’s nightly menu will also be served.

The Fresh Grill Buffet is open for brunch from 10:00am to 3:00p.m. or dinner from 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Both are $30.99 for adults and $15.99 for children ages 3-12. Children 3 and under are free. POM and The Bistro serve Easter Dinner starting at 5:00p.m. Reservations for POM and The Bistro are recommended and may be made by calling (800) 827-2946 or by visiting www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

     
   
     
 

GET UP ON YOUR FEET AND GET READY TO DANCE, FANTASY SPRINGS ANNOUNCES KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND ALONG WITH VILLAGE PEOPLE

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 24, 2015
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March 24, 2015INDIO, CALIF – Get ready for an amazing concert that will feature two of the most recognizable and iconic bands ever. On Friday, May 1st you will have a chance to see both KC and the Sunshine Band and Village People perform during one concert inside the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

 KC and the Sunshine Band are as wildly popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago.  Harry Wayne Casey, KC for short, developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk with a hint of Latin percussion groove creating an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.”  The group has 9 Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 100 million records.

 KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands in the 70’s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music. They became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964.  Three of those singles crossed over to become #1 R&B, as well. Their songs have stood the test of time and you can ask any one of the thousands of fans who spend the entire concert on their feet, dancing and shaking their booty. You can count on hearing their music on the radio, at a nightclub, at the movies, in a sports arena or at one of the 100-plus concerts KC and the Sunshine Band plays every year.  It is always fun and truly makes all who hear it happy enough to dance!

 Beginning their 38th year as the “kings of disco”, the one-of-a-kind Village People is synonymous with dance music.  These six talented men combine energetic choreography with outrageous fun and lots of bumping and grinding, singing and dancing, and provide great entertainment for all!

 Selling more than 100 million recordings, Village People were an instant phenomenon in the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits “San Francisco/In Hollywood,” “Macho Man,” “YMCA,” “In the Navy,” “Go West” and more.  The group has won many worldwide awards including the American Music Award-Favorite Musical Group 1979, AGVA's Georgie Award, West Germany's Gold Lion Award for music excellence and Brazil's 1981 Award for Best Act.   In September 2008, Village People received a “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – between Betty Grable and Liberace! 

 Village People are Ray Simpson (Cop & lead singer), Alexander Briley (G.I./Military), Felipe Rose (Native American Indian), Bill Whitefield (Construction Worker), Jim Newman (Cowboy) and Eric Anzalone (Biker).

 Tickets for the 8PM KC and the Sunshine Band and Village People performance go on sale Friday March 27nd for $69, $49, $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO HIRES PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 18, 2015
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March 18, 2015INDIO, CALIFORNIA. – Making his debut to the gaming  industry, Bradley Ryan joins the Marketing Department at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as Public Relations Manager.  

 Ryan brings eighteen years of media and communications experience, working in radio and television. The majority of his media background comes from spending ten years as an on air radio personality and program director at MIX 100.5. Prior to joining Fantasy Springs, he was program director for KDES, KWXY, LEGEND 107.3 as well as MIX 100.5. 

 Ryan grew up in Boston, MA, however has spent the last 10 years working and living in the Coachella Valley. “Living and working in the Coachella Valley has provided me with a great understanding and respect for the community. I am very much looking forward to this new adventure of joining Fantasy Springs and working with this incredible team.”, says Bradley Ryan.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

FULL MARCH 20 FIGHT CARD SET FOR MEXICO’S ALFONSO GOMEZ VS. JAPAN’S YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 16, 2015
 
 

LOS ANGELES (March 16) – Golden Boy Promotions today announced the full card for an exciting March 20 return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. where former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico will take on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout. Airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, Kamegai vs. Gomez is part of the fan-favorite Golden Boy Live! series. In addition to the stacked card, Golden Boy Promotions Partner and future boxing Hall of Famer, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans at the Special Events Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 Southern California native Ronny Rios (23-1, 10 KOs) will take on Guadalajara’s Sergio “El Frio” Frias (16-4-2, 8 KOs) in the co-main event 10-round featherweight bout, and former Irish national championship fighter Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (17-1-1, 8 KOs) is set for an eight-round televised lightweight match against power puncher Miguel Zamudio (29-6-1, 17 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico.

  Fighting for airtime, Irish and European championship fighter Jason Quigley (4-0, 4 KOs), fresh off of his March 6 victory at the premiere of LA FIGHT CLUB, will face an opponent yet to be named in a six-round middleweight television swing bout.

  In the non-televised undercard, Los Angeles-based Rafael Gramajo (1-1-1, 1 KO) will face an opponent yet to be named in a four-round featherweight bout. Starting off the night for the March 20 card, Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera (9-10-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight brawl against relative newcomer Jose Marrufo (4-2-2) of Phoenix, AZ.

  In addition, the undefeated Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico’s Sergio “El Frio” Frias is rising featherweight who has established a successful career in his native country. In 2014, Frias stayed busy taking on three tough fighters Albert Pacheco, Manuel Avila and Claudio Hurtado.  Fighting in the U.S. for the second time in is career, Frias is looking to establish a fan base when he faces Ronny Rios on March 20

  The young yet seasoned fighter Miguel Zamudio of Los Mochis, Mexico, will make his sixth U.S. professional appearance on the undercard of Kamegai vs. Gomez. Zamudio will work to keep his 2015 winning streak going on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino when he faces the less experienced but fierce Irish champion Kavanagh.

 Hailing from Balleybofey in County Danegal, Ireland, the 22-year-old Jason Quigley had an outstanding amateur career becoming the first Irish fighter to win a Silver medal at the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2013. He started his professional career in 2014 and quickly garnered attention by ending each fight via knockout against Howard Reece, Fernando Najera, and Greg McCoy. Quigley continued his wins-by-knockout streak by taking down Lanny Dardar less than two minutes into the first round at the March 6 debut of LA FIGHT CLUB..

Hailing from the Westside Boxing Club, Rafael Gramajo will have the fourth professional fight of his career on March 20. Gramajo, a Garden City, Kansas native, who now makes his home in Los Angeles, will make his California debut at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

  In his first fight of 2015, Jose Marrufo of Phoenix, AZ will face off against local favorite Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera. Marrufo will seek to get the win after settling for a draw in his last match to claim the vacant WBC U.S. National Boxing Championship welterweight title. Motivated by a thirst for victory, Marrufo will make a war in the ring on March 20 that will not disappoint.

 Kamegai vs. Gomez is a 10-round super welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 6:00 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.

  Tickets for the event, priced at $25, $35, and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase from the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. 

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 CONTACTS:

Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598

Doug Burr, Fantasy Springs: 760 342 5000 x 84628

Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795

Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723

Media Credentials: dburr@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

LOCAL FAVORITE SEASONAL CONCERT SERIES RETURNS: THE ROCK YARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS 2015 LINEUP IS ANNOUNCED

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 10, 2015
CONTACT: DOUG BURR
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March 10, 2015 - INDIO, CA – The Rock Yard has become the iconic setting for Rock n’ Roll music in the Coachella Valley, developing a following of fans that recognize the venue as their favorite source of live Rock music – the Palm Springs area’s version of the Roxy and Whisky A Go Go. After an outpouring of calls, emails and posts to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Facebook page asking for the new season’s lineup to be released – the list of bands is finally ready to be revealed. The country’s best tribute bands and most accomplished cover bands in Southern California will be making their return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Rock Yard stage starting Saturday, April 11th 2015. The Rock Yard runs every Saturday night (and some Fridays) starting at 7:30pm for 5 straight hours of music. Bands play audience favorites and perform as the Legends of Rock themselves; including the likes of Journey, Mötley Crüe, Santana, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses and many more.
The Rock Yard outdoor concert stage is an amphitheater-style area featuring two side-by-side stages holding audiences of more than 3,000 passionate music fans. The Rock Yard runs from Spring to Fall and is always live, always free, and always outdoors. New beer and drink specials offered weekly. Guests must be 18 and older to rock.

Rock Yard 2015 Lineup (Phase One):
APR 11      ESCAPE (Journey Tribute) w/ PANDORAS ROCK
APR 18      BONFIRE (AC/DC Tribute) w/ PLAYGROUND
APR 25      MOTLEY INC (Mötley Crüe Tribute) w/ STEEL IMAGINATION
MAY 2      RED NOT CHILI PEPPERS (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute) w/ HOLLYWOOD BLONDE
MAY 9      QUEEN NATION (Queen Tribute) w/ HELICOPTER
MAY 16    ATOMIC PUNKS (Van Halen Tribute)w/ THANK YOU, DRIVE THRU
MAY 23    PURPLE REIGN (Prince Tribute) w/ CLASSIC ROCK REVOLUTION
MAY 30   HOLLYWOOD ROSES (Guns N’ Roses Tribute) w/TRIPLE 7
JUNE 5 (FRI)   SMOOTH (Santana Tribute) w/ RUM SOAKED RAISINS
JUNE 6     DAMAGE INC (Metallica Tribute) w/ STEEL ROD
JUNE 13   WHICH ONES PINK (Pink Floyd Tribute) w/ JUDGE JACKSON
JUNE 20   GREEN TODAY (Green Day Tribute) w/ REVOLVER

For more information on upcoming Rock Yard performances or on other events at Fantasy Springs, log onto www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.
     
   
     
 

MEXICO’S FORMER WORLD TITLE CONTENDER ALFONSO GOMEZ HEADLINES MARCH 20 GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT AGAINST JAPANESE BREAKOUT STAR YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA

LIVE TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 4, 2015
 
 

INDIO  (Mar. 4) – Golden Boy Promotions returns to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 20 with another exciting Golden Boy Live! event.  Headlining the night, former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico takes on Japanese breakout star Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout set to air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. 

 In the evening's co-main event Santa Ana, Calif. slugger Ronny Rios (23-1, 10 KOs) is scheduled for a 10-round featherweight bout against Mexicali’s Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro (23-9-1, 16 KOs) and former Irish national championship fighter Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (17-1-1, 8 KOs) will compete in an eight-round televised lightweight match against an opponent yet to be named. In the non-televised undercard, the undefeated Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) of La Puente, Calif. will risk his perfect record in an eight-round featherweight contest against Mexico’s Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) and Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera (9-10-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight brawl against a yet to be announced opponent. 

 Kamegai vs. Gomez is a 10-round super welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT.

 Tickets for the event, priced at $25, $35, and $45,  are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

 Mexico-native and California transplant Alfonso Gomez rose to recognition in the U.S. while competing on the hit reality TV show “The Contender” on NBC in 2004. He ranked third of the show’s 16 fighters that were competing for a one million dollar cash prize. Gomez is an intense fighter who has taken on some of the toughest fighters in the sport, Shawn Porter, Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Jesus Soto Karass. Most recently, Gomez won via unanimous decision over Ed Paredes at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Las Vegas in July and hopes to add another win to his record when he meets Kamegai on March 20.  

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Yoshihiro Kamegai began his professional career nearly 10 years ago and quickly became known as a fast and sly slugger, scoring knockout after knockout. He made his U.S. boxing debut in 2011, securing a victory over Hector Munoz at the MGM Grand and most recently scored a knockout victory over Oscar Godoy in December at the same venue. Kamegai, a relative newcomer in the U.S. boxing scene, first captured the American audience and critics’ attention when he fought two-division world titlist Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a vicious brawl last June that garnered considerable ‘Fight of the Year’ interest. Kamegai will make his sixth U.S. appearance on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in his toughest match to date against former world title contender Alfonso Gomez.

 Ronny Rios made his professional debut six years ago and has quickly racked up wins and a tough reputation along the way. A familiar face at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Rios has won all but his most recent surprising loss in a vicious battle against Robinson Castellanos at the venue. He makes his return March 20 with great determination and hope to show his fans and boxing critics that he is a mainstay in the sport.  

 Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico’s Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro is a seasoned fighter ready to take on Rios on March 20.  A professional since 2006, the Mexican brawler has had a successful career in his native country and is now making his second appearance in the U.S. after facing contenders like Julio Barraza, Jesus Lopez, and Francisco C De Vaca.  In his first fight of 2015, Navarro hopes to add another win to his record and get back on track to a title match.

 Irish national champion Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh has a natural talent and knack for the sport, having competed since age 11 only a year after he first set foot in the ring. After racking up medals in international competitions, Kavanagh made his way to the U.S. and made his professional debut at Madison Square Garden in May 2010, with an impressive win over William Ware after just two rounds. 2014 was a good year for Kavanagh as he secured quick wins against Andres Navarro and Michael Clark and hopes to continue the winning streak when he makes his third appearance at Fantasy Spring Resort Casino on March 20.

 Featherweight rising star, Abraham Lopez, of La Puente, Calif., first laced up the gloves at age six, and hasn’t put them down since. Lopez, started off his professional career in 2008 with a first round technical knockout of Albert Soto and continues to thrill fight fans with his impressive style.  Most recently the undefeated fighter faced Gabriel Tomlmajyan winning via unanimous decision on March 16.  On March 20, Lopez will put his undefeated record on the line once again in hopes to one day get a shot at a world title.

 Born and raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez is a seasoned fighter still looking for his shot at a title.  Having fought over 36 fights in his career and most recently facing contenders like Edner Cherry, Alejandro Perez and Jose Pedraza, “El Pez” has proven to be a feared contender in the sport. Going the distance in most of his fights, Martinez has the experience and the stamina to give anyone a tough fight and on March 20, Martinez hopes to out-box La Puente’s Abraham Lopez.

 Riverside, Calif. native Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera is a super welterweight prospect looking to add a win to his record when he returns to the ring on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. A professional since 2009, Herrera has fought some of the division’s toughest fighters including current world champion Demetrius Andrade and tough contenders Alan Sanchez, Javier Molina, Thomas Dulorme and Aaron Martinez. 

 For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing.

 CONTACTS:

Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598

Doug Burr, Fantasy Springs: 760 342 5000 x 84628

Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795

Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723

Media Credentials: dburr@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

MEXICO’S FORMER WOLRD TITLE CONTENDER ALFONSO GOMEZ HEADLINES MARCH 20GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT AGAINST JAPANESE BREAKOUT STAR YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA

LIVE TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 24, 2015
 
 

 

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 24) –Golden Boy Promotions returns to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 20 with another exciting Golden Boy Live!event.  Headlining the night, former world title contenderAlfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico takes on Japanese breakout star Yoshihiro Kamegai(25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout set to air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

Inthe evening's co-main eventSanta Ana, Calif. slugger Ronny Rios (23-1, 10 KOs) is scheduled for a 10-round featherweightbout against Mexicali’s Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro(23-9-1, 16 KOs) andformer Irish national championship fighter Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (17-1-1, 8 KOs) will compete in an eight-round televised lightweight match against an opponent yet to be named. In the non-televised undercard, the undefeated Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) of La Puente, Calif. will risk his perfect record in an eight-round featherweight contestagainst Mexico’sJuan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) andAlbert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera (9-10-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight brawl against a yet to be announced opponent.

Kamegai vs. Gomez is a 10-round super welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the event, priced at $25, $35, and $45, will go on sale Friday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Mexico-native and California transplant Alfonso Gomez rose to recognition in the U.S. while competing on the hit reality TV show “The Contender” on NBC in 2004. He ranked third of the show’s 16 fighters that were competing for a one million dollar cash prize. Gomez is an intense fighter who has taken on some of the toughest fighters in the sport, Shawn Porter, Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Jesus Soto Karass. Most recently, Gomez won via unanimous decision over Ed Paredes at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Las Vegas in July and hopes to add another win to his record when he meets Kamegai on March 20.

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Yoshihiro Kamegai began his professional career nearly 10 years ago and quickly became known as a fast and sly slugger, scoring knockout after knockout. He made his U.S. boxing debut in 2011, securing a victory over Hector Munoz at the MGM Grand and most recently scored a knockout victory over Oscar Godoy in December at the same venue. Kamegai, a relative newcomer in the U.S. boxing scene, first captured the American audience and critics’ attention when he fought two-division world titlist Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a vicious brawl last June that garnered considerable ‘Fight of the Year’ interest. Kamegai will make his sixth U.S. appearance on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in his toughest match to date against former world title contender Alfonso Gomez.

Ronny Rios made his professional debut six years ago and has quickly racked up wins and a tough reputation along the way. A familiar face at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Rios has won all but his most recent surprising loss in a vicious battle against Robinson Castellanos at the venue. He makes his return March 20 with great determination and hope to show his fans and boxing critics that he is a mainstay in the sport.

Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico’s Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro is a seasoned fighter ready to take on Rios on March 20.  A professional since 2006, the Mexican brawler has had a successful career in his native country and is now making his second appearance in the U.S. after facing contenders like Julio Barraza, Jesus Lopez, and Francisco C De Vaca.  In his first fight of 2015, Navarro hopes to add another win to his record and get back on track to a title match.

Irish national champion Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh has a natural talent and knack for the sport, having competed since age 11 only a year after he first set foot in the ring. After racking up medals in international competitions,Kavanagh made his way to the U.S. and made his professional debut at Madison Square Garden in May 2010, with an impressive win over William Ware after just two rounds. 2014 was a good year for Kavanaghas he secured quick wins against Andres Navarro and Michael Clark and hopes to continue the winning streak when he makes his third appearance at Fantasy Spring Resort Casino on March 20.

Featherweight rising star, Abraham Lopez, of La Puente, Calif., first laced up the gloves at age six, and hasn’t put them down since. Lopez, started off his professional career in 2008 with a first round technical knockout of Albert Soto and continues to thrill fight fans with his impressive style.  Most recently the undefeated fighter faced Gabriel Tomlmajyan winning via unanimous decision on March 16.  On March 20, Lopez will put his undefeated record on the line once again in hopes to one day get a shot at a world title.

Born and raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez is a seasoned fighter still looking for his shot at a title.  Having fought over 36 fights in his career and most recently facing contenders like Edner Cherry, Alejandro Perez and Jose Pedraza, “El Pez” has proven to be a feared contender in the sport. Going the distance in most of his fights, Martinez has the experience and the stamina to give anyone a tough fight and on March 20, Martinez hopes to out-box La Puente’s Abraham Lopez.

Riverside, Calif. native Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera is a super welterweight prospect looking to add a win to his record when he returns to the ring on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. A professional since 2009, Herrera has fought some of the division’s toughest fighters including current world champion Demetrius Andrade and tough contenders Alan Sanchez, Javier Molina, Thomas Dulorme and Aaron Martinez. 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing.

CONTACTS:
Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598
Doug Burr, Fantasy Springs: 760 342 5000 x 84628
Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795
Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723
Media Credentials: dburr@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

LOCAL CARPORT SALESMAN WINS NEW CAR AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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February 23, 2015 – INDIO, CA – The winner of the $125K Benz & Bucks Giveaway will have no problem finding a place for his brand new Mercedes Benz E400 Coupe, Matthew O. of Indio sells carports. But, it will be his wife parking it - as he has decided to give his prize to her.

 A regular player since the doors to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino first opened who had never won a large jackpot, Matthew immediately jumped onto the stage with excitement the minute his name was called.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800-827-2946 or visit http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

AMERICAN LEGENDS, THE O’JAYS RETURN TO THE FANTASY SPRINGS STAGE ON MARCH 21ST

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 17, 2015
CONTACT: DOUG BURR
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February 17, 2015 – INDIO, CA – The O’Jays are living legends creating decades of R&B music and on Saturday, March 21st the American treasures return to the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center for a night of chart-topping hits.

Their body of work spans a whopping 24 Top Ten smashes and 59 total charted songs, incredibly energetic and dynamic live shows, Olympian vocals and social and political impact on generations and nations. But doing things slowly is not Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant’s modus operandi. After 40 plus years making such international hits as "Back Stabbers," "For The Love Of Money," "Darlin' Darlin' Baby," "Love Train," "I Love Music," "Use Ta Be My Girl" and "Have You Had Your Love Today," The O'Jays are light years away from easing up on the gas.

There have been “four faces” of the O’Jays. This vocal group from Canton, Ohio originated with Eddie Levert, SR., Walter Williams, SR., William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles and they were named after Cleveland DJ Eddie O’Jay. Isles left the group in 1965. Massey left to become a record producer in 1971 and Levert, Williams and Powell continues as a trio. Powell retired from touring due to illness in late 1975, passing at the age of 35 in 1977 and was replaced by Sammy Strain, formerly with Little Anthony & The Imperials. Strain returned to his former group in 1993 and was replaced by Nathaniel Best. After the departure in 1995 of Nathaniel Best, Eddie Levert, SR. and Walter Williams, SR. reached out to Eric Nolan Grant, a gifted vocalist who was already a part of the group’s extended Cleveland-based musical family. Their chart-topping album “Love You To Tears” marked Grant’s first appearance with the group.

Tickets for the 8PM The O’Jays performance go on sale Friday, February 13th for $59, $39 and $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

PABLO CESAR CANO vs. Juan Carlos Abreu ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW MAIN EVENT FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 27 FIGHT NIGHT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO & LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 16, 2015
 
 

PLUS! Former WORLD champion & FOX SPORTS 1 COMMENTATOR Paulie malignaggi to host fan meet-And-greet

 Tickets Still Available at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino!

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 16) – Former World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (28-4-1, 21 KOs) of Tlalnepantla, Mexico and the hard-punching Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will face off in an explosive welterweight 10-round showdown as the main event of the Feb. 27 Golden Boy Live!fight card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Former World Champion and FOX Sports 1 commentator Paulie Malignaggi will host a special fan meet-and-greet at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 5:15 p.m. before going on air.  Fans with tickets to the Golden Boy Live! fight night will have a chance to meet and interact with the champion as well as other celebrity guests in attendance, including Golden Boy Promotions President and Founder Oscar De La Hoya.

  The Golden Boy Live! co-main event features Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) fighting against Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. The imposing Chinese heavyweight sensation, Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) makes his second appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino looking to continue his winning streak in his first bout in 2015 when he faces Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) in the opening four-round televised bout. Also, newcomer Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KOs) will fight in his second professional match against Lyonell Kelly (1-4-1) of Los Angeles in a four-round lightweight swing bout hoping to make airtime. 

  Two-time Brazilian Olympic team member Everton Lopes will make his professional debut in a six-round super lightweight fight and local favorite Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (7-0, 3 KOs) will be featured in a six-round super welterweight bout, both against fighters yet to be announced.  Undefeated Columbian prospect Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) will make his third appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as he takes on Hemet, Calif.’s Fernando Fuentes (5-3, 1 KO) in a six-round bantamweight contest.  In the night’s opener, Alex Rivera (1-0) of Coachella, Calif. squares off with San Diego’s Matt “El Matador” KcKinney (1-0-1) in a four-round heavyweight contest. 

  As previously announced Randy “El Matador” Caballero suffered an ankle injury during training camp and had to withdraw from his scheduled IBF Bantamweight World Title defense against Alberto Guevara.  He is expected to make a full recovery. 

 Tickets for the event, priced at $25, $35, and $45, are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. Tickets previously purchased for the Randy Caballero vs. Alberto Guevara fight must be exchanged in person at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office or by calling (800) 827-2946.

 Coming off a first round technical knockout win against Tijuana’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva on Feb. 7, former WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano is ready to continue his winning streak and give fans an explosive night of boxing when he faces Juan Carlos Abreu on Feb. 27. A stellar contender out of Tlalnepantla, Cano is one of Mexico's best hopes for future world title honors.  An experienced battler who has taken on tough fighters like Sugar Shane Mosley, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi and Johan “El Terrible” Perez, Cano is ready to go the distance in 2015 and become a world champion again.

 A professional since 2011, Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu, of the Dominican Republic has quickly risen up the boxing chain winning the IBF youth junior lightweight title early in his career.  At just 27 years old, the hard punching fighter has gotten a reputation as a knockout artist winning all but one of his bouts via knockout.  Most recently, Abreu fought and quickly won fights against Basilio Silva and Ruddy Acasio winning both bouts via knockout before the fourth round.  This former champion is looking to move up the ranks to boxing’s elite when he faces former World Champion Pablo Cesar Cano on Feb. 27.

 Seven-foot-tall heavyweight Taishan, has garnered a lot of attention for being one of the most imposing fighters in his division.  His two professional bouts thus far have proven that there's substance behind the hype as he's knocked out both Alex Rozman and Tommy Washington Jr., getting fight fans even more excited for the 26-year-old Beijing native's first fight of 2015 on February 27.

  A member of the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, 18-year-old lightweight Nick Arce is a former amateur standout who entered the pro boxing world in style in November of 2014 with a fourth round knockout of Adalbert Valenzuela. Now he will attempt to make it two straight as he competes in one of the sport’s most competitive weight classes.

 A gritty competitor who hopes that his first professional win over Francisco Javier in January was the sign of good things to come for his career, Lyonell Kelly will step through the ropes once more on February 27 to face the unbeaten Nick Arce. At 23, Kelly has a bright future ahead of him if he can upset Arce and string some wins together.

  A two-time Olympian for his home country of Brazil, Everton Lopes won 240 bouts as an amateur, earning gold at the 2013 Pan American Games as well. On February 27, the talented 26-year-old southpaw will make his professional debut in a super lightweight bout against an opponent to be named, and he will have a nation behind him now and in the future as he pursues a world title.

  Popular southpaw Neeco “The Rooster” Macias knows how to attract a crowd and the 23-year-old super welterweight will look to add to his win total and fan base when he takes on an opponent to be determined in a six-round fight.  A professional since 2013, Macias is coached by his father Al and this family affair has resulted in seven consecutive victories without a loss, including an October 2014 stoppage over Roberto Crespo at Fantasy Springs.

  Undefeated bantamweight star, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, will make his third appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino looking to continue his undefeated status.  A professional since 2013, the newcomer already has seven wins to his name, quickly climbing the ranks and becoming a feared fighter.  Most recently, Negrete faced Salvador Perez in a four-round bantamweight bout.  Negrete knocked down the Fresno based fighter in the second round for a technical knockout win.

  A talented prospect who is fearless in his willingness to take on all comers, Fernando Fuentes has faced four unbeaten foes as a professional thus far, and that pattern will continue on Feb. 27 when he takes on Oscar Negrete. Fresh off of a sixth round technical knockout of Erick Aguirre last October, the 20-year-old wants nothing more than to get 2015 off to a winning start.

  An amateur standout who once competed for the Mexico City Guerreros in the World Series of Boxing, Coachella’s Alex Rivera made quite an impression in his first professional bout in July of 2013, knocking out C.J. Leveque in the first round. Now back in the ring and looking to make a run at the big time, Rivera is hungry for a victory on Feb. 27.

  Coached by respected former NABF champion Danny Perez, Escondido’s Matt “El Matador” McKinney is a former San Diego State University student who hopes to make some noise in the heavyweight division. Standing at 6’5’’, McKinney is unbeaten in two professional bouts, most recently decisioning Tamas Long in a December 2014 bout.

 Cano vs. Abreu is a 10-round welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Mexico, Live It To Believe It! and Golden Ram Group.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT.

 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing. 

 

CONTACTS:

Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598

Doug Burr, Fantasy Springs: 760 342 5000 x 84628

Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795

Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723

Media Credentials: dburr@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

NE-YO RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS
ON MARCH 14th

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 12, 2015
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February 12, 2015 - INDIO, CA - He’s a Grammy winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer and one of music’s most talented and prolific artists. On Saturday, March 14th NE-YO comes to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino following the release of his chart topping new album "Non-Fiction" available now.

 The album released with critical praise, debuting at number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. For the albums initial hits, he’s collaborated with equally talented artists such as chart-topper Pitbull with “Time of Our Lives” and rapper Juicy J on “She Knows,” with both singles currently charting Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 In November 2012, he released his fifth studio album R.E.D. to favorable reviews and chart success. The album's debut single "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)“ became his first solo song to reach the top 10. It is also his first album for the newly revitalized Motown Records after seven mega successful years and four RIAA gold and platinum albums as a core member of Island Def Jam Music Group.

 The entertainer has had many other album successes. In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words, which contained the US number one hit "So Sick," as well as the top 10 hit "Sexy Love." In 2007, he released his second album, Because of You, which contained the US top 3 hit of the same name. In 2008, he released his third album, Year of the Gentleman, which contained the top 10 hits "Closer," "Mad" and "Miss Independent". His fourth studio album, Libra Scale, was released on November 22, 2010.

 In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 57th Artist of the 2000s decade. In 2012, NE-YO was awarded the Hal David Starlight Award of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame which honors gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.

 Tickets for the 8PM NE-YO performance are on sale now for $109, $89, $69 and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

RANDY CABALLERO WITHDRAWS FROM IBF BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE DEFENSE DUE TO INJURY – FEB 27 EVENT TO CONTINUE FULL FIGHT CARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO TO GO ON AS SCHEDULED WITH UNDEFEATED RISING STARS DIEGO DE LA HOYA, TAISHAN, NICK ARCE AND MANY OTHERS ALSO FEATURED ON THE SHOW

Tickets Available at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino!

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 10, 2015
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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 10) – Randy “El Matador” Caballero suffered an ankle injury during training camp and will not be able to defend his IBF Bantamweight World Title scheduled for Feb. 27 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The Feb. 27 event will proceed as scheduled, with a new main event to be announced shortly and a full card of exciting fighters featured on the live FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

“I was very excited to bring my first title defense to my hometown for all my fans, friends and family who have been on this journey with me from the beginning,” said Randy Caballero. “I am devastated that this injury is stopping me from continuing this journey; however I expect to make a full recovery from surgery and will be ready to face any opponent that wants to stand in my way. I promise my fans that I will back and better than ever!”

As previously announced the Golden Boy Live! card will feature the exciting rising star  Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) against Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) as the co-main super bantamweight eight-round event and Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) in the opening four-round televised bout. Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KOs) fights in his second professional match against Lyonell Kelly (1-4-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. in a four-round lightweight bout. Finally, Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs), will make his third appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as he faces Hemet’s Fernando Fuentes (5-3, 1 KO) in a six-round bantamweight contest.

Fans in attendance will also get a taste of the best talent from the local area as well as the professional debut of two-time Brazilian Olympic team member Everton Lopes in a four-round super lightweight fight against an opponent yet to be announced.  Local favorite, Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (7-0, 3 KOs) will face fellow unbeaten Gabriel “Gato Salvaje” Lopez (3-0, 3 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight showdown. In the opener, scheduled for four rounds in the heavyweight division, Alex Rivera (1-0) of Coachella squares off with Los Angeles’ Richard Ballard (0-1).

Due to the nature of the cancelled main event being a championship title fight, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has reduced ticket prices to $25, $35 and $45 and is accepting ticket exchanges at a the new revised and reduced price in person at the Fantasy Springs Box Office or via telephone (800) 827-2946. Tickets previously purchased will no longer be valid and a ticket exchange is NECESSARY. It is highly recommended to replace tickets at your earliest convenience as new tickets purchased for the February 27, 2015 fight will be based on seating availability. Fantasy Springs Box Office hours are 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. daily. For more information, please call (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

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CONTACTS:
Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598
Doug Burr, Fantasy Springs: (760) 238-4628
Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795
Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723
Media Credentials: dburr@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

EARTH WIND & FIRE RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS ON APRIL 25TH

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 9, 2015
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February 9, 2015INDIO, CAOne of the most musically accomplished and critically acclaimed bands of all time returns to the Fantasy Springs’ Special Events Center. On Saturday, April 25th, the legendary Earth Wind & Fire will light up the stage with their iconic sound and play the tunes that made them skyrocket to stardom.

Earth Wind & Fire is one of the most successful bands of the twentieth century.  The band has performed for fans on every continent in the world.   Rolling Stone has described them as "innovative…sensual…galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of popular music.”

Through the course of four decades, the band has received 20 Grammy nominations,12 American Music Awards nominations and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 90 million albums worldwide.

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound, their horn section and their energetic and elaborate stage shows.  The band’s many hits include, "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Devotion", "Reasons", "Sing a Song", "Can't Hide Love", "Getaway", "Fantasy", "Love's Holiday", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", and "Let's Groove".

Tickets for the 8PM Earth Wind & Fire performance go on sale Friday, February 13th for $79, $69 and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS AND CABAZON BAND OF MISSION INDIANS RENEW AGREEMENT WITH RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAIR & NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 5, 2015
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February 5, 2015 - INDIO, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is pleased to announce its renewal as a Presenting Sponsor of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival. The news comes just days prior to the start of the 69th Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival set for February 13-22, 2015.

 The agreement includes a renewal for three more years beginning in 2015, naming rights of the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion which plays host to this years entertainment including Brett Eldredge on February 14th, Ramon Ayala on February 15th, Andy Grammer on February 20th and the Commodores on February 21st as well as the much anticipated Fantasy Five Dollar Friday promotion on February 20th where all fair admissions are $5 per person.

 “The City of Indio is thriving with growth and entertainment, and the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is a great event that showcases all the city has to offer,” said Paul Ryan, General Manager for Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. “Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians are pleased to continue their long-standing relationship and look forward to several more years.”

 The 69th Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m.  General admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for group bus tours, $6 for youth, and no cost for children under 5 years of age.  For more information visit www.datefest.org where you can click and print your tickets at home.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE, THIS IS M.E. SOLO TOUR, COMES TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
IN MARCH

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 5, 2015
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February 5, 2015INDIO, CA Following the release of her 2014 album This is ME, Melissa Etheridge brings her namesake solo tour to southern California with a stop in Indio at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, March 7th.

 The album’s declarative title is fully fitting and features powerful lyrics, her incomparable voice, indelible melodies and blazing guitars that are housed in songs like “A Little Hard Hearted,” ”Do It Again,” “Ain’t That Bad” and “Stranger Road.” This is her 12th collection of new material where she teamed up with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Fugees, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown).

 The singer-songwriter counts two Grammy Awards and 17 nominations, an Academy Award (for “I Need to Wake Up” from the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among her many accolades. In addition to her steady touring, both with her band and as a solo act, she did a week stint in the role of St. Jimmy in American Idiot on Broadway in 2011 and continued her noted activism speaking to the United Nations on LGBT rights as human rights.

 Tickets for the 8PM Melissa Etheridge performance are on sale Friday, February 6th for $59, $39 and $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

WAR HEADLINES ABC RECOVERY CENTER ANNUAL GALA AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
Philanthropist Madeline Redstone will be honored

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 2, 2015
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February 2, 2015 - INDIO, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is once again pleased to play host to ABC Recovery Center’s 17th Annual Firestone Award Gala slated for Friday, March 6th in the resorts Special Events Center.

 Honored at the event will be philanthropist Madeline Redstone for her charitable efforts and support of the Betty Ford Center. The gala will benefit the centers Perinatal Residential Program, which provides resources and support for expectant mothers struggling with substance abuse.

 Following a seated dinner and silent auction, California’s original funk band WAR will entertain with their famous hits such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends?,” “Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider” and many more.

 Tickets to attend the gala at $100 and sponsor levels range from $1000-$5000. To RSVP, call the ABC Recovery Center at 760/342-6616.

 ABC Recovery Center provides a complete continuum of care for people who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. They offer high quality, personal treatment plans that are both effective and financially accessible. Their programs, which are based on 12-Step principles, are offered in a social, peer-oriented setting. ABC Recovery Center is licensed and certified by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. The professional staff and counselors have treated thousands of alcoholics and addicts helping them to achieve long-term sobriety and to return to their families and communities as healthy and responsible individuals. 

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

GRAMMY WINNER PETER FRAMPTON AND CHEAP TRICK BRING SUMMER TOUR TO FANTASY SPRINGS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 2, 2015
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February 2, 2015INDIO, CAGrammy Award-winning artist Peter Frampton is joining forces for a summer tour with 1970’s rock power-pop band Cheap Trick and on Saturday, June 13th they make a stop at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

 Hummingbird in a Box is the latest work from legendary musician Peter Frampton released in summer 2014. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's virtuosic stylings. Frampton composed all songs on the mini-album along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for Fingerprints, which garnered them both a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

 Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for the British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time. 

 For the past 35 years, Cheap Trick has forged its rightful place among the world’s most accomplished and emulated rock bands with a timeless sound that blends elements of pop, punk, and even metal, in an instantly recognizable way.   Since the release of its self-titled debut album in 1977, Cheap Trick has sold over 20 million records, received 40 gold and platinum recording awards, given more than 5,000 high-powered live performances (the quartet of consummate musicians is widely known for nearly four decades of almost continuous touring), and appeared on 29 movie soundtracks, exhibiting its far-reaching popularity and appeal.

 One of the most avant-garde, influential and enduring bands in the history of music, Cheap Trick (Robin Zander – Vocals and Guitar, Rick Nielsen – Guitar and Vocals; Tom Petersson – Bass, Guitar and Vocals) has contributed an impressive list of classics to the American Rock Songbook, including “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “Dream Police.”

 Tickets for the 8PM Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick performance are on sale Friday, February 6th for $89, $69 and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
     
 

MARIE OSMOND PERFORMS AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 29, 2015
CONTACT: SARAH HAHNE
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January 29, 2015INDIO, CA – Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence recognized across generations. On Saturday, April 4th, Marie Osmond brings her ‘An Intimate Evening with Marie & Friends - My Life Through Music’ Tour to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  

 ​Marie recorded“Paper Roses” at age 12, making history as the youngest Country female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts, followed by two Grammy nominations.  She still holds the record as the youngest female host of a national television variety show, The Donny & Marie Show (1976-81).

 ​She has recorded over 35 albums and has numerous gold records and hit songs, including a CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” Award for “Meet Me In Montana.”Marie's 2010 first inspirational album titled “I Can Do This”, was an ITunes top ten listing after she performed “Pie Jesu” on Oprah. Donny & Marie’s single, “A Beautiful Life” reached #1 in 2012.  

 ​Beckoned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1990’s, Marie mastered a new style of singing, to which she received outstanding reviews – starring in Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and The King and I on national and international tours. Marie was also a finalist on season five of Dancing With the Stars, watched by 25 million people.

 Tickets for the 8PM Marie Osmond performance are on sale Friday, January 30th for $79, $59 and $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
     
 

THE MONKEES HEAD TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 28, 2015
CONTACT: SARAH HAHNE
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January 28, 2015 – INDIO, CA – When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates nearly 50 years later. The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork make their Fantasy Springs Resort Casino debut on Friday, March 27th.

 Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the television series The Monkees, the quartet of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway, and country to their music. The show itself, meanwhile, paid tribute not only to The Beatles, but also to the comedy stylings of The Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy as well as the pop-art sensibilities of Warhol and the emerging San Francisco psychedelic scene.

 The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released in August 1966, serving as advance publicity for the series. When the group’s self-titled debut album arrived in stores a month later, it quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts, where it would ultimately sit for 13 of the 78 weeks it remained in the Top 200. (Two decades later, in the midst of a new burst of Monkeemania, The Monkees popped back onto the charts, bringing the total number of weeks to 102.)

By the time the group’s TV series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, the Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts – More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd., all of which were released in 1967, staggeringly enough – while racking up several more hit singles, with “I’m a Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,”  “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “Tapioca Tundra” all finding their way into the Billboard Top 40.

 After the series’ two-season run, the group went on to star in the cult feature film HEAD (co-written by Jack Nicholson) and a TV special (33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee) while also continuing to record new material, but much as the ‘60s gave way to the ‘70s, the members of the Monkees eventually gave in to their individual musical interests and went their separate ways… for awhile. In February 1986, after MTV broadcast a marathon of The Monkees, Dolenz, Jones, and Tork reunited for a 20th anniversary tour, with Nesmith joining them onstage for the Los Angeles date of the tour, and in 1996, all four members of the group reunited for a new album (Justus) and TV special (Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees).

 Tickets for the 8PM The Monkees show are on sale Friday, January 30th for $29, $39 and $59 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
     
 

NATALIE COLE, DELICIOUS DINING SPECIALS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 26, 2015
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January 26, 2015INDIO, CA – Dinner and a night of incredible music from Natalie Cole make Fantasy Springs Resort Casino the perfect place to celebrate a fantastic Valentine’s Day. Three of the resort’s seven restaurants will offer dining specials on Saturday, February 14th.

 At The Bistro, the chef’s have a prepared beautifully crafted specials for you to tempt, savor and indulge. Begin your meal with a mouth-watering sushi roll of tempura shrimp, avocado on the inside, tobiko on the outside, passion fruit-mango salsa, eel sauce, wasabi and ginger for $14. Savor an appetizing entrée of Chateaubriand surf n’ turf featuring a center cut filet mignon, roasted and sliced alongside butter poached Maine lobster tail with grilled baby vegetables, parmesan roasted potatoes, burgundy demi glace and sauce béarnaise for $65. End your meal by indulging in a lover’s trio of white chocolate moose, raspberry mousse, flourless chocolate cake and pate choux swans for $10. The Bistro opens for dinner at 5:00p.m. on Valentine’s Day and also serves its nightly menu. Reservations are recommended for The Bistro and may be made via telephone at (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com

 For a more casual experience, try POM at Fantasy Springs. The special Valentine’s Day offering includes a decadent lobster ravioli appetizer with roasted pepper, petite peas in a sun-dried tomato vodka sauce for $12. The evenings entrée special is a 14 oz. boneless rib eye steak and herb grilled Maine lobster tail. It is paired nicely with white cheddar mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus, wild mushroom demi glace in a salmoriglio sauce for $55. Finish with a fabulous dessert of red velvet cheesecake surrounded by raspberry coulis, vanilla anglaise and Chantilly cream for $8. POM’s nightly menu will also be available with dinner seating starting at 4:00p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

 Come into the Fresh Grill Buffet for a special Valentine’s Day dinner from 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and let your heart melt by enjoying delectable fare from around the world. While guests may start at any of the interactive food stations at the all-you-can-eat buffet, many begin with the extensive soup and salad bar. This features Chef Freddy’s signature shrimp and chicken Caesar salad, seafood salad with shrimp, scallops and calamari, cream of wild mushroom and chicken pozole soups. Succulent meats such as roast prime rib of beef and maple roasted whole turkey are hand carved by Fantasy Springs’ expert chefs. Guests may also relish grilled-to-order New York steak, roast pork loin with orange-rosemary mustard glaze, sautéed chicken breast with artichoke and

mushroom, and a tantalizing array of Italian, Asian and Latin specialties. Make sure you leave room for dessert so you do not make the resort’s pastry chefs sad by not partaking in their confectionary delights. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the Fantasy Springs signature chocolate fountain, warm bread pudding, bananas foster, freshly baked cookies, pies and cakes, plus many sugar-free selections. Dinner seating begins at 4:00p.m. Adults are $28.99 and children ages 3 to 11 are $14.99. Children under 3 are free.

 On Saturday, February 14th, “This Will Be” a night to remember as nine-time Grammy® Award winner Natalie Cole sings career charting hits inside the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Tickets for the 8PM show are on sale for $79, $59 and $39.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is conveniently located right off Interstate 10, only minutes from Palm Springs and the Palm Springs International Airport. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

LOW COST VACCINE, MICROCHIP & MALE DOG ZEUTERIN CLINIC IN INDIO FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH & SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 23, 2015
CONTACT: SARAH HAHNE
760.342.5000 x 85873
shahne@fantasysprings.net
 
 

January 23, 2014—Indio, CA--Luke’s Legacy Foundation is joining Loving All Animals, Coachella Animal Network and Fantasy Springs to provide a low cost sterilization and vaccination clinic January 30th and 31st in Indio.  The clinic is at the ABC Recovery Center located at 44350 Palm St., Indio both days. On the 31st we are also offering Zeuterin, the injectable sterilization, for male dogs only. Appointments are required for pet sterilization, but not for vaccination or microchipping. Vaccines range from $10 - $15 (rabies is $10) and microchips are $15. The vaccine clinic hours are 10 am to 3 pm.   

 Those who have been cited by Animal Control are encouraged to bring their citations and will receive help in how to resolve the citation.

 Appointments are required for dog or cat sterilizations.

·        Cats and female dogs will be sterilized for $25 on days, 30th and 31st, by appointment only.

·        Male dogs will be zeutered for $25 by appointment on the 31st only. Male dogs must be at least three months old and have two developed testicles to be zeutered. 

 To schedule an appointment and for more information about the clinic, please call (760) 834-7010 (English) or (760) 834-7011 (Spanish) and leave a message with your name, phone number, and question. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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About Coachella Animal Network

Coachella Animal Network is an animal welfare organization that organizes low cost sterilization, vaccination, and microchipping clinics for low income Coachella Valley residents. Its mission is to help residents keep their pets by offering basic pet health services at low cost clinics. These services allow residents to comply with animal control laws and not have to relinquish pets instead of paying fines.

About Loving All Animals

Loving All Animals is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization based in Palm Desert, CA.  Its mission is “to bring together local, regional and national animal welfare organizations to collaborate for the greater benefit of animals” including finding Forever Homes for homeless pets, facilitating low cost spay/neuter clinics and helping Coachella Valley become no kill community.  For more information on Loving All Animals call (760) 834-7000, or visit the website, www.lovingallanimals.org

About Zeuterin

Zeuterin, a solution consisting of a specific mixture of Zinc Gluconate and L-Arginine, allows veterinarians to provide a safer, more comfortable method of neutering male dogs.  This FDA approved process, consisting of a single injection of Zeuterin to each testes, quickly and permanently neuters dogs, with no surgical intervention or general anesthesia needed. For more information, please visit www.arksciences.com/product.html

     
   
     
 

THE JACKSONS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF MUSIC, INCLUDING THE JACKSON 5 ERA, WITH A TOUR STOP AT FANTASY SPRINGS IN FEBRUARY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 20, 2015
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January 20, 2015INDIO, CAQuite possibly the most recognizable family in music history, The Jacksons celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jackson 5 by heading out for a 2015 tour and stepping on stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, February 28th. This special performance features video footage that chronicles the evolution of The Jacksons!

 Consisting of original members Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Marlon Jackson, The Jacksons put on an amazing show that includes all of their mega-hits made famous with their brother, Michael Jackson.

 This energetic show consists of all the famous dance moves and costumes. Their performance is both exciting and poignant as it includes video footage and retrospectives of the Jackson family and their world-wide appeal as one of the greatest pop groups of all time. Having toured sparingly over the last couple of years, seeing The Jacksons is an opportunity to witness live the re-formation of one of the greatest pop and Motown super groups in the history of music.  This show is an intimate musical journey with The Jacksons.

 The Jacksons are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have five #1 albums, 18 #1 hits, 17 top 10 albums, 17 top 40 singles which include their most notable songs such as “ABC,” “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There,” “Rockin’ Robin” and so many more!

 Tickets for the 8PM The Jacksons show are on sale now for $59, $49, $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

EXCITING PROSPECTS DIEGO DE LA HOYA, TAISHAN, NICK ARCE, AND OSCAR NEGRETTE HEAD UP RANDY CABALLERO VS. ALBERTO GUEVARA UNDERCARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON FEBRUARY 27

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 16, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 16) - On February 27, Mexicali’s Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) makes his move up to fight in his first eight-round bout in the evening’s co-main event when he faces Los Angeles’ Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.  Plus, Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) opens up the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast in a four-round bout against Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) of Houston. Also, newcomer Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) competes in his second professional match in a four-round super featherweight bout hoping to make airwaves and undefeated Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) will compete in non-televised six-round bantamweight bout, both against opponents yet to be announced.   

 In the previously announced main event, IBF Bantamweight World Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (19-2, 7 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico.

 “Golden Boy Promotions has for years developed the future stars of boxing – and that proud tradition will continue on Feb. 27,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions.  “Just as we worked with Randy Caballero from the beginning and helped him become a champion, I’m confident that many fighters appearing on Randy’s undercard are headed for similar success.”

 Tickets for the event, priced at $105, $75, $55, $45 and $35 are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

 With boxing fans around the world waiting to see what he could do in the ring, 20-year-old Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) has yet to disappoint; impressing audiences from the time of his professional debut in 2013 with poise, power and exciting style.  In 2014, the Mexicali native put together six wins, four by knockout and after defeating the likes of Miguel Tamayo and Ali Gonzalez, he’s looking forward to stepping up even more this year as he begins competing in eight-round bouts.

 Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles is a tough fighter ready to prove to critics that he is mainstay in the sport.  A professional since 2004 the hard hitting veteran was a former sparring partner to WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz, and also fought Santa Cruz in a title defense bout on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Maidana II.  The last time Roman was seen at Fantasy Springs he went up against hometown favorite and current IBF Bantamweight World Champion Randy Caballero and is looking to return to the venue to take on the rising star Diego De La Hoya.    

 Seven-foot-tall heavyweight Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) has garnered a lot of attention for being one of the most imposing fighters in his division.  His two professional bouts thus far have proven that there’s substance behind the hype as he’s knocked out both Alex Rozman and Tommy Washington Jr., getting fight fans even more excited for the 26-year-old Beijing native’s first fight of 2015 on February 27.

 Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) of Houston is a rising heavyweight boxer who has gone up against the hard hitting Mario Herendia and Eric Newell.  Looking to continue to build a reputation, the newcomer will face Taishan hoping for victory in February.

 A member of the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, 18-year-old lightweight Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) is a former amateur standout who entered the professional boxing world in style in November of 2014 with a fourth round knockout over Adalbert Valenzuela.  Now, he will attempt to make it two straight as he competes in one of the sport’s most competitive weight classes.

 Undefeated bantamweight star, Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs), will make his third appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino looking to continue his undefeated status.  A professional since 2013, the newcomer already has seven wins to his name, quickly climbing the ranks and becoming a feared fighter.  Most recently, Negrete faced Salvador Perez in a four-round bantamweight bout.  Negrete knocked down the Fresno based fighter in the second round for a technical knockout win.   

 

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Caballero vs. Guevara, a 12-round bout for Caballero’s IBF Bantamweight World Championship is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Mexico, Live It To Believe It! and Golden Ram Group.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Swanson_comm, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing. 

 

CONTACTS:
Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500 

Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598

Sarah Hahne, Fantasy Springs: (760) 238-5873 

Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795 

Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723
Media Credentials: shahne@fantasysprings.net

     
   
     
 

BILL GATES SPOTTED, WARREN BUFFETT SINGS ON STAGE WITH PAUL ANKA AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 13, 2015
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January 13, 2015INDIO, CA – The rumor mill has been swirling around Fantasy Springs Resort Casino after two of America’s most generous philanthropists were spotted at the Paul Anka concert on Saturday, January 10th. Sitting in the third row, co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates along side his wife Melinda enjoyed the show with investor Warren Buffett and guest. 

 Fantasy Springs’ house photographer, Johnny Gonzalez caught the group standing and dancing to the music. At one point in the night, Anka called upon his friends to join him on stage. Buffett accepted the invitation and is seen in the attached images singing “My Way” with Anka to a packed house. 

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

THE IMCOMPARABLE NATALIE COLE COMES TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 6, 2015
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January 6, 2015 – INDIO, CA – Multiple Grammy-winning recording artist Natalie Cole breaks new ground with her first Spanish-language album, “Natalie Cole En Espanol.” The accomplished R&B, jazz vocalist and now Latin singer heads to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

  In this Spanish record, her first new studio album in five years, Natalie revisits the rich repertoire of ageless Latin standards that once opened new vistas for her father, the late Nat King Cole. The 12 lushly orchestrated tracks, produced by Rudy Perez, Billboard’s Latin Music Producer Of The Decade, features Natalie’s distinctive take on some classics from her father’s catalog, plus several other carefully chosen selections from the Latin American Songbook. The album features a haunting father/daughter duet on the sensual bolero “Acércate Mas,” employing the same recording techniques used for their posthumous pairing on 1991’s “Unforgettable,” which won Record of the Year for the singer and producer David Foster. This project, which Natalie has envisioned for at least the past decade marks a stunning accomplishment for an artist who has never before sung in Spanish.

 Ten years after her father passed, Natalie won the first of her nine career Grammy Awards as Best New Artist of 1975, the year she debuted with the hit “This Will Be,” which also won for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female. In 1977, Cole scored a No. 1 R&B hit with "I've Got Love on My Mind" from her third release, Unpredictable, which became her first platinum album. Cole continued her winning streak that same year with her fourth album, Thankful, which also went platinum and featured another signature hit, "Our Love."

 The singer expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977. It was the first of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Touched by an Angel." In 1979, Cole was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After overcoming personal challenges, Cole returned in peak form with 1987's Everlasting, an album which garnered three hit singles: "Jump Start (My Heart)," the Top 10 ballad "I Live For Your Love," and her dance-pop cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac."

 Cole marked a career milestone in 1991 with the release of Unforgettable…With Love, featuring the celebrated duet with her late father, Nat King Cole. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts, earned six Grammy® awards, and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.

 Tickets for the 8PM Natalie Cole performance are on sale now for $79, $59, $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

     
   
     
 

LOW COST VACCINE & STERILIZATION/ZEUTERIN CLINIC IN INDIO FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH & SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 5, 2015
CONTACT: SARAH HAHNE
760.342.5000 x 85873
shahne@fantasysprings.net
 
 

January 5, 2015—Indio, CA--Luke’s Legacy Foundation is joining Loving All Animals, Coachella Animal Network and Fantasy Springs to provide a low cost sterilization and vaccination clinic January 30th and 31st in Indio.  The clinic is at the ABC Recovery Center located at 44350 Palm St., Indio both days. On the 31st we are also offering Zeuterin, the injectable sterilization, for male dogs only. Appointments are required for pet sterilization, but not for vaccination or microchipping. Vaccines range from $10 - $15 (rabies is $10) and microchips are $15. The vaccine clinic hours are 10 am to 3 pm.   

 Those who have been cited by Animal Control are encouraged to bring their citations and will receive help in how to resolve the citation.

 Appointments are required for dog or cat sterilizations.

·        Cats and female dogs will be sterilized for $25 on both days, 30th and 31st, by appointment only.

·        Male dogs will be zeutered for $25 by appointment on the 31st only. Male dogs must be at least three months old and have two developed testicles to be zeutered. 

 To schedule an appointment and for more information about the clinic, please call (760) 834-7010 (English) or (760) 834-7011 (Spanish) and leave a message with your name, phone number, and question. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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About Coachella Animal Network

Coachella Animal Network is an animal welfare organization that organizes low cost sterilization, vaccination, and microchipping clinics for low income Coachella Valley residents. Its mission is to help residents keep their pets by offering basic pet health services at low cost clinics. These services allow residents to comply with animal control laws and not have to relinquish pets instead of paying fines.

About Loving All Animals

Loving All Animals is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization based in Palm Desert, CA.  Its mission is “to bring together local, regional and national animal welfare organizations to collaborate for the greater benefit of animals” including finding Forever Homes for homeless pets, facilitating low cost spay/neuter clinics and helping Coachella Valley become no kill community.  For more information on Loving All Animals call (760) 834-7000, or visit the website, www.lovingallanimals.org

About Zeuterin

Zeuterin, a solution consisting of a specific mixture of Zinc Gluconate and L-Arginine, allows veterinarians to provide a safer, more comfortable method of neutering male dogs.  This FDA approved process, consisting of a single injection of Zeuterin to each testes, quickly and permanently neuters dogs, with no surgical intervention or general anesthesia needed. For more information, please visit www.arksciences.com/product.html

     
   
     
 

NEW YEAR, NEW PROMOTIONS AT FANTASY SPRINGS, 2015 MERCEDES AMONG PRIZES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 1, 2015
CONTACT: SARAH HAHNE
760.342.5000 x 85873
shahne@fantasysprings.net
 
 

January 1, 2015 – INDIO, CA – January is chalk full of free slot play and car giveaways at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino starting January 4th with the $3K Free Play Touchdown Giveaway.

 Every Sunday in January (4, 11, 18 & 25), Player’s Club members will be able to swipe their card for a free ticket at designated kiosks and every 30 minutes from 1:30PM to 6PM a name is drawn. The winner has five minutes to make it to the promotional stage to pick one of 10 Football Crock Pot’s with a prize inside. Prizes total $3,000 in free slot play with prizes ranging from $300 to $100.

 Every Wednesday, running from January 7th through January 28th, guests who earn 20 points on Wednesday each week can swipe their card at any kiosk for an entry ticket into the $3K Bunch-O-Luck Slot Tournament. Games begin at 11AM where players compete for the highest score in the three minute session. The top scoring 20 winners from each Wednesday will share $3,000 in cash prizes with 1st place receiving $700.

 The $125K Benz & Bucks Giveaway begins January 10th through February 21st. Starting Sunday, January 4th, players can gain free entries by swiping their Player’s Card at any kiosk Sunday to Friday, 8AM to 11PM. Then each Saturday, players must activate that week’s entries at the kiosk starting at 3PM. Names will be called every half hour from 5PM to 9:30PM, where those winners will receive $500 free slot play and at 10pm, one winner will be drawn that will receive $1,000 in cash.  All the winners will be placed back into the entry barrel for the grand finale car giveaway on Saturday, February 21st. Ten names will be randomly drawn every hour from 5PM to 10PM for a total of 60 qualifiers. Each qualifier will pick a numbered envelope corresponding with 1-60 on the prize wheel. The MC will spin the number wheel, and if the number lands on a qualifiers matching number, they win the 2015 Mercedes E400 Coupe. All other qualifiers walk away with $500 free slot play.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

MR. BURT BACHARACH RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON FEBRUARY 22ND

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 30, 2014
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December 30, 2014 – INDIO, CA – Six decades into one of songwriting’s most successful and honored careers – marked by 48 Top 10 hits, nine #1 songs, more than 500 compositions and a landmark 50+year run on the charts, Burt Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards. On Sunday, February 22nd, the legend himself will take the stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

  Bacharach’s global audiences span several generations, and he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously.  He tours the world conducting orchestras with his own musicians and singers performing his music at his sold-out concerts.  

  Along with Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, Bacharach is a legend of popular music. His songs have been recorded by singers, such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. Other tributes to the diversity of Bacharach’s music have been paid by, among others, Elvis Costello (“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and “God Give Me Strength”), REM, Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd and Mike Myers.

   A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David), Bacharach revolutionized the music of the 1950s and 60s and is regularly bracketed with legendary names, ranging from Cole Porter to Sir George Martin, as one of a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the second half of the 20th Century and continued into the 21st Century. 

 New for 2014, Chuck Lorre one of television’s most successful sitcom writers, Tony award-winning lyricist and writer Steven Sater are joining Bacharach and Elvis Costello to create a musical based on the artists’ 1998 album “Painted From Memory.” 

 Although his first love remains writing, Bacharach feels performing is another bonus of his illustrious career. He continues to do scores of concerts around the world each year.  He is one artist who will always remain in the limelight no matter what endeavor he pursues.

 Tickets for the 8PM Burt Bacharach performance are on sale now for $69, $49, $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
     
 

REGGAETON STAR, YANDEL BRINGS LEGACY TOUR TO FANTASY SPRINGS, TICKETS ON SALE 12/26

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 24, 2014
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December 24, 2014INDIO, CA – Having been a bona fide superstar in a solid fifteen-year career with the duo of Wisin & Yandel, Yandel is taking a new turn as a soloist touring the US. Yandel’s Legacy Tour comes to the Coachella Valley at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, February 7, 2015

 Yandel is a phenomenally successful Puerto Rican vocalist, songwriter, musician and record producer. He’s a reggaetón artist who fits into multiple styles of modern music – hip hop, R&B and pop. He was the only Latin artist to be included in the 2014 ESPN Music Issue Magazine.

 Released in November 2013, his solo album De Líder a Leyenda debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and #9 on the Top Rap Albums chart. It was certified gold (Latin) by the RIAA in March 2014. The single “Enamorado de Ti” with Don Omar has more than 78 million views on Vevo -- even though it’s an audio-only clip! His most recent video, “Moviendo Caderas” featuring Daddy Yankee, has over 23 million views.

 Born Llandel Veguilla Malavé Salazar on January 14, 1977 and raised in Cayey, Puerto Rico, Yandel began his career in 1995 and started Wisin & Yandel in 1998. Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio, their debut, was released in 2000. The album’s title (“kings of the new millennium”) proved accurate: their 9 studio albums have collectively sold more than 20 million copies. 

 With Wisin & Yandel he holds the all-time record for #1’s as a group on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song Airplay Chart, where “Algo Me Gusta De Ti” with Chris Brown and T-Pain spent 14 weeks at #1. Other general market artists he have collaborated with include J-Lo, Akon, R. Kelly, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Eve, Nelly Furtado, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, as well as all the major reggaetoneros.  Two of his most recent collaborations include Chayanne and Gilberto Santa Rosa.

 Tickets for the 8PM Yandel Legacy Tour is on sale Friday, December 26th for $69, $49, $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
     
 

THE HOMECOMING OF “EL MATADOR” RANDY CABALLERO DEFENDS IBF BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FOR FIRST TIME AGAINST ALBERTO GUEVARA AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON FEBRUARY 27 FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES TO TELEVISE

 
 
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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 22) – After piling up 12 wins in 12 fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) went on the road in search of a world championship.  On October 25, it was mission accomplished for “El Matador” after he defeated England’s Stuart Hall in Monte Carlo. On Friday, February 27, the conquering hero returns to Indio’s Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to defend his IBF Bantamweight World Championship for the first time against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs) in a 12-round homecoming bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

 

“This is a night I’ve dreamed about for a long time, and I always said that the only thing better than winning a world title at home would be defending it there,” said Caballero. “I’m going to be tough and impress my fans at Fantasy Springs.”

 

“Randy Caballero is a good, young champion and he’s fighting in his backyard, but I feel like this is my time,” said Guevara. “I like being the underdog, and that will make my victory sweeter on February 27.”

 

“The fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino have watched Randy Caballero grow up as a fighter, so after he won a world title, our first order of business was bringing his first title defense back here,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “It’s going to be a great night and a celebration of an exciting young champion, but Alberto Guevara knows what it’s going to take to beat Caballero, and he’s going to give everything he has to take the title.” 

 

Tickets for the event, priced at $105, $75, $55, $45 and $35, and go on sale December 26, at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

 

A former amateur star, Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) has been a fighter to watch ever since his amateur days, and once he turned professional in 2010, he lived up to all of the hype. He dominated his opposition both at home and abroad. A former WBC Youth Intercontinental and NABO champion, Caballero earned a shot at a world title in April by stopping Kohei Oba in eight rounds in Kobe, Japan and in October he defeated Stuart Hall via unanimous decision in Monte Carlo to win the vacant IBF crown. On February 27 the 24-year-old puts his belt on the line for the first time.

 

A professional fighter since 2009, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Alberto “Metro” Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs) is a rugged warrior who battled his way up the bantamweight ladder, earning his first shot at a world title in 2012. Guevara lost a hard-fought decision to Leo Santa Cruz, but two wins over Jose Tirado and Jonathan Vidal put him right back at the top of the class. On February 27, following a hard-fought world title bout with Shinsuke Yamanaka, the 24-year-old Guevara hopes the third time is the charm against Caballero.

 

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Caballero vs. Guevara, a 12-round bout for Caballero’s IBF Bantamweight World Championship is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Mexico, Live It To Believe It! and Golden Ram Group.  Doors open at 5p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT.

 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1, www.FOXDeportes.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Swanson_comm, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @FOXDeportes and, become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing. 

 

CONTACTS:
Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga: Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500 

Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell, Mercury: (323) 308-8598

Sarah Hahne, Fantasy Springs: (760) 238-5873 

Erik Arneson, FOX Sports 1: (704) 501-5795 

Claudia Martinez, FOX Deportes: (310) 444-8723
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NEW YEAR’S EVE & DAY DINING AT FANTASY SPRINGS, A DELICIOUS WAY TO RING IN
THE NEW YEAR!

 
 
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December 19, 2014 - INDIO, CA – This New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the acclaimed chefs at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will be preparing a feast to remember for guests of every age to enjoy. The Fresh Grill Buffet, Bistro and POM will all offer dining specials on Wednesday, December 31st and Thursday, January 1st.

  The Bistro presents a fine dining experience sure to impress that special someone, and your taste buds, on New Year’s Eve. For $75, enjoy the Gourmet Surf and Turf, a wonderful combination of American Kobe beef rib-eye steak and broiled Maine lobster tail accompanied by a duck fat braised potato pedestal, haricot verts, porcini-truffle demi-glace and drawn Plugra Butter. The Bistro opens for dinner at 5:00p.m. on New Year’s Eve and also serves its nightly menu.

   Opt for a night at POM at Fantasy Springs on New Year’s Eve and you’ll enjoy the Gourmet Surf and Turf special. The dish is a wonderful combination of American Kobe beef rib-eye steak and broiled Maine lobster tail accompanied by a duck fat braised potato pedestal, haricot verts, porcini-truffle demi-glace and drawn Plugra Butter. This menu selection is $75.  POM’s nightly menu will also be available with dinner seating starting at 5:00p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

 Reservations are recommended for The Bistro and POM and may be made via telephone at (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

  Come into the Fresh Grill Buffet on New Year’s Eve and get the party started with delectable fare from around the world. Dinner seating begins at 4:00p.m. Adults are $29.99 and children ages 3 to 11 are $15.99. Children under 3 are free. While guests may start at any of the interactive food stations they wish at the all-you-can-eat buffet, many begin with the extensive soup and salad bar. This features Chef Freddy’s signature grilled shrimp and chicken Caesar salad, Adriatic seafood salad with shrimp, scallops and crab, seafood gumbo and cream of wild mushroom soup. Delicacies such as Norwegian smoked salmon, Canadian mussels and Alaskan snow crab legs await Fresh Grill Buffet diners. Succulent meats such as roast prime rib of beef and maple roasted turkey breast are hand carved by Fantasy Springs’ expert chefs. Guests may also enjoy grilled-to-order New York steak, roast loin of pork Mostarda, seafood stuffed fillet of Sole along with a mouthwatering array of Italian, Asian and south-of-the border specialties. Make sure you leave room for dessert. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the Fantasy Springs signature chocolate fountain, warm bread pudding, bananas foster, freshly baked cookies and cakes, plus many sugar-free selections.

  On New Year’s Day, the Fresh Grill Buffet serves brunch from 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. and dinner from 3:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. Savor a vast array of breakfast specialties served until 3:00pm including made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, apple crepes, hazelnut French toast, fresh fruit, Danish pastries, croissants and more. Classic menudo and Amish chicken & corn chowder will be served along with fresh carvery meats and main dish specialties such as grilled New York steaks with herb butter, Fantasy Springs’ signature BBQ St. Louis pork ribs and seared breast of chicken with wild mushroom Marsala sauce. Leave room for a trip, or two, to the specialty dessert bar. Adults are $24.99 for brunch and dinner. Children are $12.99 for brunch and dinner. Children under 3 are free.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is conveniently located right off Interstate 10, only minutes from Palm Springs and the Palm Springs International Airport. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

 

 

     
   
     
 

COMEDY’S FAMOUS IMPROV SERIES RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS ON JANUARY 10th

 
 
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December 15, 2014INDIO, CA – It’s been said life is better when you’re laughing, so make the most of 2015 and head to Improv at Fantasy Springs beginning Saturday, January 10h! The 8th season opens with long-time comedian Greg Fitzsimmons.

Top-name comedians such as Fritz Coleman, Dat Phan, Steve White, Allan Havey, Shayla Rivera and many more, will hit the stage and make audiences roar with laughter. You’ll see well-known acts, as well as get introduced to some rising stars in the industry.

The Improv series runs every Friday and Saturday night through April 4th.  Three comedians perform at every show, which take place each Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 8pm & 10pm. Tickets are $20 per show and are available by calling 800.827.2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Guests must be 21 or older to attend Improv performances.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is conveniently located right off Interstate 10, only minutes from Palm Springs and the Palm Springs International Airport. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

 

 

 

     
   
     
 

THE FAMILY STONE RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
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December 10, 2014 - INDIO, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will be the grooviest place to ring in this New Year as The Family Stone brings the funk inside LIT Ultra Lounge.

 Starting at 11pm, The Family Stone, lead by original founding members Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico, will play hit after hit including such classics as “Everyday People,” “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” and “Dance to the Music.” This is just one of the several fabulous ways to celebrate the New Year at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

 For those interested in a more elegant evening – Jazz musician, Rose Mallet will be singing an intimate performance inside the 12th Floor Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar - a luxurious space featuring plush furniture, standard bar games and sweeping views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Both parties are free and open to the public and go from 9pm to 1:30am New Year’s Eve. Guests must be 21 to attend either party.

 Guests on the gaming floor will enjoy the sounds of Hollywood Blonde, Orange County’s hottest female fronted cover band until 2am. As a New Year’s Eve tradition, we will once again be handing out free hats, party favors and beads to all party goers, while supplies last.

 Bingo pulls out all the daubers with the Happy New Year 2015 Bingo game guaranteeing $50,000 in cash prizes plus giveaway drawings. Advance tickets on sale now - $55 for paper and $120 for electronic games. Doors open at 3pm, Early Birds begin at 7pm.

 If a family-style celebration is more your style, you’ll be happy to hear Fantasy Lanes Bowling Center is continuing its New Years tradition and offering packages for groups of up to eight bowling enthusiasts to jump on any one of the center’s 24 state-of-the-art lanes for only $125. From 9:00p.m. to 12:30a.m, the Fantasy Lanes bowling package includes lane and shoe rental for up to 8 bowlers, a large cheese or pepperoni pizza, 1 pitcher of soda, plus party favors and a midnight balloon drop.

 For more information on all the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino call (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Other upcoming events at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino include:

·                     December 13 – Celtic Woman

·                     December 20 – Terry Fator

·                     January 10  – Paul Anka

·                     January 17 – Smokey Robinson

·                     January 24 – Frankie Valli

·                     January 30 – Tony Bennett

·                     March 28 – Amy Schumer

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is conveniently located right off Interstate 10, only minutes from Palm Springs and the Palm Springs International Airport. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook by going to www.Facebook.com/FantasySprings, and on Twitter (@fantasysprings).

 

 

 

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS 1ST CASINO TO WELCOME CASH EXPLOSION SLOT IN THE UNITED STATES

 
 
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December 9, 2014INDIO, CA – Fresh off the expo floor of the largest gaming conference, G2E Global Gaming Expo, Cash Explosion makes its new home on the Fantasy Springs slot floor. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is proud to be the first property in the United States to house the Aristocrat machine bank.

  Fantasy Springs Director of Slot Operations, Dave Polizzi said, “Over the past month, Fantasy Springs has rotated 150 machines out to make room for some new, interactive machines including huge jackpot generator Cash Explosion.” He went on to say that players’ favorites can still be found of the gaming floor.

  Cash Explosion features Wild Multipliers, ‘Choose Your Own Volatility’ Free Games, and a second-screen Pick’em feature that can award jackpots or credit prizes. The game has four models each with their own progressive jackpot and all of which are linked together to the progressive Grand Jackpot starting at $10,000. This machine is the first hyperlinked product from the top manufacture. 

 Fantasy Springs’ players can find Cash Explosion near the Players Club desk on the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino gaming floor.

  Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

 

 

     
   
     
 

COMEDY CENTRAL’S FUNNY LADY AMY SCHUMER AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN MARCH

 
 
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December 8, 2014INDIO, CA – As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor. On Saturday, March 28th, she dishes out hysterical comedy on the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

 Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show will return for a 3rd season in April 2015.

 This past summer she completed production on Universal’s Trainwreck that Schumer wrote and will star in alongside Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton and Brie Larson. Judd Apatow will produce and direct the feature film that is scheduled to be released in July 2015.

 Schumer’s hit one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, became Comedy Central’s second-highest rated special in 2012.  She was also one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, which followed her memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen. She was recently seen in such critically acclaimed series as FX’s Louie and HBO’s Girls. Previously, Schumer had a recurring role on the third season of Adult Swim’s Delocated, and guest starred in the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 On the big screen, Schumer filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

 Her album Cutting placed in the top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards’ lists.

 The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and soon after co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special.

 Tickets for the 8PM Amy Schumer performance are on sale Friday, December 12th for $79, $59, $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. For more information, call toll free 800.827.2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings. 

 

     
   
 
 
 
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