Press Room



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, Chris



  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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



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 Chris, Public Relations Manager.
For Palm Springs Area Tourism Information:
70-100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 770-9000



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April 11, 2017 - INDIO, CA – The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has become the premiere setting for live 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. After a long winter’s wait, the country’s best tribute bands and the most accomplished cover bands in Southern California will be making their return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Rock Yard stage this Saturday. The Rock Yard runs every Saturday night (plus some Fridays) starting at 7:30pm for 5 straight hours of music. Bands play the biggest hits and perform as the Legends of Rock themselves; including tributes to favorites like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Prince, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more.  Also, on Saturday, April 27th, get ready for The Rock Yard On Steroids, when Vanilla Fudge (“You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “Take Me For A Little While”) hits the outdoor venue featuring their unmistakable mix of psychedelic rock and heavy metal.  It’s sure to be the biggest show to ever hit the Rock Yard!  Look for another Rock Yard on Steroids on Saturday, June 10th with special guests The Yardbirds.

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 2017 Lineup (Phase One):

APR 15             BONFIRE (AC/DC tribute) w/ PLAYGROUND
APR 21   (Fri)   LYVYN SKYNYRD (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute) w/ DEAD RINGER
APR 29             DAMAGE INC (Metallica tribute) w/ STEEL ROD
MAY 6               LED ZEPPAGAIN (Led Zeppelin tribute) w/ ONE LESS MONKEY
MAY 13             ATOMIC PUNKS (Van Halen tribute) w/ LIFETIME ROCKER
MAY 20             MISTRESS OF REALITY (Black Sabbath tribute) w/ THANK U, DRIVE THRU
MAY 26  (Fri)    SMOOTH (Santana tribute) w/ BAR BOYS
MAY 27             PURPLE REIGN (Prince tribute) w/ HOLLYWOOD BLONDE
JUNE 3             ESCAPE (Journey tribute) w/ ROCKTANE
JUNE 9    (Fri)  PUMP (Aerosmith tribute) w/ METAL MANIA

For more information on upcoming Rock Yard performances or on other events at Fantasy Springs, log onto<>.

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<>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.



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March 29, 2017 - INDIO, CA – Spend your Easter Sunday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and leave the cooking to our expert chefs. On Sunday, April 16th, the Fresh Grill Buffet, The Bistro, and POM will all feature special Easter dining options.
If you’re extra hungry, head over to Fantasy Springs’ all-you-can-eat Fresh Grill Buffet with your family and friends on Easter Sunday. During brunch, diners will enjoy made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, egg and cheese stuffed mini croissants, almond French toast and more. Light and fresh salads and soups include the grilled chicken and shrimp Caesar, Vietnamese glass noodle and vegetable salad, Caprese salad with vine-ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese, seafood jambalaya, Sonoran-style pork pozolé verde, and the list goes on. At the carving station, Easter diners can have their fill of juicy roast prime rib of beef, succulent honey glazed Virginia ham and maple roasted breast of turkey. Easter specialties include grilled-to-order New York strip steaks, roast leg of lamb with rosemary-mint demi-glace, barbecued St. Louis pork ribs, north coast seafood cioppino, baked fillet of salmon with piccata sauce, and prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast with balsamic glaze. The chefs also prepare a mouthwatering selection of international dishes inspired from Italy, Asia and Latin America. After all this, head over to the dessert station featuring Fantasy Springs’ famous Chocolate Fountain, a mouthwatering selection of cakes, pastries, cookies, ice cream, bananas Foster and many more items, including delicious sugar-free selections. Brunch on Easter Sunday will be served from 10am until 3pm and dinner is from 3pm until 9pm.  Both meals are $33.99 for adults and $16.99 for children.
If a gourmet sit-down dining experience is more your style for Easter, make a date for The Bistro. Executive Chef Freddy Rieger and his expert staff are preparing a special Gourmet Pairing of Madeira glazed filet mignon and lobster thermidor stuffed giant prawn. This will be served with a grilled spring vegetable medley, a three-cheese potato gratin madeira demi-glace, and a Valencia orange béarnaise. This delicious Easter special is $55 per person. The Bistro will be open from 5pm until 10pm on Easter Sunday and their impressive nightly menu will also be served.
If you prefer a casual yet modern and fun environment for Easter dinner, POM at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is your place. POM will have a special entrée of premium Australian leg of lamb stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, local dates and brioche. This entrée will be paired with Boursin whipped potatoes, sautéed asparagus, and a rosemary-mint demi-glace. This Easter special is $28 per person. POM’s nightly menu will also be served until 11pm.
Reservations are recommended for both The Bistro and POM and can be made via the OpenTable app on your smart phone or by calling 800-827-2946.

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<>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

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