Press Room
   
 

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, Chris Lavoie:clavoie@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 Chris Lavoie:clavoie@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

   
  
     
 

INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION TO INCLUDE FIREWORKS FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY ON TUESDAY, JULY 3rd AT FANTASY SPRINGS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JUNE 13, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

June 13, 2018 - INDIO, CA – To celebrate Independence Day, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino would like to invite friends, family and neighbors to gather for a very special, free fireworks show. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd with the fireworks blasting off at 8:45pm from the Eagle Falls Golf Course and accompanying music will be simulcast on The Eagle 106.9 FM. The public is welcome to gather around the Eagle Falls Pro Shop at Fantasy Springs and in the surrounding parking lot.

All ages are welcome to attend this special holiday event. The public is encouraged to arrive at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino early to secure a good spot to watch the show. Parking for the fireworks celebration will be permitted in the gravel parking lot closest to the Eagle Falls Golf Course Pro Shop (follow signs for Eagle Falls), in the casino parking garage and in the casino’s west and north lots. The public is welcome to bring blankets and low-back folding chairs to comfortably watch the show. For more information, please call Fantasy Springs at (800) 827-2946 or log onto www.FantasySpringsResort.com<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 www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IS YOUR PLACE TO MAKE DAD FEEL LIKE A KING ON FATHER’S DAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JUNE 7, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

June 7, 2018 - INDIO, CA – Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show dad how much you care and to thank him for everything he’s done for you. There’s no better way to do that than to give him an exciting weekend at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Start Dad’s special weekend off right with some great entertainment at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Creedence Clearwater Revisited, featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rhythm Section from Creedence Clearwater Revival, will be playing their smash hits like “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Down On The Corner” at the Special Events Center on Saturday, June 16th. Tickets start at just $39 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com>. If Dad prefers a rockin’ outdoor party, take him to The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs, where Stoned Temple Pilots will be the featured tribute band on Saturday, June 16th. The Rock Yard is always a great time, always outdoors, and always FREE.

On Fathers’ Day (Sunday, June 17th) The Fresh Grill Buffet will be serving up favorites that the whole family will love for brunch and dinner.  During brunch, Dad can savor cooked-to-order eggs Benedict, chicken fried steak, apple pancakes, French toast and more morning favorites just the way he likes them. The buffet features fresh salads and soups including loaded baked potato soup and pork pozole. Save plenty of room for delectable carved 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 New York steaks, blackened filet of salmon with creole sauce, and braised bone-in beef short ribs. There will also be an impressive array of Italian, Asian and Latin specialties. Dad can then finish his special meal with a bang at Fantasy Springs’ famous Chocolate Fountain. A huge selection of freshly baked pies, cookies and cakes will also be available. The dessert bar will also feature a large sugar free selection.

Of course, Fantasy Springs’ other restaurants will be open and serving up special meals for Dad’s special day. If Dad loves a casual dining experience, POM will have a special Fathers’ Day entrée of charbroiled bone-in New York Steak with three-cheese potato gratin, pesto-grilled asparagus and Jack Daniels demi-glace for $34. If a fine dining experience is more his style, The Bistro will offer a special entrée of pepper seared boneless rib eye steak and king crab-stuffed giant prawn, served with duck fat braised potato, haricot verts Provençale and a pinot noir demi-glace for $58. Both POM and The Bistro will be featuring their regular menus as well.

For a special treat, be sure to take Dad to the brand new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Fantasy Springs. On Sunday, June 17th, if you purchase two of their signature, gigantic, mouthwatering caramel and chocolate apples, you’ll get one free.

Whatever Dad is in the mood for on Father’s Day, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino can satisfy his cravings.

Come to the Fresh Grill Buffet for brunch on Father’s Day, Sunday June 17th between 10am and 3pm or for dinner between 3pm and 9pm. Adults are $31.99 and children are $15.99 with children 3 and under free. POM and The Bistro serve dinner starting at 5pm. Reservations for POM and The Bistro are recommended and may be made by calling (800) 827-2946 or by visiting www.FantasySpringsResort.com<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 www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings..

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR ALL OPEN POSITIONS AT THE RESORT ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 30, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

MAY 30, 2018 – INDIO, CA – As the Coachella Valley enters the summer season, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has a large number of open full-time, part-time and on-call positions. In order to fill those positions, the property is holding a job fair at the resort’s Special Events Center on Wednesday, June 6th from 1pm until 7pm.

Applicants attending the Fantasy Springs job fair will find employment opportunities in all departments, from housekeeping to food and beverage to casino operations.  Managers from all departments will be on hand to immediately interview applicants, and prospective applicants are encouraged to dress for success.

Those interested in the resort’s job fair are asked to go to www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com> and click “Employment” at the bottom of the page. There, they will see a list of available positions and a link to fill out an application before attending the job fair. Applicants should then call 760-238-5623 once they’ve completed their application online. Walk-up applicants will be accepted, but online applications are preferred.

The Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Job Fair from 1pm until 7pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 is free to attend and there will be plenty of free parking on site.  Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is located at 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy in Indio.

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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS WILL MAKE MOM FEEL SPECIAL ON MOTHER’S DAY WITH DELICIOUS DINING OPTIONS AND MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENT

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 25, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 25, 2018 - INDIO, CA – Mother’s Day may be the most important holiday of the year and on Sunday, May 13th, all you have to do is provide the flowers because Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s exceptional chefs have delicious menus planned for three of the resort’s restaurants, and wonderful entertainment options will be featured all weekend long throughout the resort.

If a casual dining experience is what Mom loves, then POM on Mother’s Day is the perfect pick for her. For $45 she can enjoy Lobster Milanese; A crispy butterflied 8-ounce Maine lobster tail will be served with an arugula and baby heirloom tomato salad with Salmoriglio dressing, shaved Parmesan, spaghetti Carbonara, and a balsamic glaze. This delicious Mother’s Day special will be served from 12 Noon to 11pm. POM’s regular lunch and dinner menus will also be available.

For a fine dining experience, make a date with Mom on Mother’s Day at the Bistro where Executive Chef Freddy Rieger will prepare his Gourmet Broiled Shellfish Plate. This delicious meal includes a Maine lobster tail, Alaskan king crab leg, jumbo Gulf prawn and Cape Cod diver scallop, and will be served with lemon-fennel crushed potatoes, asparagus Maltaise and roasted shallot dill butter sauce for $60. The Bistro’s nightly menu will also be served.

The Fresh Grill Buffet serves up favorites that the whole family will love for brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day.  During brunch, Mom can savor cooked-to-order omelets, egg and cheese stuffed mini croissants, almond French toast and more morning favorites just the way she likes them. The buffet also features fresh salads and soups including Puebla-style menudo and Amish chicken corn chowder. Save plenty of room for delectable carved 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 New York steak churrasco, curried lamb stew with local dates, Mediterranean seafood cioppino, baked filet of salmon Florentine with piccata sauce, and barbecued St. Louis pork ribs. There will also be an impressive array of Italian, Asian and Latin specialties. Mom can then satisfy her sweet tooth at Fantasy Springs’ famous Chocolate Fountain. Bananas Foster, churros and caramel flan, and freshly baked pies, cookies and cakes will also be available. The dessert bar will also feature a large sugar free selection.

Come to the Fresh Grill Buffet for brunch between 10am and 3pm or for dinner between 3pm and 9pm. Adults are $33.99 and children are $15.99. POM and The Bistro serve dinner starting at 5pm. Reservations for POM and The Bistro are recommended and may be made by calling (800) 827-2946 or by visiting www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com>.

If you want to treat Mom to a special night out on Mother’s Day weekend, comedian Lewis Black will bring his special brand of laughs to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, May 11th and Latin sensation Juanes will be performing at The Special Events Center on Sunday, May 13th. Tickets for both shows are available via telephone at 800-827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.FantasySpringsResort.com>.


If Mom would rather rock out at a free outdoor show on Mother’s Day weekend, The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs will feature legendary cover bands Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute) on Friday, May 11th and Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute) on Saturday, May 12th. Music each night will begin at 7:30pm and you must be 18 years old to rock.



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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

THE CABAZON BAND OF MISSION INDIANS ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF FORMER TRIBAL CHARIMAN JOHN JAMES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 24, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 24, 2018 – INDIO, CA - It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians must announce the passing of their Elder and former Chairman John A. James. Chairman James passed away peacefully among family and friends on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Chairman James was one of the most recognized and respected Native American leaders throughout the United States and has been called The Father of Native American Gaming, but to the Cabazon Band he was simply “Chairman.”

Current Chairman Doug Welmas stated, “Chairman James set the bar for all tribal leaders.  His passing is not only a loss for Cabazon, but for all tribal nations. Chairman’s service to his country, to his people and to his family is a legacy that we all hope to emulate and to continue to live up to.”

Chairman John Alexander James was born in 1931 and spent the early years of his life in the Los Angeles area. He was a Korean War Army veteran serving as a member of the “Wolfhounds” 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He received two Bronze Stars and was recognized by President Nixon as an Honorary Navajo Code Talker.

Chairman James was employed by the telephone company for more than 25 years and showed leadership from an early age. He became Secretary/Treasurer of The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in 1977 and as he got more involved with tribal government, he recognized the need for Tribal self-sufficiency. He saw the establishment of high-stakes bingo and poker as a means of achieving that goal. He was instrumental in guiding the Tribe as it made its way through the court system, leading to the landmark 1987 Cabazon Decision in the U.S. Supreme Court, affirming the inherent right of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and other sovereign Tribes across the country to set the course for their own futures and consequently, creating the Indian gaming industry in the United States.

John James was elected into office as Chairman of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in 1989 and served in that position for more than 20 years. The Cabazon Band acknowledges him as a leader who persevered through many challenges and was often victorious, all while fighting for the rights of his people.

A recipient of many honors, Chairman James was awarded with the National Indian Gaming Association’s John Kieffer Sovereignty Award, recognizing his work toward the protection of Indian sovereign rights. In 2008, he was awarded the Pathbreakers Award by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Conference, recognizing his efforts to restore tribal self-sufficiency and respect for tribal sovereignty. He was also honored with a plaque in 2016 at Veterans Memorial Park in Coachella, CA.

The following prayer, spoken by Chief Dan George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, meant a great deal to Chairman James:

O Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds,
I come to you as one of your children.
I need your strength and your wisdom.
Make me strong not to be superior to my brothers and sisters,
but to be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
-Chief Dan George

Memorial service details are forthcoming.

For more information, please contact Olivia Ellett, Executive Assistant for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians at 760-238-5742.

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe with approximately 1,610 acres of reservation land in the Coachella Valley. The Tribe owns several business enterprises including Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  Goals include growing and diversifying its business ventures to increase employment in the Coachella Valley, increasing the support of community programs, continuing to pursue economic self-sufficiency and preserving and educating the public about Cabazon culture.

     
   
     
 

JOY ASIAN CUISINE AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO SELECTED FOR OPENTABLE DINERS’ CHOICE AWARD

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 2, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

April 2, 2018 – INDIO, CA – Users of the OpenTable smartphone app are serious foodies.  They absolutely love excellent food and know just where to find it.  That’s why OpenTable’s seasoned diners have selected JOY Asian Cuisine at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as this month’s OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award winner.

JOY Asian Cuisine at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is a culinary jewel in the desert.  OpenTable diners have called JOY “…the best Asian food I have found in the area...” and “…an excellent multi Asian style restaurant that offers good food, good service and a respect to all diners that does not prevail anywhere in the Coachella Valley…” and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is proud of the fact that out of more than 28 million ratings and reviews, OpenTable diners have chosen JOY Asian Cuisine for this month’s Diners’ Choice Award.

JOY Asian Cuisine brings together the textures and bold flavors of East Asia in perfect synergy. Time-honored traditional recipes of old-world China strike just the right balance on the menu alongside modern Chinese fare favorites. Dim Sum, Congee, Wok Fried Noodles, Sidewalk Specialties. Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes also excite the senses. The world-class chefs at JOY designed the extensive menu with all Asian food lovers in mind. The essence of Asian cuisine envelops diners at JOY.

Finding excellent restaurants for over 16 million diners every month, OpenTable is a smartphone app that enables food lovers to discover and book the perfect table every time they dine out. They connect the best among diners, restaurants and their communities. For more information or reservations, please visit www.OpenTable.com<http://www.OpenTable.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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO TO OFFER A VARIETY OF DELICIOUS DINING OPTIONS ON EASTER SUNDAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 26, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

March 26, 2018 - INDIO, CA – Spend your Easter Sunday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and leave the cooking to our expert chefs. On Sunday, April 1, 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, Spring mixed greens with local dates, walnuts, strawberries and poached pears, antipasto salad with imported Italian meats and cheeses, seafood minestrone, 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, Veracruz style seafood ceviche, herb-crusted fillet of salmon with lemon-dill sauce, and chicken breast Margherita. The chefs will 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 bourbon glazed filet mignon and rock shrimp and lump crab soufflé. This will be served with a spring vegetable bouquet, three-cheese smashed red bliss potatoes, and a roasted fennel 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 savory spring mixed grill of petit filet mignon, double-cut New Zealand lamb chop and bacon roasted shrimp, served with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus, a Madeira demi-glace and lemon butter sauce. This Easter special is $32 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 www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS’ JAZZ AT THE 12TH FLOOR LOUNGE CONTINUES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH WITH HEADLINER BILLY VALENTINE

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 13, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

March 13, 2018 – INDIO, CA – The best jazz in the Coachella Valley deserves the best setting and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is proud to provide both with Jazz At The 12th Floor Lounge. This exciting live jazz series takes place at the 12th Floor Lounge atop Fantasy Springs Resort Casino every fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm until 5pm.

Having been the premiere place to see live jazz in the Coachella Valley for over a year, this month’s “Jazz At The 12th Floor Lounge” features multi-talented vocalist Billy Valentine, performing in a luxurious and newly redesigned space featuring sweeping views of the entire Coachella Valley. Billy began his professional career as a solo artist opening for such luminaries as Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack in the 1970s. He also was the lead singer for the group Young-Holt Unlimited. Billy says he’s most profoundly influenced by the soulful talents of Otis Redding, Nat King Cole and Carmen MacRae.

Each afternoon of jazz is hosted by award winning singer and performing artist Paul MacKey and is presented by drummer Andy Fraga and bassist Larry Holloway.

Doors to “Jazz At The 12th Floor Lounge” open at 1pm on the fourth Sunday of each month and live entertainment is featured from 2pm until 5pm. The 12th Floor Lounge features a beautiful new wine list and a selection of the best artisan cheeses, produced primarily by hand in small batches.  No reservations are necessary and Jazz At The 12th Floor Lounge events are always 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 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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

IRISH EYES WILL BE SMILING WITH SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY MENUS AND FUN AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 1, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

March 1, 2018 – INDIO, CA – The luck of the Irish will be with you when you make Fantasy Springs Resort Casino your place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Our chefs have been busy preparing the menus for some delicious Irish dining specials at two of the resort’s seven restaurants on Thursday, March 17th.

For an elegant yet casual St. Patrick’s Day dining experience, try POM at Fantasy Springs.  The chefs’ offerings will include a mouth-watering Honey-Mustard Glazed Corned Beef and Bacon Braised Cabbage dish, featuring O’Brien potatoes, grilled asparagus, Irish soda bread pudding, and apple butter for just $25.  You can also treat yourself to a delectable starter of Irish chicken Colcannon soup.  A bowl is $7.50 and a cup is $5.00.  POM’s nightly menu will also be available with dinner seating starting at 5pm.

Come to the Fresh Grill Buffet at Fantasy Springs for a special St. Patrick’s Day lunch or dinner and celebrate the Emerald Isle by enjoying delightful Irish fare.  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 will include a special Irish pub salad, a Belfast-style potato salad, Irish cole slaw, Irish chicken Colcannon soup, and a signature split pea and ham soup. The carving board will feature succulent honey-mustard glazed corned beef and fresh roasted turkey breast, while seafood lovers will find poached Canadian mussels and shrimp cocktail on the dinner menu. The Irish fare doesn’t stop there because the Chef Freddy’s specialties will feature Guinness and brown sugar glazed pork chops, roasted leg of lamb with Irish whiskey sauce, braised cabbage with bacon and herbs, and beef brisket pot roast.  An impressive array of Italian, Asian, and Latin specialties will also be made available.  The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow will be Fantasy Springs’ famous chocolate fountain, which will be surrounded by a huge selection of exquisite cakes, pastries, warm bread pudding and bananas Foster, plus many sugar-free selections.  Lunch seating on St. Patrick’s Day begins at 11am and is $15.99, while dinner seating begins at 4pm and is $24.99.

And if you want to try your luck in the casino, Fantasy Rewards members that earn 50 points will qualify to receive a St. Patrick’s Day beer mug.  Just swipe your Fantasy Rewards card at the kiosk for your ticket.  Then, bring your ticket to the club desk from 8am to 6spm to pick up your gift.



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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

CALIFORNIA STATE SEN. JEFF STONE (R - 28th DISTRICT) NAMES FANTASY SPRINGS THE DISTRICT’S LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 9, 2018
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February 9, 2018 – INDIO, CA – Today, The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino were presented with the 2017 Large Business of the Year Award by State Senator Jeff Stone of California’s 28th Senate District.

“Fantasy Springs, including their Tribe and staff, are being honored as a pillar in our community,” said Senator Stone.  “Their dedication to the Coachella Valley is limitless.”

“Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has supported, sponsored and assisted in a multitude of events, charities, partnerships and more,” continued Senator Stone.  “It is a privilege and an honor to have Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in the 28th State Senate District.”

Senator Stone presented the Tribe and Fantasy Springs with a Senate Proclamation to mark the event, held at the resort’s 12th Floor Lounge.

Accepting the award were Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Tribal Chairman Doug Welmas and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino General Manager Paul Ryan.

“We pride ourselves on providing well-paying and stable employment in the East Valley through Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and want to see its economy and quality of life advance and grow, said Chairman Welmas. “We thank Senator Stone for this recognition and we look forward to working with him and helping lead the community well into the future.”



 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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

SPECIAL ROMANTIC DINING OPTIONS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 7, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
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February 7, 2018 – INDIO, CA – Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching and a very special romantic dinner at one of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s signature restaurants will be the perfect place to celebrate the wonderful romantic holiday. Three of the resort’s seven restaurants will offer dining specials on Wednesday, February 14th.

At The Bistro, the chefs will prepare beautifully crafted specials for you to savor and indulge. Begin your meal with a mouth-watering and sexy sushi roll of tempura shrimp, avocado on the inside, tobiko on the outside, passion fruit-mango salsa, eel sauce, wasabi and ginger for $15. Savor an appetizing entrée of Chateaubriand surf n’ turf featuring a center cut filet mignon, roasted and sliced alongside broiled Maine lobster tail, grilled baby vegetables, parmesan crushed potatoes, bourbon demi glace and sauce béarnaise for $65 per person. Conclude your meal by indulging in a Lover’s Bliss of dark chocolate mousse, raspberry mousse, sugar cookie basket and raspberry coulis for $12. The Bistro opens for dinner at 5pm on Valentine’s Day and also serves its regular nightly menu. Reservations are recommended for The Bistro and may be made via telephone at (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>.

For a more casual experience, try POM at Fantasy Springs. The special Valentine’s Day offering includes decadent Maryland crab cakes, served with green apple slaw, fresh avocado and chipotle tartar sauce. The evening’s entrée special is a filet mignon with bleu cheese and herb grilled Maine lobster tail, paired with au gratin potatoes, sautéed asparagus, burgundy demi-glace, lemon-butter sauce, and hot drawn butter for $55 per person. Finish with a fabulous dessert of red velvet lava cake served with raspberry coulis and white chocolate Anglaise in an almond tuile cradle for $10.  POM’s nightly menu will also be available with dinner seating starting at 5pm on Valentine’s Day.

Come to the Fresh Grill Buffet for a special Valentine’s Day dinner beginning at 4pm and impress your Valentine 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 station will feature Chef Freddy’s signature grilled shrimp and chicken Caesar salad, Baby Spinach with Jicama, Beets, Orange Segments and Golden Balsamic Dressing, lobster bisque and chicken pozolé. Succulent meats such as roast prime rib of beef and maple-roasted breast of turkey are hand carved by Fantasy Springs’ expert chefs. Guests may also enjoy grilled-to-order New York sirloin steak, prosciutto-wrapped chicken with fresh mozzarella and roasted red pepper, baked filet of salmon with tomato-cornichon-caper relish, and a tantalizing array of Italian, Asian and Latin specialties. And make sure to leave room for dessert! Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy Fantasy Springs’ signature chocolate fountain, red velvet cheesecake, bananas Foster, freshly baked pastries and cakes, plus many sugar-free selections. Dinner seating begins at 4:00 p.m. Adults are $31.99 and children ages 3 to 11 are $15.99. 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 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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO EXTENDS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAIR & NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 5, 2018
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
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The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians’ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is proud to announce they have entered into another three-year partnership with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.  The partnership continues Fantasy Springs’ and The Tribe’s support of the annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, ensuring at least 22 years of uninterrupted sponsorship of the yearly event through 2020.

Fantasy Springs’ continuing partnership with The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is made possible by The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, who believe in the importance of community involvement. Being vibrant members of the Coachella Valley and Riverside County communities, they want to give back by supporting various endeavors throughout the year. Whether it’s fireworks for the Fourth of July, The International Tamale Festival in December, or hosting the Fred “The Hammer” Williamson Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament Benefitting The Wounded Warrior Project every January, The Tribe loves to participate. The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is a fun annual event for the entire family and The Tribe considers its involvement as the presenting sponsor to be of the highest importance.

As Presenting Sponsor, opening day on Friday, February 16th will be “Fantasy $5 Friday.” Admission will be just $5 all day long, which is a great way to kick off the Fair. Also, there will be exciting shows at the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion at the Fair featuring WAR, Chase Rice, Lou Gramm’s Foreigner as well as Foghat. Concerts are free with your Fair admission. And, your friends at Fantasy Springs will be at the concerts having fun and giving away some money. Come check us out. The Fair dates are February 16th thru the 25th. For more information, call 1-800-811-FAIR or visit www.datefest.org<http://www.datefest.org>.


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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @fantasysprings.
 



     
   
 
 
 
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