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

   
  
     
 

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH A CHRISTMAS DAY FEAST AMONG FAMILY & FRIENDS AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 4, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

December 4, 2017 - INDIO, CA – This Christmas Day, the acclaimed chefs at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will prepare a feast to remember for guests of every age to enjoy. Three of the resort’s seven restaurants will offer dining specials on Sunday, December 25th so make plans to celebrate the holiday with friends and family at the resort’s Fresh Grill Buffet, POM or at The Bistro.

The Bistro will celebrate Christmas with a delicious entrée of veal loin scallopini and Florida rock shrimp Imperial. A garlic-herb potato raft, sautéed asparagus and a lemon-Dijon beurre blanc accompany this premium cut of veal for $38. The Bistro opens for dinner at 5pm and will also be offering its regular menu.

There will also be a Christmas day special in POM of herb-grilled New Zealand lamb chops and crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp. Accompanying this dish is aged cheddar whipped potatoes, roasted vegetables, rosemary-mint demi glace and garlic-citrus butter sauce for $36.  POM’s Christmas hours are from 6am until 2am and the restaurant’s regular menu will also be available.

At the Fresh Grill Buffet, get the holiday started with Christmas Brunch from 10am to 3:30pm.  Breakfast specialties will include omelets cooked to order, eggs Benedict, smoked bacon, country sausage, apple pancakes, and almond French toast.  Christmas Dinner will be served all day and will include an array of soups and salads including grilled chicken and shrimp Caesar salad, arugula and baby spinach with strawberries, Baja style shrimp cocktail, wild cream of mushroom soup and seafood jambalaya. Guests can also enjoy succulent meats from the carving station including roast prime rib of beef, honey-Dijon baked Virginia ham and maple-glazed turkey breast.

Fresh Grill Buffet will also include delectable choices like jumbo shrimp cocktail, Alaskan snow crab legs, Norwegian smoked salmon and poached Canadian mussels. There will be a variety of Chef’s specialties including grilled to order New York strip steaks, baked filet of salmon Florentine with Piccata sauce, roasted leg of lamb stuffed with feta cheese, spinach and roasted red peppers, corn bread stuffing with maple-roasted sausage, and candied sweet potatoes. Guests will need to save some room for a trip to the extensive dessert bar. There, diners will enjoy Fantasy Springs’ Famous Chocolate Fountain surrounded by a huge selection of cakes and pastries, warm bread pudding, yule logs, bananas Foster, and, of course, Christmas cookies! The dessert bar will also feature many delicious sugar-free confections.

With large, open seating arrangements, the Fresh Grill Buffet is the perfect place for groups and families, as well as for smaller parties for the Christmas holiday or for any holiday. Fresh Grill Buffet is open from 10am to 3:30pm for brunch on Christmas day and from 3:30pm to 9pm for Christmas Dinner. The cost is $31.99 for adults and $15.99 for children.

Reservations are recommended at Bistro and POM and may be made via telephone at (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 and Instagram @fantasysprings. 



     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ANNOUNCES A DELICIOUS NEW ADVENTURE WITH THE ADDITION OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 1, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

November 1, 2017 – INDIO, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has always been the destination in the Coachella Valley for the finest in culinary delights, and now it’s bringing its guests the sweetest offering yet… the newest location of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Fantasy Springs is putting the finishing touches on the world famous chocolate shop, which will be located between Starbucks and The Bistro on the upper level near the hotel.  The store will feature quality chocolates and other delicious handmade confections.

All kinds of classic treats will be featured in the new confectionary wonderland at Fantasy Springs. Besides over 30 varieties of caramel and chocolate-covered apples, fudge will be made daily for all guests to see.  The cooks use a marble slab to cool the chocolate delicacy while shaping it with paddles into a giant 22-pound loaves. A variety of fruits, pretzels and cookies are also dipped by hand into pots of melted milk, dark and even white chocolate.

Fine chocolates, such as the Company’s signature piece, the Bear (a paw-sized concoction of chewy caramel, roasted nuts and a heavy coating of chocolate) will be featured prominently at the new location. Other pieces will that will be featured at The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will include favorites like nut clusters, butter creams, exotic flavored truffles, toffee and a king-sized peanut butter cup aptly named “The Bucket”. Recently, the Company developed a new line of sugar-free and no-sugar-added candies, filling a need for those with special dietary requirements. Reviews for this new line of products have been spectacular.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will also make treats for special occasions, including party and wedding favors, gift baskets and corporate sales.

The first Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store opened on Memorial Day 1981 in the quaint old mining town of Durango, Colorado. The Durango factory continues to create chocolates for more than 300 franchised and company-owned stores throughout the world, including its newest outlet at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA.

The new Fantasy Springs location of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is slated to open in mid-November.


     
   
     
 

CABAZON XXXVI INDIO POWWOW CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT FANTASY SPRINGS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 1, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

November 1, 2017 - INDIO, CA – The Cabazon XXXVI Indio Powwow comes to the Cabazon Indian Reservation and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino this Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th through the 26th. With the resort’s Special Events Center as its setting, the powwow brings together thousands of tribal and non-tribal people for a celebration of culture and customs.
Historically, Native American tribes have assembled annually to trade, socialize and honor feats of bravery and achievement. Fall gatherings celebrated the successful harvest and brought people together to feast, dance, sing and take part in sacred ceremonies. The 36th Indio Powwow features tribes from across the United States and Canada who attend in elaborate regalia to show their skill in dance and singing competitions.
Visitors to the Cabazon XXXVI Indio Powwow will have an opportunity to taste Native American foods such as Indian fry bread and shop among vendors for jewelry, weavings and other Native American art. Powwow highlights include the Bird Singers and the Grand Entry, when all the dancers form a procession that winds around the arena.
The Indio Powwow is a rich part of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians’ heritage and they welcome everyone to share in this special yearly tradition. Admission is FREE.
The powwow is open on Friday, November 24th from 5pm to midnight. Bird Singing is scheduled for 5pm and Grand Entry will take place at 8pm. On Saturday, festivities start at 11am with Grand Entry scheduled for 1pm and again at 8pm, with Bird Singing at 5pm. On Sunday the powwow gets underway at 11am with the Grand Entry at 12 noon.

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 NAMES ANTHONY CAROLO AS ITS NEW DIRECTOR OF TABLE GAMES

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AUGUST 16, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

August 16, 2017 – INDIO, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, has named Anthony Carolo as its new Director of Table Games.  Carolo brings 30 years of casino operations experience to the position, including an extensive background in table games operations.

Before joining the Fantasy Springs team earlier this summer, Carolo was the Director of VIP Services for Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA where he managed and directed the 15-person Player Development team.  Prior to his time at Rivers Casino, Carolo was Director of Table Game Operations at Hollywood Casino in Columbus, OH where he was a member of the casino’s pre-opening and executive team.

Carolo has been in the gaming business his entire career, having started out as a table games dealer.  He believes that Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is the perfect fit for him.  “Fantasy Springs really does have the best customer service in table games operations in the entire Coachella Valley.  The dealers are really treated well and we have a great team,” says Carolo.

Anthony Carolo is a native Californian and he’s thrilled to be returning home to the West Coast.  He loves the Coachella Valley so far and says that he’s a desert guy through and through.  He enjoys golf, snorkeling, travel, and going to the beach, and he’s a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fanatic.  He has four kids, eight grandkids, and a wife, whom he met in the casino business 30 years ago.



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.



     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS WILL BE OVERFLOWING WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND EXCITEMENT THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AUGUST 15, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

August 15, 2017 – INDIO, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will be celebrating the end of summer with live entertainment on Labor Day Weekend as the Coachella Valley says goodbye to hot temperatures and hello to the cooler days of Autumn.

On Friday, September 1st, Toto and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will be rockin’ The Special Events Center with hits like “Rosanna,” “Africa,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is A Battlefield.”  Tickets start at $49 and are available at the box office, online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com> or by calling (800) 827-2946.

On Saturday, September 2nd, Steve Winwood hits the stage at The Special Events Center with songs such as “Gimme Some Lovin,” “Back In The High Life Again” and “Valerie.”  Tickets start at $49 and are available at the box office, online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com> or by calling (800) 827-2946.

On Sunday, September 3rd, Stephen Stills and Judy Collins reunite for the first time in 50 years on stage at The Special Events Center.  Of course, they will be singing the song Stills wrote for Collins, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” but they’ll also be playing your favorites like “Love The One You’re With” and “Both Sides Now.” Tickets start at $39 and are available at the box office, online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com> or by calling (800) 827-2946.

If a free outdoor party is more your speed, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will feature two Rock Yards on Labor Day weekend.  Friday, September 1st, Whitesnake’d, a Whitesnake tribute band, will hit the Rock Yard stage and on Saturday, September 2nd, don’t miss the return of the ever-popular Purple Reign, an amazing Prince tribute band.  Music on both nights starts at 7:30pm.  The Rock Yard is always a great time, there are always great drink specials, it’s always outdoors, and it’s always FREE.  You must be 18 years or older to rock.

Take the party inside on Labor Day Weekend with Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s $135,000 Hellcat Giveaway!  Swipe your Fantasy Rewards card Sunday through Friday from 6am until Midnight to receive your free entry into our qualifier drawing on Saturday night from 5pm until 10pm. Two names will be drawn every hour from 5pm until 10pm on Saturday, September 2nd for $500 in free slot play and an entry to win a 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat in the grand prize drawing!

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will also be hosting the $14,000 Breakfast In Bed Giveaway on Sunday, September 3rd.  Come in and swipe your Fantasy Rewards card at the club kiosk starting at 10am for a chance to win your share of over $14,000 in free play and prizes. Drawings are every half hour from 11am until 4pm.

Another great way to cool off this Labor Day Weekend is by bringing your friends and family to Fantasy Lanes at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  Try the Pizza Package for $77: your friends and family will get one lane for two hours, up to 6 pairs of rental shoes, two medium pizzas and a pitcher of soda for a 20% savings off the regular price!  Or, for a more cosmic experience, come to Fantasy Lanes for Laser Bowling, which starts at 9pm on both Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is the Coachella Valley’s entertainment headquarters and will help you say goodbye to summer in style with world-class entertainment all over the resort, all weekend long.


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.




     
   
     
 

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

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JUNE 5, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

June 5, 2017 - 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 Monday, 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. The public is welcome to gather around the Eagle Falls Pro Shop 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.


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.




     
   
     
 

THE FRESH GRILL BUFFET AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO WILL MAKE DAD FEEL LIKE A KING ON FATHER’S DAY

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JUNE 1, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

June 1, 2017 - 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 take him out for a spectacular meal for Fathers’ Day on Sunday, June 18th at the Fresh Grill Buffet at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

The Fresh Grill Buffet serves up favorites that the whole family will love for brunch and dinner.  During brunch, Dad can savor cooked-to-order omelets, 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 Amish chicken corn chowder and pork pozole verde. 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”, baked salmon with tomato-caper relish, and barbecued St. Louis pork ribs. There will also be an impressive array of Italian, Asian and Latin specialties. Then dad can finish his special meal with a bang at Fantasy Springs’ famous Chocolate Fountain. Cherries Jubilee, caramel flan, and 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 their regular menus on Fathers’ Day.  If Dad loves a casual dining experience, POM with its California cuisine fused with Latin and Italian flavors is the perfect place.  If a fine dining experience is more his style, The Bistro offers carefully dry-aged on site, hand-carved, premium USDA beef plus an array of tantalizing appetizers and sides.

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 18th between 10am and 3pm or for dinner between 3pm and 9pm. Adults are $29.99 and children are $14.99 with children 2 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 @fantasysprings.



     
   
     
 

YONDR POUCHES WILL HELP MAKE THE CHRIS ROCK PERFORMANCE AT FANTASY SPRINGS IN JUNE A CELL PHONE-FREE EXPERIENCE

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 17, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

May 17, 2017 – INDIO, CA – Comedian Chris Rock is on his first tour in nine years and he will make a stop at The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, June 9th. During the comedian's 8pm show, The Special Events Center will become a cell phone-free zone.

Each ticketholder who brings a cell phone into the arena must slip it into a Yondr Pouch, which is a neoprene bag with a magnetic seal, and carry the phone into the arena that way. Audience members will hold onto their phones throughout the performance, and they may still hear the phones ring or feel them vibrate. But they won't be able to unlock the bags to access the phones during the show. At the end of Rock's show, fans can retrieve their cell phones by visiting an unlocking station in the lobby and returning the pouch. If they want to use their phones during the performance, they can leave the arena and head for the lobby as well.

Using Yondr pouches is the comedian's way of eliminating electronic distractions such as calls, texts and cell phones held aloft throughout the crowd. Fantasy Springs staff will be on hand to help audience members with the pouches as they enter and exit the theater and anyone who has an “unpouched” cell phone during the show will be asked to leave the building.

Chris Rock’s concert promoter will supply the Yondr pouches and there will be no fee to use them. Of course, audience members can leave cell phones behind, at home or in their cars if they don't want to use the pouches. All venues on Rock's "Total Blackout" tour are required to use the Yondr pouches. The comedian is taking his cues from fellow entertainers such as Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Alicia Keys and Hannibal Buress, all of whom have made the pouches mandatory at their shows.

Tickets for the 8pm PT Chris Rock performance on Friday, June 9, 2017 are still available for $149, $119, $99 and $89 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone at (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<http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/>. Follow Fantasy Springs on Facebook and on Twitter @fantasysprings.


     
   
     
 

LOCAL FAVORITE SEASONAL CONCERT SERIES THE ROCK YARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS CONTINUES WITH PHASE TWO THIS SUMMER

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 12, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

May 12, 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 wildly successful spring, the country’s best tribute bands and the most accomplished cover bands in Southern California will continue to rock Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Rock Yard stage every weekend this summer. 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, June 10th, get ready for The Rock Yard On Steroids, when The Yardbirds (“For Your Love,” “I’m A Man”) hit the outdoor venue featuring their signature “rave-up” instrumental breaks.  It’s sure to be the biggest show to ever hit the Rock Yard!

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 Two):

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
JUNE 10          ROCKYARD ON STEROIDS – THE YARDBIRDS w/ ALMOST FAMOUS
JUNE 17          WHICH ONE’S PINK (Pink Floyd tribute) w/ PANDORAS ROCK
JUNE 24          MOTLEY INC. (Motley Crue tribute) w/ UNCLE JOHNNY
JULY 1             APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION (Guns & Roses tribute) w/ CRIMSON CROW
JULY 8             4NR (Foreigner tribute) w/ WEEKEND WARRIOR
JULY 15           MOVING PICTURES (Rush tribute) w/ GLORIOUS BASTARDS
JULY 22           YOU GOT LUCKY (Tom Petty tribute) w/ 212 BAND
JULY 28  (Fri)  SPRINGSTEEN EXPERIENCE (Bruce Springsteen tribute) w/ ANTHEM ROAD
JULY 29           PYROMANIA (Def Leppard tribute) w/ TRIPLE 7

 For more information on upcoming Rock Yard performances or on other events at Fantasy Springs, 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 @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

COUNTRY STARS DRAKE WHITE AND THE BIG FIRE TO HEADLINE A SPECIAL BIG 106 KPLM COUNTRY NIGHT AT LIT LOUNGE AT FANTASY SPRINGS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 10, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 


MAY 10, 2017 – INDIO, CA – Drake White is one of the rising stars in Country music, having just won the 2017 Grammy Awards’ Artist of Tomorrow.  A longtime and respected live entertainer with his band The Big Fire, White’s climb into the spotlight has been steady.  He’s been creating believers in his music by giving jaw-dropping performances night after night, and he’s bringing music from his brand new album Spark to a very special Big 106 KPLM Country Night at Lit Lounge at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Thursday, June 1st.

Originally from northern Alabama, Drake White says that he learned how to play guitar and keep people’s attention around a campfire, which is why he decided to name his new album Spark. “A spark can start a fire that can keep you alive and sustain you,” says White. “So this is the beginning for me. This is the first strike of the flint.”

The first sound on Spark, before the pulse-quickening “Heartbeat” kicks into gear, is the voice of White’s late grandfather speaking from the pulpit. Several of these ghostly transmissions from the past appear on Spark, all extolling the virtues of love, brotherhood and nature. It’s a touch of the surreal that nods at White’s fondness for Pink Floyd’s psychedelic masterpiece The Wall, but also a deeply personal gesture that matches his vision perfectly.

White has a message of finding some harmony amid the demands of modern life in the uplifting, Zac Brown Band-assisted, Southern rock anthem “Back to Free” and the cautionary-but soulful “I Need Real.” With those songs he sends a simple message of not letting oneself be swallowed up by technology and seeking out honest, genuine connections with others.  With his gospel-tinged delivery, White has inherited his grandfather’s ability to touch crowds with a sermon.  His divine vocal improvisations at the end of the honky-tonk flavored “Story” undoubtedly gets butts out of seats. White stresses that he isn’t a preacher, but doesn’t see a problem with putting his own methods for surviving the world out there.

Drake White says his new album Spark is about balance.  It’s about getting back to the simple things in life and feeling alive while doing it.  He can’t wait to take audiences along for that ride.

Tickets for the 7:30pm Drake White and The Big Fire performance at Lit Lounge on Thursday, June 1, 2017 are on sale now for $30 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at 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 @fantasysprings.


     
   
     
 

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO MAKES MOM FEEL SPECIAL ON MOTHER’S DAY WITH DELICIOUS DINING OPTIONS

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 24, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 


April 24, 2017 - INDIO, CA – Mother’s Day may be the most important holiday of the year and on Sunday, May 14th, all you have to do is provide the flowers because Fantasy Springs’ exceptional chefs have delicious menus planned for three of the resort’s restaurants.

If a casual dining experience is what Mom loves, then POM is the perfect pick for her. For $44 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. POM’s regular lunch and dinner menus will also be available.

For a fine dining experience, make a date with Mom at the Bistro where Executive Chef Freddy Rieger will prepare his Gourmet Broiled Seafood Mix. This delicious meal includes a half South African lobster tail, Chilean sea bass, jumbo Gulf prawn, Cape Cod diver scallop, and a Maryland crab cake and will be served with white cheddar potato soufflé, asparagus, Creole slaw, lemon beurre blanc, sun-dried tomato remoulade, and drawn Plugra butter for $50. 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.  During brunch, Mom can savor cooked-to-order omelets, egg and cheese stuffed mini croissants, French toast and more morning favorites just the way she likes them. The buffet features fresh salads and soups including Puebla-style menudo and Maryland shrimp bisque. 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 stuffed pork tenderloin with chorizo, roasted red peppers and Manchego cheese, grilled to order New York strip steaks, baked filet of salmon with lemon-dill sauce, and achiote spiced carne asada. There will also be an impressive array of Italian, Asian and Latin specialties. Then mom can satisfy her sweet tooth at Fantasy Springs’ famous Chocolate Fountain. Bananas Foster, warm bread pudding, 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>.


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.

     
   
     
 

LOCAL FAVORITE SEASONAL CONCERT SERIES THE ROCK YARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS RETURNS THIS WEEKEND

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 11, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

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 22             ROCKYARD ON STEROIDS – VANILLA FUDGE w/ ROK OF AGES
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
JUNE 10           ROCKYARD ON STEROIDS – THE YARDBIRDS w/ ALMOST FAMOUS

For more information on upcoming Rock Yard performances or on other events at Fantasy Springs, 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 @fantasysprings.

     
   
     
 

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

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MARCH 29, 2017
CONTACT: CHRIS LAVOIE
760.342.5000 x 85873
clavoie@fantasysprings.net
 
 

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

     
   
 
 
 
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