Valley View Casino & Hotel in Valley Center has embarked on a $6 million construction project that will close the venue for 11 days.
Casino operators said on Jan. 5 that their “extreme casino makeover” will expand the venue’s buffet, upgrade hotel rooms and casino restrooms, replace carpet, add new chairs and paint the parking garage. There will also be changes to the back of the house.
“None of these enhancements had to be done, but at Valley View Casino & Hotel, we never want to wait until anything has to be done before making things look better and improving our guests’ experience,” said Bruce Howard, the venue’s general manager.
Valley View plans to reopen Jan. 17.
The casino has expanded several times since its opening in 2001 and added a hotel in 2011.
Valley View has 2,000 slot machines and 21 table games, and its hotel has 108 rooms. The complex employs 1,000 people. The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians owns the casino, running it through the San Pasqual Casino Development Group Inc.
Nearby, the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians is adding on to its Harrah’s-managed casino-hotel, planning to open its second hotel tower in April. The 402-room tower will bring the venue up to 1,065 rooms.
There are nine casinos on American Indian reservations in San Diego County.