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The large swimming pool complex seen in this artist’s rendering is part of a $285 million expansion to the Pechanga resort outside Temecula. Pechanga, which competes with San Diego County venues for tourists’ gaming dollars, is also adding a 568-room hotel wing. Rendering courtesy of Pechanga

Casinos’ $1 Billion Bet

Expansions underway

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula $285M

Sycuan Casino, El Cajon $226M

Pala Casino Resort & Spa, Pala $170M

Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine undisclosed

Upcoming

Valley View Casino & Hotel, Valley Center $50M

Recently completed

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego $400M

Harrah’s Resort Southern California,

Valley Center $14M

— Tribal businesses in the region are investing more than $1 billion in new facilities and upgrades to their casinos, all in an attempt to get more of the gambling enthusiast’s dollar...

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