5 Ways to Get Lucky on Your Vacay in the Desert

Between the Gaming and the Renovations, Augustine Casino Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags ASAP

Written By: Dani Jara
Photos Provided By: Augustine Casino

If you’re 21 or older and itching for some excitement, come explore a place where the staff treats you like family and your money goes far. The answer to all your getaway dreams lies within Coachella’s own Augustine Casino! Read on to see why this hot spot is a local treasure nestled in the midst of everything the beautiful desert has to offer.


Winner, Winner!

The gaming at Augustine Casino gives you the best bang for your buck! With the only non-smoking tables in the Palm Springs area along with over 760 of the most popular slot machines, it’s no surprise that the locals frequently come to play! “If you’re here, you’re considered a ‘local’ and you become part of our casino family,” Augustine Casino’s General Manager Jef Bauer said. Join their Free Augustine Advantage rewards club and you can receive weekly free slot-play and complementaries.


Foodie Paradise

Come hungry! Grab a quick bite at Menyikish Bar & Grill or check out the ever-popular Ayili Bar, which is known for the best chavelas this side of the border! For something even more fulfilling, look to the award-winning Café 54 on the opposite side of the casino which offers up incredible food at equally mind-blowing prices. Start your morning off right with the all-you-can-enjoy Champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays or indulge in their famous seafood and lobster buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. Come early, stay late, no reservations needed!

Location, Location, Location

This oasis in the desert is easy to find, but remote enough so you really feel like you can escape the hustle and bustle and everyday stresses. Why is this place a top choice? “Our casino is the best-kept secret, surrounded by a beautiful country drive with date farms and vineyards,” Marketing Director Brett Hunn said. It’s a private paradise!


Revamped and Ready to Impress

Even though this property has been around for 15 years, it’s looking fresh-faced and brand-new. With a complete floor-to-ceiling remodel you’ll feel as though you’ve walked right into a brand-new casino. Plus, the fact that it’s the first 100 percent solar-powered casino in the country is the cherry on top!

One Big, Happy Family

The staff at Augustine Casino takes their job very seriously and are all about upholding and supporting the community. With only 12 members, the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians is the smallest known tribe in North America. They truly pride themselves on embracing their employees as a family.  It’s not unusual to see Tribal Chairperson Amanda Vance attending many team member events. The importance of attending these events as often as she does extends to the team’s significance as part of the casino family.

Native Knowledge: Augustine Casino has been voted “Best Casino,” “Best Buffet” and “Best Casual Eats” by Coachella Valley Independent Readers’ Poll two years in a row, as well as “Best Burger.”

Augustine Casino
84-001 Ave 54
Coachella, CA 92236

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