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Jul 16, 2020


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Southern California’s Award-Winning Resort Will Welcome Guests with New Protocols in Place


FUNNER, CALIF. (May 18, 2020) – Harrah’s Resort Southern California announced the reopening of the casino and various areas of the resort beginning Friday, May 22 with new, extensive cleaning and sanitation protocols.

“The health of our guests, employees and surrounding community remains to be our top priority. It is due to this commitment to our patrons and staff, that we are pleased to reopen the doors of our gaming facility,” stated Rincon Tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti. “We have implemented robust reopening guidelines from the National Indian Gaming Commission and Caesars Entertainment, that include strong sanitization protocols, social distancing procedures, and limiting the capacity of the guests allowed at a time in the casino. While the new normal may look a little different, we are very thankful to all who have assisted us in our reopening efforts.”

Harrah’s Resort SoCal has crafted new procedures in a socially distant setting, which include the following:

  • All guests will be required to wear their own face mask and will receive temperature checks prior to entering the building
  • All guests must be 21 and older
  • All teammates will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and will receive temperature checks at the beginning of each shift
  • Proper social distancing must be practiced at all times in all areas of the resort. Security personnel will be prominent throughout the resort to enforce social distancing guidelines
  • Frequent handwashing and hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the resort
  • Limited food and beverage offerings
  • Slot machine banks will be arranged to allow for proper social distancing, as defined by gaming regulation
  • Table games will be limited to a max of three players per blackjack table and four players per roulette

The following outlets and amenities will remain closed until further notice; the resort will follow guidance provided by the county and state for future reopening:

  • The Hotel
  • Dive, the outdoor pool area
  • The Spa at Harrah’s
  • The Buffet
  • Fitness Center
  • Valet
  • Poker Room
  • Laurel Lounge
  • Shuttle Services

"We are taking these enhanced health and sanitation measures very seriously,” said Darrell Pilant, senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Resort Southern California. “Our goal is to ensure a healthy environment for our teammates and guests with these new measures in place.”

Upon reopening, the resort has and will continue to make health and sanitation its first priority, closely monitoring government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. For more information on these guidelines, please visit



The best resort in Funner, CA, Harrah’s Resort SoCal is an award-winning destination recognized as a top resort by Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Magazine, USA Today, TripAdvisor and more. The looming two towers boast 1,087 luxurious guest rooms and suites, including 22 wellness-inspired rooms complete with yoga mats, Vitamin C infused showers and built-in sound systems. Every corner of the resort offers inventive ways to boost your fun. The Spa at Harrah’s is a 11,000-square-foot getaway featuring a full-service salon, barbershop, salt baths and more. Culinary creativity abounds at eight restaurants – from luxury dining to fast casual concepts. Kick workouts into high gear in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, then soak up the SoCal sun at Dive, a pool paradise including SoCal’s first Swim-up Bar, a 400-foot Lazy River, 23 cabanas and eight hot tubs. To book your stay or learn more visit


The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians reside on a 5,000-acre reservation in Valley Center, California. Established in 1875, the Rincon Band is a sovereign government recognized by the U.S. Constitution, the United States Congress, court precedent, and federal policy. The Rincon Band owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California and uses profits and other commercial enterprises to provide government services, cultural programs and economic development resources for their members and surrounding communities.