Tortoise Rock Casino Prepares for Exciting Grand Opening Celebration

Grand Opening 5 pm on March 31, 2014 - 73829 Baseline Road, Twentynine Palms, CA


Coachella, CA, March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After 10 months of construction, the eagerly awaited Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, California will celebrate its grand opening with a private reception on March 31st, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm.  At 5pm, there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of Tortoise Rock Casino and guests will be invited inside to begin playing slots and table games and enjoying the new facility. The grand opening celebration will include live entertainment throughout the evening, as well as a special limited edition grand opening commemorative gaming chip that can be purchased.

Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians which owns Tortoise Rock Casino, as well as Spotlight 29 Casino in nearby Coachella, says the opening is important for many reasons. "Tortoise Rock Casino is not only a significant milestone for our Tribe, but we are also very happy to bring jobs and add excitement to entire high desert community."

Tortoise Rock Casino is situated against a stunning desert backdrop near the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park and United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Design highlights include features that are both beautiful and eco-friendly, such as drought-tolerantlandscaping with high-tech recycling and water-reclamation features. 

This new 30,000 square-foot casino is sure to be the high desert's top entertainment destination, with 490 slot machines, 7 table games including Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, and traditional Poker. Tortoise Rock Casino will also offer quick bites at an affordable price at Oasis Grille, along with live music, sports viewing events, and great drinks at Shelly's Lounge.  Tortoise Rock Casino will be open to all guests 18 years and older.  No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the Casino.

An estimated $1.4 Million dollars went to construction wages alone, with local contractors and crews given preference. Tortoise Rock Casino will also employ more than 100 full and part-time employees.

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Tortoise Rock Casino is owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. This gorgeous new entertainment destination in Twentynine Palms, California is beautifully situated between the majestic Joshua Tree National Park and one of the country's largest military training facilities--the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The casino offers 30,000 square feet of gaming space, with 490 Slot Machines, 7 Table Games, live poker, plus live entertainment, Oasis Grille and Shelly's Lounge.  Visit for more information or  call 1.866.377.6829. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians also owns and operates Spotlight 29 Casino in nearby Coachella, California.


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