EL CAJON, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - Sycuan Casino recently appointed San Diego-native, John Dinius to their General Manager position. Since 2014, Dinius has held the position of interim general manager and has been a driving force behind the organization achieving multiple milestones. Most recently, the casino received national recognition as one of the top 10 casinos outside of Las Vegas by Yahoo Travel, which was also recognized by Fox News. During his time leading the organization, the casino launched its highly successful San Diego-centric brand in 2015 which resulted in an instant spike in visitation including a double digit increase over the month and year prior. Additionally, under his guidance Sycuan has established industry leading innovations for the San Diego market including the largest non-smoking gaming area as well as the most cash back offered through its Club Sycuan loyalty player program.

"Sycuan Casino has had an incredible year and it is due to the support and commitment of our Sycuan team members during this transition," said Dinius. "Being appointed General Manager at an organization that I've been a part of for so long is a true honor. I look forward to the successes and challenges the coming years will bring. Sycuan Casino has been a major part of the community for over 30 years -- it is our experience that sets us apart from the others in the market. I am confident we have a team in place to take Sycuan to a whole new level and am truly excited for what the future holds." 

Dinius, who has been an employee at Sycuan Casino for 22 years, brings a unique perspective to his position having worked his way through the ranks during his tenure. Starting as a Bingo Pull Tabs Clerk, he has also served as Slot Attendant, Shift Manager, Operations Manager and Slot Director, essentially holding positions at every level at the casino. As General Manager, he uses a "bottom-up" philosophy rather than the standard top-down management style. By using team member focus groups he is able to learn insights on the tools each unique department needs in order to better serve the property's guests -- and to foster a striving work environment.

About Sycuan Casino
Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace back in 1983. Now, 32 years later it has become a community landmark. Undergoing a massive renovation in 2012, Sycuan now features 2,000 exciting reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, poker, bingo and a variety of restaurants to choose from. Non-smokers will also enjoy over 800 slots and table games in the comfort of San Diego's first and largest fully-enclosed non-smoking room -- complete with its own separate entrance and Paipa's Surf & Turf buffet. The GameDay Sports Bar & Grill has 39 wide-screen TVs, including 5 90-inch TVs, bar-top slot machines, a stadium sized menu, over 30 beers on tap, the Party Pit complete with three blackjack tables, an extensive collection of sports memorabilia -- and a high-energy atmosphere. Sycuan's intimate 457-seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round. Open 24 hours daily.

For additional information visit www.SycuanCasino.com