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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Long-awaited replacement Soboba Casino Resort opening beckons thousands


Last updated 3/1/2019 at 1:44am

Tony Ault photo

The Soboba Casino sign that was atop the older tent facility shines brightly to greet guests at the Soboba Casino Resort, Feb. 20, at 22777 Soboba Road in San Jacinto. More lights were added to the original sign that was erected in 1995.

Soboba Casino's move from its tented facility to the almost completed 474,000-square-foot casino and 200-room resort hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, challenged old and new employees with thousands of visitors with the 2,000 space parking lot nearly filled for hours.

The big move from the old casino to the Las Vegas-style resort and casino only a quarter-mile west on Soboba Road began at 2 a.m. and ended 12 hours later with the doors of the new casino opening to throngs of visitors. The unusually cold weather and threat of rain did not hinder guests that afternoon.

A step inside by the first gue...

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