Viejas Casino Certified as “Responsible Gambling Facility” for 7th Consecutive Year

Viejas Casino announced today that it has achieved re-certification as an official “Responsible Gambling Facility” by the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG).

In 2007, Viejas Casino became the first casino in California to gain the certification and is one of three in the state to be re-certified this year. In order to gain certification by the CCPG, Viejas Casino was required to provide comprehensive training to its Team Members, comply with an extensive list of requirements and demonstrate the willingness and ability to help those affected by problem gambling.

Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley said, “Although problem gambling only impacts a relatively small percentage of people, we continue our commitment to providing a safe and entertaining environment for all of our guests, and we are very proud to earn re-certification as a Responsible Gambling Facility.”

Robert Jacobson, Executive Director of the California Council on Problem Gambling, said, “A pioneer and early adopter of many of the responsible gaming standards currently in effect in California, Viejas’s dedication to creating a healthier gaming environment for its guests has remained unwavering for more than a decade.”

The other two California casinos also earning re-certification are San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino and Pechanga Resort & Casino.

About Viejas Casino & Resort

Located off of I-8 east of San Diego, Viejas Casino & Resort is owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, who have inhabited the areas of Southern California and northern Mexico for over 10,000 years. Viejas Casino features thousands of slot machines, exciting table games including Blackjack; Baccarat and Pai Gow; a poker room; a new high-stakes bingo room and an off-track betting facility. Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries and Viejas Bowl. And the newest addition, Viejas Hotel, features 128 luxurious suites and an expansive pool area with a hot tub and cabanas for lounging or entertaining. For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537.