Las Vegas-Style Casinos are Freeway Close to Downtown San Diego & Big Attractions

San Diego Casinos
Las Vegas-Style Casinos total 10 in number with many offering hotel resorts, golf & more.

Las Vegas Style Casinos abound in San Diego County. There are ten countywide Las Vegas-style casinos offering more SanDiego things to do and see. These casinos offer top-notch gaming venues, live entertainment, as well as dining alternatives galore 24 hours a day.

Thus, you no longer have to go to Las Vegas to enjoy gaming at its best. Enjoy all the comforts of Las Vegas, including impressive restaurants, luxurious day spas, outlet shopping, along with live performances & concerts by nationally acclaimed entertainers. San Diego County is home to ten glittering Las Vegas-style casinos, located in our own backyard. Located only a brief distance away from Downtown San Diego and several are home to luxurious Resorts, Golf Courses and other amenities.


Casino Pauma is a Favorite Smaller Casino

Casino Pauma is a North County favorite, because it’s smaller in size compared to the other casinos. This is a very appealing aspect for many people because big is not always better. You’ll also be greeted by a friendly door man with a smile and a warm greeting. Yes, Casino Pauma is a friendly place. A palm tree-lined road greets guests to Casino Pauma and its comfortable 42,500-sq. ft. facility. More than 1,050 state-of-the-art slot machines are featured here at Casino Pauma along with exciting table games including poker, roulette, ($5) blackjack 24-hours a day, Lucky Lady’s Bonus Blackjack, Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow Poker, and no limit Texas Hold ’em tournaments. The Poker Room opens at 5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and at 2 p.m. Fri.–Sun.

San Diego Casinos

Harrah’s Casino Resort Southern California

Harrah’s is well-known for having the best casinos and hotels nationwide. So you definitely won’t be disappointed with your discovery of this casino with all its gaming and entertainment venues. For the color and excitement of a Las Vegas-style casino, Harrah’s Rincon has it all. Of course, they offer state-of-the-art gaming including 2,000 slot machines, more than 59 table games, and a 12 table poker room where the action never stops! Harrah’s Rincon also offers unique games like Rincon Craps and Volcanic Roulette Bingo.

Pala Casino Resort Hotel & Spa

This beautiful casino is at the foot of serene Palomar Mountain in North San Diego County. Take I-15 to Hwy. 76 and go east five miles. Or, take I-5 to Hwy. 76 and go east 23 miles. This 950,000-sq. ft. Four Diamond luxury casino offers Las Vegas-style gaming. With more than 2,300 slots, 87 gaming… Read more »

Valley View Casino & Hotel

Valley View is an award-winning casino resort with a 108-room high-rise hotel, all rooms are non-smoking rooms. The hotel is located in beautiful North County’s Valley Center. This 89,000-sq. ft. casino features 2,000 state-of-the-art Vegas-style slots, video poker machines, single-deck and multideck blackjack tables, and 22 gaming tables, 12 high-limit gaming tables and more! Between… Read more »


Barona Resort Casino and Golf Course

Winner of the San Diego Restaurant Association’s 2008, 2009 Gold Medallion Award for “Best Casino.” This impressive 300,000-sq. ft. casino features 2,000 slot and video poker machines and 70 table games including blackjack, Pai Gow poker, three card poker and Let it Ride. Stay at their elegant hotel and dine at their Barona Oaks Steakhouse…. Read more »

Golden Acorn Casino has 750 Slot Machines

Posted August 10th, 2009 by Barry Berndes & filed under AttractionsCasinosEast CountyEast County CasinosSmall Casinos.

This 40,000-sq. ft. casino features 750 slot machines, blackjack tables, video poker games, video keno games and table games including Texas Hold ’em poker. They also have a travel center and gas station, the Golden Grill Restaurant, a deli and a full-service cocktail lounge. This is a great road stop for travelers going to or… Read more »

Jamul Casino is San Diego’s Newest Casino

La Posta Casino is Boutique-Style Casino

Posted July 10th, 2009 by Barry Berndes & filed under AttractionsCasinosEast County CasinosSmall Casinos.

Take I-8 east to Crestwood Road exit. Guests must be 21 years or older. This casino has 349 slot machines. Dine at Marie’s Restaurant featuring American cuisine.

Sycuan Casino & Resort is near Downtown

Moments away from downtown San Diego, Sycuan Casino and Resort is the premier gaming destination for San Diegans. A grand expansion took place in March 2020 with an expanded $260-million 12-story luxury hotel tower with 302 rooms, including 57 luxury suites. Additional amenities include several swimming pools, an adult swim-up bar, a family pool. Plus, they have added a spa and a fitness facility.

Set amidst 425-plus lush acres, surrounded by picturesque mountain terrain, there are wonderful areas to walk around and take in the sites. This 365,000-sq. ft. the casino is open 24 hours a day with 2,800 Vegas-style slot machines, a smoke-free poker room, and a 50-table gaming room. Enhancing this awesome venue are multiple restaurants including the Elicit Bar & Lounge, the Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse, the Uncommons Food Court featuring local favorites such as Phil’s BBQ, Hodad’s and Luch Libre restaurants.

Viejas Casino Resort Hotel & Golf Courset

This was America’s first Casino, which grew from a bingo parlor to the extravagant hotel, resort, and casino it is today. casino As you might expect, they have multiple restaurants, live entertainment Wed.–Sun. and an outlet shopping center. You must be 18 years or older to enter the casino.