East County’s Sycuan Casino is Only 30 Minutes from Downtown with two Hotels and a golf course
El Cajon, CA 92019
Sycuan Casino & Resort at 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon (619-445-6002) [sycuan.com] 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.
Visit the casino 24 hours a day, for great gaming, delicious food and warm, friendly service. Guests must be 18+ to enter casino and restaurants. Must be 21+ to enter theatre and sports bar.
We’ve Got Your Game
Looking for variety? Sycuan delivers with the largest selection of gaming choices in San Diego. No other casino offers so much under one roof including 2,800 Reel & Video Slots, Video Poker, 40+ Gaming Tables including Blackjack, Three- and Four-Card Poker, Craps, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat, 19 Table Poker Room, 800+ Seat Bingo Pavilion and Off-Track Betting.
Play Smoke Free
Their new non-smoking wing is fully-enclosed and has its own separate entrance from the outside. With over 350 slots, nine gaming tables, poker and Paipa’s Buffet, everyone agrees it’s a breath of fresh air.
Catch a Show Live & Up Close
Their 457-seat venue plays host to rock and country music legends of the 60s, 70s and 80s as well as rising young stars. With state-of-the-art sound & lighting and excellent acoustics, Sycuan Live & Up Close delivers an intimate and unforgettable concert experience from every seat.
Where to Stay
Syccuan Casino offers two hotel venues. Most recently completed is their state-of-the art 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.
Located just three miles from the casino, Sycuan Golf Resort also offers 100 spacious, comfortable rooms with beautiful golf course views, pools and private putting greens. First class amenities include two championship 18-hole golf courses, an 18-hole par 3 course and a full service spa facility. Consistently voted “San Diego’s favorite golf course” by UTSanDiego.com.
Where to Dine
Paipa’s Buffet: If surf & turf’s your thing, you’re going to love their all-you-can-eat buffet! Paipa’s Buffet features slow roasted prime rib, snow crab legs, peel and eat shrimp, sushi and over 100 delicious items from 10 specialty food stations. Don’t forget to save room for their decadent dessert bar!
Wachena is warm and intimate and features an extensive and eclectic menu with selections from around the world. Enjoy casual dining within an environment accented by natural wood, stone and design motifs inspired by the majestic oaks that surround the property. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
GameDay Sports Bar & Grill: When it comes to sports bars, there’s nothing else quite like GameDay. Over 39 high definition TVs, including five 100” displays, keep you close to the action while 29 bar-top slot machines keep you busy between plays. Take time to browse our extensive collection of museum-quality memorabilia. Cocktails from our center bar and a huge food menu complete the experience.
Quick Eats: Grab a quick bite at Phil’s BBQ Restaurant and for burgers it’s Hodad’s plus, Sunset Deli or the Double Down Grill. The Sunset Deli offers deli-style sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, pastries and hand-scooped ice cream. The Double Down Grill offers grilled sandwiches, hamburgers and snacks.
This state-of-the-art casino is freeway close to downtown San Diego and is a must see San Diego attraction.
Banquets & Weddings at Sycuan Casino
5469 Casino Way
Price: Call for pricing
The Sycuan Resort is ideal for outdoor events, or parties and reception can also be held in any of their beautiful banquet areas.