Location: El Cajon (26 Miles / 40 Minutes East of Downtown San Diego)
Hours: Casino Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week
Features: Slots, Card Tables, Bingo, Separate Non-Smoking Casino Room; Free Bus Service from Several San Diego Locations; Golf Resort with Spa
Sycuan Casino Highlights: Sycuan Casino offers lots of promotions, including senior discounts, to attract players to their casino. One of the main attractions for seniors are the bingo events held throughout the day. Nearby, the casino also owns a resort with golf, tennis, and spa.
Sycuan Casino – Bingo games are one of the favorite attractions for guests of the casino. Sycuan provides free bus rides from several San Diego locations for evening Bingo events. Seniors and those celebrating their birthdays get bingo discounts. There are several other bingo specials, including free breakfast on weekends. Visitors can also enjoy slots (including penny slots), poker (including Pai Gow), blackjack, baccarat, roulette, craps, and other table games. You can also take advantage of several promotions that change frequently but always include senior discounts. A ’boutique casino’ has been established in the east side of the building. This boutique casino is sealed off to provide non-smokers a separate gaming area that includes slots, gaming tables and poker. Sycuan Casino does offer a Sycuan Club card with various casino benefits. Casino guests must be 18 Years Old or Older and have Valid Identification. For food, patrons can choose between a buffet restaurant and a cafe.
Sycuan Resort & Golf – The resort is a 100 room lodge with spa and surrounded by 54 holes of golf and 11 lighted tennis courts. It is located 3.5 miles west of the casino. Room prices range from about $120 – $300 depending on the dates.
A round of golf starts as low as $16 for the par-3 course and $31 for a twilight round on one of the championship courses. You can make reservations up to 90 days in advance. Carts are optional. Golf is played year-round in San Diego. Read the description about San Diego weather for details on what to expect. Look for the inland forecast. It is generally warmer inland that it is immediately next to the San Diego Coast.
Showcase Theatre – The 500 seat theatre is home to national performers, usually on a monthly basis. Most shows start at 8PM and tickets for most acts cost $30 – $35.
Information on Visiting the Sycuan Casino
Directions from Google Maps to 5469 Casino Way in El Cajon, CA 92019. Most people will be driving in from the west and pass the Sycuan Resort. The Casino is about 3.5 miles past the Resort.
Traffic – Traffic is very heavy driving east on highway I-8 during weekday evening rush hour. (Learn more about getting San Diego traffic updates.) The last eight miles are on two-lane roads heading into a more remote area where the Indian Reservation is located.
Transit – The Casino offers Free Luxury Bus Service from various locations in San Diego. Visitors staying around downtown San Diego can take the Orange Line Trolley to reach El Cajon, which is one of the pick-up points. (See San Diego Transit Information for details on the San Diego Trolley and information about using the online Transit Planner.) Buses run on a fairly regular basis from early morning to late night.