The Best Card Rooms in LA

Card rooms are very popular in Los Angeles County. This is mainly because California has very specific rules about what’s allowed in terms of gaming. This includes Native American casinos in reservations, the state’s lottery, certain sports betting, and card rooms. Since there are no Native American reservations within LA, card rooms have become the primary entertainment for many gamblers. So, let’s check out some of the best card … Continue reading The Best Card Rooms in LA

Commerce Casino: The World’s Largest Card Room and Site of the LA Poker Classic

Located in the Los Angeles suburb of Commerce, the Commerce Casino complex and Crown Plaza Hotel is a historic site that’s home to the largest card room in the world. The famous card room has hosted many international tournaments and is one of the country’s most prestigious places to play. Along with the card room, the casino also has many other features that make it … Continue reading Commerce Casino: The World’s Largest Card Room and Site of the LA Poker Classic

LA Getaway: Viejas Casino & Resort

As promised, here is my second installment in an ambitious attempt to highlight our local Native American gaming resorts. Today, we’ll be discussing Viejas Casino & Resort. In the small high-desert town of Alpine in Viejas in the distant southeastern corner of San Diego County, you’ll find an oasis known as Viejas. Locals come to play casino games, enjoy great dining, partake in the nightclub … Continue reading LA Getaway: Viejas Casino & Resort

LA Getaway: Pechanga Resort & Casino

Southern Californians have a variety of casino resort options. Every metropolitan area has on its distant outskirts at least one gaming establishment on Native American lands. Your humble correspondent has launched an ambitious undertaking: to experience these local hospitality providers and report back to you, the would-be informed traveler. In future posts, I intend to offer feedback on some big names in the genre: Morongo, … Continue reading LA Getaway: Pechanga Resort & Casino

Find your Catalina Island Adventure

Where else can you view dolphins and whales from the Catalina Express ferry, zip over a rugged canyon at 30 mph, explore the pristine and untouched wilderness in an open-air biofuel Hummer, and learn about the brilliant solar system at night on top of a vista, all in one day? Catalina Island! In 1958 the pop band The Four Preps sang, “just 26 miles across … Continue reading Find your Catalina Island Adventure