Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City Has Opened its Doors

CATHEDRAL CITY — The wait is over.  Just in time for Thanksgiving, Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City opened to the public. The opening was announced not with the usual ribbon-cutting but on the casino’s social media accounts.

The casino’s Twitter account includes a Tweet riddled with emojis that include a champagne bottle, a slot machine and a smiley face wearing a party hat and blowing a noisemaker along with a photo of a popping bottle of champagne with the text “Doors now open. Party on.”

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City OpensEarlier this month, Agua Caliente Casinos set aglow the customized state-of-the-art marquee sign in front of the newest casino in their portfolio.

While many businesses throughout the Coachella Valley shuttered to blunt the spread of the coronavirus and residents were ordered to stay at home, a steady hum of activity continued to keep on track construction of the new Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City.

Ground for the new casino was broken Nov. 4.  Since then, the corner of E. Palm Canyon Drive and Date Palm Drive has been ground zero for an entertainment development project in the heart of downtown.

In July, the tribe held a job fair, announcing it was looking to fill 500 jobs.

The gaming and entertainment facility in the downtown is a significant element in the rebirth of the second largest community in the Coachella Valley. The casino, being constructed by the Agua Caliente of Cahuilla Indians, will serve as the fourth anchor at the eastern edge of the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District.

The casino is open 24 hours daily, seven days per week.


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  • Light It Up: Agua Caliente Cathedral City
  • Cathedral City Casino: Agua Caliente Band of Chuilla Indians