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"Chumash Casino Resort: Rising to a New Level"

written by Kris Caballero (November 18, 2018)

Over to the July issue of the Southern California Gaming Guide, this is the first issue we owned personally that represents a casino's name and their push to a "new level." You would think it's a little aggrandizing promoting a specific casino and what they're up to, but then again, there just may be something they have that other California casinos haven't.

This next thing will be the silliest thing you'll ever read: A close friend of mine admits he and his family doesn't frequent at Chumash Casino. His reason? The word "Chumash" is a close phonetic to "chew cash," meaning that Chumash Casino "chews your cash" out of you. Yeah, he's in his mid-30s and criticizes like a nine-year old. Our faces are as blank as yours. Southern California Gaming Guide, July 2016 issue

A). Seven Things Not To Miss In July (page 6)


1. BMW 320i Giveaway at Valley View Casino & Hotel
Alright, well, this has been previously mentioned from the June 2016 issue "$1.3 Million TournEvent of Champions: Where and When to Play" which I found strange. Looks like nobody has won the prize.

2. Brian Regan at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino on July 16th
A stand-up comedian makes an appearance, who just happened to appear on big hit shows like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Top Five and Late Show with David Letterman. Good to have a laugh every now and then.

3. 5 Mini Coopers and a BMW i8 Hybrid Giveaway at Chumash Casino Resort
That's six cars to give away, ladies and gentlemen. I mean, why isn't anyone getting dressed and rushing to the casinos for this opportunity? If I knew I had a big chance at winning a car, I may as well take that chance. No harm in trying, right?

4. Barona Lottery at Barona Resort & Casino
Would this be a welcome chance for those who didn't win the Mega Millions and/or Power Ball lotteries? Winning lotteries, big or small, is such a tough gamble given the odds are incredibly lower than normal. You may as well play roulette.

5. $100,000 Cash Avengers 2 at Sycuan Casino
That name—Cash Avengers 2. You know what I'll say next: When is the next Avengers? Will it be the $250,000 Cash Avengers: The Age of Ultron? Perhaps they jump to the $1,000,000 Cash Avengers: Infinity War? Someone working for Sycuan must be a proud Marvel fan (rest in peace, Stan Lee).

6. Cruisin' California at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and Spa Resort Casino
How this works is they get two players to compete against each other to snag the $5,000, which includes a Cruisin' California trip for two. Apparently, it's a luxurious and exotic trip around California. They never mentioned if this luxury trip was sponsored by 1-800-SANDALS, but hey, it had to be mentioned!

7. Jerry Seinfeld at Chumash Casino Resort on July 21st
Okay, it's Jerry Seinfeld hosting a gig at Sycuan. What more needs to be said?

B). July 2016 Gaming News (pages 10 & 12)


- $1.3 Million National TournEvent of Champions
Looks like they're holding this event again, due to the success of the winners in June. The tournament very much works similarly to the poker tournaments: Be the player to score the highest points to advance up. The "top dog" then wins the million dollar prize. From my perspective, those players with the mindset of the pro poker players should be able to navigate through this tournament just fine. Other than that, this is one of the most successful tournaments I have seen.

- $50,000 Sizzlin Summer Slot Tournament at Valley View Casino & Hotel
Another slot tournament but only at the Valley View Casino & Hotel. What's different about this is the grand prize is shared among the top winners. This should favor the player(s) a little better, but after all your hard work, are you ready to split the winnings? The decision is yours to make.

- Celebrate July 4th at the Casino
Spa Resort Casino is holding a Sandsational Summer which is a sand castle-building competition; Valley View Casino & Hotel has the Great Big Summer Giveaway; Sycuan Casino has a special 4th of July session at their Sycuan Bingo room, and Chumash Casino Resort has Buddy Night Bingo. You want to know what sucks about all these events? Not once did the featuring of fireworks was mentioned. Not everyone will win and not everyone will participate, so how about a little something to ease the time spent at the casinos, like fireworks?

- Lucky Chula Vista Guest Wins $1.22 Million Jackpot at Sycuan Casino
A woman by the name of Falina R. from Chula Vista, San Diego, won this big prize. What more can I say? She's probably still in the middle of her luxury European trip as I'm typing this. Congratulations, Falina!

Oh, and the issue mentioned this happened on May 25th. And it's being reported on the July issue?


C). Reader's Choice: 2016 Best Slots (pages 14 & 15)


Any companies out there that produce slot machines? Here are the results:
Best Video Slot Best Penny Slot Best Reel Slot Best Slot Innovation
1st Buffalo Stampede™
2nd 88 Fortunes™
3rd Game of Thrones™ Slot Game
1st 88 Fortunes™
2nd Buffalo Stampede™
3rd Titan 360™
1st Quick Hit™ Five Times Pay Ten Times Pay
2nd Blazing 7s™
3rd Double Diamond®
1st Sphinx 3-D™
2nd TournEvent® System
3rd Titan 360™


Best Music, Movie or TV-Themed Slot Best Slot Graphics Best Progressive Slot Best Video Poker Slot
1st Game of Thrones™ Slot Game
2nd Britney Spears™ Slot Game
3rd Wheel of Fortune®
1st Game of Thrones™ Slot Game
2nd The Walking Dead™ Slot Game
3rd Willy Wonka Pure Imagination™
1st Wheel of Fortune®
2nd Buffalo Stampede™
3rd Super Monopoly™ Money Boardwalk Sevens
1st Game King™ Deuces Wild
2nd Ultimate X Poker™
3rd Super Times Pay Poker™


Best Classic Slot Best Dollar Slot Luckiest Slot Best Slot Mobile App
1st Wheel of Fortune®
2nd Monopoly™
3rd Jackpot Party®
1st Quick Hit™ Five Times Pay Ten Times Pay
2nd Wheel of Fortune®
3rd Total Meltdown™
1st 88 Fortunes™
2nd Crazy Money II™
3rd Quick Hit™ Platinum
1st GSN Grand Casino
2nd DoubleDown Casino™
3rd Slotomania

Impressive. Did your slot machine rank up here? Whether it was or wasn't, I myself prefer the underrated ones—namely that one slot featuring Chinese cuisine. Yeah, I completely forgot the name of that machine.

E). Southern California Gaming Guide BIG WINNERS! (page 31)


Southern California Gaming Guide, BIG WINNERS in the month of July 2016!

TOP ROW:
- Falina Won $1,228,537 Playing Buffalo Grand at SYCUAN CASINO!
- Hugh Won $123,969 Playing Monte Carlo Spin and Win at BARONA RESORT & CASINO!
- Kathleen Won a $14,432 Planet Bingo Jackpot at SYCUAN CASINO!

MIDDLE ROW:
- Veronica Won $28,611 Playing 1¢ Power Strike at CHUMASH CASINO RESORT!
- Ray Won a $17,159 Playing 5 Treasures at SYCUAN CASINO!
- Barbara Won $17,811 Playing Quick Hit Plantinum at CHUMASH CASINO RESORT!

BOTTOM ROW:
- Michael Won $17,114 Playing Quick Hit Plantinum at SYCUAN CASINO!
- Donald Won $6,000 Playing Double Diamond Deluxe at VALLEY VIEW CASINO & HOTEL
- Cheryl Won $12,800 Playing Lightning Keno at SYCUAN CASINO!

Congratulations to the big winners in the month of July [2016]! I must say that Falina may have just set a record with that million-dollar winnings.

There you have the July 2016 issue!

Credits to TheGamingGuide.com for the information and for the [July 2016] issue of Southern California Gaming Guide. Game on!