Temecula, California-based Pechanga Resort Casino has announced a new multi-year partnership with the NBA’s LA Clippers. The deal will see the property, an enterprise of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians, serve as the exclusive tribal casino of the basketball team.
The partnership was confirmed last week during a Clippers preseason game at Crypto.com Arena, during which the team presented a jersey to Pechanga leaders to commemorate the relationship.
Under the terms of the signed partnership, community events will be included, as well as Clippers watch parties and in-game promotions. The deal also includes in-arena signage, digital and social media activations, broadcast integrations and hospitality elements. Pechanga will also showcase its tribal culture at the Clippers game on Nov. 6 in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Clippers Chief Global Partnerships Officer Scott Sonnenberg said: "We’re thrilled to partner with Pechanga Resort Casino and work together to serve our fans and community. It was an honor to celebrate with them at our preseason game."
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Andrew Masiel, Sr., President of the Pechanga Development Corporation, added: “We’re very excited to partner with the LA Clippers and support our broader Southern California community. This partnership will also mean more opportunities for Pechanga’s guests to truly unique events and experiences in L.A. sports. Our Tribe’s roots run deep through Southern California and like us, the Clippers are committed to using their platform to make a meaningful difference.”
Pechanga Resort Casino is an active sponsor of sports teams and venues. Other athletics partnerships include deals with Angels Baseball, the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Chargers, SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Lakers and the University of Southern California. The tribe also has the naming rights to the Pechanga Arena San Diego.
The Pechanga Resort Casino offers 5,400 slots, table games and entertainment options. It features a hotel with 1,100 rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga.