The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians revealed that the San Manuel Casino is now Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino in San Manuel. The tribe will continue to serve as the owner of the casino and resort as the name change allows the tribe to pursue additional growth opportunities and serve the community as part of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians business.
What started 35 years ago as a bingo hall has since grown into one of Southern California’s premier destinations for games, entertainment, and culinary thrills. As part of its three-phase expansion plan earlier this year the casino added an additional 1,500 slots for a total of over 6,500, an additional high limit gaming room, three retail stores and a series of new bars and restaurants around the property. . In December, the Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino will open its new 17-story hotel featuring 432 rooms, including 127 spacious suites, as well as a swimming pool with seven private cabanas, a full-service spa, and additional dining options. Next year, a 2,800-seat entertainment hall will debut.
“Today marks a new chapter of rebirth and unlimited potential, so we have given our property a new name – Yaamava ‘- the Serrano word for’ spring ‘,” said Ken Ramirez, band president. San Manuel. “We are extremely grateful to our tribal citizens, the thousands of San Manuel employees and the millions of valuable guests over the years, who have all helped make this moment possible.”
The new name of Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino in San Manuel includes a new visual identity and a new logo, inspired by the ancestral lands of the Serrano people. The Yaamava ‘logo takes shape as yucca leaves and basket weaving are an essential part of the tribe’s history in the region, all paying homage to the culture and heritage of the Indian Mission Band of San Manuel.