Spotlight 29 Casino


Spotlight 29 Casino is an Indian casino in Coachella, California, owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California. The casino is 250,000 square feet, with 1,600 slot machines and 22 table games.[2] Amenities include two restaurants, food court, three bars and the Spotlight Showroom, which seats 2,200.[3]

Spotlight 29 Casino
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Entrance to Spotlight 29 Casino
Location Coachella, California
Address 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella CA 92236
Opening dateJanuary 14, 1995; 27 years ago (January 14, 1995) [1]
Signature attractionsSpotlight Showroom, Blue Bar, Hot Spot, Groove
Notable restaurantsJEM Steakhouse, Cafe Capitata
Casino typeIndian
OwnerTwenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California


Spotlight 29 Casino opened in January 1995 to the public under the right of the National Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, allowing Native American Tribes to operate casinos. In March 2001, the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians teamed with Donald Trump and Spotlight 29 Casino became Trump 29 Casino, opening on April 2, 2002. In 2006, the relationship with Donald Trump ended, and the casino returned to its original name, after which many renovations were completed including a new 1,200 vehicle parking structure and an expansion of nearly 150,000 square feet, updating the casino to include nearly 250,000 square feet for gaming, offices, meetings and conferences, dining and entertainment.[4]



Spotlight 29 Casino has 1,600 slot machines, including a high limit slot area and the most penny games in the Coachella Valley. Guests must be 21 or older to gamble on the property.[5]

Table GamesEdit

22 table games including:


Spotlight ShowroomEdit

The Spotlight Showroom has 2,200 seats for live concerts, entertainment, sporting events, conferences, and special events. The Showroom also hosts the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indian's annual Winter POW WOW[6] as well as Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation's annual Fashion Show.[7]


  1. ^ Elsinore Corp Annual Report Spotlight 29 Casino. (retrieved 7 October 2011)
  2. ^ "Destination: Spotlight 29 Casino" (PDF). Indian Gaming. January 2009. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  3. ^ "Spotlight 29 Casino | About Us". Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  4. ^ "Spotlight 29 Casino | Press". Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  5. ^ "Spotlight 29 Casino | About Us". Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  6. ^ "Pow Wow tradition kept alive at Spotlight 29 Casino". Desert Sun. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  7. ^ "Spotlight 29 Casino | Shows & Events". Retrieved 2016-02-01.

External linksEdit

  • Spotlight 29 Casino

Coordinates: 33°42′38″N 116°11′00″W / 33.7106°N 116.1832°W / 33.7106; -116.1832