Pechanga Resort Casino partners with LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Pechanga Resort Casino has entered into a new multi-year partnership to serve as the exclusive tribal casino for the NBA’s LA Clippers.

The Temecula, California-based casino, a Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians venture, announced the deal last week during a Clippers preseason game, during which the team presented tribal economic development officials with a jersey.

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The partnership will include community events, Clippers viewing parties and in-game promotions, plus signage in the Arena, digital and social media activations, streaming integrations and hospitality elements, according to a statement.

“We are thrilled to partner with Pechanga Resort Casino and work together to serve our fans and community,” Clippers director of global partnerships Scott Sonnenberg said in a statement.

The Pechanga Band also plans to highlight tribal culture during a home game on November 6 to mark Native American Heritage Month.

“We are very excited to partner with the LA Clippers and support our broader Southern California community,” said Andrew Masiel, Sr., President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “This partnership will also mean more opportunities for Pechanga guests to enjoy truly unique events and experiences in Los Angeles sports. Our tribe’s roots run deep in 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 athletic 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.

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