Viejas Casino & Resort Breaks Another Guinness World Record

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viejas Casino & Resort, in celebration of their 24th anniversary, has
broken the Guinness World Record for Largest Champagne Tasting.

“Continuing in our tradition of celebrating important landmarks in our
growth, Viejas has once again set a new World Record,” said Viejas
Tribal Chairman Robert Welch. “Sharing this achievement with some of our
many loyal guests of the past 24 years reasserts the foundation of what
Viejas provides best for San Diego and beyond––unmatched entertainment.”

More than 620 Viejas guests and team members joined in the tasting of
three exquisite champagnes, led by noted sommelier, Mike Hoagland,
Champagne Specialist for Moet Hennessey. Three champagnes were specially
selected for this event: Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Veuve Clicquot Rose,
and Dom Perignon, Vintage 2004. Guests and team members gathered around
the Viejas Hotel pool at 8:00 pm and received tasting notes and
historical perspective from Mr. Hoagland, while enjoying samples of each
champagne. Breaking this world record was the crowning event in an
evening filled with entertainment for Viejas guests.

Chris Kelley, General Manager of Viejas, remarked on the occasion, “This
anniversary celebration highlights our commitment to deliver the best
experience possible for our guests through a team that is capable of
rewriting the record books.”

Viejas began in 1991 as a stand-alone bingo parlor and has since grown
into a AAA Four Diamond resort. In late October of this year, Viejas
will celebrate the grand opening of their second luxury hotel tower.

About Viejas Casino & Resort

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the AAA Four Diamond
Viejas Casino & Resort features world-class gaming with thousands of
slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat,
and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting
facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants
including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, the Buffet, and the
Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the
casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly
acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and during winter
Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 99
luxury rooms and 29 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and
lounge area.

The highly anticipated second hotel tower will open October 30, 2015,
offering an additional 109 deluxe rooms and VIP suites. The new tower
will also feature San Diego’s newest conference center, with nine
state-of-the-art meeting spaces and the extraordinary Oak Ballroom,
ideal for hosting weddings and other special group events.

For more information, visit
or call 1-800-847-6537.


Viejas Casino & Resort
Anthony San Pietro, Vice President
Entertainment & Advertising