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This Friday, June 29, 2019, Lake Elsinore’s Kodi Lee receives a standing ovation with his pitch-perfect performance of “A Song for You” during the opening of Launch Pointe in Lake Elsinore. Lee will perform at Pala Casino Spa Resort in late May (File Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

While other casinos are working on their entertainment offerings, Pala Casino Spa Resort is getting off to a huge start.

The northern San Diego County casino brought concerts back to its Starlight Theater last summer, with security measures that included socially distant seating and masking requirements.

A year later, Pala does even more to entertainment by adding multiple venues to hold more shows. Continue reading.

Commuters drive past the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on October 3, 2018. (File Photo by MARK RALSTON / AFP via Getty Images)

ICYMI: The newest player to enter the Las Vegas casino market is one from Southern California.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, owners of the San Manuel Casino in the highlands, will buy the Palms Casino Resort as part of a $ 650 million deal from the current owner, Red Rock Resorts.

Since we first shared the news with you, we’ve spoken to tribal officials and casino experts to learn more about what this purchase means. Continue reading.

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Red Rock Resorts’ sale of the Palms could help the company tackle another project that has long been in the works. The company hopes to kick off its South Durango Drive casino early next year, and the proceeds from the Palms sale could help accelerate the project. The Las Vegas Review Journal offers more.