JAMUL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jamul Indian Village of California (“JIV” or “Tribe”) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) (“the Company,” “Penn National,” or “Penn National Gaming”) announced today the dining options to be available at Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego, including “Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub,” the first ever Tony Gwynn themed sports bar. With the casino expected to open in mid-2016, Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub will feature a significant collection of memorabilia from arguably the greatest athlete in San Diego’s history.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Gwynn family to showcase ‘Mr. Padre’s’ incredible collection of awards, uniforms, and personal mementos for our customers to enjoy,” said Richard St. Jean, General Manager of Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego.
“It is surreal to have the first Tony Gwynn themed sports bar in our casino,” said Michael Hunter, Executive Council Member of the Jamul Indian Village. “I grew up watching and rooting for the Padres, and Tony Gwynn was one of my heroes. It will be an honor to have his memorabilia at Hollywood Casino and we greatly appreciate the partnership with Alicia Gwynn and her family.”
A variety of Gwynn memorabilia will be on display throughout the restaurant, including Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, his personal narration of career highlights, game-used uniforms and equipment, and much more. A rendering of Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub can be viewed by clicking here.
“I am so excited to share Tony’s legacy with Jamul Indian Village and the future visitors of Hollywood Casino,” said Alicia Gwynn. “Not only was Tony a great player, he was an exceptional man. It will be wonderful to have his accomplishments highlighted in East County.”
Alicia Gwynn is the President of the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to bettering the lives of disadvantaged children. Her work with the Foundation mirrors the goals of JIV’s budding charitable organization, Acorns to Oaks.
“We are proud to join with Alicia Gwynn to highlight her husband’s career and support their efforts with the less fortunate,” said Erica Pinto, Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village. “Our philanthropic interests align and we look forward to working with her Foundation to support the greater San Diego community.”
JIV is working together with Penn National Gaming to develop and operate Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego, a $400 million gaming facility on the Tribe’s sovereign land in Jamul, about 20 miles east of downtown San Diego on State Route 94. The casino will feature approximately 1,700 slot machines and 43 live table games.
Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego also announced the additional dining options to be available in the facility. They include:
- Final Cut Steak & Seafood – a contemporary American steakhouse serving hand-cut to order USDA Wagyu and Prime Beef, fresh and local seafood, and an extensive wine list.
- Emerald Chinese Cuisine – San Diego’s premiere dim sum and Cantonese style restaurant is heading to East County to share their popular dishes.
- Tres Taqueria – Customers will be able to enjoy some of the best tacos and burritos in southern California.
- Pizza Port – Die-hard fans of this San Diego County institution will now be able to grab a slice in Jamul.
- Ruby’s Diner – Ruby’s famous burgers and old-fashioned root beer floats will be available in our food court.
“We are very pleased with the variety of high quality dining options to be available at the facility,” said St. Jean. “The collective brand recognition at Hollywood Casino will be unmatched in San Diego County, and our customers will be able to enjoy each of them under one roof.”
Construction of the gaming facility continues and a rendering of the completed project can be found by clicking here.
About Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego
Expected to open in mid-2016, Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego is located approximately 20 miles east of downtown San Diego off State Route 94. The facility will feature approximately 1,700 slot machines and 43 live table games along with multiple dining and entertainment options, including the first ever Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub.
About Jamul Indian Village of California (JIV)
The Kumeyaay Nation of Southern California can be traced back 12,000 years with first European contact occurring at San Diego Bay in 1524. Jamul Indian Village of California, one of 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation federally recognized as a sovereign nation, traces its roots to these natives. Jamul Indian Village of California strives to provide a greater quality of life for its people by providing educational opportunities, health care, and employment opportunities today to open the doors of tomorrow. Jamul Indian Village of California entered into a 1999 Tribal-State compact in October 1999 with then Governor Davis. For more information about JIV, please visit www.jamulindianvillage.com.
About Penn National Gaming
Penn National Gaming owns, operates, or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. At September 30, 2015, the Company operated twenty-seven facilities in seventeen jurisdictions, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. At September 30, 2015, in aggregate, Penn National Gaming operated approximately 34,000 gaming machines, 800 table games, and 4,600 hotel rooms.
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