The Gardens Casino has held the soft opening for its new $90m facility, a state-of-the-art 200,000 square foot venue housing up to 100 new card tables, which brings The Gardens Casino’s total capacity to more than 300 tables.
Known as the “friendliest card club” in the Los Angeles area, The Gardens Casino has been one of LA’s premier card clubs for more than 19 years. The new state-of-the-art venue offers luxury VIP amenities as well as a premium casual restaurant and an upscale bar and lounge.
The project, which began in March of 2014 and will be fully completed later this year, spotlights The Gardens Casino’s dedication to provide an elevated gaming and dining experience to its guests. Included in the brand new, state-of-the-art venue are the addition of more than 220 new flat-screen televisions, new game tables, enhanced amenities, a new events centre, and an upscale bar and lounge with handcrafted cocktails, locally sourced wine and over 24 California craft beers on tap, along with a premium casual restaurant with seating for more than 100 guests.
The key component of the new casino is the construction of the two-story building, which includes a 12,365 square foot meeting and events space where The Gardens Casino will host a variety of public and private events.
“Our business keeps growing, so this expansion was designed specifically for our guests so that we can provide the premier gaming and dining experience in Southern California,” said Ron Sarabi, General Manager of The Gardens Casino. “The new casino provides our guests with a truly elevated experience, including more space, state-of-the-art card tables and amenities, two designated VIP areas and a diverse restaurant and bar all within our new building.”
Led by Food and Beverage Director Peter Lydon, The Gardens Casino’s premium casual restaurant will feature a variety of cross-culture fusion foods, which integrate California’s robust selection of seasonal, fresh and sustainable ingredients. The menu touches on a variety of cuisines, ranging from Vietnamese and Thai to American, Mexican and Italian.
Prior to the opening of the new casino, The Gardens Casino welcomed 5,000 to 7,000 guests each day for gaming and dining experiences. The $90mrenovation is expected to increase guest capacity by up to 50 percent. Additionally, The Gardens Casino plans to add 400 new jobs to its current workforce of more than 1,800 employees, serving as the largest employer in the City of Hawaiian Gardens and the surrounding area.
“With the opening of our new building, we hope to provide even more jobs and financial support to our local citizens, charities and community organizations,” Mr. Sarabi continued. “With a population of approximately 15,000 residents, The Gardens Casino is pleased to sustain the majority of the City of Hawaiian Gardens’ annual budget. Showing our support both physically and fiscally to our local community is extremely important to The Gardens Casino and we value our strong working relationship with the City of Hawaiian Gardens.”