Fantasy Springs Casino
Toll-Free Number: (800) 827-2946
Gambling Age: 21
Rooms: 250 Prices: $99-$209
Suites: 11 Prices: $350-$599
Restaurants: 6 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: L- $15.99/$24.99 (Sun)
D- $19.99/$24.99 (Sat)
Casino Size: 95,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Spanish 21, Mini-Baccarat, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Bingo, Off-Track Betting
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Special Features: 24-lane bowling center. 5,000-seat special events center. Card version of craps. Golf course.
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This place has the best comps in the valley. The food comps are separate from the gaming comps, which is great. They give not only free slot play (much more than $5/$10) to the card players, plus free rooms, plus free food, plus weekly gifts (this month small appliances such as coffee maker, toaster oven and the like), plus special promos for birthdays, weekly promos and other monthly promos. There is a huge selection of machines of all kinds, lots of penny ones, and others. NOTE: they have just started a renovation of the whole casino, so machines are being moved around or turned off as they get to each section of the casino floor. The people are friendly and helpful. It can get crowded on special promo nights and show nights. I've won a few jackpots this year, though the machines can get really tight sometimes. The food is good and reasonably priced. Haven't tried the hotel yet, though friends say the rooms are great.
Before playing at this casino, you should take a few minutes to read our experience there.
While playing Video Poker Machine # C20032979 at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino on December 31, 2010, we experienced the machine not having any sound. We were told by a slot attendant and then a floor supervisor, that the video poker machine was broken and they would not fix it. Unlike a regular slot machine, a Video Poker machine has an audio alert when the player is dealt a winning hand. The manufacturer gives the owner of a Video Poker machine the ability to turn the sound down or up, but not off. That is not an option for a Video Poker machine because of the audible winning hand feature.
Because the floor supervisor, [name redacted], flat out refused to send a slot technician over to check the machine we were playing, my husband was forced to get several people involved throughout the casino, including security, and almost got thrown out. When the shouting and belligerent language, from both sides, was brought to our host‘s attention, he called, [redacted], the Slot Technician Manager who sent, [redacted], a Slot Technician over to check the machine. We witnessed the slot tech removing the top, front panel and connecting the speaker wires. To reiterate, the Video Poker machine's speakers were physically disconnected by the casino.
If a casino alters the normal function of a gaming device to gain an edge over the player, it is considered “cheating” or “fraudulent“ gaming (California Gambling Control Act, Chapter 10 Sections 332b, 334a and 337u.g.). By deliberately disconnecting the speakers and eliminating the sound on a Video Poker Machine, we feel the establishment gains an edge. Just because the establishment got caught tampering with this machine and eventually hooked the speakers back up, does not change the fact that they were cheating customers and are probably still cheating customers by telling them that the “Video Poker machines are old and have no sound and they will not fix them.” Any video poker machine that has no sound, especially if it is brought to the casino’s attention by a player, should be fixed or turned off.
It is actually a casino where I can win some jackpots. The ones in Palm Springs are tight.
Fantasy is so much fun and a beautiful property. The machines give me lots of playing time and the food is fantastic.
One of my favorite weekend things to do is hang in the Rock Yard. The rooms are also beautiful and the front desk staff very nice.