Paul Stanley of Kiss poses for a picture during the unveiling of the expansion of Rock & Brews restaurant at San Manuel Casino in Highland on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The complex has transformed the former bingo hall into the new Rockin’ Casino expansion.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
PUBLISHED: November 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm | UPDATED: November 3, 2017 at 6:17 am
Forget the swinging Rat Pack-stereotypes of Las Vegas, San Manuel Casino is literally turning up the volume with the completion of its Rockin’ Casino. It’s a spot where musical superstars such as the Rolling Stones and Elvis serenade gamblers via slot machines, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson look down on the masses from performance photos on the wall and platinum records from the likes of Led Zeppelin and Lenny Kravitz are embedded into the carpet.
In the newly completed Rockin’ Casino area, the former bingo hall, there’s also an expansion of Rock & Brews, the restaurant and bar co-created by Kiss stars Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and a frozen drink bar — like the kind you see in Las Vegas — with a rainbow of frozen drinks named after rock ‘n’ roll anthems like “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
“Rock and roll revolutionized popular culture and we felt our customer base would really identify with that,” said Loren Gill, San Manuel Casino’s general manager said. “We wanted to unify people by bringing that concept together with the food and gaming experience.”