Viejas Casino Named “Business Partner of the Year” by Partnerships with Industry

Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, has been named Business Partner of the Year by Partnerships with Industry (PWI). The honor was announced at PWI’s annual awards event held on Saturday, October 20.

“For seven years Viejas Casino has been providing adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities the opportunity to change their lives through employment in the community. PWI is excited to honor Viejas Casino for their support, commitment and dedication to PWI’s mission and for being a corporate partner that defines a ‘win-win partnership,’” according to Mark Berger, PWI’s chief executive.

Chris Kelley, Viejas Casino General Manager, said, “We are very honored to receive this award as we continue our commitment to employing a diverse group of Team Members, including adults with disabilities. By helping to improve their lives through productive employment, we help improve the entire community.”

Viejas Casino has been a national leader in hiring adults with physical and developmental disabilities and is the only casino in the United States to employ its own, internal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.

About Partnerships with Industry

San Diego-based Partnerships with Industry provides adults with intellectual, developmental or other disabilities the opportunity to reach their potential and realize their dream of community employment and independence. Their jobs provide them with self-esteem, income, purpose and much more. Thanks to PWI, every day over 550 individuals get up looking forward to the day — by going to work. Learn more at

About Viejas Casino

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino features thousands of slot machines; exciting table games including Blackjack, Baccarat and Pai Gow; a poker room; a new high-stakes bingo room; and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino features a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlet Center, located right across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl and, opening in November, Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537.