Anaheim Ducks and San Manuel Casino Extend 13-year Partnership


Extended partnership upgrades best-in-class fan experience with new
San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle and Tribal Heritage Night

ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 8, 2019) – The Anaheim Ducks and San Manuel Casino announced today an expansion of their 13-year long partnership, which adds the newly created "The San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle," a Native American Heritage Night, and increases the number of hospitality and branding assets.

"The Anaheim Ducks are proud to be partners of San Manuel Casino and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Our organizations align in two key pillars; giving back to our local community and creating one-of-a-kind experiences," said Bill Pedigo, Chief Commercial Officer for the Anaheim Ducks. "We are proud to expand and extend our 13-year long relationship, and we feel there is no better partner to do that with than San Manuel Casino."


As part of the expanded partnership, San Manuel Casino created "The San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle," which includes San Manuel Casino branding, as well as VIP membership perks for patrons sitting in the first two rows, Glass & Row B, at Honda Center. Members of the San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle will receive benefits such as access to the concierge entrances at Honda Center and special events. The Winner's Circle members will also receive exclusive benefits at San Manuel Casino, creating a shared VIP experience at both Honda Center and San Manuel Casino. In addition to the creation of this new area, the casino will continue to receive significant exposure throughout Honda Center for all games and events.

"The shared value of delivering a best-in-class guest experience between our organizations excites us in growing one of our longest partnerships in the region," said Peter Arceo, General Manager of San Manuel Casino. "With the Ducks, we look forward to another long-term commitment to delivering a thrilling experience for all."

In honor of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Anaheim Ducks will hold an inaugural Native American Heritage Night to commemorate the tribe and tribal culture. This season's heritage night will be held on Nov. 5 during their match against the Minnesota Wild. To kick off the tribute night, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman, Lynn Valbuena, will have the honor of dropping the ceremonial first puck. Throughout the game, educational video spots featuring the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the tribal culture will run on the screens.
About the Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks enter their 27th season presented by UCI Health for their 2019-20 National Hockey League campaign. The club was born in 1992 and played its first-ever game on Oct. 8, 1993 at Honda Center (then Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim). One of 31 NHL franchises located throughout the United States and Canada, the Ducks have played to over 90% capacity crowds in their history at the 17,174-seat Honda Center. On June 20, 2005, the Ducks franchise was purchased by Orange County residents Henry and Susan Samueli. By securing the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2007, the club also became the first team from California to win hockey’s ultimate prize. The Ducks have reached the Conference Finals five times (2003, 2006, 2007, 2015 & 2017) and the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007). The club has won six Pacific Divisions titles in franchise history, including five straight from 2013-17.

About San Manuel Casino
San Manuel Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun, located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. Millions of guests each year enjoy the most slots on the west coast, poker and Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining and a generous player’s reward program. Since 1986, players have received over $2 billion in cash, prizes and giveaways, making any visit to San Manuel an exciting and memorable experience. For more information on San Manuel Casino, visit and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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