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San Manuel Casino

San Manuel Casino announced a key talent acquisition, naming Afsi Bird as the Vice President of Hotel Operations for the resort expansion project. With over 30 years in the hotel industry, which includes luxury hotels and five-diamond resorts, Afsi will be responsible for creating an elevated experience for hotel guests. One that exceeds expectations and upholds service excellence standards.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Afsi’s caliber leading our hotel operations team,” said San Manuel Casino General Manager Peter Arceo. “As we move towards the opening of our resort, we will need Afsi’s vast expertise to ensure we have the right team in place to offer that best-in-class service our guests have come to expect from San Manuel.”

The San Manuel Casino resort expansion project will open in three phases. Key features include 429 luxury hotel rooms and exclusive suites, premium dining venues, a full-service spa with exquisite amenities, a premier event venue that seats 3000, a casino floor expansion, a rooftop lounge and much more.

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“I am beyond grateful to be part of the San Manuel team as we embark on this huge endeavor, expanding the property,” said Afsi Bird, Vice President of Hotel Operations. “It’s truly amazing to see how much this organization has grown over the years, and I am excited to be part of such an important milestone for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.”

Afsi’s will be instrumental at acquiring new talent from the Inland Empire and around the globe. The expectation is that more than 2,000 new team members will join the current headcount of 4,500 through the San Manuel Casino resort expansion. Recruitments efforts are in full swing to fill positions across multiple departments by the end of this year. For more information on the current openings and overall application process, please visit

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, live 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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