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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel Hits the Jackpot with GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for Cleanliness

Highland, Calif. (June 28, 2022)Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. The accreditation validates facility cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programs to maintain health, wellness, and resilience against current and future biorisks.

“Travelers and guests continue to demand cleanliness of the facilities they are visiting, even as we move into the post-COVID-19 pandemic phase,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “This third-party verification of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s commitment to health and safety gives guests confidence that the resort is cleaned and disinfected to the highest standards.”

The facility, owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is located in the city of Highland, Calif. 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and boasts the ‘biggest and best gaming in the West.’ The resort hosts millions annually and features a 3,000-person capacity theater for live events, 432 luxury hotel rooms and suites, a full-service salon and spa, six dine-in restaurants, and more than 10 bars and lounges.

“Customer expectations have changed greatly since the pandemic, and we want our guests to remain confident in their health and safety during their visit,” said Yaamava’ Resort & Casino General Manager Peter Arceo. “GBAC STAR accreditation demonstrates our commitment to creating memorable and safe experiences for our guests.”

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Accreditation at gbac.org/star. Find accredited facilities and those pursuing accreditation via the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at gbac.org/directory


Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is Southern California’s newest luxury resort featuring a 17-floor hotel tower with 432 guest rooms and spacious suites, an elevated pool deck experience, a lavish full-service spa and salon and convenient 24-hour in-room dining. Millions of visitors each year will now be able to enjoy a premier “stay and play” experience with more than 7,000 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, incredible entertainment, a full array of dining options, multiple bars and lounges, luxe retail shops and a generous player’s reward program.

The San Manuel Entertainment Authority (“SMEA”) wholly owns and operates Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. Located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, Calif., the casino resort offers sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains. In 2021, San Manuel Casino and San Manuel Tribal Government Operations were certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the global authority on workplace culture.

For more information on Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, visit www.yaamava.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is located at 777 San Manuel Blvd, Highland, Calif. 92346. Telephone 800-359-2464.