Sycuan Casino Resort unveiled its new art installation on June 30, in commemoration of the tribe’s rich bingo history in the region and to celebrate its future of gaming with its new partnership with award-winning mobile game developer PLAYSTUDIOS. Each of the one-of-a kind bingo balls are custom made designs created by local ArtWalk San Diego artists and the installation will be featured throughout the property for the next several months.
“Several decades ago, we opened our first Bingo Palace on the Sycuan Reservation,” said Cody Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in a press release. “Over the years, we have grown and evolved tremendously, but it’s important to always remember where we came from and how we started. This art installation is a small way for us to acknowledge our history, while also looking to the bright future that lies ahead. We are very proud to partner with PLAYSTUDIOS and ArtWalk San Diego to feature these beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces created by local artists throughout our resort.”
Each of the bingo ball numbers were carefully selected to represent the casino’s opening on November 23, 1983, and the celebration of 38 years in business this November, when the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation opened a one-room Bingo Palace on its tribal reservation, then expanding it gaming operation to the multimillion-dollar casino and resort destination.
“Team ArtWalk is proud to have partnered with Sycuan for several years as a sponsor of our Little Italy Festival,” stated Sandi Cottrell, director at ArtWalk San Diego. “We were delighted that Sycuan picked our organization to help with this exciting art project. After sending out a request for proposals, we were thrilled to receive many strong concepts from ArtWalk participating artists. The artists that Sycuan selected represent a wide variety of artistic styles and will create terrific photo backdrops for guests at the property.”
The exhibition features six regional artists who created the artwork, bringing their own personal visions to their artwork.
Jen Duran used her love of hummingbirds with her “B11” painting saying “they represent a sense of freedom and beauty for me.” Carolyn Jonson utilized her love of creating recycled surfboards and adorned her “I23” with some of the images that she has created.
“Each surfboard art represents uniqueness, inspiration, beauty, movement and the fluid momentum we experience in each of our lives. I have also shared some inspirational titles that might be a tangible message for your own life,” she said.
Justin Coopersmith said his “N38” was inspired by “sunny San Diego” and represents the region’s perfect weather and sunshiny days.
Car Knutson, Jr., said his “G19” comes form his “deep love for the ocean and the creatures that inhabits its depth.”From the Sycuan reservation of the Kumeyaay Nation, Angelica LaBrake, 24, said she is grateful to have an “opportunity to share with you a piece of me and what reminds me of my people’s land.”
Decades later, bingo remains one of Sycuan’s most popular casino games. Sycuan’s new partnership with PLAYSTUDIOS unites the past and future of the iconic bingo experience.
Bingo fans can now enjoy a high energy throwback to classic bingo when they download and play the latest mobile gaming app from PLAYSTUDIOS, myVEGAS Bingo.
The myVEGAS Bingo app lets players combine the rush of jackpot-style bingo with an innovative social experience that allows them to create and join their own bingo clubs, compete in tournaments, and trade collectible tokens that are won throughout the game. myVEGAS Bingo joins a lineup of PLAYSTUDIOS games that includes myVEGAS Slots, POP! Slots, my KONAMI Slots, and myVEGAS Blackjack; all of which are supported by the groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty platform that allows players to accumulate loyalty points that can be redeemed for real-world rewards from a growing lineup of travel, leisure, lifestyle, and entertainment brands, including Sycuan Casino Resort.
“We are grateful to see an extension of the playAWARDS loyalty partnership with Sycuan Casino Resort, which introduces our players to the unique entertainment, dining, gaming, golf, and leisure amenities that can be found at the property,” stated PLAYSTUDIOS Head of playAWARDS Rob Oseland. “We are excited that this partnership now includes memorable works of art that celebrate the timeless thrill of bingo. We are excited to see what the future brings and we’re incredibly proud that players in-and-around San Diego will get to see and appreciate these extraordinary art installations.”