High-Ticket Renovation of Pechanga Resort & Casino Expected to Improve Economy
Ernest White Eyes has been dealt a very good hand. The 52-year-old Oglala Lakota native, who has worked in gaming for nearly 20 years, recently moved to Southern California with his wife and 2-year-old son. After an extensive search for casino work, he was one of about 100 people recently hired at the newly renovated Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. In a state with unemployment still hovering around 8.5 percent, White Eyes considers himself one of the lucky ones to be employed.