The Morongo Tribe, set at the foot of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains, thrives on a 35,000 acre reservation overlooking the vistas of the Banning Pass in California. In 1983, the path of Morongo's future changed when tribal members started a modest bingo hall. This evolved into one of the oldest and most successful Indian gaming facilities in California. The present $250 million destination, which opened in late 2004, Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, is one of the largest tribal gaming facilities in the nation.
Established in 1865, the Morongo Indian Reservation was one of nine small reservations created by President Ulysses S. Grant by executive order in 1876.
With its diversification into non-gaming businesses, the tribe has become the largest private sector employer in the Banning-Beaumont region.