Forget what you may have thought – The best local casino ain’t in Vegas.

According to the voting…Viejas Casino, southern California’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, has been voted “Best Local Casino” for a record 11 years in a row, along with “Loosest Slots,” in the 2010 San Diego Best Contest.

“Easy to Get to. Hard to Leave.”

Viejas Casino swept all 11 categories in which it was entered, winning first place in the following categories:

Best Local Casino, Loosest Slots, Best Casino Restaurant, Best Buffet, Best Steakhouse, Best Chinese Restaurant, Best Local Shopping Center, Best Bowling Alley, Best Entertainment Venue, Best Place for Live Music (under 3,000 people), Best Place to Dance.

“This is truly an incredible accomplishment and a tremendous honor,” said Viejas Tribal Chairman Bobby L. Barrett, “especially since this is a vote of the people – people who actually know us and are familiar with area casinos. It’s not a recognition sponsored by a casino industry magazine or self-appointed expert. This is the real deal: a recognition of excellence from people who visit or live in southern California and have discovered all that Viejas has to offer.”

Viejas Casino General Manager David Williams said, “Being recognized as ‘The Best’ in all of these categories is a testament to the dedication and loyalty of Viejas Team Members. We share our guests’ appreciation of our Team Members, who place customer service above all else and work so hard to exceed our guests’ expectation and make sure they have a pleasant and memorable experience.”

How many of you have been to this casino? I know I must definitely put this on my to-do list for the near future.