Coachella, CA (April 13, 2020) Loyalty, dedication and professionalism are a few of the attributes that have earned two team members from Augustine Casino distinguished recognition among their peers. The casino named Israel Rodriguez  2019 Leader of the Year while Maria Banuelos won Team Member of the Year honors.

Rodriquez’s journey with Augustine Casino spans six years and multiple departments. Throughout that time, he has developed quickly into important leadership roles earning the respect of his team and the tribe. As slot shift manager, Rodriquez displays incredible poise, patience and decision-making skill when handling interactions between guests and his team. He is adept at building relationships with guests and creating a one-of-a-kind experience for them.

Banuelos, a cook in the busy Café 54 kitchen, is recognized  for her amazing dedication and loyalty to her role and her co-workers. Banuelos has been working at Augustine for 17 years in the Food & Beverage department, where she is an integral part of the success of the very popular Café 54. She displays energy and passion on the job and has been a role model for development and leadership within her department.

“Augustine Casino has been so fortunate to attract quality team members like Israel and Maria,” said Jef Bauer, general manager. “Their commitment to excellence in their respective positions inspires their teammates to grow and achieve. They both truly define the values instilled by the tribe since our casino was founded.”

Augustine Casino is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Communication regarding reopening will be posted on www.augustinecasino.com and social channels. Augustine Casino is nestled in the shadows of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains only three miles east of PGA West in the Coachella Valley at 84-001 Avenue 54 in Coachella.