The Anaheim Ducks and San Manuel Casino have expanded their 13-year long partnership, with the addition of the newly created San Manuel Casino Winner’s Circle, a Native American Heritage Night, and an increase in the number of hospitality and branding assets.

Under the auspices of the expanded partnership, The San Manuel Casino Winner’s Circle includes San Manuel Casino branding as well as VIP membership perks for patrons sitting in the first two rows at Honda Center. 

Members of the Circle will receive benefits such as access to the concierge entrances at Honda Center and special events. The Winner’s Circle members will also receive exclusive benefits at San Manuel Casino, creating a shared VIP experience at both Honda Center and San Manuel Casino. In addition to the creation of this new area, the casino will continue to receive significant exposure throughout Honda Center for all games and events.

“The Anaheim Ducks are proud to be partners of San Manuel Casino and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,” said Bill Pedigo, Chief Commercial Officer for the NHL team. “Our organizations align in two key pillars; giving back to our local community and creating one-of-a-kind experiences. We are proud to expand and extend our 13-year long relationship, and we feel there is no better partner to do that with than San Manuel Casino.”

“The shared value of delivering a best-in-class guest experience between our organizations excites us in growing one of our longest partnerships in the region,” said Peter Arceo, General Manager of San Manuel Casino. “With the Ducks, we look forward to another long-term commitment to delivering a thrilling experience for all.”

In honor of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Anaheim Ducks will hold an inaugural Native American Heritage Night to commemorate the tribe and tribal culture. This season’s heritage night will be held on November 5 during their match against the Minnesota Wild. 

To kick off the tribute night, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman, Lynn Valbuena, will have the honor of dropping the ceremonial first puck. Throughout the game, educational video spots featuring the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the tribal culture will run on the screens.