Sol Casinos to Offer Starbucks Coffee Through Licensing Agreement

Oct 18, 2011, 19:45 ET from Sol Casinos

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a licensing agreement between the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Starbucks Coffee Company, guests will be able to order signature made-to-order espresso beverages and Frappuccino® blended beverages beginning in November 2011.  This will be a first in the tribal gaming arena in the Arizona market.  Through the licensing agreement, there will be two Starbucks locations on the property, the first inside the existing Casino Del Sol and second as part of the new Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center.

"We are committed to offering the highest quality products in a unique environment where our guests can gather, relax and connect while taking a break from other resort activities," said Wendell Long, CEO of Sol Casinos.

"We're pleased we can deliver on our promise to bring world-class brands that will provide an integrated resort destination experience to our guests," added Mark Birtha, president and chief development officer of Sol Casinos.

Trained baristas will offer signature and seasonal beverages and food, as well as a complete line of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew products between the hours of 6 a.m. to Midnight on the casino floor and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the resort daily.

About Sol Casinos

Located in southwest metropolitan Tucson, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with more than 17,000 enrolled members.  The Tribe owns and operates two casinos:  Casino of the Sun and Casino Del Sol. Non-gaming enterprises include the Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (AVA), a 5,000-seat open-air concert venue; and the Del Sol Marketplace, which includes a gas station and car wash, convenience store and smoke shop. It is also the future home to Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa & Conference Center; a 215-room, 161,000-square-foot resort and entertainment destination that features more than 65,000- square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and convention space. For more information, visit

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