While I really liked the casino, and it was very kind to me, the dirt parking was really depressing. There was garbage and nastiness all over, discarded tires and dumpish junk everywhere, even my dog was a bit offended, although interested in all the food garbage. Not fun. Spotlight, very nearby, is much nicer to stay at.
I stayed for several weeks, only leaving to dump tanks at the nearby free dump site at Valley Sewer or fill up on potable water at the Loves Truck Stop, both about 5 minutes away. Made several friends here who also stayed for a period of time.
Feels pretty safe as security comes through several times per day. Dog friendly! I noticed a lot of people with dogs and there is a large dirt lot behind the parking area where travelers and locals take their dogs out to play.
This will be a regular stop for me when I am in the area.
All the comments made in the past still apply. No problem for us to stay in our motorhome for 3 days. Looks like there are a few long term residents. We never checked in with Casino security and we never saw a security patrol in the lot. Makes you wonder if the lot is even part of the casino. Signs still there that say no overnight camping, but it must be some kind of legal disclaimer. We never felt unsafe but in other casinos we appreciated the security presence.
The casino is very nice and the fast food joint was cheap. There is a better dining restaurant that looks reasonably priced and even a Starbucks.
There's a free municipal dump station 5 minutes away, over the freeway, take the first left. Really good dog park on the way to the dump station next to the animal shelter.
The Fantasy Springs Casino is easy to find if you're traveling east of Palm Springs. Just take the Golf Center Parkway exit and follow the road north and then wrap around to the right with the road. The parking lot for RV's is on your left as you enter the casino area. It is a large gravel parking lot across from the casino. We were amazed at how many RV's were actually staying in this lot. However, since the lot is so big it still isn't packed. The sign indicates no overnight parking but security really doesn't care how long you stay ... within reason I'm sure.
The casino offers a newcomer's incentive by giving you $50 worth of play for $20 when you sign up for their Player's Card. This is a big enticement.
The lunch buffet is $12.99 but it is fabulous and I do mean fabulous. The food is elegantly displayed and the desert bar is overflowing with luscious calories.