Southern California To Get Most Expensive Casino In State
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is looking to spend over $800 million to build a casino resort 35 miles from downtown San Diego. The project when completed will become the most expensive casino resort in the state of California.
The plan for the new project calls for a pool, conference center, spa, multiplex movie theatre, shops, restaurants, a new power plant, two parking structures, and of course, a casino with 2500 slots.
Viejas would become the first tribe in the state to have two side by side casinos if the proposed plan goes through.
Right now in San Diego county there is about $300 per day per slot machine being spent, but there are not enough machines to accommodate the demand.
The deal the Indians have with the state is that they can have two casinos and only 2000 slots. They can, however, add slots to that 2000 number, but it comes with the price of the contributions to the state going up.
No timetable has been set for when the plan is to be completed because there are still some legal hurdles that the tribe needs to clear before it can finalize its plans.
August 25, 2007
Posted By Susan Torres
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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