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Penn National Gaming To Help Develop $360 Million Casino Near San Diego

Property Would Be Built On Tribal Land


Penn National Gaming announced late last week that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries and the Jamul Indian Village have agreed to jointly develop a Hollywood-branded casino on the Tribe’s trust land in San Diego County, California, about 20 miles east of downtown San Diego.

The proposed $360 million development will include a three-story gaming and entertainment facility of about 200,000 square feet. The joint would have at least 1,700 slot machines and 50 live table games including poker.

Construction could begin by the end of 2013, and would take two years to complete.

“The development and management of a Hollywood-branded casino and resort with Executive Council Chairman Hunter and the Jamul Indian Village will deliver a balance of economic benefits, environmental stewardship and social responsibility,” Timothy Wilmott, President and COO of Penn National Gaming said in a statement. “We look forward to a productive collaboration with the Tribe that will benefit the community, the Tribe and Penn National.”

“We are pleased to work closely with Penn National Gaming, a respected industry leader that brings significant experience, energy and integrity to this important project,” Tribal Executive Council Chairman Raymond Hunter said in a statement. “Penn National has a proven track record of development and operation of first-class gaming facilities and its strong balance sheet is an asset to the project. Penn National also shares the Tribe’s focus on a development that is consistent with the character of the Jamul area. In addition, the Company shares our commitment to be respectful of environmental requirements and local processes inherent to this project.”

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