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California Tribe, Penn National Gaming Break Ground On Casino Near San Diego

Property Will Have More Than 1,700 Slots, 50 Table Games


Jamul Indian Village of California and Penn National Gaming announced late last week that ground was broken on a $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in San Diego County.

The property is being built on JIV’s reservation in Jamul, California, approximately 20 miles east of downtown San Diego, off of State Route 94.

Hollywood Casino Jamul, slated to open in late 2015, is expected to include a three-story gambling facility of around 200,000 square feet. It will include more than 1,700 slot machines, 50 live table games, including poker. The property will also include the other usual amenities, such a restaurants, that come with a casino.

“We are very excited that our long-time dream will finally become a reality,” the tribe said in a statement. “We have worked tirelessly for well over a decade listening to the voices of the community, addressing concerns, and ultimately developing a project that blends seamlessly into the region, while creating approximately 2,500 much needed construction and permanent jobs in our region. We look forward to continuing to be a good neighbor, as well as becoming a philanthropic leader and an active business partner in San Diego County. We are grateful for the constructive meetings and dialogue with the Governor’s office, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and many others[…]"

Penn National Gaming said in a statement:

“We are excited to serve as the JIV’s developer, lender and manager of this Hollywood-branded gaming facility, which will deliver economic benefits for the Tribe and the local community. Jamul Indian Village of California has been working on this casino development for nearly 15 years, and we’re proud to be a partner with them on a project that allows them to bring to fruition their vision to revitalize their reservation and become self-sufficient, while simultaneously sharing gaming revenue with local governments and charities. Along with JIV, we have made substantial progress with respect to the National Indian Gaming Commission’s process for approval of Penn National’s role as manager.”