CasinoCityTimes.com

Gurus
News
Newsletter
Search News Subscribe
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Related Links

Gaming News

 

Alternative California casino site considered

23 May 2008

WASHINGTON, DC -- As reported by the Fresno Bee: "A top federal official is having second thoughts about plans for a large casino along Highway 99 near Madera and now wants to study an alternate site in North Fork -- which could delay the project by months, supporters say.

"Under orders from Washington, the Bureau of Indian Affairs' regional office in Sacramento has reluctantly agreed to study a 135-acre site known as the Old Mill in the foothills community.

"That's miles away from where the Mono Indians of the North Fork Rancheria want to build their Las Vegas-style casino.

"North Fork Rancheria tribal leaders and regional BIA officials both consider the Old Mill site a poor one, but Assistant Secretary of the Interior Carl Artman disagrees.

"...Sacramento-based BIA officials agreed to add the Old Mill site to a draft environmental impact statement now under review, but not without making their concerns known..."

< Gaming News