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Arizona Tribe to Help California Tribe

10 October 2003

LA POSTA INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "The La Posta Indian band is turning to an Arizona tribe to fund its multimillion-dollar plan for a small casino an hour's drive east of San Diego.

"La Posta signed a tentative deal last week with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, which since 1995 has operated a casino near the central Arizona town of Camp Verde, between Phoenix and Flagstaff.

"…The timetable depends on how quickly La Posta can complete an environmental assessment and reach an agreement with the county on how much the tribe will pay for road work and other off-reservation impacts.

"…La Posta's casino will cost $8 million to $12 million to build. It will have 350 slot machines, a buffet restaurant and six to eight card tables, Hill said.

"…The 1,800-member Yavapai-Apache tribe will bankroll the project, but will not manage the casino when it opens, [La Posta business manager James Hill] said. La Posta's casino will be the 10th in San Diego County, which has become California's predominant Indian gaming region…"

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