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San Diego County opens new casino

12 April 2007

SANTA YSABEL, California – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "San Diego County's 10th Indian casino opened last night with a private party for more than 1,000 people.

"…The 349-slot Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino, on state Route 79 about 4½ miles north of Route 78, opened to the general public at 9 p.m., after the party.

"It will be some time before the casino sells alcohol.

"…County officials say they are waiting for word that the tribe has implemented an alcohol training program for its workers; will serve food; has a designated-driver program; and sponsors a shuttle to public transit.

"…The $27 million casino on the side of Volcan Mountain overlooking Lake Henshaw was funded through a bank loan guaranteed by Arizona's Yavapai-Apache Nation, whose leaders were at yesterday's ceremony…"

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