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California Casino Opponents Won't Appeal Ruling

27 September 2005

SAN BERNARDINO, California – As reported by the San Bernardino Sun: "Opponents of a liquor license for the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino say they will not appeal a ruling that allows the gambling hall to serve alcohol in their residential neighborhood.

"The decision from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control allows the casino to continue serving beer, wine and hard liquor from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., except when two nearby schools are in session. On those days, alcohol won't be served until 5 p.m.

"While the decision could still be appealed, many opponents said they would not.

"…Opponents continue to believe the state should not allow the permanent license to be transferred from the old facility to the new one.

"Alcohol, they say, contributes to the number of vagrants, drunk drivers and other people engaging in illicit behavior on their streets. But their opposition during a two-day trial in June was overruled…"

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