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Drinks flow at River Rock Casino

3 June 2008

CALIFORNIA -- As reported by the Press-Democrat: "It's now possible to get an alcoholic beverage at River Rock Casino.

"The casino finally has a liquor license after more than five years of trying to obtain one. Late last week, alcohol began flowing for the first time at the casino since it opened in late 2002.

"The drinks were only being sold in the restaurant for the time being, according to a casino administrative assistant, reached Monday morning.

"The availability of alcohol is a result of a compromise struck between the tribe that owns River Rock and Sonoma County officials and Alexander Valley residents, who fought against granting the liquor license.

"In a landmark agreement that was reached earlier this year, the county agreed to drop its opposition as part of a $100 million revenue sharing agreement with the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo who run River Rock.

"...Alcohol sales will be limited to beer and wine on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., hours when school and farm equipment traffic will be on local roads. Also, no alcohol will be served between 1 and 10 a.m., and no alcohol will be served on the casino floor..."

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