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Hotel Planned for Golden Acorn Casino

9 August 2006

CAMPO INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune: "Five years after opening one of the region's most remote gambling venues, the Campo Indian band is planning a 150-room hotel in hopes of moving its Golden Acorn Casino beyond a day-trip market.

"The proposed three-story hotel, to be built in an arcing semicircle from the front of the freeway-side East County casino, could be under construction by November, casino and tribal officials said recently.

"…Located halfway between San Diego and El Centro on Interstate 8, the Golden Acorn draws near-equal shares of patronage from San Diego County, Imperial County and northern Mexico. With 750 slot machines, it is the smallest of eight Indian casinos in the county.

"As part of the project – the cost of which is not being disclosed – the casino administrative offices will be moved into outdoor trailers to make room inside for a steakhouse-style restaurant and an 80-seat entertainment lounge…"

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