Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians
Breaks Ground For Permanent Casino
LAS VEGAS, NV
- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. announced the official groundbreaking
ceremonies for construction of a permanent casino and luxury resort
hotel on the Rincon Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians Reservation
in Southern California are scheduled for July 31.
The $125 million
facility, located approximately 25 miles from San Diego, will feature
45,000 square feet of gaming space, more than 1,500 slot machines,
about 30 table games, 200 luxury rooms and suites, and six restaurants.
to be managed by a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrah's Operating
Co. Inc. for the Rincon Band, is expected to open in the fourth
quarter of 2002.
"We look forward
to working with Harrah's to provide Southern Californians with a
first-class resort offering superior service, great accommodations
and a high-quality casino-entertainment experience,'' said Tribal
Chairman John Currier.
general manager, said the permanent casino would employ more than
1,000 persons. The permanent casino is being built near a temporary
casino that opened under Rincon tribal management earlier this year.
than 60 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment Inc operates 21 casinos
in the United States under the Harrah's, Showboat, Rio and Players