April 9, 2009
SANDIEGO COUNTY - The La Posta Casino is cutting back their hours of operations and number of employees due to reduced gambling. The small casino is located 60 miles east of San Diego and hosts 349 slot machines.
Since its opening in 2007 the casino operated 24 hours daily. Now it will close from 2 to 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays during the economic recession.
General Manager James Hill did not know how many of the casino's 150 workers would be laid off. "We're hoping this is really short-term," he said.
The tribe has not yet achieved profitability since opening, but its small size qualifies for $1.1 million a year in revenue sharing from tribes with larger casinos.
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