Learn, Practice, Play Baccarat
Learn, Practice, Play Blackjack
Learn, Practice, Play Slots
Learn, Practice, Play Poker
Learn, Practice, Play Video Poker
500 Nations Casino

Slots Bonus

Pala Indians buy Warner Springs Ranch

#1 Casino Choice of U.S. Players
Blackjack • Slots • Tables • Live Dealer • Video Poker
BOVADA CASINO  0 $3,000 Welcome Bonus!
#1 Casino Choice of U.S. Players   Blackjack • Slots • Table Games • Live Dealer • Leaderboards • Video Poker
BOVADA CASINO
0 $3,000 Welcome Bonus!

December 2, 2009

SAN DIEGO - Long ago the Pala Indian Band lived in what is now known as Warner Springs Ranch until they were removed by government agents. Now times have changed. The tribe is spending $20 million earned from its casino to buy back this ancestral land. Their plans are to continue operating it as a resort.

"We're going to keep it the way it is and run it like a business, make it successful," said Pala Chairman Robert Smith. "It was like a dream for myself and the tribe. Fifteen years ago, I never thought we'd be able to do it."

Warner Springs Ranch is a 2,522-acre resort on state Route 79 about 65 miles from downtown San Diego. It lies next to the tribe's old cemetery and a small church built in 1830 by missionaries. The resort includes 250 bungalows, including 17 adobe casitas which housed some of the Pala's ancestors, a dining hall, horse trails, a golf course, tennis courts and a landing strip.

The purchase is in escrow. The sellers are 2,000 individuals who paid about $30,000 each in the 1980s for a share of the property. At close of escrow each will receive about $10,000.

Return to California Casinos.

Join Bovada Join Bovada

Disclaimer: All images are copyright to their respective owners and are used by 500 Nations for informational purposes only.

500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.