October 04, 2010
Plans for a Vegas style casino resort are a step closer for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. A parcel of land, consisting of 254 acres, was put into trust on Friday by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs. By removing the land from county jurisdiction by the federal department, the land will be made part of the tribal reservation. Allowing the tribe the opportunity to build a future casino.
Supporters of the new casino project state it will help the local economy. It will also help the tribe. The project plans call for 2,000 slot machines. There are also plans for a 300 guest room hotel.
A gaming compact with the governor's office still needs to be negotiated before additional steps can be made towards the casino project.
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