Hooray for Hollywood! Old Style Glamour for New San Diego Penn National Casino
Straight Back in the time, Hollywood’s biggest movie stars would get away to Vegas for a week-end, and therefore was born the initial interweaving of show business with gambling business. Now Penn National Gaming, an industry that is pennsylvania-based (they own the upscale M Resort on Las Vegas’ South Strip as well as 21 other casinos across the U.S and Canada), will be bringing some of the ol’ show biz magic right back with a brand new $360-million project slated for the Jamul Indian Village, a development about 20 miles east of San Diego’s downtown area. The task is expected to split ground later this year.
Working with Jamul Tribe
The casino (try though we did, we’re able to perhaps not find a designated name because of this ode to old Hollywood) is a joint work with all the Jamul tribe, who are obviously quite delighted for the obvious reason that casinos are Native American cash cows any longer.
‘Location, location, location,’ said Robert Mesa, executive councilman for the Jamul Indian Village. ‘ We apparently get the best location if we could get something built.’
Not Everyone is Happy
‘It’s going to destroy the view and environment here; we don’t here need that,’ said Gilbert Morales, a resident.
‘It’s huge and that’s what we’re concerned about,’ said Marcia Spurgeon.
Morales and Spurgeon are part of the combined group Jamulians Against the Casino.
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