News for the Hospitality Executive
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Planning an
Resort Casino Just East of San Diego, California
|SAN DIEGO - August 24, 2007 - The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay
Indians today announced plans for an $800 million resort and casino project.
The Viejas resort and casino expansion plans include:
Viejas Tribal Chairman Bobby L. Barrett stated: “Our tribe has a gaming agreement with the state that has been in place since 2004. This agreement has worked well and has benefited our tribal members, residents of San Diego County, and state taxpayers. Under terms of this agreement, Viejas plans to enter into negotiations with San Diego County over certain local issues. Our track record – including a casino expansion in 2005 – demonstrates Viejas’ commitment to negotiating in good faith and being a good neighbor that creates local jobs and gives back to the local community. We look forward to working with County Supervisor Jacob and others as we negotiate a similar understanding for this resort and casino expansion, which will put San Diego County on that map as having one of the premier gaming and entertainment destination resorts in the country.”
Viejas plans to hold community meetings to gain public input and provide updates on further details as they develop.
Viejas Enterprises started in 1976 with only an RV park and has grown into a profitable business entity consisting of: Viejas Casino; Viejas Outlet Center; Viejas Entertainment & Production; Broadcast Companies of America, which operates three radio stations; Ma-Tar-Awa RV Park; Alpine Springs RV Park; Borrego Springs Bank, N.A.; and Three Fires, LLC and Four Fires, LLC, two tribal economic development coalitions that have developed hotels in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
As a sovereign government recognized by the United States, Viejas Tribal
Government operates a fully functional, modern government structure and
has a strong government-to-government relationship with the members of
the local, state and national government.
|Also See:||Four Indian Tribes Form Unique Partnership to Build Residence Inn by Marriott Near the U.S. Capital; Their Strategy Looks Far Beyond the Casino Business / March 2005|