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Lytton Band denies bid for casino amid speculation in county

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The San Pablo Lytton Casino in San Pablo, California. Image from Google Maps

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians isn't looking to open a casino in Napa County, California, an attorney said.

The tribe extended a $9 million loan to the company that owns the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. Attorney Larry Stidham said the arrangement is merely a monetary one.

“We don’t have an interest in the business itself,” told The Napa Valley Register.

The tribe operates San Pablo Lytton Casino, a Class II facility in the Bay Area, and has been using gaming revenues to acquire land in its aboriginal territory. Stidham, however, pointed out that those purchases are in a different county.

“We’re trying to create a homeland in Sonoma County, not Napa.” Stidham told the paper.

Get the Story:
Sonoma County Indian tribe's loan raises casino concerns in Napa (The Napa Valley Register 6/14)

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