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Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new site

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The Tule River Tribe owns and operates the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California. Photo by Tamara Evans

The Tule River Tribe of California has revived plans to relocate its casino.

The tribe has been wanting to move the Eagle Mountain Casino for several years. A land-into-trust application was withdrawn in 2013 due to local opposition.

But Chairman Neil Peyron said negotiations are underway to move the facility to a site near the Porterville Fairgrounds. Plans for a 250-room hotel and a convention center were disclosed in the tribe's June/July newsletter, The Visalia Times-Delta reported.

The tribe owns 40 acres within the Porterville Airport Industrial Park. The site is about 20 miles from Eagle Mountain and would put the casino a lot closer to the city and to major highways.

Get the Story:
Tule tribe looks to relocate casino (The Visalia Times-Delta 8/8)

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