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Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead




The Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is seeking to build a casino at this site along CA-11 in Calexico, California. Image from Google Maps

It looks like an off-reservation casino is no longer in the cards for the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in California.

The 60-acre site that was slated for the project has been sold, KXO Radio reports. The land had been on the market for a few months.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued the final environmental impact statement in October 2011 but a record of decision was never issued. The tribe was pursuing the casino under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act so the state governor's approval would be required.

The site is located in the city of Calexico, near the United States-Mexico border. It's about 53 miles from tribal headquarters in Boulevard.

Read More on the Story:
Calexico Casino proposal appears to be history (KXO Radio 12/12)

Federal Register Notice:
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Calexico, CA (October 7, 2011)

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