Santa Ysabel Band celebrates opening of casino

The Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians celebrated the opening of the 10th casino in San Diego County, California.

The Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino has 349 slot machines. The $27 million, 35,000-square-foot was financed by a bank loan guaranteed by the Yavapai-Apache Nation of Arizona.

"It's been a long, long time to get to this point," Ron Christman, a tribal member, told The North County Times. "It goes to show how far we've come."

In related news, the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians debuts the first half of a $114 million casino expansion tomorrow.

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Tribe has party to welcome county's 10th Indian casino (The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/12)
Santa Ysabel casino opens (The North County Times 4/12)
Valley View unveiling slot machine expansion (The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/12)