Mechoopda Tribe moving forward with casino

The Mechoopda Tribe of California is moving forward with plans for a casino near Chico.

The tribe has a management contract with Station Casinos. The National Indian Gaming Commission on October 25 issued a finding of no significant impact on the agreement.

Secretary Sandra Knight said the landless tribe was pleased with NIGC's decision. The next step would be to have the gaming site placed in trust. Butte County opposes the casino and is seeking a full environmental review.

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Mechoopda inch closer to casino (The Chico News & Review 11/15)