Habematolel Pomo await BIA approval for gaming compact

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake await Bureau of Indian Affairs approval of its Class III gaming compact.

The tribe reached the deal last year. It authorizes a casino with up to 750 slot machines and addresses off-reservation impacts of the project.

The tribe broke ground on the $25 million casino but stopped work in February to wait for approval of the compact. Chairwoman Sherry Treppa said she expects work to resume in July.

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Casino development at standstill (The Lake County Record-Bee 5/28)

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