Opinion: Some pros and cons for Graton Rancheria's casino

"As someone who enjoys gambling, I felt a surge of excitement when I heard that a big, Vegas-style Indian casino was approved for Rohnert Park.

Last month's compact between the state and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria authorizes a casino resort with 3,000 slot machines, table games and a 200-room hotel. Opponents of the casino haven't given up, but it looks as if there will be a $433 million, 254-acre development just outside Rohnert Park's city limits run by Graton Rancheria. Construction could begin this summer on the project, which would be one of the largest casinos in the state.

Here's a brief summary of some pros and cons."

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Michael Shapiro: Rohnert Park casino: Huge site has many pros, cons (The San Francisco Chronicle 4/26)

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