Tribal gaming in California recovers from economic recession

The tribal gaming industry in California took a hit during the economic recession but revenues finally bounced back in 2011, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report.

That means tribes in San Diego County are back on track with expansions of their casinos, albeit on a smaller scale. And they are putting more people back to work -- together the nine facilities employ nearly 12,000 people, the fourth largest segment in the county.

“I think it’s good to have them so close together,” Mike Caputto, the director of human resources at the casin owned by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians is among those with more jobs to offer. The tribe his holding a job fair on Saturday to fill 150 new positions as part of a $150 million casino expansion.

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Casinos getting back in the game (The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/28)

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