Dry Creek Band claims no casino on land-into-trust application

The Dry Creek Rancheria of California has dropped plans for a second casino.

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a 277-acre site that was rumored for a casino. The application stated that the land will not be used for gaming, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.

“It’s not a benefit to Dry Creek at this point to leapfrog,” Chairman Harvey Hopkins told the paper, referring to the debt the tribe would have to take on for a second gaming facility.

Plans for the site include housing and a sports complex.

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