Judge again refuses to stop Jamul Band from building casino

Artist's rendering of the Hollywood Casino Jamul. Image from Penn National Gaming

Opponents of the Jamul Indian Village of California are planning an appeal after a federal judge once again refused to stop the tribe from building a $360 million casino on its reservation.

The Jamul Action Committee and the Jamul Community Church will take the case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A notice was filed on Tuesday after Judge Kimberly Mueller refused to grant a preliminary injunction on May 15.

"We have a choice to make! We can accept the initial ruling and give into the suggestion that the proposed casino is a 'done deal' or we can place our faith and support in the compelling legal position that will ultimately stop this project forever!" the Jamul Action Committee said on Facebook.

The tribe broke ground on the Hollywood Casino Jamul in January 2014. The 200,000 square-foot facility will feature over 1,700 slot machines, 50 table games, restaurants, bars, lounges and a 1,900-space parking garage.

The casino is expected to open sometime this year.

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