Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation

The Casino Pauma in Pauma Valley, California. Photo from Facebook

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians will be adding a hotel to its casino in southern California, according to The Valley Roadrunner.

The tribe hasn't publicly announced plans to expand the Casino Pauma. But the paper described the development as "newsy gossip" following the tribe's victory in a Class III gaming compact dispute.

In October, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state misled the tribe about the number of available slot machines. The court said the tribe is owed $36.2 million for being forced to sign a compact with higher revenue sharing provisions.

"Thirty-two million is a handy amount for funding the building of a modest-sized casino hotel," The Roadrunner wrote.

Turtle Talk has posted briefs from the case, Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission v. State of California.

Get the Story:
Valley Folks: A HOTEL FOR CASINO PAUMA? [first item] (The Valley Roadrunner 12/3)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision:
Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission v. State of California (October 26, 2015)

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