California | Openings & Closings

Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility




Leaders of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians break ground on a replacement gaming facility on February 28, 2017. Photo: Soboba Band

The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians expects to open a new gaming facility in southern California in the summer of 2018.

The tribe broke ground on the long-awaited development on February 28. The facility will replace the existing Soboba Casino.

"We have assembled a high-performance team who will move this project forward and has the type of momentum to get it pushed through to completion," general manager Scott Sorois said in a press release.

The site is about 1 mile from the existing casino, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. According to the paper, it will be built on 37.5 acres of a 410-acre property that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in June 2015.

Read More on the Story:
Soboba breaks ground on new casino — about 1 mile from its current one (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 3/2)

Federal Register Notices:
Land Acquisitions; Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians of California (June 3, 2015)
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Riverside County, California (November 29, 2013)

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