Gaming machines at the Hollywood Casino Jamul - San Diego in Jamul, California. Photo: Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego
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Jamul Indian Village awaits decision on liquor license for casino in California



The Jamul Indian Village opened its casino to large crowds nearly a year ago yet still lacks a permanent liquor license for the $460 million facility.

But there's light at the end of the tunnel. According to news reports, closing arguments on the tribe's request will be heard September 6, after which a decision is expected.

The license has been controversial. Critics contend accidents have increased since the Hollywood Casino Jamul - San Diego opened on the reservation in October 2016.

“We're on a record pace for the number of collisions and serving alcohol in the mix has not helped,” San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who has opposed the casino since it was proposed more than a decade ago, told NBC San Diego.

The casino has been serving liquor under an interim license. A temporary permit is due to expire at the end of November, according to the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

Read More on the Story:
JAMUL CASINO LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING SEPT. 6 (East County News Service August 23, 2017)
New hearing set for liquor license at Hollywood Casino (The San Diego Union-Tribune July 14, 2017)
Critics Raise Questions About DUI-Involved Accidents Near Hollywood Casino in Jamul (NBC San Diego June 29, 2017)

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