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Jamul tribe announces construction of casino

The Jamul Indian Village of California (JIV) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National Gaming Inc., announced the beginning of construction on the proposed $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul on JIV's 6-acre reservation in the east San Diego County community of Jamul, approximately 20 miles east of downtown San Diego off state Route 94.

The casino, projected to open in late 2015, is expected to include a three-story, approximately 200-000-square-foot gaming and entertainment facility with more than 1,700 slot machines, 50 live table games, multiple restaurants, bars and lounges, and an enclosed below grade parking structure with over 1,900 spaces.

The announcement said JIV has completed an environmental review as required by the JIV's 1999 gaming compact with the state.

The tribe has made changes to the original design of the facility to incorporate local community input, including reduction of its height and footprint.

In addition, the planned development will now include water and wastewater reclamation facilities, on-site fire protection measures, and feature an earth tone color palette and downcast lighting to integrate with and complement the surrounding area.

The commencement of construction related activities follows the recent review and approval by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) of the project's Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and issuance of an encroachment permit to the tribe to minimize any traffic impact on SR-94 during the building phase of the project.

The TMP includes flagging operations, dirt and dust control measures, and CHP patrolling of the impacted area.

The federally recognized tribe is one of 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation.

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), through its subsidiaries, owns, operates 26 facilities in seventeen jurisdictions.

Its operated facilities include approximately 31,000 gaming machines, 800 table games and 2,900 hotel rooms.

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