Nestled in the hills of San Diego County, the now under-construction Hollywood Casino Jamul will likely be managed by regional operator Penn nationwide (Image: artist’s rendering)
Penn National Gaming is getting into the California market having a casino that is new in partnership with Jamul Indian Village, about 20 miles east of San Diego. The $360 million development still needs the blessing associated with the National Indian Gaming Commission for Penn to be approved as its management company, but that’s mostly seen as a formality at this point, and construction has already been underway.
Penn National runs the chi-chi M Resort in the far south end of this nevada Strip; the very casino that is last in fact, before you head off to Southern California.
Native Compact Place to make use of
The new project will make use of the Native American tribe’s California gaming compact, held since 1999 to be called the Hollywood Casino Jamul. The construction that is new be three stories and a total of 200,000 square feet once completed. Year it’s expected to open towards the end of next.
Penn National Chief Operating Officer Jay Snowden says the new casino will ‘bring to fruition [the Jamul’s] eyesight to revitalize their booking and become self-sufficient, while simultaneously sharing video gaming revenue with local governments and charities.’
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