The Jamul Indian Village of California to Open Hollywood Casino Jamul – San Diego on October 10, 2016

JAMUL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After more than 20 years of struggle to become economically independent,
Jamul Indian Village (JIV) of California, will open Hollywood Casino
Jamul – San Diego to the public on Monday, October 10, 2016.

The announcement follows the Tribe’s final regulatory approval from the
National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).

“Our dream is finally becoming a reality,” said Erica Pinto, chairwoman
of Jamul Indian Village. “I am so grateful for everyone who has helped
make this possible for our people, including current and previous Tribal
Councils of Jamul Indian Village, our developers Penn National Gaming
and the many professionals we’ve had the pleasure of working with along
the way.”

The casino project provides JIV opportunities and funding to educate its
members and provide housing and healthcare. These benefits are not
limited to the Tribe and its reservation. JIV agreed to provide more
than $90 million in funding for fire, life safety and public safety for
San Diego County over the next 20 years. JIV also expects to provide $23
million for road and transportation improvements near the gaming

“The Tribe maintains a longstanding commitment to the community,” said
Pinto. “We are proud to fund roadway improvements and other essential
services to make our community safer. These efforts are meaningful and
important for our Tribe and our neighbors.”

JIV retained Penn National Gaming, Inc. to develop and serve as manager
of the gaming facility. Located on sovereign Tribal land on State Route
94 approximately 20 miles from downtown San Diego, Hollywood Casino
Jamul – San Diego will feature 1,700 slot machines, 43 live table games
and eight dining and entertainment venues, including San Diego legend
Tony Gwynn’s first signature restaurant, Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub. The
project created more than 1,200 construction jobs and 1,000 local,
permanent jobs.

“It has been over two decades of grit and determination to get to this
day,” said Tribal Vice Chairman Kenneth Meza. “We extend our gratitude
to the Tribal leaders in San Diego County who have supported us in our
dream. We will now be able to provide for our members. The future is
bright for Jamul Indian Village.”

About Jamul Indian Village

The Kumeyaay Nation of Southern California can be traced back 12,000
years with first European contact occurring at San Diego Bay in 1524.
JIV, one of 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation federally recognized as a
sovereign nation, traces its roots to these natives. JIV strives to
provide a greater quality of life for its people. Providing educational
opportunities, health care and sufficient housing today will open the
doors of tomorrow.

About Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego is located approximately 20 miles east
of downtown San Diego off State Route 94. The facility will feature
approximately 1,700 slot machines and 43 live table games along with
multiple dining and entertainment options, including the first ever Tony
Gwynn’s Sports Pub, and an eight-story below ground parking garage that
accommodates over 1,800 vehicles.


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