PENN to open Hollywood Casino in San Diego Cnty

Apr 8, 2013 6:31 PM

Although it remains a couple of years away, Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) says it will enter the southern California tribal gaming market by building and operating a $360 million Hollywood-branded casino and resort in San Diego County.

The deal involves the Jamul Indians and the facility will be built on the reservation about 20 miles east of San Diego, right off Route 94.

Plans call for a three-story gaming and entertainment facility of approximately 200,000 square feet featuring at least 1,700 slot machines, 50 live table games, and a number of restaurants, bars and lounges.

The company said it expects to have the property operating about two years after construction begins later this year.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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