Tribal dispute in Sac
Eight other Northern California tribes
are angered over the Pomo Indians’ bid to build a $100 million casino in West
Late last year the Pomo tribe purchased
an option to buy 67 across from the Sacramento River and announced plans to
develop a 400-room hotel. The eight rival tribes argue that the Pomos have no
historic tie to the Sacramento region.
SRQ Inc is working with the Pomos to
develop the West Sacramento casino. The three principal partners are executives
based in Sarasota, Fla.
Cheryl Schmidt, director of Stand Up
California, said the plan “reflects an increasing incentive to bring casinos
into metropolitan locations.”
Mescalero Apache Tribe plans a new resort hotel-casino complex for the
Albuquerque area on the site of the existing Inn of the Mountain Gods.
planned complex would include oversized hotel rooms and suites, 50,000 square
feet of gambling space and 36,000 square feet of convention space.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods currently employs about 600 people full-time. The new facility would employ nearly 1,000 full-time.