Eagle Mountain Casino receives approval for relocation

Eagle Mountain Casino receives approval for relocation

Tyler Moyer, Eyewitness News

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Eagle Mountain Casino fans won’t have to make a journey through the canyon at Porterville much longer – The Tule River Tribe’s proposed gambling project for a new home in Porterville has been approved by the Department of Interior. 

With this most recent approval, the Tribe can now break ground on the long-awaited relocation project that will allow the Tribe to move the Eagle Mountain Casino from its current location on the Tule River Indian Reservation to the City of Porterville, California.

The Tribe submitted its fee-to-trust application in September 2016, it has spent 20 years preparing for the relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino.

“This decision will allow the Tribe to relocate our existing casino to the City of Porterville so that we may use our limited water supply to provide critical housing to our tribal members and continue to improve the general welfare of our tribal members. We are grateful to the Office of Indian Gaming, the BIA Regional Office and the Assistant Secretary’s office for their service to Indian Country and for helping us create much needed jobs and provide opportunities for the local community.,” noted Tribal Chairman Neil Peyron. 

 The Tribe and the Eagle Mountain Casino are excited to proceed with obtaining financing to construct the casino resort, which is expected to create approximately 400 construction jobs and 300 or more full-time and part-time casino operation jobs, and which will result in additional funding to the City of Porterville and County of Tulare.  

Eagle Mountain Casino is a full-service casino and is owned and operated by the Tule River Indian Tribe of California. Eagle Mountain Casino is centrally located adjacent to Porterville, California and is a short drive from Bakersfield and Visalia. Guests must be age 18 and over to visit.

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