New casino expected to open in Amador County within weeks

New casino expected to open in Amador County within weeks


VICKI: AT A POPULATION JUST OV
7000, THOSE WHO CALL IONE HOME
HAVE PLENTY OF ELBOW ROOM. WHERE THE SOUNDS OF LIVESTOCK,
COMPETE WITH SILENCE
>>I DON’T HEAR NO TRAFFIC WHERE
I LIVE, AND I LIVE RIGHT DOWN
THE ROAD
I COULD TAKE A STEP OUT OF THIS BUILDING AND THEY YELL FOR ME
AND I’LL COME RUNNING. VICKI: BUT THE LATEST NEIGHBOR
IS BRINGING A DIFFERENT TYPE
OF ENERGY. HARRAH’S PARTNERING WITH THE
BUENA VISTA RANCHERIA ME-WUK
INDIANS, FOR A BRAND-NEW CASIN
>>I WOULD DESCRIBE THIS AS KIND
OF MODERN BUT ALSO FITTING I
WITH THE LANDSCAPE, SO WE’RE NOT BIG AND FLASHY OUTSIDE. VICKI: PLACING A BET ON BRINGI
CEASAR’S GAMING ENTERTAINMENT TO
THE AMADOR COUNTY FOOTHILLS.>>I THINK IT REALLY FITS IN
WITH THE LAID BACK AND RELAXED
FEELING OF AMADOR COUNTY. VICKI: JUST UP THE ROAD, BUENA
VISTA MARKET STORE AND SALOON IS
ALREADY CASHING IN ON A NEW
BUSINESS STREAK.>>WE STAY VERY BUSY. WE GET A LOT OF THE CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS EATING HERE FOR LUNCH
AND WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT. VICKI: LOOKING FORWARD TO THE
LOCAL ECONOMY BOOST.>>IT WILL BRING US A LOT MORE
BUSINESS. A LOT MORE BUSINESS. SO YEAH, I’M EXCITED. IN ADDITION TO 20 TABLE GAMES
AND NEARLY 1000 SLOT MACHINES,
HARRAH’S NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
ALSO BRINGING ON ROUGHLY 5
FULL TIME POSITIONS.>>I’M GLAD THEY’RE ADDING JOBS. THEY NEED THEM UP HERE. VICKI: BUT POPULARITY IS A MIXED
BAG, WHEN LIVING HERE IS A
CHOICE TO GET AWAY FROM TRAFFIC.>>I’M ACTUALLY FROM L.A. WHAT BROUGHT ME TO THIS AREA WAS
QUIETNESS. SO THAT’S WHAT I’M HOPING, TH
IT STILL STAYS QUIET.>>IT’S GOING TO BE CRAZY. THEY’RE PUTTING A STOPLIGHT ON
HIGHWAY 88 THANK GOD TO STOP
ACCIDENTS. BECAUSE WE’VE HAD A LOT OF
ACCIDENTS ON 88 IN THE LAST
COUPLE YEARS
VICKI: IONE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS
WORKING WITH THE CASINO TO
INCREASE PATROLS.>>RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A TOTAL OF
SEVEN FULL TIME PEOPLE. SMALL DEPARTMENT. VICKI: CHANGE IS MOVING IN TO
THIS HISTORIC MOTHER LODE TOWN
>>WHAT CAN YOU DO? IT’S PROGRESS. YOU CAN’T STOP PROGRESS. VICKI: ALL OF THIS CONSTRUCTION
HAS TO BE COMPLETED IN LESS THAN
TWO WEEKS. HARRAH’S NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON
APRIL 29 AT 4:29 P.M. IN IONE IN AMADOR COUNTY, VI

6 thoughts on “New casino expected to open in Amador County within weeks”

  1. So wasn't the reason behind Indian casinos to actually give back to the Indian community? So how is it that Harrahs has its hands in this? That seems extremely dirty.

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