Soboba Band gains support for casino proposal

The city council in Hemet, California, voted 4-1 on Tuesday to enter into a casino agreement with the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

The tribe is planning to relocate its on-reservation casino to 128 acres of non-reservation land. The tribe needs the support of local communities in order to acquire the 128 acres as part of a water rights settlement.

Officials in other cities have raised concerns about the proposal.

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Hemet OKs Soboba casino pact (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 9/14)
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