NORTH FORK RANCHERIA RESORT HOTEL & CASINO
The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians plan to build a casino, a 200-room resort hotel, restaurants, an entertainment lounge, retail space and banquet/meeting rooms near Madera, California.
The proposed site is a 305-acre parcel on Avenue 17 just west of the intersection with State Route 99. It is on unincorporated area between Madera and Chowchilla and within the Tribe’s ancestral lands.
Construction of the North Fork Rancheria Resort Hotel & Casino Project has not began pending final resolutions to legal issues. A gaming compact between the tribe and the state was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 31, 2012 and approved by the state assembly May 2, 2013. The state senate approved it June 27,2013 and Gov. Brown signed their legislation a week later. A lawsuit was decided March 14, 2014 by a Madera County judge who ruled state process authorizing the casino was constitutional. The remaining legal issue is whether a referendum on the Nov 2014 ballot could nullify the gaming compact.
|Casino Size||68,150 sq-ft|
|Casino Circulation Area||21,750 sq-ft|
|Maximum number of slot machines||2,000|
|High Limit Gaming Area||4,000 sq-ft|
|FOOD & BEVERAGE|
|Buffet||500 seats||23,500 sq-ft|
|Restaurant (Leased)||200 seats||8,000 sq-ft|
|Steakhouse||180 seats||10,000 sq-ft|
|Coffee Shop||225 seats||8,800 sq-ft|
|Food Court (5 tenants)||175 seats||10,365 sq-ft|
|Bars (5)||4,050 sq-ft|
|200 rooms, multi-story||191,000 sq-ft|
|Total Hotel, Pool & Spa||224,530 sq-ft|
|Surface Parking||2,500 spaces|
|Parking Structure||2,000 spaces|
The North Fork Rancheria began their pursuit of this project in 2003 when they signed a development and management agreement with Station Casinos, who will oversee construction and manage the casino operations.