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SACRAMENTO - Two court appeals filed by the Voices for Rural Living to stop construction of the new Foothill Oaks Casino in Shingle Springs were rejected this week by the California Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento. The lawsuits claimed deficiencies in the environmental impact report prepared for the U.S. Highway 50 interchange which will be the only access to the casino.The interchange project is fully funded by the tribe with no cost to the taxpayer. Construction began in April 2007 and the casino is scheduled to open late this year.
Tim Cope, President of Lakes Entertainment Inc., the casino management company, said "Although the decision has no direct impact on the construction of the interchange or casino, we are pleased that the Court chose to end the litigation that has languished for over five years. We are happy that the Shingle Springs Tribe can finally put this matter behind them."
The Foothill Oaks Casino will feature 2,100 slot machines, 75 table games, a high stakes gaming room, restaurants, and enclosed parking. For more information, visit our web page about the Foothill Oaks Casino.
For more information about the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and their Rancheria, visit their website at www.shinglespringsrancheria.com
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