Play Bingo
Play Blackjack
Play Slots
Play Poker
Play Video Poker
500 Nations Free Casino Games

Amador group sues to stop Buena Vista Casino

February 11, 2010

SACRAMENTO - Friends of Amador County, an anti-casino group, filed a suit in the California Eastern District federal court in Sacramento asking a judge to overturn federal approvals granted to the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians for 67 acres near Ione where the tribe plans to build a casino. The casino project will cost $150 million to build and will operate table games and 950 slot machines.

The new lawsuit alleges the land does not qualify as tribal land, and the federal government acted illegally in granting approval.

Jerry Cassesi, president of Friends of Amador County, said the federal archives show the inhabitants of Buena Vista Rancheria were never a tribe with a common language and history. Instead they were the scattered remnants of many tribes rather than local Me-Wuks.

The tribe issued a statement today that read "The allegations of the lawsuit appear to mirror those of the lawsuit filed by the County of Amador against the Interior Department, which was dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. We expect the same result for this lawsuit."

In 2005 an attorney with the National Indian Gaming Commission issued an opinion that Me-Wuks had lived on the site since at least 1817 and that the land is suitable for a tribal casino. The tribe received federal recognition in 1985.

Construction of the Buena Vista Casino was to start last summer but the tribe has still not been issued a federal sewage discharge permit.

Return to California Casinos.


VOTED #1
Favorite Casino
Best Slots

by 500 Nations players

US PLAYERS WELCOME
A World-Class Casino! *Best Slots, Blackjack, Table Games, Sports Book.

Play 300 Free Games
No Sign-up | No Download
$3,000 Welcome Bonus
100% Match Redeem 3 Times
$3,000 Slots Bonus
100% Match Redeem 3 Times
See All Bovada Promotions
Member benefits & promos.



Join Bovada Join Bovada
500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.