October 10, 2016
On Monday the $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego opened.
The casino is located on land owned by the Jamul Indian Village off of SR-94. It is close to 20 miles from San Diego. Penn National Gaming will be the operating company. The company currently operates 27 additional casinos.
43 gaming tables and 1,700 slot machines are in operation at the 200,000 square-foot casino. Of the seven restaurants, one of them is the Tony Gwynn's Sports Pub. Over 1,000 people are employed at the 3-story tall casino complex.
Concerns of traffic congestion have been at the forefront of arguments against the gaming complex. An agreement was made between Caltrans and the tribe that road improvements would be made. $23 million will be paid by the tribe for the road improvements. Construction on the roadway to the casino caused major traffic issues for drivers visiting on opening day.
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