Plans For Shingle Springs Casino Advance

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Under the deal announced Thursday, the tribe will pay the county $190 million over the course of 20-years.

But not everyone is happy about the plan. Steven Volker – an attorney for the citizens group “Voices for Rural Living” – says residents opposed to the casino feel betrayed. 

"We’re very disheartened by the county’s decision to abdicate its responsibility to its citizens. This settlement agreement has all the earmarks of a Faustian bargain – the county gets its money in exchange for its soul."

Tribal officials say the deal is good news for El Dorado County residents because citizens will benefit from the tribe’s financial contributions.