The Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of California has started building a 140,000-square-feet casino near Yuba. It is interesting to note that the construction of Fire Mountain Casino has begun after a 15-year delay.
According to the Marysville Appeal-Democrat, the current construction works include breaking fresh ground. However, experts believe that the gambling house will open its doors in the spring of next year.
The Oroville tribe is going to sign an agreement with the Wheatland Fire Authority. According to its head, Joe Waggershauser, the negotiations should be successfully finished within a few months. The future deal is supposed to provide costs for employees and equipment. Waggershauser insisted that his primary task was to support and protect the district.
However, there is a tiny problem, since the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe has not yet received a license of the third level. So, Fire Mountain Casino will operate on the basis of the second-level license, which provides an opportunity to offer bingo and some non-banked card games.
Glenda Nelson, the Tribal Council Chairperson of the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe, announced that the casino was expected to start offering its operations in April or May after solving successfully all problems. She is sure that the casino will be built and opened.
Nelson provided journalists with the additional information concerning the fact that the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe is willing to pay its share and sign an agreement.
Nelson reported that the owners of the casino wanted to solve all problems that might arise with fire officials by taking into account all recommendations provided by them.
Nelson also mentioned that Fire Mountain Casino was ready to use its own wastewater facility until the OPUD pipeline would be constructed, even taking into account the fact that the construction of such a large-scale object was expected to last for a long period of time.