The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and Station Casinos announce property agreement

January 12, 2024
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‘North Fork Project' to be developed in California in a new agreement between the Tribe and Station Casinos.

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has entered a partnership with Station Casinos to build and operate a new entertainment facility.  

The agreement was approved by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

This joint agreement is currently called the ‘North Fork Project’ and will span 305 acres of land near Highway 99, just north of the City of Madera, California.

The land was taken into trust as an asset of the Tribe by the Department of the Interior in February 2013.

The federal government agency protects America's natural resources and heritage, honors tribal communities, and is responsible for the conservation of most federal land.

The project will feature a 100,000-square-foot casino with over 2,000 slot and video poker machines. The casino will also include 40 table games, including blackjack, pai gow, and three-card poker, as well as a variety of dining and beverage options.

Chairperson of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians Fred Beihn commented: "The North Fork Rancheria is delighted with the approval of the Management Contract with our development partner, Station Casinos. Our Tribe is grateful to have a partner so committed to the principles of tribal sovereignty and to bringing the full benefits of tribal gaming to our Tribe and community."

President of Station Casinos Scott Kreeger shared his thoughts: "We are thrilled to announce the successful achievement of this pivotal milestone in advancing the North Fork Project. Station Casinos extends its heartfelt congratulations to The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians community on reaching this next stage.

“We are excited to help the Tribe bring this exciting project to fruition, fostering economic prosperity for the surrounding community and tribal members through the creation of permanent job opportunities. We look forward to supporting the Tribe in the finalization of their splendid facility and contributing to the success of this remarkable endeavor."

In other related news, Station Casinos recently opened Durango Casino & Resort in December 2023.

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