Jamul Indians announces partner to advance plans for casino

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Jamul Indian Village has announced it has partnered with developer Penn National Gaming Inc., to jointly develop a “Hollywood-branded” casino and resort. The proposed $360 million development would include a three-story gaming and entertainment facility of 200,000 square feet featuring at least 1,700 slot machines, 50 live table games, multiple restaurants, bars and lounges and a partially enclosed parking structure with over 1,900 spaces. The tribe said construction could begin later this year on its land in rural Jamul. Penn National Gaming, based in Pennsylvania, would manage the casino and resort. Lakes Entertainment Inc. previously had been working with the tribe on casino plans until last year, when it severed ties. It had reportedly advanced the tribe $57.5 million toward the project.