CAMPO — The $27 million Golden Acorn casino and travel center has slowly increased in size since construction began here in February.
The 60,000 square-foot facility will boast a truck stop, convenience store, a 220-seat restaurant and 24-hour casino with 750 slot machines and 12 table games.
A 100-room hotel and an RV park are planned to open in the future.
The casino and travel center is approximately 20 minutes east of Alpine at the Crestwood Road exit off Interstate 8.
The casino is owned and operated by the Campo band of Kumeyaay Indians.
In August, Tribal Day will kick off grand opening events that will offer tours of the facility to all tribal members. Grand opening ceremonies for the public are planned the following day. No specific day for the ceremonies has been set.
Construction for the casino has been rushed as setbacks have delayed the opening of the casino/travel center, which was originally expected to open late May.