Warner Gaming & Ione Band of Miwok Indians to develop California casino

The Ione Band of Miwok Indians has teamed-up with Warner Gaming regarding the development of an entertainment complex in Plymouth, California.

This comes after the Ione Band, in March 2020, announced that the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs had acquired over 220 acres of land into federal trust for the tribe.

In August of that same year, Governor Newsom signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians. 

This permits the tribe to develop a gaming facility on the sovereign trust lands in Amador County, allowing for class III gaming device operation, card tables, and off-track wagering on horse races.

“This is an exciting time for our tribe and the new development agreement with Warner Gaming is a critical step in establishing long-term economic self-sufficiency and prosperity for our people,” said Sara Dutschke, Ione Band of Miwok Indians Chair. 

“Revenue generated from our new facility will be used to support social and educational programs, housing, healthcare and the preservation of cultural resources; things we have struggled to maintain and provide for generations.” 

Warner Gaming focuses on the development and management of gaming facilities, luxury hotels, restaurants, and recreational facilities. 

The company’s current roster comprises Washington’s Spokane Tribe Casino, as well as the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino and Casino Apache Travel Center in New Mexico 

“We look forward to our partnership with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians as we work together to build a new state-of-the-art gaming facility in Plymouth,” added Bill Warner, Chief Executive Officer of Warner Gaming.

“Our intensive and strategic planning processing will help ensure that the Ione Band’s new development maintains long-term success.”