Final North Fork Rancheria project milestone reached
National Indian Gaming Commission approves Management Agreement with tribe’s developer
NORTH FORK — The long-planned casino project of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (“Tribe” or “NFR”) reached another key administrative milestone with approval of the Management Agreement between the Tribe and its development partner, SC Madera Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts, Inc. which owns Station Casinos LLC, and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The decision by the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”), the federal regulatory agency within the Department of the Interior that oversees gaming on Indian lands, concludes the multi-decade administrative approval process successfully navigated by the Tribe at the local, state, and federal levels.
The North Fork casino project has been two decades in the making, in part due to the Tribe’s insistence on pursuing its right to acquire Indian land eligible for gaming in the most transparent and cooperative manner possible.