The Coachella Valley, currently home to a plethora of casinos, might be getting even more casinos. This, of course, is great news since everyone knows that people who play slot machines alway win because that is how gambling works.
The additional casinos would be from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who currently have the Spa Resort and Agua Caliente Resort casinos, and could add an additional four as part of a new gaming compact signed this week. Via Desert Sun:
The new compact allows the tribe up to six gaming facilities with a total of 5,000 machines. They currently have two large casinos, so those four potential new facilities would be limited to 500 machines each. It also gives the tribe power to open gaming facilities off the reservation — on land in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and unincorporated parts of the county that lies between the squares of the tribe’s checkerboard-shaped reservation.
As it is early in the process, there is no word on where the additional sites would be or when they might open. And, with so many casinos, maybe they will choose to make one or two of them smoke free, so workers don’t have to come home smelling like a dirty ashtray everyday.