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Jul 10, 2018 Gaming tribes in the San Joaquin Valley are working different angles to seek your betting dollar. Several projects are on the drawing board between Kern and Madera counties. There are expansions and new casinos. The first new gaming facility that will likely open is Table Mountain’s proposed casino, hotel and resort near Friant. But with other proposals pending, when will there be too much gaming? Or is the Valley approaching oversaturation already? Last month, Table Mountain Rancheria announced plans for a new casino, resort and hotel. It’s been years in the works. The tribe has one of the oldest casinos in the state. There will be a new events facility, bingo hall, new gaming machines and a 151-room hotel and resort. That suits regular visitors like Desiree Uzzell. She prefers Table Mountain over other local Indian gaming establishments. She started going 31 years ago, when it opened, and plays Bingo and slots. The old casino will be renovated as tribal government offices. “It’s a

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