Massive hotel-casino project one step closer to breaking ground in Kern County

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BAKERSFIELD, California (KGET) — Plans for a giant casino — as big as three football fields — and the largest hotel in Kern County, just south of Bakersfield, are one step closer to completion.

The Tejon Indian Tribe Trust Acquisition and Casino Project Scoping Report details the massive hotel-casino project planned for Kern County.

The empty land is 14 miles south of Bakersfield that could become an entertainment hub for Kern County.

Last July, Las Vegas-based SCCR Tejon LLC purchased 306 acres of land for more than $10 million.

A report released in February by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs shows specifics of the property:

  • 166,000 square foot casino
  • 220,000 square foot hotel with up to 400 rooms
  • Restaurants, retail, concert venues
  • Parking lot with 4,500 spaces

County sources say if the project is approved it would be a $600 million investment meaning jobs and other revenue sources would stay in Kern County.

An environmental impact statement for the project is expected to be released later this year.

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