The Los Coyotes Band and the City of Barstow began pursuing an off-reservation casino in 2001. In 2004, Los Coyotes and the City of Barstow signed one of the most generous Municipal Agreements in California, providing for a 4.3 percent revenue sharing agreement with the City. It is estimated the City would receive more than $4 million from the first year of the casino’s operations.
Located on I-15, the main highway from Southern California to Las Vegas, the casino would primarily capture revenues that are currently going to Nevada – adding jobs that would be new and additional to California. The proposed $160 million Los Coyotes Barstow development is projected to create more than 1,065 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent jobs for the City of Barstow and surrounding areas. This includes 823 jobs at the facility and 262 jobs that will be created as a result of the casino construction and operation.
As proposed, the casino resort would include:
- 57,000 square feet of gaming floor space
- 1,325 slot machines
- 57 table games
- 100-room hotel
- conference/meeting room space
- dining and entertainment options