August 24, 2005

Plans for a Hard Rock Casino in northern San Diego County have been scrapped, the Pauma Band of Mission Indians announced last week. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tribal chairman Chris Devers admitted that the tribe had quietly pulled out of the $250 million resort-casino development about two months ago. The separation marks the second high-profile divorce for the tribe, whose partnership with Caesars Palace fell through last year when Caesars merged with Harrah's. According to the local newspaper, the Pauma tribe currently is in talks with another major name in casino management.