Overview of Expansion Project

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which owns and operates the San Manuel Casino, takes pride in its casino operations and constantly seeks to provide a premier guest experience for its visitors.

San Manuel is proposing to build a hotel and expand its casino operations to meet the growing needs of its guests. The facility expansion would take place within the site of the current casino and includes:

  • A resort-style, approximately 500-room hotel
  • An expanded casino space with state-of-the-art amenities
  • Up to a 4,000-seat performance venue
  • Additional meeting and event space
  • New amenities, including a spa, high-quality restaurants and retail shops
  • A 2,200-vehicle parking structure
  • Power utility infrastructure


Environmental Process and Anticipated Timing

As part of the project development process, San Manuel will prepare a Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report (Draft TEIR). A Notice of Preparation of a Draft TEIR, signifying the start of a 30-day public review and comment period to determine the scope of the Draft TEIR. This will provide interested parties an opportunity to comment in writing on potential off-reservation impacts they believe should be considered in preparing the Draft TEIR, including potential impacts in the following areas:

  • Aesthetics
  • Agricultural and Forest Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Biological Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Geology and Soils
  • Hazards and Hazardous Materials
  • Land Use
  • Mineral Resources
  • Noise
  • Population and Housing
  • Public Services
  • Recreation
  • Transportation and Traffic
  • Utilities and Service Systems
  • Water Resources
  • Cumulative Impacts
Review Process & Next Steps
  • The Notice of Preparation was issued on November 7, 2017, starting a 30-day public comment period on the scope of the Draft TEIR that will conclude on December 7, 2017.
  • A Notice of Completion of the Draft TEIR and Draft TEIR will be issued thereafter starting a 45-day public review and comment opportunity, which will include a public information meeting.
  • The Final TEIR will be issued.
Economic Impact

San Manuel is currently among the top 10 private employers in San Bernardino County, supporting more than 4,200 employees. During construction, the project is anticipated to provide 1,400 construction jobs and the expansion will create approximately 1,200 new jobs.

Revenue generated from the casino is used to maintain tribal government operations, provide for the general welfare of the Tribe, including education and healthcare needs, support regional economic development efforts and assist with local infrastructure and public safety needs, such as roads. San Manuel also dedicates significant tribal government revenues to various philanthropic causes through its considerable charitable donations.

Notice of Preparation
(Comments due Dec. 7)
PDF of Project Location
Press Release

Draft TEIR
Final TEIR

To provide comments in writing on NOP and Draft TEIR:

Environmental Science Associates
c/o Jennifer Wade
2600 Capitol Ave, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816

For general questions about the project:

Jacob Coin, Executive Director of Public Affairs SMBMI