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RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – About 100 people turned out to express their views during a public meeting about a proposed $1.5 billion casino in Richmond.

The meeting Aug. 12 was part of a public review of the draft environmental report for what backers hope will eventually be a casino resort and hotel on the shores of Richmond’s San Pablo Bay.

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians wants to build the casino as a way to produce revenue and provide a land base for the tribe.

Tribal officials and other supporters say the casino would also provide much needed revenue for the city.

But opponents say it would bring more crime to Richmond and other social problems.

The City Council is expected to consider the draft EIR before the end of the year.

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