Work on a new casino had been put on a GO-SLOW for a least a month after builders discovered a colony of rare tortoises.

The new casino, on an Indian reservation in the Californian desert, has already SHELLED OUT for an extensive environmental assessment study of the project’s impact on wildlife on the 160-acre site in 29 Palms, California, in line with Native American culture.

Taking No Risks

Now construction of the NŸwŸ Casino and motor home resort won’t start for another 30 to 60 days while the endangered reptiles are moved to a state-of-the-art fenced-off reserve elsewhere on the site where they won’t be bothered by happy punters.

Rod Wilson, spokesman for the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians, said the tribe expected to know the SCALE of the problem when a final wildlife habitat conservation plan is completed next week.

The report will include the tortoises as well as other endangered species already found on the site.


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