Washington, D.C.  20549




Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  August 31, 2012



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


1505 South Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (702) 495-3000


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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 8.01.  Other Events


As previously disclosed, subsidiaries of Station Casinos LLC (the “Company”) have entered into development and management agreements with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians (the “Mono”), a federally recognized Indian tribe located near Fresno, California, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to assist the Mono in developing, financing and operating a gaming and entertainment facility to be located in Madera County, California.  On August 31, 2012, Governor Brown, Governor of the State of California, concurred with a determination made by the United States Department of the Interior (the “DOI”) that placing 305 acres in Madera County (the “Site”) in trust was in the best interest of the Mono and was not detrimental to the surrounding communities and the Site would be eligible for gaming once it was taken into trust for the benefit of the Mono for the purpose of establishing a class III gaming facility.  The DOI must now make a final agency determination to take the Site into trust for the Mono.  On the same day, Governor Brown also signed a new tribal-state gaming compact (the “Compact”) between the State of California and the Mono.  The California legislature must still ratify the Compact and the DOI must then either approve the Compact or otherwise allow it to become effective by operation of law.  Once effective, the Compact will regulate gaming at the Mono’s proposed gaming project in Madera County, California.  The Compact provides for the Mono to operate up to 2,000 slot machines at the proposed project.  No assurances can be provided as to whether the DOI will accept the Site into trust for the benefit of the Mono, whether the California legislature will ratify the Compact, or whether the Secretary of the Interior will approve the Compact or otherwise allow it to become effective.  The timing and feasibility of the project are dependent upon the receipt of the necessary governmental and regulatory approvals and there can be no assurances as to when or if the necessary approvals will be obtained.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Station Casinos LLC









 Date: September 5, 2012



/s/ Marc J. Falcone




Marc J. Falcone




Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer