Richard St. Jean, general manager at Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego, oversaw the building of the $400 million project.

Richard St. Jean, general manager at Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego, oversaw the building of the $400 million project. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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Sycuan plans to finish its 12-story hotel tower and swimming pool complex by 2019. It also plans to expand its casino floor. Rendering courtesy of Sycuan

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Jamul casino patrons can take a break at the food court.

— The East County casino scene is experiencing a burst of activity...