Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Ramona Band of Cahuilla

Gov BrownSACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Ramona Band of Cahuilla.

The compact includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming facilities. It contains additional provisions to encourage the use of ecology-resort building and operations standards and use of clean energy sources on the tribe’s reservation.

The compact funds programs to mitigate the effect of gaming activities and address gambling addiction.

The compact allows the operation of a maximum of 750 slot machines. The Tribe will share up to ten percent of its revenue with tribes that are not gaming or that are otherwise not substantially benefiting from gaming. The compact requires regular audits of gaming operations and other enforcement and public safety measures.

A copy of the compact can be found here (PDF): http://gov.ca.gov/docs/Ramona_Compact.pdf .


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