California Tribes Approved for Off-Reservation Casinos

California Tribes Approved for Off-Reservation Casinos

Could tribal casinos go up far from Indian reservations in California soon?

Long restricted to Native American reservations, tribal-operated casinos in California look ready to expand in a big way. One off-reservation casino has been approved, that has a number of other tribes looking at if they can’t move into the rest of the state as well.

Compacts Allow for Brand New Sites

The expansion formally began weeks hence, when the State Legislature approved a concise between your North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and Governor Jerry Brown. The tribe was allowed by that compact to construct a casino featuring 2,000 slots in Madera County. This is notable because the site of the casino will be over 30 miles through the lands historically occupied by the tribe the result of the long and negotiation that is ultimately fruitful the tribe, other tribes, while the state government.

That move has given other tribes hopes of moving away from their traditional reservations as well. There are now other tribes looking at gambling enterprises in Yuba County, San Bernardino County and Imperial County aswell.

But there is no guarantee that any of these projects will go forward ultimately. Anti-casino groups seem to be lining up to give voters a chance to block the Mono Indian project, suggesting that voters should have to be able to veto the task through a referendum.

Citizens Want a Say

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