Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Deals with Indian Tribes

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Governor Schwarzenegger says he-s not in favor of urban gambling, but if a deal he announced today goes through, a former bowling alley near San Francisco will become a multi-story casino with 5000 slot machines. The city of San Pablo is just a quarter mile from Interstate 80 and half-hour from Oakland. The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians will pay the state 25 percent of its earnings in return for gambling exclusivity within a 35-mile radius. That sounds good to the City Manager of Garden Grove, who says Las Vegas-style gambling and entertainment would help that Orange County town pay its bills. Warren Olney considers the future of urban gambling in California with the chairman of one resort-owning tribe, a southland mayor and a spokesman for the Governor.
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Governor Schwarzenegger announces new gaming compact

Lytton Band of Pomo Indians

National Indian Gaming Association

Omnibus Indian Advancement Act (2000)

Prop 68: Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion; Tax Exemptions

Prop 70: Tribal Gaming Compacts; Exclusive Gaming Rights; Contributions to State



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton