California tribe signs gaming development compact

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California gaming gold rush keeps on rolling with the Mechoopda Indian Tribe singing an official gaming compact with the state’s governor, Jerry Brown.

The move is a positive step on the road to a class III facility 10 miles south of the city of Chico in northern California with final sign off from state legislature still required before any construction can start.

It is reported that the planned facility will feature gaming tables and up to 2,000 slot machines, but how far the project will be allowed to progress is still up for debate.

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Officials in Butte County have spent the last 16 years legally opposing the construction of a gaming venue in their locality and spent some $850,000 in the process. The support from Brown comes after an appeals court upheld the tribe’s land into trust application, bringing the legal case against them to an eventual end.


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