June 27, 2013
A gaming compact was approved by the Senate on Thursday. The compact would allow for a casino development with Madera County's North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians.
The proposed casino will be located 35 miles from their tribal land. The distance has caused much controversy. The issue was that allowing for tribal owned casino to be built so far from their land, would allow for other tribes to do the same thing in the future.
In order to be able to build the casino the tribe had to receive approval from Legislature, CA Governor Jerry Brown, and the federal government.
Included in the compact is an agreement where money earned from the casino would be shared with Humbolt County's Wiyot tribe.
The compact was approved by the Senate with a vote of 22 to 11.
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