California set to
vote on casino expansion on Tuesday
Schwarzengger proposed Indian gambling expansion deals to be
voted on Super Tuesday.
ads backing Props. 94, 95, 96 and 97 in California are
projecting a $9 billion into the state's coffers and help avert
a tax increase, and the state is set to vote on the propositions
on Tuesday's ballot. The new laws will allow significant
expansion of the Indian tribes casinos. The compacts dictate
that the state get at least $3 billion from the four tribes'
casino business over the next 22 years, but how much more than
that figure will go to to state depends on how fast the four
Southern California Indian Tribes manage to expand their
The four tribes in question are the
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, the Sycuan Band of the
Kumeyaay Nation, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. If the propositions are
passed, it would allow Agua Caliente and Sycuan to expand from
2,000 to 5,000 slots, while Morongo and Pechanga could each go
from 2,000 to 7,500.