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California set to vote on casino expansion on Tuesday

 Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger proposed Indian gambling expansion deals to be voted on Super Tuesday.

California set to vote on casino expansion on Tuesday Recent 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 gambling operations.

 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.

 Published on 02/01/2008

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