SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians.
The terms of the new compact are consistent with provisions of more recent compacts related to licensing, compliance enforcement and mitigation of off-reservation gaming impacts, but have been updated to reflect, among other things, the evolving nature of financial markets, as well as the professionalism of the Tribe’s regulators and their constructive relationship with state gaming regulators.
The compact reflects a continued commitment by the Tribe to revenue sharing with non-gaming and limited gaming tribes so that the economic benefits of gaming reach tribal governments that have not chosen to operate a tribal casino. The terms also provide a framework for the sharing of gaming revenue with Amador County and other local jurisdictions for infrastructure improvements and fire, law enforcement, public transit, education, tourism and other services, and provide incentives for investments in renewable energy projects, non-gaming related economic development projects and health care facilities that provide a mutual benefit to the Tribe and the local community.
The compact continues to assure the protection of the health and safety of the casino patrons, guests and employees and affirms the role of a tribal-state association of gaming regulators to provide a framework within which tribal and state gaming regulators can exchange information and collaborate to ensure that the gaming public has continued confidence in the integrity of casino operations.
The compact supersedes the 1999 compact between the Tribe and the State of California.
A copy of the compact can be found here.