SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the United Auburn Indian Community.
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. Under the terms of this compact, United Auburn will become one of the largest contributors to the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund. The terms also provide a framework for the sharing of gaming revenue with Placer County and other local jurisdictions for 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 tribal members and local residents. In addition, up to $9 million may be directed by the Tribe specifically to finance infrastructure projects on non-Indian lands within Placer County that benefit the Tribe and the surrounding 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 2004 compact between the Tribe and the State of California.
A copy of the compact can be found here.