Governor Signs Compact With The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake


SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown today signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake.

The compact funds programs in local communities that mitigate the impact of gaming activities and address gambling addiction. It includes provisions to protect employees and patrons, and measures that the tribe must take to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming facilities.

The compact allows the operation of a maximum of 750 slot machines, and up to 15 percent of the casino’s net win from them will go to local communities, as well as gambling mitigation and regulation provisions. The compact requires regular audits of gaming operations, and supersedes the 2009 compact between the tribe and the State of California.

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