Governor Brown Signs Compact with Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians.

The compact includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming facilities. It also funds local programs to mitigate the effect of gaming activities and address gambling addiction.

The compact allows the operation of up to 800 slot machines. The Tribe will share up to ten percent of their revenue with tribes that are not gaming or that are otherwise not substantially benefiting from gaming. The compact requires regular audits of gaming operations and other enforcement and public safety measures.

A copy of the compact can be found here.