Governor Brown Signs Compact with Morongo Band of Mission Indians


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

As with all recent compacts, the new compact contains provisions regarding licensing, compliance enforcement, mitigation of off-reservation impacts and protections for patrons and employees. The regulatory provisions reflect the professionalism of the Tribe’s regulators and their constructive relationship with state gaming regulators.

The compact affirms the Tribe’s commitment to the residents of Riverside County and is intended to enable the tribal government to invest in worthy causes, including fire and emergency medical services, law enforcement, public transit, infrastructure improvements, education, renewable energy, recycling and water conservation projects, non-gaming-related economic development and health care facilities. It also will make the tribe one of the largest contributors to the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund and Tribal Nation Grant Fund, which distribute gaming revenue to non-gaming and limited gaming tribes so that the economic benefits of gaming reach all tribal governments within California.

A copy of the compact can be found here.