Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, as well as amendments to the current tribal-state gaming compacts with the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, the Karuk Tribe and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.

The compact with the La Jolla Band furthers the parties’ mutual interest in improving the quality of life of tribal members though a framework that generates revenue for governmental programs while also fairly regulating the gaming activities; affording meaningful consumer and employee protections; and mitigating the off-reservation impacts of the gaming facility.

The amendment to the 2015 compact with the Santa Ynez Band authorizes off-track wagering on horse races at a satellite wagering facility within the existing gaming facility.

The amended compact with the Karuk Tribe conforms the provisions of its 2013 compact regarding workers’ compensation to those of more recent compacts.

The amended compact with Dry Creek makes technical corrections to its 2017 compact to clarify and more effectively implement the prior agreement.

Copies of the compacts can be found here: La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians CompactSanta Ynez Band of Mission Indians Compact AmendmentKaruk Tribe Compact AmendmentDry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Compact Amendment.