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North Fork Rancheria and Wiyot Tribe team up for casino

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is and the Wiyot Tribe signed Class III gaming compacts with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Monday.

The deals allow the North Fork Rancheria to proceed with a controversial off-reservation casino. The Wiyot Tribe will get a share in the revenues in exchange for not building a casino on its reservation.

The compacts require approval by the state Legislature. One lawmaker had introduced a bill to block the North Fork casino because other tribes oppose it.

The compacts also need approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Madera Co. casino deal struck (The Fresno Bee 4/29)
Gaming compact expected to bring millions to Wiyot Tribe (The Eureka Times-Standard 4/29)
Governor OKs Indian casino near Fresno (The Los Angeles Times 4/29)
Controversial Proposed Casino Moves Forward (KFSN 4/28)
Governor signs Wiyot tribal gaming compact (The Eureka Reporter 4/28)
Governor announces compact with tribe for Madera casino (AP 4/28)
Governor Says Yes To New Indian Casino (Capital Notes 4/28)