California tribes push for approval of compacts

Five California tribes are headed to the Legislature this week to seek approval of their new gaming compacts.

The deals would allow the already successful tribes to add as many as 22,000 new slot machines and expand their facilities. In exchange, the state could see up to $500 million in revenue a year.

The Senate is expected to easily approve the agreements, according to The Los Angeles Times. But Assembly members are concerned about the lack of provisions affecting labor unions and independent audits.

The tribes are the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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