County rejects Buena Vista casino agreement

Supervisors in Amador County, California, killed a casino agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians on Tuesday.

The board debated whether to accept the deal, which comes with $18 million up front, plus about $8 million a year in gaming revenues. But they deadlocked 2-2 on the issue.

The vote means the county will continue a lawsuit against the Interior Department. The county claims the tribe was not properly recognized and that the rancheria cannot be used for gaming.

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Supervisors' vote in Amador kills casino deal (The Stockton Record 3/5)
Amador to continue legal fight against proposed Indian casino (The Sacramento Bee 3/5)
Casino Opponents Win a Battle in Amador County (KXTV 3/4)
Supervisors deadlock on casino vote (The Amador Ledger-Dispatch 3/4)