Pechanga Band to pay $52M to offset casino impacts

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians reached an agreement to pay the city of Temecula, California, at least $52 million over 21 years to address the impacts of its gaming facility.

The tribe will share at least $42 million in revenues from the Pechanga Resort & Casino. An additional $10 million will go towards transportation improvements, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

The agreement also calls for an environmental study if the tribe plans to expand by the casino by more than 10 percent or operate more than 5,000 slot machines. The tribe's compact authorizes up to 7,500 machines.

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