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Enterprise Rancheria foes to dispute Class III gaming compact

Opponents of the Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino will fight the tribe's Class III gaming compact in the California Legislature, The Sacramento Bee reports.

"The compact will run into a buzz saw," Doug Elmets, a spokesperson for the rival United Auburn Indian Community, told the paper.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Friday approved the Enterprise Rancheria's off-reservation casino. He also signed a compact with the tribe that must be ratified by state lawmakers.

The Enterprise Rancheria is pursuing the casino under the two-part determination section of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs must still approve the tribe's land-into-trust application before the tribe can start construction.

Since 1988, only three tribes have opened casinos under the two-part determination section. None have been located in California.

The United Auburn Indian Community opened its casino after 1988 under a different section of IGRA that didn't require the governor's approval.

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