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County approves Graton Rancheria casino revenue agreement

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The board of supervisors in Sonoma County, California, voted unanimously to approve a gaming agreement with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

The mood was celebratory as the agreement was discussed, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported. Both parties said the deal represented a new chapter in their relationship.

“Thank you for working with our tribe nation-to-nation on an unprecedented agreement," Vice-Chairwoman Lorelle Ross told the board, the Press-Democrat reported.

The deal require the tribe to pay at least $9 million a year to the county to address law enforcement, infrastructure and other impacts. The tribe also agreed to share 15 percent of net gaming earnings for the first seven years and 12 percent thereafter.

The tribe's casino is expected to open late next year.

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County to reap $9 million annually with RP casino deal (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 10/24)

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