Opinion: California governor says yes to off-reservation casino

"Bring in the showgirls! Where's the booze? More gambling! More gambling!

Yes, it looks like a casino is on the way to historically poor Yuba County.

It's been a long, strange journey for the casino promoters, who initially wanted to bring a raceway to Yuba County and then gave up on that, throwing their weight behind an obscure Butte County tribe that claimed an ancestral homeland about 30 miles south.

Back in the last decade, the then-governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, insisted that the casino be placed before voters as an advisory measure.

It was kind of a new concept in California."

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