Paskenta Band casino per capita payment said to be $54K a year

The Rolling Hills Casino. Photo from Facebook

Members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California receive $54,000 a year in casino proceeds, according to The Sacramento Bee.

The tribe shares revenues from the Rolling Hills Casino on a per capita basis. The payments could increase if 76 people from a family are removed from the rolls.

The disenrollment matter is part of an ongoing dispute within the tribe. Chairman Andy Freeman, who supports the removal of the 76 people, is on one side of the debate and has been controlling operations at the casino.

Four disputed council members, who oppose the disenrollments, are on the other side. They say the casino has been operating in violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and they tried to shut down the facility.

The state also sought closure of the casino, citing threats to public health, welfare and safety. Judge Kimberly Mueller instead ordered both sides to keep armed guards away from the facility and told them not to interfere with operations there.

The two sides are now heading into mediation overseen by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to news reports.

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Relevant Documents:
Complaint: California v. Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians | Memorandum In Support of Temporary Restraining Order

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