Viejas Band signs compact with new revenue sharing provisions

A view of the Viejas Casino in southern California. Photo from Perdelsky / Wikipedia

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians signed a new Class III gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown (D).

The deal eliminates a fixed revenue sharing payment the tribe agreed to make under a 2004 compact. The tribe was paying $17.4 million to the general fund every year.

But due to "changing economic conditions," the new compact adopts a revenue sharing system based on percentages, the governor's office said in a press release. The tribe was having trouble funding its own operations under the 2004 deal, The Sacramento Bee reported.

"The percentage-based payment structure ensures that the tribe remains the primary beneficiary of its gaming operation as required by federal law," the governor's office said.

A copy of the new compact can be found on the governor's website.

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