United Auburn Indian Community enters new gaming compact

The Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. Photo by Jon Wilhite / Facebook

The United Auburn Indian Community signed a new Class III gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown (D).

The deal changes the method in which the tribe shares revenues with the state. Under a 2004 compact signed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, almost all of the money went into the general fund.

The new agreement brings a significant amount of money back to the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund, which benefits local communities and tribes without large casinos. According to The Sacramento Bee, the Auburn Community will pay about $18 million every year, up from $2 million under the prior deal.

The tribe also will continue paying about $15 million a year into the general fund, the paper said. The deal includes an option to direct up to $9 million to Placer County.

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

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