Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is waiting on federal approval for its new Class III gaming compact.
The tribe updated the agreement to authorize off-track betting at the Chumash Casino Resort in southern California. Such wagers won't be offered at the moment, however.
“We have no immediate plans to implement OTB, but we are looking at ways we can integrate it into our gaming floor if we choose to offer it as an amenity for guests in the future,” Chairman Kenneth Kahn said in a press release.
The tribe and Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the compact on August 2. Kahn asked lawmakers to approve it at a committee hearing on August 22 and it was ratified by both chambers of the California Legislature the following week.
The compact can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review. After the BIA makes a decision, a notice of the agreement will be published in the Federal Register.