Governor Newsom Signs Compact with Cabazon Band of Mission Indians 


SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians.

The new compact reflects the Governor’s and the Tribe’s mutual commitment to a strong and respectful government-to-government relationship and to promoting tribal economic development and self-sufficiency, and strong tribal government. The terms respect the parties’ interest in improving the quality of life of tribal members though a framework that generates revenue for governmental programs, while also fairly regulating the gaming activities; affording meaningful consumer and employee protections; and mitigating the off-reservation impacts of the gaming facility.

The compact affirms the Tribe’s commitment to their local community and is intended to enable the tribal government to invest in local jurisdictions, non-profits and civic organizations for improved fire and emergency medical services, law enforcement, public transit, education, environmental protection and tourism, as well as other services and infrastructure improvements. The compact reflects continued commitment by the Tribe to revenue sharing with non-gaming and limited gaming tribes so that the economic benefits of gaming reach tribal governments that have not chosen to operate a tribal casino.

A copy of the compact can be found here.