Governor Brown Signs Compact with Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria


3-30-2012

SACRAMENTO Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

The compact includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming facilities. It also funds programs in local communities to mitigate the effect of gaming activities and address gambling addiction

The compact allows the operation of 3,000 slot machines. Up to 15 percent of the casino's net win will go to local communities and gambling mitigation and regulation. The Tribe estimates that the project will create approximately 700 construction jobs and 2,500 jobs at the new facility. The compact requires regular audits of gaming operations and other enforcement and public safety measures.

A copy of the compact can be found here.

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