Governor Brown Signs Compact with Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation


9-3-2015

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

The terms of the new compact are consistent with provisions of more recent compacts related to licensing, compliance enforcement and mitigation of off-reservation gaming impacts but have been updated to reflect, among other things, the evolving nature of financial markets, as well as the professionalism of the Tribe’s regulators and their constructive relationship with state gaming regulators.

The compact provides incentives for revenue sharing with and mutual support of local jurisdictions for fire, emergency medical services, law enforcement, public transit, infrastructure improvements, education and other services that in part serve the needs of the community. It also includes terms to stimulate investments in renewable energy or water conservation projects, non-gaming-related economic development and health care facilities that provide a mutual benefit to the Tribe and the local community. The terms reflect a 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.

The compact supersedes the 1999 compact between the Tribe and the State of California.

A copy of the compact can be found here.

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