Calif. expands gaming compact with dozens of tribes

By Lauren Berg (June 29, 2022, 10:00 PM EDT) — California will renew gambling deals with more than two dozen Native American tribes in the state, according to a statement from the United States Department of the Interior to be published in the Federal Register at Friday, including five tribes who have accused the Golden State of gambling negotiations in bad faith.

The state and tribes have agreed to extend the expiration date of their existing game deals to December 31, 2023, according to the Interior Ministry’s statement released Wednesday ahead of Friday’s publication.

Among the tribes to be expanded are the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, Chemehuevi Indian…

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