Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro is Against Online Gaming for California

Mark Macarro, of Pechanga sends a letter to Tribal Leaders in CA about not supporting online gaming. Ask yourself WHY? Because he doesn't get a share of it?

Particularly laughable is the paragraph where he says:

we must take into account the opinions and concerns of the people of California, particularly in light of the commitments we have made about limited gaming.

Remember, readers, this is the same leader of the tribe that tried to keep the PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA from being able to VOTE on Props. 94-97! NOW, we are supposed to believe his CARES about our opinions?

This is the same man who led the tribal council to OVERTURN the will of the Pechanga People by declaring a lawful vote INVALID. A man who once said, "what we do internally is no business of the WHITE MAN." Now thinks it's his business? ASK YOURSELVES WHY?



Dear Tribal Leaders,

In recent weeks you have probably heard about competing legislative proposals that would authorize online poker in the state of California.

Pechanga has had a standing oppose position to online poker since proposals first surfaced last year out of concerns for the far-reaching legal, political, and policy consequences of an expansion of this magnitude.

Since the issue has resurfaced, we recently decided to conduct a statewide public opinion poll to determine how California voters feel about online poker. As we weigh these proposed policies that would significantly expand gaming, we must take into account the opinions and concerns of the people of California, particularly in light of the commitments we have made about limited gaming.

Attached you will find a memorandum summarizing the key findings of the survey. We hope these findings help inform your tribe’s position on the proposals.


Sincerely,

MARK MACARRO
Tribal Chairman
Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Mission Indians
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