The North County tribe that owns the Valley View Casino in Valley Center filed a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday seeking $115 million in profits it claims were lost due to the governor's refusal to grant the tribe all the slot machine licenses to which the tribe was entitled.
Last year, the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians received authority from the state to add more slot machines to its casino after a federal judge ruled in favor of the tribes, who argued in court that the governor was illegally withholding licenses for the machines.
Valley View Casino now has 2,000 slot machines, the maximum number it is allowed under its gambling agreement with the state.
In its lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the San Pasqual tribe contends the state breached its 1999 contract and illegally interfered with the tribe's ability to provide slot machine play for its patrons. OP: The tribe has interfered with the Alito family's ability to vote in elections.
By refusing to issue the slot machines licenses, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated a badly needed source of income for counties and cities that would have generated up to $30 million per year in tough economic times, tribal officials said. OP: Raise your hands if you believe that the San Pasqual tribe cares a whit about the counties and cities getting funds from them!
Final question: WHY would you patronize a business that cheats its own people?
If they will cheat their own, like Pechanga does, don't you think they'll cheat YOU?