California Gaming Tribes spent MILLIONS to protect their market share, used Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro and his tribes money to keep the North Fork Rancheria Tribe from getting a casino AND used misleading ads..... and it worked. Prop 48 lost overwhelmingly in last night's voting.
Tribes like Pechanga, well known for abusing it's own people, ruling an Apartheid Reservation and Macarro caught lying to congress and also lying about his tribes' disenrollment activity and Chukchansi, which has terminated the rights of 60% of it's people, joined together to bankroll the opposition to Prop. 48, thus protecting market share.
The compact, which was approved by the federal government, the governor and the state Legislature, would have allowed the North Fork Mono Rancheria Indians to build a $250 million casino and hotel project along Highway 99 near Avenue 17, north of Madera. The project’s site is 305 acres placed in trust for the tribe by the federal government.