Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Pechanga Resists New Security Rules

California tribes resist new security rules
4 May 2007

SACRAMENTO, California – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "Hopes for quick agreement on a new set of uniform security rules for California's nearly 60 Indian casinos have been dashed by resistance, if not outright opposition, from a large number of the state's tribes.

"After what some participants described as a stormy session of a tribal-state association on Wednesday, the group agreed only to reconvene two months from now to form a task force on the matter.

"That will prevent the California Gambling Control Commission from formally considering any new internal casino standards until after the Legislature is set to adjourn for the year on Sept. 14.

"The open-ended delay could make it more difficult to ratify expansive new gambling agreements, or compacts, for five powerful Southern California gaming tribes, including Sycuan of El Cajon and Pechanga of Temecula..."

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