Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Thursday announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria.

The new compacts with San Pasqual and Twenty-Nine Palms include updated provisions for licensing, compliance enforcement and mitigation of off-reservation impacts. The regulatory provisions respect the authority of each Tribe’s professional regulators and build upon their constructive relationships with State gaming regulators. The terms of each compact reflect the Tribes’ specific circumstances and the markets in which each Tribe operates its gaming facility.

The core provisions of the compact with the Mechoopda Indian Tribe – including terms related to licensing, regulatory oversight, labor, public health and safety, environmental protection, mutually beneficial investments in the local community and revenue sharing – are similar to those in recent compacts. The terms are intended to provide the Tribe with the flexibility to develop a new gaming facility that generates revenue for tribal government programs while ensuring that impacts on the local community are appropriately mitigated.