Governor Announces Agreement for Urban Casino Near San Pablo
New Indian gaming agreements, announced Thursday by the governor’s office, are expected to produce 200 million dollars in new revenue for the state.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
The compacts will empower the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to build a massive 500 thousand square foot casino in the East Bay town of San Pablo, near Oakland. Its five thousand slot machines will make it one of the world’s largest gambling halls and the first major Las Vegas style urban casino in the state. Schwarzenegger spokesman Vince Sollitto said the governor was required by federal law to negotiate with the Lytton Band. CUT: Sollitto09 :09 The Agreement includes a ban on other casinos within a 35 mile radius of San Pablo. It stipulates that 25 per cent of the casino’s net win will go to the state’s general fund. The new compacts must still be signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, ratified by the legislature, and approved the US Interior Department. SOC