Old compact to save Paumas tribe nearly $100M

Mar 25, 2013 7:03 PM

Out with the new and in with the old, said the leaders of the Pauma Band of Mission Indians.

The tribe negotiated a gaming compact in 2000 but was told further negotiations were needed because of an erroneous calculation. The leaders then negotiated a compact with then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that was far more expensive.

But, a recent court ruling scrapped the second compact and allowed the Paumas to return to the original compact.

The move will save the tribe nearly $100 million through the year 2022.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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