Tribes have more slots due

Oct 6, 2009 3:05 AM
Industry Insider by Ray Poirier |

Tribal casinos in California say they are entitled to 10,549 more slot machines, according to a gaming compact signed by former Gov. Gray Davis in 1999.

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Current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been trying to get them to give the state a greater amount from the machine profits in return for more slot machines.

The tribes went to court and a federal judge in Sacramento ruled in their favor.

Last week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to delay the judge’s order granting the machines to the tribes.

It wasn’t known immediately if the tribes would draw the full complement of machines.

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