State Assembly Approves Rohnert Park Casino Deal

The Rohnert Park casino deal now goes to the federal government for final approval, which is expected.

Saturday, May 12, 2012  |  Updated 4:16 PM PDT
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The agreement between the tribe and governor allows for the operation of card games and 3,000 slot machines.

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A Native American tribe's plans for a Las Vegas-style casino about 50 miles north of San Francisco appears to have cleared its last hurdle.

The state Assembly on Thursday ratified an agreement between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria for the casino near Rohnert Park in Sonoma County. The vote was 64-3.

The state Senate had ratified it earlier in the week.

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported that the deal now goes to the federal government for final approval, which is expected.

The agreement between the tribe and governor allows for the operation of card games and 3,000 slot machines. Up to 15 percent of the casino's net winnings would go toward gambling mitigation and regulation.

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