Reader Stephen P. wrote:

Lani, why won’t you oppose the tribal gaming compacts? By voting no on Props 94-97, voters can send the tribes back to the table with the state to get a better deal — one that actually requires independent audits of the tribes instead of allowing them the ability to figure out how much they owe.

Stephen, tribes are regulated by tribal gaming regulatory agencies with oversight by the State Gaming Agency and federal government agencies, and these compact amendments continue the strict oversight. Specifically, compliance with the agreements is ensured through safeguards of financial, regulatory and game integrity including:

  • Verification of required tribal payments to the state
  • Annual independent audits of casino books and records and regulatory compliance
  • Inspection of casino premises and books and records, and testing of machines conducted by the California Department of Justice and the California Gambling Control Commission

Sec.4.3.1 II (B)(h) of the amended compact, provides that the tribes’ quarterly payment made [sic] shall be accompanied by a certification of the Net Win calculation prepared by the chief financial officer of the Gaming Operation or other duly authorized representative of the tribe. The State Gaming Agency may audit the Net Win calculation.

Reader Jason wrote:

Props 94-97 insights? Any URL’s where I can view the propositions in their entirety?

Jason, you can view the propositions in their entirety at the following link:

Additional non-partisan websites which you might find helpful are listed on the Additional Resources page of our website under Ballot Recommendations.

More on Props 93 and 94 n 97 to follow.


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