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More than 3,000 additional slot machines coming to California casinos

Indian casinos in California will be allowed to add more than 3,000 new slot machines, a state commission decided.

The state's gaming commission agreed to the new slot machines after a federal court ruled that some Indian casinos were due them under contracts signed with the state.

Most of the new slots will go to Northern California tribes, but some new machines will go to casinos in northern San Diego County and the Inland Empire.

Here are where some of the slot machines are going, according to the California Gambling Control Commission: Big Sandy Band Rancheria of Mono Indians, 1,650; Blue Lake Rancheria, 40; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 44; Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, 427; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians, 100; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians, 45; Paskenta Band of Nomalki Indians, 27; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, 200; Rincon Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians, 400; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians, 428.; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, 187.

Some officials hope the new slots will increase revenue to the cash-strapped state.

--Shelby Grad

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Comments () | Archives (7)

Grandma says, "Good. They are making money." "Even better." "That's good!"

What about the the Fugawee?

What would increase revenue would be if the state owned an operated its own casino or in the alternative if California sold gaming licenses.

Instead we are fine with Las Vegas and Indian tribes making all the money off of us.

Good Lord is this what we are coming to?

Good. Now I don't feel bad for California's misfortunes...

Good. Now I don't feel bad for California's misfortunes.

More clowns pouring their money into the bottomless pit. Hope it's worth it. Sorry, you'll never get a nickel out of me into one of these machines to fill the 100k+ a month incomes many of these folks rake in.


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