March 21, 2013
A ruling was made in favor of the Pauma Band of Mission Indians over their current gaming compact.
In 2004 the tribe renegotiated their original gaming compact from 2000. In the new current compact, it was required that the tribe pay more money than in the original compact. The state had over estimated what the casino would earn causing the tribe to pay more than what was affordable.
In 2009, the Pauma filed a law suit to challenge the amount they should pay the state.
It was decided by the U.S. District Court to side with the Pauma. The ruling will save the tribe $100 million.
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