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CASINO GAMBLING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Creates experimental gaming project for City of Adelanto, expandable to other counties after 28 years. Repeals conflicting constitutional and statutory prohibitions against casino gambling. Establishes three-member gaming commission appointed by the Governor for four-year terms, with specified powers, duties, salaries, and staff. Mandates Legislature to enact specified gaming laws and permits City of Adelanto to exercise local option permitting gaming. Makes it illegal to conduct gaming without city license and state permit. Permittees required to pay initial fee of $225,000 for deposit in General Fund, annually thereafter, for the purpose of lowering taxes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could ultimately result in up to tens of millions of dollars annually in state revenue, but some or all of the revenue gain would be offset by reduced lottery and horse racing revenues and by regulatory costs. The measure could also result in potentially millions of dollars annually in local revenues to the City of Adelanto and San Bernardino County. Revenues would derive from taxes on casino operations authorized by this measure, as well as associated economic activities, including local economic activities associated with casino operations on Indian reservations.
John Brown, Brown and Martinez, 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 1820, Oxnard, CA 93030; Robert W. Wilson, 11684 Ventura Blvd., Suite 322, Studio City, CA 91604
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Casino Gambling California Initiative 592 (1993).