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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, statutory prohibitions against casino gambling. Establishes three-member gaming commission appointed by Governor for four-year terms, with specified powers, duties, salaries, staff. Mandates Legislature to enact specified gaming laws. Authorizes City of Adelanto to permit gaming locally. Prohibits gaming without city license and state permit. Requires permittees to pay initial fee of $225,000 for deposit in General Fund, annually thereafter, for the purpose of lowering taxes. Limits Indian gaming to one reservation to be selected by tribes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Could result in up to tens of millions of dollars annually in state revenue and potentially millions of dollars annually in local revenues to the City of Adelanto, San Bernardino County, and to localities near an Indian gaming reservation to be selected, from taxes on casino operations and associated economic activity. Some of the state revenue gain would be offset by reduced lottery and horse racing revenues and by regulatory costs.
Robert Wilson, 11684 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 322, Studio City, California 91604; John Brown Brown & Martinez, 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 1820, Oxnard, California 93030 (805) 983-2238
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Casino Gambling. California Initiative 620 (1994).