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CASINO GAMBLING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Creates experimental casino-type gaming project for California City, Kern County, and one Indian reservation selected by qualified tribes. After 28 years, the Legislature may expand or eliminate gaming. 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 California City to permit gambling locally. Prohibits gambling without city licenses and state permit. Requires permittees to pay annual permit fee in amount set by Legislature. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could result in revenues to the state and local governments - potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually - from fees and taxes associated with casino-type operations and other related economic activity. Some of the increased revenues would be offset by state and local regulatory costs and, potentially, by reduced lottery and horse-racing revenues.
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Casino Gambling. California Initiative 750 (1997).