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County to receive $3 million from casino fund

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Under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week, San Diego County is expected to get about $3 million from the state's Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund, a pot of money that some tribes with casinos pay into to help offset the problems their gambling operations cause outside their reservations. Senate Bill 856, signed Tuesday by the governor, was a "trailer bill" to this year's state budget. The bill included $30 million to be distributed to local governments with nearby casinos.