New tribal gaming compacts have been relatively rare in recent years – the governor signed the last one in August 2006. But that changed this month when Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a compact with the Pinoleville Pomo Nation in Mendocino County. The move brings Pinoleville Pomo into the arena of the state’s 57 casino-owning tribes.
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