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Proposed Central California tribal casino at heart of Prop. 48 battle
Proposed Central California tribal casino at heart of Prop. 48 battle

A high-stakes turf war involving a proposed Central California casino has put a wedge between some Native American tribes and even divided the governor and California's senior U.S. senator. The battle is embodied in Proposition 48 on next month's ballot. If passed by state voters, the measure would preserve two compacts that allow a new casino on land a tribe has bought near Madera, just north of Fresno. A second tribe would receive a piece of the gambling revenue in exchange for not building its own casino elsewhere. In a rare political twist, competing tribes and other gambling interests who oppose the deal — which was approved by the governor and Legislature...

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