Blogger Books on Gambling Six.lv reports:
"The [latest] pact between the Agua Caliente and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing opposition from two other Indian tribes, the Big Lagoon Rancheria tribe and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, that had previously applied to build casinos but were later rejected.
..."According to the pact, Agua Caliente will pay more than one billion dollars to the state for the next thirty years.
"However, two Indian tribes, the Big Lagoon Rancheria tribe and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians also tried to reach an agreement with Gov. Schwarzenegger in regards to the Barstow casinos.
"But the governor had rejected the proposal of the two Indian tribes last June."
Clearly the Detroit casino syndication behind Los Coyotes and Big Lagoon failed miserably in 2005--06 to generate even modest support in the legislature for their dual casino scheme; and then, embarrassed the Governor when the plans were outright rejected by Assembly Members in Committee.
Combine those circumstances with the fact they are attacking other plans negotiated by the Governor with Aqua Caliente that will yield more than $1 billion to the State of CAifornia and those would be compelling reasons for the Governor to back away.
The Detroit lobbying and PR team has stopped pimping the agreements signed by Schwarzenegger so frequently and instead appears to have gotten in bed with Labor which may be another sure sign things have soured between Schwarzenegger and the Ilitsch Family.
Watch for the DETROIT PR machine to deny this immediately regardless ...
Keep us posted Six.lv