Agreement Reached on Bingo Machines in California

21 August 2008

The San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Catholic Church and California’s Indian tribes have agreed on amendments to a State Senate bill seeking to expand conventional bingo and outlaw electronic versions in the state.

If the bill and its amendments pass, it would conclude an ongoing legal dispute involving bingo machines in California and funds tribes pay the state to exclusively house those machines.

“We're trying hard to make sure that we meet everybody's concerns,” Senator Gil Cedillo, a Los Angeles Democrat, told the paper. “But, at the end of the day, I think this will bring stability and certainty for all the interested parties.”