Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compact

The Isleta Resort and Casino at Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico. Photo from Facebook

Four more tribes have signed onto a new Class III gaming compact in New Mexico.

Zuni Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo entered the deal. Additionally, at least other tribes are in talks with the state, The Albuquerque Journal reported.

The Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo already signed the deal. The Bureau of Indian Affairs allowed it to take effect on June 22.

The compact calls for revenue sharing rates between 8.5 percent to 9.5 percent, which is higher than the 8 percent cap in an existing agreement. The deal runs for 22 years.

Get the Story:
4 more pueblos OK state-tribal gambling pacts (The Albuquerque Journal 7/2)

Relevant Documents:
BIA Deemed Approved Letter (June 9, 2015)

Federal Register Notice:
Indian Gaming (June 22, 2015)

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