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Proposition 97 – Gaming Compact Between the State and the Agua Caliente Tribe.


Definition: Referendum: A referendum is the power of the people to approve or reject statutes adopted by the Legislature.


A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a law that:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

YES: A “YES” vote on this measure means: The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians – a tribe that owns a casino in Riverside County with about 2,000 slot machines – could operate up to 5,000 slot machines. The tribe would make increased payments to the state annually through 2030.

NO: A “NO” vote on this measure means: The Agua Caliente tribe would be able to continue operating its existing casino, but would not be able to significantly expand its casino operations. The tribe’s current payments to the state would not be affected.

Full Text of Proposition 97/Proposed Law - (PDF)

Official Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Yes for California
Phone: (800) 827-1267
Web site:         

No on the Unfair Gambling Deals: Props 94, 95, 96, 97
Phone: (310) 996-2676 (Los Angeles)
Phone: (650) 340-0470 (Burlingame)
Web site:

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Articles

Follow the Money

PROPOSITION 94, 95, 96, 97
Campaign Finances through January 31, 2008





Total Raised




Top Donors






Morongo Band of Mission Indians
[Banning, CA]


United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria
[Rocklin, CA],



Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians
   [Temecula, CA]



Pala Band of Mission Indians
[Pala, CA]

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
[Palm Springs, CA]



Unite HERE International Union
[New York, NY]


Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
[El Cajon, CA]



Hollywood Park Race Track
[San Francisco, CA],

Bay Meadows Race Track
[San Francisco, CA]






California Republican Party
[Burbank, CA]




Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 97 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site. To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".

This page was first published on December 16, 2007 | Last updated on May 29, 2008
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