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Parties talking about slots in California
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - by John Pawlak (USTA)

It has been reported that racetracks and Indian tribes may be in the process of agreeing on a revenue-sharing proposalwhich might bring slot machines to the state’s racetracks.
The reports come in the wake of the dropping of a lawsuit filed by Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Bay Meadows, Golden Gate Fields, and Los Alamitos Racecourse, who sought to invalidate a gaming compact, signed last year by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, which granted the tribes an exclusive franchise on the machines.

The suit was dropped on May 25, and the tracks and tribes have reportedly been in negotiations for some time. Reports also say the lawsuit could go back on the court docket if talks do not progress.