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Gov. Brown OKs state's first off-reservation casino deal

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Janice Brown plays a slot machine during the grand opening of the newest building at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on December 17, 2010 in Coconut Creek, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For years now, California Indian tribes have been able to legally operate casinos, provided that those casinos are located on reservation land. But that could soon change.

Under a bill approved by the state Senate in a  22-11 vote last week, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians will be allowed to build a casino on land that is off the reservation. 

For more on this, we're joined now by Greg Lucas, a contributing editor to Capitol Weekly. 

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