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Chumash Casino may soon be allowed to offer off-track wagering

Posted at 1:01 PM, Sep 28, 2018

The Chumash Casino Resort is one step closer to offering off-track wagering.

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians announced this week that Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill amending the tribe’s compact to allow off-track wagering at the casino.

It still must be approved by the Department of the Interior.

In a statement released Thursday, Tribal Chairman Kenneth Kahn said there are no immediate plans to implement off-track wagering at the casino, “but we are looking at ways we can integrate it into our gaming floor if we choose to offer it as an amenity for guests in the future.”

Tribal Chairman Kenneth Kahn testifies about the tribal compact amendment in front of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on Aug. 22. (Photo courtesy Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians)