SANTA FE, N.M. — Pueblo of Pojoaque leaders have agreed to sign a new gambling compact with New Mexico after years of fighting back against the state’s attempts to increase its share of revenue from the tribe’s casinos.
Pojoaque Pueblo will now pay the state a 10.75 percent share of its “net win.” It was previously paying an 8 percent share.
The Santa Few New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2vzSAMh ) the pueblo’s old gambling compact expired in June 2015. The tribe has been locked into a disagreement with Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration on new terms for its casinos north of Santa Fe ever since.
The fight landed in front of federal judges, but after an appeals court ruled against the tribe earlier this year, it was left with few options and decided to accept the terms.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com