Published: 07 December 2011 05:35 PM

SACRAMENTO – Seventy-two percent of voters oppose building off-reservation casinos, according to a new poll commissioned by a group of tribes that oppose plans for two such casinos in the Central Valley.

Keep Indian Gaming on Indian Lands, the group that commissioned the survey, includes the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians near Temecula.

J. Moore Methods Inc. of Sacramento conducted the poll of 800 voters Nov. 14 through Nov. 22. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The poll is part of an effort to scuttle two off-reservation casino projects. The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians wants to build a 2,500-slot machine casino and hotel off Highway 99 in Madera. And the Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians plans to build a casino in Yuba County.

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