Unions a deal-breaker in California compacts (November 28, 2006)

California lawmakers go back to work in January with a hot-button issue on the agenda: new gaming compacts. Five tribes signed the agreements with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The deals allow them to break the 2,000-slot machine limit in exchange...

Gaming compacts a touchy political issue (November 28, 2006)

Two officials in the Palm Springs, California, area are sparring over a stalled gaming compact for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden supports the compact, which authorizes the tribe to operate more than 2,000...

Pala Band plans $100M expansion of casino (November 28, 2006)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is planning a $100 million expansion of its casino in the San Diego area. The tribe has released a draft environmental impact report that details the project. The tribe will increase the size of...

Torres Martinez casino lines up job candidates (November 28, 2006)

Over 100 people lined up for jobs at the new casino being opened by the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe of southern California. The tribe held a job fair on Monday. "The response has been good,'' C.J. Burdette of the...