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Cahuilla Band breaks ground on new gaming facilty with hotel

The Cahuilla Band of Indians will be adding a 57-room hotel to its new casino in southern California.

Posted: November 16, 2018


Wilton Rancheria secures approval of gaming management agreement

The Wilton Rancheria is moving closer toward its goal of self-sufficiency.

Posted: November 5, 2018


'At this point, we're suing': Tribes upset with handling of non-Indian gaming facilities

Tribes are threatening to sue the state of California for failing to crack down on non-Indian card rooms.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Those 'injuns': Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces racism in casino bid

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to face vehement opposition to a proposed casino.

Posted: October 16, 2018


Leaders of Pinoleville Pomo Nation can be sued for alleged fraud

A gaming developer claims it invested nearly $5.4 million in a casino that never got off the ground.

Posted: October 8, 2018


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is waiting on federal approval for its new Class III gaming compact.

Posted: October 4, 2018


Graton Rancheria converts space at casino into smoke-free area

Patrons can now enter and gamble at the Graton Rancheria without coming into contact with secondhand smoke.

Posted: October 3, 2018


A 'milestone': Tule River Tribe moves forward with casino plan

Comments are being accepted on the Tule River Tribe's casino impact study and a public meeting has been scheduled.

Posted: September 26, 2018


Trinidad Rancheria plans 100-room hotel adjacent to casino

The Trinidad Rancheria is seeking a federal loan guarantee to finance a 100-room hotel in northern California.

Posted: September 24, 2018


Tule River Tribe takes major step forward with casino relocation plan

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally releasing an environmental review for the Tule River Tribe's casino relocation project.

Posted: September 20, 2018


Wilton Rancheria moves forward with gaming management agreement

The Wilton Rancheria is working with a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming on a long-awaited casino in California.

Posted: September 13, 2018


Manzanita Band off-reservation gaming project officially declared dead

An off-reservation casino near the U.S. border with Mexico has been declared dead.

Posted: September 4, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wins approval for update to casino agreement

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secured approval for an updated casino agreement but not after some heated discussion.

Posted: August 17, 2018


New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Posted: August 16, 2018


'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has hit a dead end with its short-lived online gaming business.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to a permanent ban on gaming on any land acquired in Sonoma County in California.

Posted: August 8, 2018


'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people

A visit to the Pala Casino in southern California led to elder abuse and a secret drug lab, authorities said.

Posted: August 7, 2018


Chemehuevi Tribe on track to finish new casino in the spring of 2019

The Chemehuevi Tribe is building a brand new casino on the California side of Lake Havasu.

Posted: July 30, 2018


San Manuel Band breaks ground on $550 million expansion at casino

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrated Yaamava' as it broke ground on a major expansion project.

Posted: July 26, 2018


La Jolla Band adds slot machines to trading post on reservation

The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is finally getting back into the tribal gaming business.

Posted: July 19, 2018


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation continues work on $200 million casino expansion

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is adding more than 400 hotel rooms to its casino in northern California.

Posted: July 10, 2018


Enterprise Rancheria eyes 'Hard Rock Sacramento' after tribal homelands victory

The iconic Hard Rock brand could soon be coming to California's capital city thanks to a partnership between tribal nations.

Posted: July 2, 2018


'Justice has finally prevailed': Shingle Springs Band vindicated in gaming case

It took a decade but the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is welcoming the end of a long-running lawsuit.

Posted: June 28, 2018


Tribes see another year of growth as gaming revenues hit $32.4 billion

Thirty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, tribes continue to make gains.

Posted: June 26, 2018


Shingle Springs Band prevails in long-running gaming contract dispute

A decade-old dispute between the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and a former gaming partner is finally over.

Posted: June 25, 2018


Table Mountain Rancheria plans new and larger casino with a hotel

The Table Mountain Rancheria is building a bigger casino on its reservation, adding a hotel to the property for the first time.

Posted: June 7, 2018


Jamul Indian Village completes takeover and announces new name for casino

The Jamul Indian Village is now managing its gaming facility in southern California after parting ways with a prominent partner.

Posted: May 30, 2018


Tribes seek a seat at table as states look into sports betting

With a landmark Supreme Court decision on the books, tribes from California to Connecticut want to be at the table when it comes to sports betting.

Posted: May 21, 2018


Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Posted: May 18, 2018


Cabazon Band pays tribute to the late John James, 'Father of Native American Gaming'

John James, a former chairman of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and a driving force in the Indian gaming industry, passed away on April 21. He was 87.

Posted: May 14, 2018


Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws

Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.

Posted: May 4, 2018


Yet another federal appeals court backs restoration of tribal homelands

The winning streak continues for Indian Country with yet another federal appeals court decision in favor of tribal homelands.

Posted: May 2, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town

Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal.

Posted: April 26, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case

The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.

Posted: April 20, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe looks forward to casino after securing victory in court

The Mechoopda Tribe plans to move forward with a long-delayed casino but opponents don't seem willing to accept defeat.

Posted: April 17, 2018


Karuk Tribe announces grand opening for long-awaited gaming facility

It's taken more than a decade but the Karuk Tribe has finally opened the doors to its long-awaited casino.

Posted: April 17, 2018


Buena Vista Rancheria hits another milestone after win in homelands case

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is on track to a brighter future after securing victory in a long-running tribal homelands case.

Posted: April 16, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

Posted: April 13, 2018


Guidiville Band off-reservation casino officially dead with settlement

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians has officially dropped plans for an off-reservation casino in northern California.

Posted: April 13, 2018


North Fork Rancheria secures confirmation of win in homelands case

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has scored another win in a long-running fight to restore its homelands in California.

Posted: April 11, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid

As predicted, the Trump administration is raising hurdles for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Posted: April 11, 2018


Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill being changed amid casino fears

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is being amended after fears were raised about a casino.

Posted: April 9, 2018


Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill raises fears of another casino

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is raising fears of a casino and questions about the tribe's legitimacy.

Posted: April 5, 2018


Pala Band objects to large housing development across from casino

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is worried about a 760-unit housing development across the highway from its casino.

Posted: April 2, 2018


Hearing expected in Senate on Lytton Band homelands measure

A bill to place about 940 acres in trust for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians appears to be gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Posted: March 27, 2018


Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino

The Tule River Tribe is bringing its off-reservation casino proposal to a top Republican lawmaker in Washington, D.C.

Posted: March 22, 2018


Tule River Tribe seeks local support for off-reservation casino bid

The Tule River Tribe continues to push for a move of its casino to a new, off-reservation site in California.

Posted: March 13, 2018


Buena Vista Rancheria secures financing for casino after legal victory

The Buena Vista Rancheria is moving forward with a long-delayed casino in California, but at a high cost.

Posted: March 7, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces attack from anti-Indian gaming group

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is battling a new rival in California, one that has tied up gaming projects with litigation and political campaigns.

Posted: March 7, 2018


Jamul Indian Village parts ways with developer of $460 million casino

The Jamul Indian Village will be rebranding its casino in southern California after parting ways with the developer of the $460 million facility.

Posted: March 5, 2018


Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino

A federal judge has sided with the Wilton Rancheria, rejecting a challenge to the tribe's long-awaited casino project in northern California.

Posted: March 1, 2018


Chumash Tribe banned man from casino but he returned and was shot

A man who was shot and killed at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians had been banned from the property in California.

Posted: February 27, 2018


Chumash Tribe security officers involved in fatal shooting at casino

The casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians remains open as authorities in southern California investigate a fatal shooting there.

Posted: February 20, 2018


San Pasqual Band hears concerns about digital billboard at casino

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians held a public meeting to discuss a $50 million expansion of its casino in southern California.

Posted: February 15, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe will not engage in 'any ' marijuana activities at the site of its proposed casino in California, Chairman George Gholson said.

Posted: February 12, 2018


San Pasqual Band includes digital billboard in casino expansion

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians is undertaking an expansion of its casino in southern California, a project that includes a large electronic billboard.

Posted: February 7, 2018


Bishop Paiute Tribe casino expansion dispute lands back in court

The Bishop Paiute Tribe continues to push for an expansion of its casino in California amid legal questions raised by citizens who oppose the $30 million project.

Posted: February 5, 2018


Viejas Band debuts 'adults only' hotel as part of casino expansion

An 'adults only' hotel, more gaming space and new eateries await visitors to the casino owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.

Posted: February 1, 2018


Agua Caliente Band announces study of casino expansion project

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is considering a major expansion of one of its casinos in southern California.

Posted: January 31, 2018


Twenty-Nine Palms Band breaks ground on outdoor casino venue

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indian is building an outdoor entertainment and camping venue next to its casino in southern California.

Posted: January 31, 2018


United Indian Auburn Community almost done with $56 million casino expansion

The United Auburn Indian Community is aiming for an April 1 opening for a $56 million casino expansion in California.

Posted: January 29, 2018


Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has no plans for gaming at its land-into-trust site in California, Chairman Kenneth Kahn confirmed.

Posted: January 25, 2018


Tribes add thousands of jobs with expansions at casinos in California

Six tribes are creating nearly 3,000 jobs as they expand their casinos in southern California, a major boom for the region.

Posted: January 24, 2018


Agua Caliente Band starts land-into-trust process for another casino

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is moving forward with plans for a third gaming facility in southern California.

Posted: January 23, 2018


Wilton Rancheria hails action on agreement for long-awaited casino

The Wilton Rancheria is hoping to break ground on a long-awaited casino in California this summer after clearing the last major hurdle to the project.

Posted: January 23, 2018


Bureau of Indian Affairs allows nine gaming compacts to take effect

The Bureau of Indian Affair has allowed nine tribal gaming compacts to take effect in California, a significant number for the Golden State.

Posted: January 22, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe solicits local input for off-reservation casino project

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is still working on plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Posted: January 15, 2018


Karuk Tribe getting closer to opening of long-awaited $35 million gaming facility

The Karuk Tribe is preparing to open the Rain Rock Casino, in the works for more than a decade.

Posted: January 15, 2018


Tachi Yokut Tribe offers cheap gas and gaming machines at convenience store

The Tachi Yokut Tribe is promising the 'cheapest gas in town' at its new convenience store in California.

Posted: January 15, 2018


'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case

Indian Country continues to rack up victories when it comes to the restoration of tribal homelands.

Posted: January 12, 2018


Soboba Band on track to finish fast-rising replacement gaming facility next summer

The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is making progress on its replacement gaming facility in southern California.

Posted: December 12, 2017


Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is in a dispute with a labor union that's representing employees at the tribe's casino in southern California.

Posted: December 6, 2017


Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California

Despite doubts voiced by a senior Trump administration official, tribes continue to score legal victories as they restore their homelands.

Posted: November 29, 2017


Redding Rancheria faces opposition to move of casino amid changes in D.C.

The Redding Rancheria is planning to move its casino to a new site in California amid change thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C.

Posted: November 21, 2017


Chemehuevi Tribe expects to complete work on second gaming facility in 2019

The 25,000 square-foot facility will feature a 48-room hotel, a restaurant and a marina on Lake Havasu in California.

Posted: November 16, 2017


San Manuel Band finally adds hotel to casino as part of major expansion project

The San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in southern California will get a long-requested hotel as part of a major expansion project.

Posted: November 8, 2017


Chemehuevi Tribe back on track with groundbreaking on second gaming facility

The Chemehuevi Tribe is building a new casino with a 48-room hotel in Lake Havasu, California.

Posted: November 8, 2017


Jamul Indian Village secures permanent liquor license for casino after review

A year following the debut of its long-awaited casino in southern California, the Jamul Indian Village can finally serve liquor there.

Posted: October 30, 2017


Blue Lake Rancheria welcomes guests to beauty salon at casino in California

The Blue Lake Rancheria debuted a new amenity at its casino in northern California.

Posted: October 30, 2017


Pala Band breaks ground on $170 million expansion and renovation project at casino

The Pala Band of Mission Indians broke ground, literally, on a $170 million expansion and renovation of its casino in southern California.

Posted: October 23, 2017


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe anticipates uphill battle with Trump team over casino

Leaders of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe are preparing for some big battles as they pursue a casino in California.

Posted: October 23, 2017


Raymond Hitchcock: Sorry but tribal casinos aren't linked to increases in crime

The Wilton Rancheria's gaming project will not be a magnet for prostitution or human trafficking, Chairman Raymond Hitchcock writes.

Posted: October 12, 2017


Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington

The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Posted: October 5, 2017


Wilton Rancheria clears yet another hurdle in quest to open casino in California

The Wilton Rancheria has made major progress on a casino in California after being restored to federal recognition several years ago.

Posted: October 4, 2017


Wilton Rancheria hails action on compact for long-awaited gaming development

The Wilton Rancheria has cleared yet another hurdle in its long-awaited quest for a casino in California.

Posted: October 3, 2017


Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn't owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.

Posted: September 18, 2017


Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria makes economic investment in community

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock of the Wilton Rancheria is responding to criticism of his tribe's long-awaited casino development in northern California.

Posted: September 12, 2017


Lytton Band in deal to acquire property adjacent to gaming facility for $13 million

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians plans to pay $13 million for a property that will be used as a parking lot for its Class II facility in California.

Posted: September 8, 2017


Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino

The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Posted: September 6, 2017


Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement

The Wilton Rancheria expects to break ground on a long-awaited casino in northern California in mid-2018.

Posted: September 5, 2017


Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California

Local officials and union representatives are calling for ratification of the Wilton Rancheria's gaming agreement with the state of California.

Posted: August 30, 2017


Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact

Lawmakers in California are moving quickly to ratify a Class III gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria.

Posted: August 28, 2017


Jamul Indian Village works with county to improve roads leading to new casino

The Jamul Indian Village has donate d $1.1 million to San Diego County in California for road improvements.

Posted: August 28, 2017


Jamul Indian Village awaits decision on liquor license for casino in California

The Jamul Indian Village opened its casino to large crowds nearly a year ago yet still lacks a permanent liquor license for the $460 million facility.

Posted: August 24, 2017


Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California

The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

Posted: August 16, 2017


Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Posted: August 11, 2017


Sara Trechter: County wastes more than $600,000 battling Mechoopda Tribe casino

It's hard to believe but the Mechoopda Tribe has been trying to build a casino in California for more than 15 years.

Posted: August 10, 2017


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