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Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project

Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project (03/23)

The 8.8-acre property in Ukiah, California, was put on the market last year.
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company

Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company (03/22)

The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.
Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group

Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group (03/07)

It’s time to stand up to the bullying tactics of Stand Up to California!
Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility

Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility (03/06)

The casino in southern California is expected to open in the summer of 2018.
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (03/02)

Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.
California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision

California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision (03/01)

The Cabazon Band and the Morongo Band secured a ruling that confirmed their sovereign right to engage in gaming.
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location

Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location (02/28)

Plans call for a 200-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a spa/fitness center, a 15,000 square-foot event space, six food outlets and a pool and sports bar.
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust

Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust (02/21)

The tribe must still negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state of California.
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (02/20)

The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.
Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan

Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan (02/20)

The chairman of the Wilton Rancheria addresses criticism about the tribe's casino project in California.
Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project

Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project (02/09)

The California tribe remains confident of its plans for the $400 million development.
Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey

Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey (02/09)

The number 12 jersey worn by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went missing after the Super Bowl.
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting

Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting (02/07)

Officials in Elk Grove, California, might leave an agreement that affects the casino up to a vote of the people.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino (02/03)

The California tribe appears to the beneficiary of yet another last-minute Obama administration action.
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (02/02)

The California tribe has been without a land base ever since it was illegally terminated in the 1950s.
San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino

San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino (02/02)

Two car theft suspects were shot in a parking structure at the casino in southern California.
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (01/26)

For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.
Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino (01/10)

The tribe has made significant progress on its land-into-trust application but outsiders are trying to derail the $400 million project.
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation (01/10)

'The Tule River Tribe have been good stewards of their casino profits.'
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (01/05)

The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (01/04)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.
Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino

Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino (12/14)

A group called Stand Up for California is trying to derail the California tribe's plan.
Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project (12/13)

With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (12/13)

The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (12/12)

The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.
Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino

Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino (12/12)

The tribe reached out in response to complaints of illegal narcotics being found at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California.
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds

Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds (12/08)

A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site

Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site (12/07)

A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court (12/06)

Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.
Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino project

Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino project (12/06)

The non-Indian firm is trying to derail a land deal for the tribe's $400 million project.
Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (12/05)

In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.
Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition

Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition (12/01)

Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.
Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland

Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland (11/30)

'We are looking to re-establish a home for our people and we intend to do so as productive partners with our neighbors and our community.'
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (11/28)

Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.
Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign (11/28)

More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.
Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovations

Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovations (11/28)

The Cahuilla Casino has undergone a series of interior and exterior upgrades for its 20th birthday.
Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino

Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino (11/18)

No one knows for sure who is trying to derail a land agreement for the $400 million project in Elk Grove, California.
Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol

Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol (11/18)

Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.
Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casino

Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casino (11/10)

The Sycuan Casino will be seeing a 300-room hotel, more gaming space and other amenities.
Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project

Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project (11/02)

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (10/31)

The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation (10/31)

The Porterville Recorder: 'We feel the tribe has been a good steward of its profits from the casino and has in the past and we expect will in the future, continue to invest in its people and the community.'
Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents (10/28)

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (10/27)

The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (10/26)

The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.
California Nations Indian Gaming Association names new executive director

California Nations Indian Gaming Association names new executive director (10/25)

Susan Jensen, a long-time employee of the organization, is taking over the position at the end of the month.
Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt

Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt (10/24)

The tribe is using $274 million to repay its partner in the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.
Bus returning from Torres-Martinez Band casino in fatal crash

Bus returning from Torres-Martinez Band casino in fatal crash (10/24)

According to the California Highway Patrol, 13 people died and 31 were injured when the bus collided into the back of a big rig.
Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan

Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan (10/21)

The $50 million project in Ukiah, California, has been in limbo for nearly eight years.
Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project

Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project (10/20)

The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinos

Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinos (10/18)

The Democrat doesn't think people who live in 'housing projects' should be gambling at tribal facilities.
Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (10/18)

Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.
Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo

Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo (10/17)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino (10/17)

Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (10/14)

The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.
Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino

Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino (10/12)

The loss is the latest in a string of decisions that tribes say threatens their sovereignty.
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (10/12)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.
Jamul Indian Village debuts casino to large crowds and traffic

Jamul Indian Village debuts casino to large crowds and traffic (10/11)

The tribe has pledged $23 million for road and transportation improvements near the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.
Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casino

Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casino (10/05)

The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to downtown San Diego, California.
Graton Rancheria eyes November opening for $175M casino hotel

Graton Rancheria eyes November opening for $175M casino hotel (09/29)

The six-story, 200-room hotel at the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to open on November 15.
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project

Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (09/28)

The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion study

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion study (09/27)

Plans call for a nine-story hotel with 459 rooms and a pool area, a 13,350 square-foot ballroom and more dining and restaurant space.
Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities (09/26)

Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.
California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (09/22)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed 11 compacts with tribes so far in 2016 and resolved a $36.3 million compact dispute with another tribe.
San Manuel Band welcomes casino eatery from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS

San Manuel Band welcomes casino eatery from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS (09/15)

The legendary musicians are bringing Rock & Brews to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in October.
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (09/14)

All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (09/12)

The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.
North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up

North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up (09/08)

A group called Stand Up for California is already promising an appeal in the long-running dispute.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino (09/08)

The sale passed by a narrow vote and Chairman George Gholson thanked the local community for supporting the project.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land sale

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land sale (09/07)

The city council will consider the sale as a new controversy appears to be brewing in Ridgecrest, California.
North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case

North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case (09/07)

The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid (09/05)

The plans to pay $5.5 million for about 24.6 acres owned by the city of Ridgecrest, California.
Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery

Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery (09/01)

SR-76 Beer Works at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California is set to open by the end of the month.
Augustine Band announces first renovation of casino in 14 years

Augustine Band announces first renovation of casino in 14 years (09/01)

The Augustine Casino will close down for a month as it undergoes a major transformation.
Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (09/01)

A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.
Tribes remain divided as internet poker bill fails again in California

Tribes remain divided as internet poker bill fails again in California (09/01)

A so-called 'bad actors' provision was controversial among politically-prominent tribes.
Chukchansi Tribe might finally award long-overdue gaming funds

Chukchansi Tribe might finally award long-overdue gaming funds (08/31)

The California tribe promised $10 million over 10 years but no grants have been issued since 2013.
Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino

Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino (08/30)

The California tribe is investing more than $530,000 in the first year alone.
Lytton Band in negotiations for new agreement with labor union

Lytton Band in negotiations for new agreement with labor union (08/30)

Employees at the San Pablo Lytton Casino are seeking higher wages and better health and family leave protections.
North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case (08/30)

The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
Erica Pinto: Jamul Indian Village planning to debut casino 'soon'

Erica Pinto: Jamul Indian Village planning to debut casino 'soon' (08/26)

We wish to pursue the American Dream to the best of our ability and for the sake of our people.
Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino (08/25)

The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.
Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (08/24)

The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.
Middletown Rancheria uses casino to offer shelter to fire evacuees

Middletown Rancheria uses casino to offer shelter to fire evacuees (08/19)

The Twin Pine Casino and Hotel is offering housing and other services for victims of the Clayton Fire.
Group opposed to Wilton Rancheria casino won't reveal its backers

Group opposed to Wilton Rancheria casino won't reveal its backers (08/19)

Protect Elk Grove held its first public meeting but no one knows much about the elusive group.
Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games

Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/15)

The decision comes after the tribe had put a pause on construction of the Fire Mountain Casino in California.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotel

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotel (08/15)

Plans call for 459 more rooms at the Cache Creek Casino Resort and a 1,300-seat ballroom.
Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty

Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty (08/11)

Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.
Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new site

Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new site (08/09)

A land-into-trust application was dropped amid local opposition but Chairman Neil Peyron said the proposal is back on the table.
Dry Creek Rancheria restructures casino debt amid revenue drop

Dry Creek Rancheria restructures casino debt amid revenue drop (08/08)

The tribe has been hit hard by the opening of another gaming facility in northern California.
California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts (08/05)

The Agua Caliente Band, the Pechanga Band, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and the Jamul Indian Village signed new deals while the Yurok Tribe amended its agreement.
Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotel

Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotel (08/05)

The California tribe is hiring 300 people as the opening for the 200-room, six-story hotel approaches.
Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion

Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion (08/04)

The Harrah’s Resort Southern California will be seeing more food options, revamped hotel rooms and additional meeting rooms, among other upgrades.
North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino efforts

North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino efforts (08/03)

Th Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has spent millions of dollars trying to keep relatives out of the Indian gaming business.
Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (08/03)

Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.
Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casino

Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casino (08/01)

The $35 million Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is set to open in May 2017.
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/01)

The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (07/26)

The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.
Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino

Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino (07/22)

The 36,000 square-foot Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is expected to open in May 2017.
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (07/21)

Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.

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