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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.
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (07/20)

Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility (07/20)

The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.
Pair busted for drugs in Pechanga Band casino parking structure

Pair busted for drugs in Pechanga Band casino parking structure (07/19)

Sheriff's deputies found heroin and a large amount of methamphetamine at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community

Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community (07/19)

A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation (07/18)

The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.
California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online poker

California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online poker (07/15)

Some of the more the wealthy and politically active tribes can't seem to agree on the best way to move forward.
Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid

Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid (07/14)

The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (07/14)

Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.
Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility (07/13)

The Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel has steadily grown since its debut in a double-wide mobile home in 1996.
Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino

Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino (07/12)

The garage is part of a larger effort by the tribe to develop land around the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California.
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)

The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.
Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan

Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan (07/11)

Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.
Pechanga Band ordered to pay $2.8M for woman's fall at casino

Pechanga Band ordered to pay $2.8M for woman's fall at casino (07/11)

Suzanne Naruko was injured at the Pechanga Resort & Casino and has been unable to work ever since.
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)

The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site

Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site (07/07)

The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.
Editorial: Tule River Tribe invests gaming revenues in community

Editorial: Tule River Tribe invests gaming revenues in community (07/06)

A little more than 20 years ago the leaders of the Tule River Indian Tribe had a vision to develop a casino to ensure the future of the tribe and its people.
Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017

Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017 (07/05)

The Rain Rock Casino is expected to attract visitors in northern California and southern Oregon.
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)

The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact

Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact (06/30)

The tribe has been trying to build a casino in northern California for more than a decade.
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (06/28)

The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (06/27)

Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (06/27)

The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino

Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (06/22)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.
Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino work

Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino work (06/22)

A construction company agreed to pay the tribe for shoddy work on a casino expansion project.
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record

California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record (06/22)

Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.
Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction

Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction (06/16)

The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)

The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development

Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development (06/10)

The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.
Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion

Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion (06/06)

The six bronzes at the Chumash Casino Resort depict various aspects of tribal culture.
Pala Band opens doors to $6.1M recreational vehicle resort at casino

Pala Band opens doors to $6.1M recreational vehicle resort at casino (06/03)

The facility near the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California offers 100 full-service sites.
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (06/03)

The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement (06/02)

The city of Ridgecrest. California, will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a site near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
Morongo Band casino employees honored for saving patron's life

Morongo Band casino employees honored for saving patron's life (06/01)

An emergency response team at the Morongo Casino Resort resuscitated a long-time patron who suffered a heart attack at the southern California facility.
Tuolumne Band celebrates 15th birthday with casino expansion

Tuolumne Band celebrates 15th birthday with casino expansion (05/25)

The Black Oak Casino Resort will be seeing a 5,000 square-foot addition and recreational vehicle park is coming to the facility.
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end

Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end (05/19)

It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid (05/19)

Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan

Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan (05/18)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting (05/17)

The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights

Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights (05/16)

The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill

Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill (05/16)

For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes

Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes (05/13)

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes

Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes (05/13)

Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill

County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (05/13)

Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting (05/13)

There's been so much talk about the project in Ridgecrest, California, that some supporters are wondering when it will all end.
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino

Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino (05/11)

The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.
Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events

Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events (05/10)

The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.
Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words

Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words (05/10)

Now that the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to complete a $175 million expansion, writer Christine Edwards wonders what the fuss was all about.
Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines

Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines (05/10)

The tribe will be able to offer up to 2,500 machines at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.
Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court

Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court (05/09)

A group called Save the Valley already lost two lawsuits in protest of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort but has since filed a third one.
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact

North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact (05/09)

Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (05/06)

H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming site

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming site (05/06)

The tribe wants to build the casino on 26 acres near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest, California.
Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino

Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino (05/04)

The only real opportunity county supervisors have to mitigate the impacts of a Cloverdale casino is through direct negotiations with the tribe itself.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting (05/03)

The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid

Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid (05/02)

The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (05/02)

The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (04/29)

A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (04/28)

The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansion

Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansion (04/27)

The Graton Resort and Casino is seeing a hotel with 200 rooms and a convention center.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate (04/26)

The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan

Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan (04/22)

One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino (04/21)

Officials delayed consideration of a municipal services agreement due to opposition voiced by residents in Ridgecrest, California.
Graton Rancheria installs electric car charging stations at casino

Graton Rancheria installs electric car charging stations at casino (04/20)

The Graton Resort and Casino in northern California features seven stations for owners of electric vehicles.

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