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Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in courtFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court (03/27)
The California tribe called the lawsuit 'unfounded and baseless' and an attempt at extortion.

Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development companyFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company (03/22)
The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (01/12)
The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming fundsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
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.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaignFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
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.

North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give upFiled Under: California | Litigation
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.

Chukchansi Tribe might finally award long-overdue gaming fundsFiled Under: California | Public Relations
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.

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
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.

North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino effortsFiled Under: California | Compacts
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.

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
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.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribesFiled Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
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 tribesFiled Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
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.

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinosFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino effortsFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Legislation
North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts (03/30)
A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casino (03/25)
A 14-month casino shutdown hasn't made the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians more sympathetic to the gaming dreams of one of its fellow California tribes.

Chukchansi Tribe hosts a big celebration for reopening of casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe hosts a big celebration for reopening of casino (01/15)
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California closed for 14 months due to a leadership dispute on the reservation.

Chukchansi Tribe finally reopens casino after 14-month closureFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe finally reopens casino after 14-month closure (01/04)
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino saw capacity crowds as thousands flooded the venue for the first time since October 9, 2014.

Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casinoFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casino (12/22)
The tribe agreed to a fine of $19.845 million for violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but only $500,000 will be paid as long as the settlement conditions are met.

Former leader of Chukchansi Tribe resolves casino closure caseFiled Under: California | Litigation
Former leader of Chukchansi Tribe resolves casino closure case (12/07)
Vernon King, who was the treasurer of one faction of the tribe, was facing a charge of trespassing but his record will be wiped clean if he does not commit any criminal offenses in the next six months.

Chukchansi Tribe reaches new agreement for shuttered casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe reaches new agreement for shuttered casino (11/25)
The deal restores $1 million in annual payments that were promised to Madera County for providing services to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Chukchansi Tribe still working to reopen casino after a yearFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still working to reopen casino after a year (11/05)
The tribe held an election on October 3 in hopes of resolving a leadership dispute but some members haven't accepted the results.

Chukchansi Tribe seats new leadership as casino remains closedFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe seats new leadership as casino remains closed (10/27)
Rival factions on the California reservation continue to dispute the results, with some not recognizing the new leaders at all.

Chukchansi Tribe accused of illegal vote and casino preparationsFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe accused of illegal vote and casino preparations (10/07)
A group that claims to represent the only true members of the tribe is questioning the activities of another faction.

Chukchansi Tribe picks leaders and hires new gaming commissionFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Chukchansi Tribe picks leaders and hires new gaming commission (10/05)
The election was aimed at resolving a leadership dispute that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Resort and Casino in northern California.

Chukchansi Tribe heads to vote as casino closure hits one yearFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe heads to vote as casino closure hits one year (10/02)
The election is already being treated as illegitimate by some on the reservation.

Chukchansi Tribe brings on former NIGC chairman Phil HogenFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe brings on former NIGC chairman Phil Hogen (09/25)
The move comes after the tribe lost all three of its gaming regulators, along with the executive director of the gaming commission.

Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissionerFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner (09/22)
All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.

Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commissionFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commission (09/18)
Two of the tribe's gaming commissioners have resigned, along with the executive director of the regulatory body on the reservation.

Chukchansi Tribe won't be able to reopen casino in SeptemberFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe won't be able to reopen casino in September (09/16)
The National Indian Gaming Commission wants to see more stability before giving its blessing to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California.

Chukchansi Tribe revamping casino in anticipation of reopeningFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe revamping casino in anticipation of reopening (09/04)
The new chief operating officer at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has been pushing for an opening this month.

Chukchansi Tribe still aiming for reopening of casino this monthFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still aiming for reopening of casino this month (09/01)
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has hired 150 people in order to be ready to reopen the doors.

Chukchansi Tribe aims to reopen shuttered casino next monthFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe aims to reopen shuttered casino next month (08/17)
A leadership dispute on the reservation led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California, in October 2014.

Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino (07/29)
More than 1,000 people lost their jobs when a leadership dispute spilled over to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casinoFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casino (07/23)
One group claimed the presence of rivals in a building across from the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino threatened the facility's reopening.

Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of yearFiled Under: Business Deals | California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year (07/21)
Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe wants casino reopenedFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe wants casino reopened (07/17)
Tex McDonald met with rivals on the reservation but has not returned to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, which closed last October.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe sentenced for clash at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe sentenced for clash at casino (07/03)
Tex McDonald is being released after serving 242 days in jail for his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Chukchansi Tribe offered settlement to county to reopen casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe offered settlement to county to reopen casino (06/17)
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has been closed for eight months but a tribal leader believes an agreement is near.

Four defendants face court date in Chukchansi Tribe casino caseFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Four defendants face court date in Chukchansi Tribe casino case (06/04)
Vernon King, who was the treasurer of one faction of the tribe, remains free pending resolution of his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Chukchansi Tribe remains in talks with NIGC for casino reopeningFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe remains in talks with NIGC for casino reopening (05/26)
More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was forced to close in October 2010.

More pleas in incident at Chukchansi Tribe's shuttered casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
More pleas in incident at Chukchansi Tribe's shuttered casino (05/18)
Vernon King, the treasurer of one of the factions on the reservation, has not accepted a deal and it looks like he is headed to trial.

Disputed Chuckchansi Tribe leader still involved in casino caseFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Disputed Chuckchansi Tribe leader still involved in casino case (05/15)
Vernon King, the treasurer of one of the factions on the reservation, is due to return to court on May 29 as the tribe's casino closure enters another month.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe pleads guilty in casino caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe pleads guilty in casino case (05/04)
Tex McDonald, who was the chairman of one faction of the tribe, has been jailed since November but could be released in July.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe set for plea in casino disputeFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe set for plea in casino dispute (05/01)
Tex McDonald has been in jail since November 2014 after he was arrested in connection with an incident that led to the casino's closure.

Defendants in Chukchansi Tribe casino case file civil rights claimsFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Defendants in Chukchansi Tribe casino case file civil rights claims (04/14)
The 14 defendants who have been charged for a confrontation at the casino are each seeking more than $1 million from Madera County.

Judge affirms state jurisdiction in Chukchansi Tribe casino caseFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Judge affirms state jurisdiction in Chukchansi Tribe casino case (04/13)
The 15 defendants include two leaders of a rival faction within the tribe and 13 non-Indians that were hired as police officers.

Chukchansi Tribe lays off top casino executives and regulatorsFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe lays off top casino executives and regulators (04/10)
Chairman Reggie Lewis said the tribe doesn't need regulators right now because there's no activity to regulate at the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

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