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Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement (October 4, 2018)

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

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

Chumash Tribe banned man from casino but he returned and was shot (February 27, 2018)

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.

Chumash Tribe security officers involved in fatal shooting at casino

Chumash Tribe security officers involved in fatal shooting at casino (February 20, 2018)

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

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

Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site (January 25, 2018)

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

Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino

Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino (August 30, 2016)

The California tribe is investing more than $530,000 in the first year alone.

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility (July 20, 2016)

The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.

Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion

Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion (June 6, 2016)

The six bronzes at the Chumash Casino Resort depict various aspects of tribal culture.

Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court

Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court (May 9, 2016)

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.

Candidate suggests building wall around Chumash Tribe casino

Candidate suggests building wall around Chumash Tribe casino (March 24, 2016)

Taking a cue from Donald Trump, Karen Jones wants the tribe to pay for the wall around the Chumash Casino Resort.

Chumash Tribe plans to hire more than 200 for gaming expansion

Chumash Tribe plans to hire more than 200 for gaming expansion (March 1, 2016)

The $160 million expansion at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, is set to debut in mid-May.

Chumash Tribe continues to face opposition to casino expansion

Chumash Tribe continues to face opposition to casino expansion (December 14, 2015)

The tribe is spending $170 million to add a 215-room hotel, more gaming space, a pool and a parking garage to the Chumash Casino Resort.

Chumash Tribe raises gambling age to 21 for new liquor permit

Chumash Tribe raises gambling age to 21 for new liquor permit (October 30, 2015)

The Chumash Casino Resort will be serving liquor on the gaming floor so younger patrons are no longer allowed.

Chumash Tribe wins state approval of Class III casino compact

Chumash Tribe wins state approval of Class III casino compact (September 10, 2015)

The new deal ensures stability as the tribe continues work on a $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort.

Sycuan Band enters new Class III gaming compact in California

Sycuan Band enters new Class III gaming compact in California (September 4, 2015)

The deal comes as lawmakers ratified new agreements with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the United Auburn Indian Community.

Chumash Tribe signs new Class III casino compact in California

Chumash Tribe signs new Class III casino compact in California (August 27, 2015)

The deal comes as the tribe continues work on a $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort.

Chumash Tribe defeats lawsuit that sought to halt casino expansion

Chumash Tribe defeats lawsuit that sought to halt casino expansion (July 7, 2015)

The tribe is spending $160 million to add a 12-story hotel tower with 215 rooms and other amenities to the Chumash Casino Resort.

Chumash Tribe wins EPA honor for zero waste efforts at casino

Chumash Tribe wins EPA honor for zero waste efforts at casino (May 15, 2015)

The Chumash Casino Resort prevented more than 13 tons of food waste from entering landfills.

Chumash Tribe extends condolences after worker dies at casino

Chumash Tribe extends condolences after worker dies at casino (April 30, 2015)

A construction worker fell at the site of the $160 million expansion of the facility.

Chumash Tribe legal team 'laughed' at suit over casino expansion

Chumash Tribe legal team 'laughed' at suit over casino expansion (April 9, 2015)

Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe's reservation is indeed a reservation despite claims from an opposition group.

Chumash Tribe and leaders sued over $160M casino expansion

Chumash Tribe and leaders sued over $160M casino expansion (April 8, 2015)

An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.

Chumash Tribe never got apology for diplomat's casino remark

Chumash Tribe never got apology for diplomat's casino remark (March 26, 2015)

Chairman Vincent Armenta wonders why the Danish ambassador to the U.S. didn't reach out to his people directly.

Diplomat apologizes for bizarre comment about Indian gaming

Diplomat apologizes for bizarre comment about Indian gaming (March 18, 2015)

The Danish ambassador to the United States had appeared to question the presence of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Chumash Tribe slams 'disparaging' comment on Indian gaming

Chumash Tribe slams 'disparaging' comment on Indian gaming (March 11, 2015)

The Danish ambassador to the United States set off a minor diplomatic crisis.

Opinion: Suckers help Chumash Tribe finance casino expansion

Opinion: Suckers help Chumash Tribe finance casino expansion (October 20, 2014)

Columnist accuses the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of ignoring local objections with its $160 million casino expansion.

Chumash Tribe moves forward with $160M expansion at casino

Chumash Tribe moves forward with $160M expansion at casino (October 2, 2014)

A date hasn't been set but a groundbreaking is scheduled to take place this month.

Chumash Tribe awards $112M contract as part of casino project

Chumash Tribe awards $112M contract as part of casino project (September 29, 2014)

Construction is slated to begin next month and is due to be finished sometime in 2016.

State won't stand in way of Chumash Tribe's casino expansion

State won't stand in way of Chumash Tribe's casino expansion (September 25, 2014)

The tribe plans to break ground next month after finalizing an environmental evaluation for the $160 million project.

Chumash Tribe to break ground on casino expansion in October

Chumash Tribe to break ground on casino expansion in October (September 24, 2014)

The $160 million project includes a hotel tower with 215 rooms, 75,000 additional square-feet of gaming space, a 20,000 square-foot pool deck, new food and beverage venues and a parking garage with 584 spaces.

Chumash Tribe to use labor unions for all work on casino project

Chumash Tribe to use labor unions for all work on casino project (September 17, 2014)

The tribe plans to add a 12-story hotel, more gaming space, new food and beverage venues and a parking garage as part of a $160 million expansion.

State raises concerns about Chumash Tribe's casino expansion

State raises concerns about Chumash Tribe's casino expansion (August 27, 2014)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to conduct a more thorough environmental review of the project.

Chumash Tribe to respond to concerns about casino expansion

Chumash Tribe to respond to concerns about casino expansion (August 21, 2014)

The fire, planning, public works and sheriff's departments in Santa Barbara County have raised questions about the $160 million project.

Official from wine group likens a tribal casino to 'foreign nation'

Official from wine group likens a tribal casino to 'foreign nation' (August 19, 2014)

Officials in California's wine country are raising fears of a tribal casino even though there are no concrete plans for one.

Chumash Tribe dispels drought concerns amid casino expansion

Chumash Tribe dispels drought concerns amid casino expansion (August 1, 2014)

Chairman Vincent Armenta doesn't believe water will be an issue for the $160 million project.

Chumash Tribe hosts public meeting on $160M casino expansion

Chumash Tribe hosts public meeting on $160M casino expansion (July 31, 2014)

Th tribe is adding a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the Chumash Casino Resort.

Chumash Tribe plans hotel tower with $160M casino expansion

Chumash Tribe plans hotel tower with $160M casino expansion (July 28, 2014)

The tribe is adding a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the facility.

Chumash Tribe casino was second largest sponsor of NBA team

Chumash Tribe casino was second largest sponsor of NBA team (June 26, 2014)

Casino spent $1.3 million on advertising in the most recent season.

Chumash Tribe hails action against NBA owner in racism dustup

Chumash Tribe hails action against NBA owner in racism dustup (April 30, 2014)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California praised the NBA for disciplining the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chumash Tribe drops casino sponsorship in NBA racism dustup

Chumash Tribe drops casino sponsorship in NBA racism dustup (April 29, 2014)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California has ended its relationship with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chumash Tribe to spend more than $100M on casino expansion

Chumash Tribe to spend more than $100M on casino expansion (April 7, 2014)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California will spend more than $100 million on a gaming expansion project.

Chumash Tribe informs county of plans to expand gaming facility

Chumash Tribe informs county of plans to expand gaming facility (March 31, 2014)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California plans to expand its gaming facility.

Letter: Wealthy casino tribes shouldn't receive federal funds

Letter: Wealthy casino tribes shouldn't receive federal funds (January 28, 2014)

Letter writer says the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California shouldn't receive federal funds because the tribe owns a successful casino.

Tour: Chumash Tribe puts emphasis on green energy at casino

Tour: Chumash Tribe puts emphasis on green energy at casino (September 19, 2013)

The Santa Maria Sun tours the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California and finds a strong emphasis on green energy.

Column: Chumash Tribe stuck in unhappy situation  with casino

Column: Chumash Tribe stuck in unhappy situation with casino (July 29, 2013)

Columnist dives into divisions between the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the local community: Are prejudice and envy involved in the continuous assault on the Chumash and their casino in Santa Ynez? Probably. Are there legitimate issues between...

County in California  to distribute nearly $737K in casino funds

County in California to distribute nearly $737K in casino funds (February 28, 2013)

The Santa Barbara County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee in California will be distributing $736,752.40 in casino funds this year. The money will go to communities affected by Indian gaming. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians operates a...

Chumash Tribe's casino liquor licenses includes 18 conditions

Chumash Tribe's casino liquor licenses includes 18 conditions (February 6, 2013)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians must comply with 18 conditions for its casino liquor license. The license allows the tribe to to sell liquor in more areas at the Chumash Casino Hotel and Resort except on the gaming...

Chumash  Tribe wins license for   expanded casino   liquor sales

Chumash Tribe wins license for expanded casino liquor sales (January 31, 2013)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians won approval for expanded liquor sales at its casino. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control approved the license on Wednesday. It allows the tribe to sell liquor in more areas at the...

Ruling on   Chumash casino liquor license expected in December

Ruling on Chumash casino liquor license expected in December (October 18, 2012)

A decision on a liquor license for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is expected in December, The Solvang Valley News reports. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control began a four-day hearing on the tribe's request on Tuesday....

Chumash Tribe set for    big hearing on   liquor license   next week

Chumash Tribe set for big hearing on liquor license next week (October 11, 2012)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will go before the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control next week for a four-day hearing on its liquor license. The tribe is seeking to expand the sale of liquor at the Chumash...

Chumash Tribe donates furniture from casino hotel  renovation

Chumash Tribe donates furniture from casino hotel renovation (October 9, 2012)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California is donating furniture from its casino hotel to local non-profits. The hotel at the Chumash Casino Resort is undergoing a major renovation. Four groups are benefiting from the work and will...

Public hearing set for liquor license at Chumash Tribe's casino

Public hearing set for liquor license at Chumash Tribe's casino (September 25, 2012)

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will hold a hearing next month on a liquor license at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The tribe is seeking to expand the sale of liquor at...