Big Lagoon Rancheria set to open gaming facility on reservation

The Big Lagoon Rancheria will open a casino on its reservation in northern California, according to a press release.

The tribe signed a deal with Atlantis Internet Group Corp. to offer linked gaming with other Indian gaming facilities. "As plans are now in the works to develop a casino resort on their reservation, Big Lagoon called on the technological expertise of ATIG," the company said in the press release.

The tribe was reluctant to build on its reservation due to environmental issues. But after its off-reservation casino was rejected by the Bush administration, the tribe went to the state to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

The state balked at the request but the tribe won a decision in federal court. The case, Big Lagoon Rancheria v. State of California, is now before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Get the Story:
Press Release: Atlantis Internet Group Adds Two More Tribes to Its Tribal Gaming Network (Atlantis Internet Group 22)