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November 21, 2014

Jason Merida is the seventh person found guilty in a case that started when the tribe discovered it had been cheated into purchasing $8.5 million in steel for a casino expansion project.

The tribe strengthened its auditing procedures and will be working on campaign reform in the wake of the trial that captured the attention of its citizens.

For the first time since 2004, tribes shared fewer revenues with the state.

Testing of PalaCasino.Com began this week for patrons based in New Jersey.

The deal was allowed to go into effect but only to the extent its provisions are consistent with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

November 20, 2014

Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, took the stand in his own defense.

The Elem Colony and the Koi Nation each submitted bids to develop Mare Island in Vallejo.

Felix Rappaport has 34 years of hospitality, gaming and entertainment experience.

The project includes a 27-story hotel and a new 'Margaritaville' gaming and entertainment complex.

Writer opposes an expansion of gambling in Alabama.

Resident claims the local community doesn't support the Catawba Nation off-reservation casino.

November 19, 2014

Chief Gary Batton's testimony comes as trial against a former tribal employee nears its end.

The 250,000 square-foot center will feature about 60 stores, a movie theater and a bowling alley.

The license instead went to the operators of an existing commercial facility in Maryland.

The 40,000 square-foot facility will feature more gaming machines, a hotel with 70 rooms, spa facilities, a new restaurant and a lounge.

November 18, 2014

Greg Pyle accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from companies that performed casino work for the tribe.

The state has seen dramatic growth since voters authorized Class III gaming in 2004.

The $15 million casino features 125 slot machines and 60 rooms.

Nearly 1,100 people were put out of work when the casino closed in October.

A bill could be introduced in the next legislative session to authorize a joint facility.

An opposition group has lost twice but is hoping to revive its case before the California Supreme Court.

November 17, 2014

Attorneys for a former tribal employee are expected to call Chief Gary Batton and former Chief Greg Pyle to the stand.

The main hurdle is the Supreme Court's decision in the Carcieri land-into-trust case.

Distributions will be made at a ceremony on Thursday.

The $825 million facility appears to be doing well as local officials report few concerns about traffic and crime.

The tribe doesn't believe it falls under a ban on Sunday sales in Pottawatomie County.

Both tribes have seen gaming revenues suffer and a new casino could counter competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

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