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Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan


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


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


The Graton Resort and Casino in northern California features seven stations for owners of electric vehicles.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreement


The tribe is looking at a site in Ridgecrest, more than 130 miles from its headquarters in Bishop, California.
Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement


The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.
Enterprise Rancheria shares $811K as casino work finally begins


The Fire Mountain Casino is still about a year away from local communities are already benefiting from the long-awaited project.
Enterprise Rancheria looking to expand gaming facility in phases


The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino in Yuba County, California, will open in nine months to a year.
Enterprise Rancheria ready to start work on $170M Class II facility


The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino will be located on the tribe's 40-acre reservation in California.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications


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 efforts


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 casino


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.
Candidate suggests building wall around Chumash Tribe casino


Taking a cue from Donald Trump, Karen Jones wants the tribe to pay for the wall around the Chumash Casino Resort.
California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to pay $36.2 million to the tribe for misrepresentations during the Class III negotiation process.
Twenty-Nine Palms Band ended Donald Trump casino deal for $6M


The tribe signed a management contract with the Republican presidential candidate but ended it after just three years.
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight


The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.
Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract


The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.
Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino


The tribe hasn't said whether it will seek to have the land placed in trust amid controversy over development plans in a nearby county.
Chumash Tribe plans to hire more than 200 for gaming expansion


The $160 million expansion at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, is set to debut in mid-May.
North Fork Rancheria remains confident of off-reservation casino


The tribe is closer to getting a new Class III gaming compact for a casino at the 305-acre site in Madera County, California.
United Auburn Indian Community spends $40M on hotel at casino


The Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California, will be gaining another 111 hotel rooms and the existing 279 rooms are being renovated.
Enterprise Rancheria plans to move forward with compact talks


A federal judge ordered the state of California to come back to the table and negotiate with the tribe.
Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill


If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.
Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino


The final environmental impact statement was completed nearly two years ago but there's still no word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuit


The tribe signed an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) but lawmakers failed to ratify it amid controversy over off-reservation gaming.
Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility


The tribe is considering two locations along a major highway just outside of Sacramento, California.
Morongo Band and San Manuel Band question fantasy sports bill


Lawmakers are moving quickly to regulate the emerging fantasy sports industry while online poker remains on the back burner.
Editorial: Measure stops Lytton Band from pursuing new casinos


Given the uproar over the construction of the Graton casino in Rohnert Park, why would anyone oppose a congressional bill that prevents the construction of a casino on tribal land in northern Sonoma County?
California communities go without as casino revenue fund dries up


Communities in Tulare County have received $4 million from the fund since 2004 but no money was distributed last year and no money is expected this year.
House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation


H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.
California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions


The Pechanga Band, the Pala Band, the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band are focusing on non-gaming aspects of their facilities.
Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure


H.R.2538, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act, bars gaming on any lands north of State Route 12 and prevents the tribe from pursuing a casino on lands south of the highway for 22 years.
Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino


A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.
Sycuan Band executive among 22 indicted in illegal gambling case


Jim Muse is the former general manager of the Sycuan Casino and the current manager of the Sycuan Resort, a golf facility on the reservation.
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal


Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.
Editorial: Legalize Internet gaming and fantasy sports in California


California lawmakers have been trying for years to create this sort of framework for online poker, only to be thwarted by internecine battles among the state's licensed gaming businesses.
Chukchansi Tribe hosts a big celebration for reopening of casino


The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California closed for 14 months due to a leadership dispute on the reservation.
Paskenta Band shares $100K in gaming revenue with community


The Rolling Hills Casino Foundation is pledging $100,000 for the Rodgers Theater reconstruction project in Corning, California.
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
Tribal facilities land on top of Yahoo Travel's list of best casinos


The Mohegan Tribe, the United Auburn Indian Community and the Morongo Band of Mission earned the top three spots.
Tule River Tribe welcomes 'The Price is Right' for show at casino


The Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California, will host the popular game show on January 30 and January 31.
Tribes in California call for hearing on Internet poker legislation


Lawmakers have been debating Internet poker for several years without much success and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association is angling for some movement.
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid


Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.
Chukchansi Tribe finally reopens casino after 14-month closure


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 casino


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.
Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino


The project includes a new hotel wing with 568 rooms, a 67,000 square-foot events center, a 23,000-square-foot building with a spa, salon and fitness center, two new restaurants and a four-acre pool complex.

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