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Tuolumne Band celebrates 15th birthday with casino expansion


The Black Oak Casino Resort will be seeing a 5,000 square-foot addition and recreational vehicle park is coming to the facility.
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end


It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid


Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan


The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting


The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights


The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill


For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes


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 tribes


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.
County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill


Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting


There's been so much talk about the project in Ridgecrest, California, that some supporters are wondering when it will all end.
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino


The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.
Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events


The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.
Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words


Now that the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to complete a $175 million expansion, writer Christine Edwards wonders what the fuss was all about.
Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines


The tribe will be able to offer up to 2,500 machines at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.
Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court


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.
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact


Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos


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.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming site


The tribe wants to build the casino on 26 acres near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest, California.
Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino


The only real opportunity county supervisors have to mitigate the impacts of a Cloverdale casino is through direct negotiations with the tribe itself.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting


The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid


The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California


The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid


A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency


The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansion


The Graton Resort and Casino is seeing a hotel with 200 rooms and a convention center.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate


The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
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.

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