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The tribe is planning to move the casino to a new site now that its land-into-trust application has been finalized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


The Pechanga Resort and Casino claimed the top spot from two tribal facilities in Connecticut.


The tribe defaulted on $140 million in gaming debt after another casino opened in the area.


A former employee won the right to sue the tribe's gaming regulators but the decision is being questioned.


The tribe is going with Class II due to reluctance from the state to enter into a Class III compact.


The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has been closed for eight months but a tribal leader believes an agreement is near.


The tribe proved that the state was negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.


Big Lagoon is significant because of the court’s recognition that, as a matter of law, Carcieri did not operate to retroactively divest existing trust lands of their legal status.


The new agreement reduces the number of slot machines from 2,000 to 1,800.


The ruling restores certainty to the federal government’s recognition of 'Indian lands' and states’ obligations to negotiate gaming compacts in good faith with tribes.


By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.


Vernon King, who was the treasurer of one faction of the tribe, remains free pending resolution of his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.


The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.


Chairwoman Kathryn Morgan warned that the process will take at least two years, if not longer, to complete.


It only took nearly eight years, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally approved a land-into-trust application for the southern California tribe.


Benedict Cosentino is suing the tribe's gaming regulators and has won a key decision in California state court.


The sister of the Chairman Raymond Hunter is challenging the tribe's legitimacy, 34 years after being organized under federal law.


Benedict Cosentino lost his job at the casino after providing information about alleged illegal activity to the state of California.


Internet poker was on the agenda at the California Gaming 2015 conference, hosted by Capitol Weekly.


A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.


The tribe opened a Mexican eatery, a wine bar and restaurant and a permanent outdoor stage at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa.


More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was forced to close in October 2010.


Cecil Knutson, 79, and Dianna Bedwell, 68, apparently got lost after they left the Valley View Casino on Mother's Day.


The tribe expects to open the $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul sometime this year.


Vernon King, the treasurer of one of the factions on the reservation, has not accepted a deal and it looks like he is headed to trial.


The debate in Sacramento over the legalization of online gaming, specifically Internet poker, appears to be moving forward.


Vernon King, the treasurer of one of the factions on the reservation, is due to return to court on May 29 as the tribe's casino closure enters another month.


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


State lawmakers are debating again whether to allow licensed gambling operations in California to launch online poker sites.


Chairman Charles Wood said a second gaming facility could provide jobs and bring members back to the reservation.


Tex McDonald has been in jail since November 2014 after he was arrested in connection with an incident that led to the casino's closure.


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


The tribe has anywhere from three to seven members -- two are siblings who are locked in a bitter rivalry.


A coalition of seven politically influential American Indian tribes working on internet poker legislation in California will not cede its opposition to bill language that would extend website licenses to the racing industry.


The tribe debuted a $160 million casino expansion a year ago that has generated additional traffic.


The 14 defendants who have been charged for a confrontation at the casino are each seeking more than $1 million from Madera County.


Tribal casinos in the state took in $6.994 billion in 2013, according to a new report, and nearly 30 expansion projects are in development.


The 15 defendants include two leaders of a rival faction within the tribe and 13 non-Indians that were hired as police officers.


Chairman Reggie Lewis said the tribe doesn't need regulators right now because there's no activity to regulate at the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.


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


The tribe's casino has been closed for six months as 15 people who were involved in a confrontation there face charges in state court.


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


A disenrollment dispute -- and its effect on per capita payments -- appear to be at the heart of an inter-tribal struggle that has kept the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino closed for six months.


Rival factions of the tribe were staking out the casino but the sheriff and his deputies kept the peace, according to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern California.

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