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San Manuel Band hires executive director for gaming commission


Adam Torres previously served as a U.S. Marshall and worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Internal Revenue Service.
Chumash Tribe signs new Class III casino compact in California


The deal comes as the tribe continues work on a $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort.
New leader of Jamul Indian Village cites benefits of $360M casino


The 200,000 square-foot Hollywood Casino Jamul on the southern California reservation is set to open in mid-2016.
United Auburn Indian Community compact praised by lawmakers


The deal changes the method in which the tribe shares casino revenues with the state.
Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees


The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.
Chemehuevi Tribe sees room for second off-reservation casino


The Los Coyotes Band is already in the process and the Chemehuevi Tribe hopes to join the race soon.
United Auburn Indian Community enters new gaming compact


The tribe will pay about $18 million a year into the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund and another $15 million a year into California's general fund.
Chukchansi Tribe aims to reopen shuttered casino next month


A leadership dispute on the reservation led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California, in October 2014.
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.
Vice chair of Yurok Tribe also lost money in casino scam case


Sue Masten lost $5,500 and the tribe lost $250,000 to a man who promised $8 million to open the Redwood Hotel and Casino.
Chemehuevi Tribe to resubmit bid for off-reservation casino


The Chemehuevi Tribe will be resubmitting a land-into-trust application for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California.
Cabazon Band offers free play gaming website and mobile app


The new platforms offer the same slot machines visitors can find at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Cachil Dehe Band claims $38M owed for faulty work on casino


A long-running yet slow-moving lawsuit is set for trial in October in connection with an expansion of the Colusa Casino Resort.
Rep. Cook supports Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino


The Bureau of Indian Affairs still hasn't made a decision on a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.
Bear River Band to pay fine for billboard that promotes casino


The tribe erected the electronic sign on a right-of-way without obtaining a permit.
Yurok Tribe swindled out of $250K in scam to finance casino


A Georgia man promised $8 million to finance the Redwood Hotel Casino but the tribe never saw any money from the failed deal.
Chemehuevi Tribe ready to start work on new casino with hotel


Once financing is approved, the casino will be up within 18 months, Chairman Charles Wood said.
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for off-reservation casino ruling


The Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently asked for more information even though an environmental review was completed more than a year ago.
Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes


The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.
Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino


More than 1,000 people lost their jobs when a leadership dispute spilled over to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.
Graton Rancheria to break ground this fall on hotel at casino


Specifics are still being discussed but Chairman Greg Sarris promised 'the nicest thing Northern California has seen.'
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014


Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.
Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casino


One group claimed the presence of rivals in a building across from the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino threatened the facility's reopening.
Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year


Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.
Hoopa Valley Tribe detains bank burglary suspect at casino


Nicholas Cain Anderson, 24, tried to enter the Lucky Bear Casino through the ventilation system after allegedly breaking into a bank down the road.
Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe wants casino reopened


Tex McDonald met with rivals on the reservation but has not returned to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, which closed last October.
Enterprise Rancheria won't see tribal opposition at Class II site


The United Auburn Indian Community and the Colusa Indian Community won't fight the smaller casino that's near their Class III facilities.
Bear River Band breaks ground on event center next to casino


The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center will host entertainment and concert events for the Bear River Casino Hotel.
Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria fails to share details on gaming


We have to admit we're a little stymied and bemused by plans publicized recently for a mini-casino in Yuba County.
Enterprise Rancheria still hopes to open Class III gaming facility


The tribe plans to open a 10,000 square-foot Class II facility and local officials are wondering if they will see any revenues from it.
Bear River Band to break ground on event center next to casino


The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center will function as a gym and activity center during the day and an entertainment venue at night.
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case


The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.
Enterprise Rancheria won't face local opposition to Class II casino


The tribe plans to build a 10,000 square-foot gaming facility on land that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Chumash Tribe defeats lawsuit that sought to halt casino expansion


The tribe is spending $160 million to add a 12-story hotel tower with 215 rooms and other amenities to the Chumash Casino Resort.
Bishop Paiute Tribe seeks loan for $30M casino expansion project


Tribal members voted down plans to expand the Paiute Palace Casino two years ago but the project appears to be moving forward.
Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe sentenced for clash at casino


Tex McDonald is being released after serving 242 days in jail for his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.
Soboba Band celebrates 20th anniversary for gaming facility


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.
Pechanga Band comes in first in USA Today's best casino survey


The Pechanga Resort and Casino claimed the top spot from two tribal facilities in Connecticut.
Dry Creek Rancheria still working on finances for gaming debt


The tribe defaulted on $140 million in gaming debt after another casino opened in the area.
California tribes support Pechanga Band in gaming immunity suit


A former employee won the right to sue the tribe's gaming regulators but the decision is being questioned.
Enterprise Rancheria to break ground on Class II gaming facility


The tribe is going with Class II due to reluctance from the state to enter into a Class III compact.
Chukchansi Tribe offered settlement to county to reopen casino


The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has been closed for eight months but a tribal leader believes an agreement is near.
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact


The tribe proved that the state was not negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.
California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.
Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land


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.

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