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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.
California Nations Indian Gaming Association elects leadership


Steve Stallings, from the Rincon Band, is serving as the new chairman of the organization and Damon Sandoval, from the Morongo Band, is the new vice chairman.
Agua Caliente Band plans to build new hotel and expand casino


The hotel could feature up to 350 rooms and 510,000 square-feet of space and the Spa Resort Casino could grow by 68,000 square-feet.
Chumash Tribe continues to face opposition to casino expansion


The tribe is spending $170 million to add a 215-room hotel, more gaming space, a pool and a parking garage to the Chumash Casino Resort.
Viejas Band collects more than 17K toys at holiday casino drive


The tribe also presented the Salvation Army with a $35,000 check in a ceremony at the Viejas Casino and Resort in southern California.
Non-Indian card clubs in California charged with illegal gambling


The Seven Mile Casino in Chula Vista denied any wrongdoing as federal authorities alleged $10 million was laundered in a massive scheme.
Former leader of Chukchansi Tribe resolves casino closure case


Vernon King, who was the treasurer of one faction of the tribe, was facing a charge of trespassing but his record will be wiped clean if he does not commit any criminal offenses in the next six months.
Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation


The tribe won a $32.6 million judgement against the state of California after being forced to sign a new compact with higher revenue sharing rates.
San Manuel Band helps investigate theft of nearly $47K at casino


A victim's identity and bank information was allegedly stolen to make cash withdrawals at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino,
Agua Caliente Band to build parking garage adjacent to casino


The four-story structure would be located on the north side of the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, California.
Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casino


The tribe reached a deal with the city of Temecula, California, to pay for infrastructure improvements and a police officer position.
Pala Band to build $5.6M recreational vehicle resort for casino


The tribe is adding 100 full-service RV sites at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort.
Jamul Indian Village slated to open $390M casino in July 2016


The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to San Diego, California.
Cahuilla Band celebrates new travel center at gaming facility


The Mountain Sky Travel Center boasts a gas station, a convenience store with food service and a smoke shop.
Chukchansi Tribe reaches new agreement for shuttered casino


The deal restores $1 million in annual payments that were promised to Madera County for providing services to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.
Enterprise Rancheria addresses concerns about gaming site


The tribe hasn't announced a construction date for the 105,000 square-foot Class II facility.
Agua Caliente Band gaming enterprise signs deal with NBA team


Agua Caliente Casino Resorts will be known as the presenting sponsor for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tuolumne Band closed casino to investigate false bomb threat


Patrons were evacuated from the Black Oak Casino Resort for about two hours while authorities investigated.
North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case


Gov. Jerry Brown (D) failed to engage in 'good faith' negotiations for a controversial off-reservation site.
Bishop Paiute Tribe loses ruling in casino expansion dispute


The Intertribal Court of Southern California Court of Appeals sided with a tribal member who opposes the $30 million project.
Chukchansi Tribe still working to reopen casino after a year


The tribe held an election on October 3 in hopes of resolving a leadership dispute but some members haven't accepted the results.
Graton Rancheria celebrates 2nd birthday of Bay Area casino


The $825 million Graton Resort and Casino, which will be seeing a $175 million hotel, is the closest Class III facility to San Francisco.
Dry Creek Rancheria looking to expand liquor service at casino


The River Rock Casino has suffered since the opening of another tribal facility so changes in the liquor license could help address the situation.
Viejas Band debuts $50M hotel tower as part of casino expansion


The tower at the Viejas Casino features 109 rooms, a fitness center, a business center, a bar and lounge and conference and meeting space for up to 1,200 people.
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming


The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Chumash Tribe raises gambling age to 21 for new liquor permit


The Chumash Casino Resort will be serving liquor on the gaming floor so younger patrons are no longer allowed.
Wilton Rancheria at impasse with city over stalled casino bid


The Bureau of Indian Affairs released a scoping report in February 2014 but has yet to issue a draft environmental impact statement.
Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments


California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.
Chukchansi Tribe seats new leadership as casino remains closed


Rival factions on the California reservation continue to dispute the results, with some not recognizing the new leaders at all.

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