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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.
Lawmakers ratify Class III gaming compact for Jackson Rancheria


The new agreement reduces the number of slot machines from 2,000 to 1,800.
Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gaming


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.
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute


By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.
Four defendants face court date in Chukchansi Tribe casino case


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.
BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site


The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.
Tejon Tribe plans to negotiate agreement with county for casino


Chairwoman Kathryn Morgan warned that the process will take at least two years, if not longer, to complete.
Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new site


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.
Pechanga Band apologized to casino employee who lost license


Benedict Cosentino is suing the tribe's gaming regulators and has won a key decision in California state court.
Another lawsuit seeks to block Jamul Band from $360M casino


The sister of the Chairman Raymond Hunter is challenging the tribe's legitimacy, 34 years after being organized under federal law.
Court allows lawsuit against gaming officials of Pechanga Band


Benedict Cosentino lost his job at the casino after providing information about alleged illegal activity to the state of California.
California tribes still divided over efforts to legalize online poker


Internet poker was on the agenda at the California Gaming 2015 conference, hosted by Capitol Weekly.
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Graton Rancheria casino


A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.
Pala Band finishes $5.7M casino renovation in just a few months


The tribe opened a Mexican eatery, a wine bar and restaurant and a permanent outdoor stage at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa.
Chukchansi Tribe remains in talks with NIGC for casino reopening


More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was forced to close in October 2010.
Pair last seen at San Pasqual casino found on nearby reservation


Cecil Knutson, 79, and Dianna Bedwell, 68, apparently got lost after they left the Valley View Casino on Mother's Day.
Judge again refuses to stop Jamul Band from building casino


The tribe expects to open the $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul sometime this year.
More pleas in incident at Chukchansi Tribe's shuttered casino


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.
Bo Mazzetti: California must regulate Internet poker games


The debate in Sacramento over the legalization of online gaming, specifically Internet poker, appears to be moving forward.
Disputed Chuckchansi Tribe leader still involved in casino case


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.
Chumash Tribe wins EPA honor for zero waste efforts at casino


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

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