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Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case


A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.
Chukchansi Tribe brings on former NIGC chairman Phil Hogen


The move comes after the tribe lost all three of its gaming regulators, along with the executive director of the gaming commission.
California tribes convince court to depublish immunity decision


Tribes across the state raised alarms when an appeals court opened gaming commissioners for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to a lawsuit.
Dry Creek Rancheria won't seek new casino for another decade


The pledge is included in a new agreement that enables the tribe to reduce its revenue sharing payments to Sonoma County by a significant amount.
Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner


All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.
Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commission


Two of the tribe's gaming commissioners have resigned, along with the executive director of the regulatory body on the reservation.
Enterprise Rancheria defends plans for Class II gaming facility


Two tribes with existing casinos say they haven't been provided with enough information about the new development.
Chukchansi Tribe won't be able to reopen casino in September


The National Indian Gaming Commission wants to see more stability before giving its blessing to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California.
Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria makes big change to casino bid


New plans by Enterprise Rancheria for a gambling operation that's been in a tug of war for more than a decade have people conjecturing.
Enterprise Rancheria pledges to live up to gaming agreements


The tribe plans to build a 105,750 square-foot Class II gaming facility on 40 acres in Yuba County, California.
Chumash Tribe wins state approval of Class III casino compact


The new deal ensures stability as the tribe continues work on a $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort.
Sycuan Band focuses on upgrades at casino with new compact


The agreement allows slot machines at a second location but the tribe isn't pursuing that option at this point.
Tejon Tribe anticipates lengthy process for casino in California


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward on the land-into-trust application but a decision is years away.
Enterprise Rancheria to pursue permanent off-reservation casino


The tribe has secured financing for a permanent 105,750 square-foot Class II casino on 40 acres of trust land in Yuba County, California.
California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues


Former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convinced some tribes to sign gaming compacts with a questionable revenue sharing provision.
Sycuan Band can add slot machines to resort with new compact


The Sycuan Resort, a golf facility with a hotel, will be able to offer up to 500 slot machines.
Chukchansi Tribe revamping casino in anticipation of reopening


The new chief operating officer at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has been pushing for an opening this month.
Sycuan Band enters new Class III gaming compact in California


The deal comes as lawmakers ratified new agreements with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the United Auburn Indian Community.
United Auburn Indian Community compact gains quick approval


The new Class III gaming agreement will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review.
Graton Rancheria breaks ground on $175M expansion at casino


The tribe is adding a 200-room hotel, a spa, a pool and meeting and convention space to the Graton Resort and Casino.
Construction worker dies at site of Jamul Indian Village casino


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local authorities are investigating the incident.
Chukchansi Tribe still aiming for reopening of casino this month


The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has hired 150 people in order to be ready to reopen the doors.
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.

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