A group called Stand Up for California is trying to derail the California tribe's plan.
With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.
The tribe reached out in response to complaints of illegal narcotics being found at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California.
A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.
Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.
The non-Indian firm is trying to derail a land deal for the tribe's $400 million project.
In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.
Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.
'We are looking to re-establish a home for our people and we intend to do so as productive partners with our neighbors and our community.'
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.
More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.
The Cahuilla Casino has undergone a series of interior and exterior upgrades for its 20th birthday.
No one knows for sure who is trying to derail a land agreement for the $400 million project in Elk Grove, California.
Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.
The Sycuan Casino will be seeing a 300-room hotel, more gaming space and other amenities.
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.
The Porterville Recorder: 'We feel the tribe has been a good steward of its profits from the casino and has in the past and we expect will in the future, continue to invest in its people and the community.'
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.
Susan Jensen, a long-time employee of the organization, is taking over the position at the end of the month.
The tribe is using $274 million to repay its partner in the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 13 people died and 31 were injured when the bus collided into the back of a big rig.
The $50 million project in Ukiah, California, has been in limbo for nearly eight years.
The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.
The Democrat doesn't think people who live in 'housing projects' should be gambling at tribal facilities.
Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.
Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California
The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.
The loss is the latest in a string of decisions that tribes say threatens their sovereignty.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.
The tribe has pledged $23 million for road and transportation improvements near the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.
The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to downtown San Diego, California.
The six-story, 200-room hotel at the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to open on November 15.
The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.
Plans call for a nine-story hotel with 459 rooms and a pool area, a 13,350 square-foot ballroom and more dining and restaurant space.
Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed 11 compacts with tribes so far in 2016 and resolved a $36.3 million compact dispute with another tribe.
The legendary musicians are bringing Rock & Brews to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in October.
All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.
The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.
A group called Stand Up for California is already promising an appeal in the long-running dispute.
The sale passed by a narrow vote and Chairman George Gholson thanked the local community for supporting the project.
The city council will consider the sale as a new controversy appears to be brewing in Ridgecrest, California.
The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
The plans to pay $5.5 million for about 24.6 acres owned by the city of Ridgecrest, California.
SR-76 Beer Works at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California is set to open by the end of the month.
The Augustine Casino will close down for a month as it undergoes a major transformation.
A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.
A so-called 'bad actors' provision was controversial among politically-prominent tribes.
The California tribe promised $10 million over 10 years but no grants have been issued since 2013.
The California tribe is investing more than $530,000 in the first year alone.
Employees at the San Pablo Lytton Casino are seeking higher wages and better health and family leave protections.
The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
We wish to pursue the American Dream to the best of our ability and for the sake of our people.
The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.
The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.
The Twin Pine Casino and Hotel is offering housing and other services for victims of the Clayton Fire.
Protect Elk Grove held its first public meeting but no one knows much about the elusive group.
The decision comes after the tribe had put a pause on construction of the Fire Mountain Casino in California.
Plans call for 459 more rooms at the Cache Creek Casino Resort and a 1,300-seat ballroom.
Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.
A land-into-trust application was dropped amid local opposition but Chairman Neil Peyron said the proposal is back on the table.
The tribe has been hit hard by the opening of another gaming facility in northern California.
The Agua Caliente Band, the Pechanga Band, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and the Jamul Indian Village signed new deals while the Yurok Tribe amended its agreement.
The California tribe is hiring 300 people as the opening for the 200-room, six-story hotel approaches.
The Harrah’s Resort Southern California will be seeing more food options, revamped hotel rooms and additional meeting rooms, among other upgrades.
Th Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has spent millions of dollars trying to keep relatives out of the Indian gaming business.
Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.
The $35 million Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is set to open in May 2017.
The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.
The 36,000 square-foot Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is expected to open in May 2017.
Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.
Sheriff's deputies found heroin and a large amount of methamphetamine at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.
A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.
The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.
Some of the more the wealthy and politically active tribes can't seem to agree on the best way to move forward.
The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.
The Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel has steadily grown since its debut in a double-wide mobile home in 1996.
The garage is part of a larger effort by the tribe to develop land around the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California.
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.
Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.
Suzanne Naruko was injured at the Pechanga Resort & Casino and has been unable to work ever since.
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.
A little more than 20 years ago the leaders of the Tule River Indian Tribe had a vision to develop a casino to ensure the future of the tribe and its people.
The Rain Rock Casino is expected to attract visitors in northern California and southern Oregon.
The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
The tribe has been trying to build a casino in northern California for more than a decade.
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.
The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.
A construction company agreed to pay the tribe for shoddy work on a casino expansion project.
Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.
The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.
The six bronzes at the Chumash Casino Resort depict various aspects of tribal culture.
The facility near the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California offers 100 full-service sites.
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.
The city of Ridgecrest. California, will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a site near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
An emergency response team at the Morongo Casino Resort resuscitated a long-time patron who suffered a heart attack at the southern California facility.
The Black Oak Casino Resort will be seeing a 5,000 square-foot addition and recreational vehicle park is coming to the facility.
It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.
Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.
There's been so much talk about the project in Ridgecrest, California, that some supporters are wondering when it will all end.
The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.
The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.
Now that the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to complete a $175 million expansion, writer Christine Edwards wonders what the fuss was all about.
The tribe will be able to offer up to 2,500 machines at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.
A group called Save the Valley already lost two lawsuits in protest of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort but has since filed a third one.
Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.
The tribe wants to build the casino on 26 acres near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest, California.
The only real opportunity county supervisors have to mitigate the impacts of a Cloverdale casino is through direct negotiations with the tribe itself.
The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.
The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.
The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
The Graton Resort and Casino is seeing a hotel with 200 rooms and a convention center.
The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'
Officials delayed consideration of a municipal services agreement due to opposition voiced by residents in Ridgecrest, California.
The Graton Resort and Casino in northern California features seven stations for owners of electric vehicles.
The tribe is looking at a site in Ridgecrest, more than 130 miles from its headquarters in Bishop, California.
The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.
The Fire Mountain Casino is still about a year away from local communities are already benefiting from the long-awaited project.
The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino in Yuba County, California, will open in nine months to a year.
The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino will be located on the tribe's 40-acre reservation in California.
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.
A 14-month casino shutdown hasn't made the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians more sympathetic to the gaming dreams of one of its fellow California tribes.
Taking a cue from Donald Trump, Karen Jones wants the tribe to pay for the wall around the Chumash Casino Resort.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to pay $36.2 million to the tribe for misrepresentations during the Class III negotiation process.
The tribe signed a management contract with the Republican presidential candidate but ended it after just three years.
The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.
The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.
The tribe hasn't said whether it will seek to have the land placed in trust amid controversy over development plans in a nearby county.
The $160 million expansion at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, is set to debut in mid-May.
The tribe is closer to getting a new Class III gaming compact for a casino at the 305-acre site in Madera County, California.
The Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California, will be gaining another 111 hotel rooms and the existing 279 rooms are being renovated.
A federal judge ordered the state of California to come back to the table and negotiate with the tribe.
If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.
The final environmental impact statement was completed nearly two years ago but there's still no word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The tribe signed an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) but lawmakers failed to ratify it amid controversy over off-reservation gaming.
The tribe is considering two locations along a major highway just outside of Sacramento, California.
Lawmakers are moving quickly to regulate the emerging fantasy sports industry while online poker remains on the back burner.
Given the uproar over the construction of the Graton casino in Rohnert Park, why would anyone oppose a congressional bill that prevents the construction of a casino on tribal land in northern Sonoma County?
Communities in Tulare County have received $4 million from the fund since 2004 but no money was distributed last year and no money is expected this year.
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.
The Pechanga Band, the Pala Band, the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band are focusing on non-gaming aspects of their facilities.
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.
A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.
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.
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.
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.
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California closed for 14 months due to a leadership dispute on the reservation.
The Rolling Hills Casino Foundation is pledging $100,000 for the Rodgers Theater reconstruction project in Corning, California.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
The Mohegan Tribe, the United Auburn Indian Community and the Morongo Band of Mission earned the top three spots.
The Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California, will host the popular game show on January 30 and January 31.
Lawmakers have been debating Internet poker for several years without much success and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association is angling for some movement.
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.
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino saw capacity crowds as thousands flooded the venue for the first time since October 9, 2014.
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