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Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino (01/10)
The tribe has made significant progress on its land-into-trust application but outsiders are trying to derail the $400 million project.

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation (01/10)
'The Tule River Tribe have been good stewards of their casino profits.'

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (01/05)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (01/04)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino (12/14)
A group called Stand Up for California is trying to derail the California tribe's plan.

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project (12/13)
With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be deadFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (12/12)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casinoFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino (12/12)
The tribe reached out in response to complaints of illegal narcotics being found at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California.

Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming fundsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds (12/08)
A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.

Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site (12/07)
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court (12/06)
Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.

Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino project (12/06)
The non-Indian firm is trying to derail a land deal for the tribe's $400 million project.

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effectFiled Under: California | Compacts | Federal Register
Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (12/05)
In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.

Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino oppositionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition (12/01)
Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.

Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland (11/30)
'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.'

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (11/28)
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.

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaignFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign (11/28)
More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.

Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovationsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovations (11/28)
The Cahuilla Casino has undergone a series of interior and exterior upgrades for its 20th birthday.

Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino (11/18)
No one knows for sure who is trying to derail a land agreement for the $400 million project in Elk Grove, California.

Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcoholFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol (11/18)
Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.

Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casino (11/10)
The Sycuan Casino will be seeing a 300-room hotel, more gaming space and other amenities.

Tachi-Yokut Tribe banned woman who returned to casino with methFiled Under: Public Relations
Tachi-Yokut Tribe banned woman who returned to casino with meth (11/07)
An arrest for trespassing at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino has Tinamarie Sanchez facing drug charges.

Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project (11/02)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challengeFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (10/31)
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation (10/31)
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.'

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidentsFiled Under: California | Litigation | Public Relations
Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents (10/28)
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (10/27)
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (10/26)
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.

California Nations Indian Gaming Association names new executive directorFiled Under: California
California Nations Indian Gaming Association names new executive director (10/25)
Susan Jensen, a long-time employee of the organization, is taking over the position at the end of the month.

Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debtFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt (10/24)
The tribe is using $274 million to repay its partner in the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.

Bus returning from Torres-Martinez Band casino in fatal crashFiled Under: California
Bus returning from Torres-Martinez Band casino in fatal crash (10/24)
According to the California Highway Patrol, 13 people died and 31 were injured when the bus collided into the back of a big rig.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | NIGC
Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan (10/21)
The $50 million project in Ukiah, California, has been in limbo for nearly eight years.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' storyFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story (10/21)
The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.

Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project (10/20)
The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election yearFiled Under: Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (10/18)
Tribes have been seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinosFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinos (10/18)
The Democrat doesn't think people who live in 'housing projects' should be gambling at tribal facilities.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirtsFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (10/18)
Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.

Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo (10/17)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino (10/17)
Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (10/14)
The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.

Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casinoFiled Under: California
Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino (10/12)
The loss is the latest in a string of decisions that tribes say threatens their sovereignty.

Jamul Indian Village debuts casino to large crowds and trafficFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village debuts casino to large crowds and traffic (10/11)
The tribe has pledged $23 million for road and transportation improvements near the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.

Graton Rancheria eyes November opening for $175M casino hotelFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Graton Rancheria eyes November opening for $175M casino hotel (09/29)
The six-story, 200-room hotel at the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to open on November 15.

Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (09/28)
The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion studyFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion study (09/27)
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.

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilitiesFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities (09/26)
Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compactsFiled Under: California | Compacts
California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (09/22)
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.

San Manuel Band welcomes casino eatery from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISSFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
San Manuel Band welcomes casino eatery from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS (09/15)
The legendary musicians are bringing Rock & Brews to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in October.

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (09/14)
All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming disputeFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (09/12)
The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.

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