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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California (August 16, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Sara Trechter: County wastes more than $600,000 battling Mechoopda Tribe casino
California | Litigation | Opinion
Sara Trechter: County wastes more than $600,000 battling Mechoopda Tribe casino (August 10, 2017)
It's hard to believe but the Mechoopda Tribe has been trying to build a casino in California for more than 15 years.

Jim Cooper: Wilton Rancheria casino brings benefits to everyone in our community
California | Compacts | Opinion
Jim Cooper: Wilton Rancheria casino brings benefits to everyone in our community (August 10, 2017)
After fighting for decades to be restored to federal recognition, the Wilton Rancheria is closer than ever to opening a casino in California.

Chukchansi Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit seeking $21 million from casino
Business Deals | California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit seeking $21 million from casino (August 9, 2017)
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of violating a contract with a gaming firm.

Pala Band announces big changes as part of $170 million casino expansion
California | Openings & Closings
Pala Band announces big changes as part of $170 million casino expansion (July 27, 2017)
A new hotel tower, a pool complex and a completely-refreshed interior are coming to the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.

Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos
California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos (July 26, 2017)
Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today's poll of best casinos in the United States.

Tachi Yokut Tribe starts work on family-friendly casino expansion project
California | Openings & Closings
Tachi Yokut Tribe starts work on family-friendly casino expansion project (July 25, 2017)
The Tachi-Yokut Tribe is hoping to attract more families to its gaming facility in California with a movie theater, bowling alley and more.

Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California (July 20, 2017)
Good news keeps coming to the Wilton Rancheria, whose federal recognition was in limbo for 58 years.

Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application (July 18, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is standing by its decision to place land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria.

Pechanga Band offers condolences after patron dies at gaming facility
California | Public Relations
Pechanga Band offers condolences after patron dies at gaming facility (July 11, 2017)
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians said it is working with local authorities after a patron died at the tribe's casino in southern California.

Yavapai-Apache Nation wins $48.9M court judgment against La Posta Band
Business Deals | California | Litigation
Yavapai-Apache Nation wins $48.9M court judgment against La Posta Band (June 30, 2017)
The Yavapai-Apache Nation has once again prevailed in a long-running gaming dispute with the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians.

Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks (June 27, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria's plan for a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California, remains the subject of considerable debate as opponents fight in and out of court.

Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino (June 21, 2017)
It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site
California | Compacts | Openings & Closings
Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site (May 31, 2017)
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is planning a 30,000 square-foot casino with a 101-room hotel at a new site in California.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Chukchansi Tribe thanks officers for arresting armed casino patron
California | Public Relations
Chukchansi Tribe thanks officers for arresting armed casino patron (May 4, 2017)
Security staff at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California alerted authorities about the dangerous patron.

Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel turns casino site into marijuana farm
California | Openings & Closings
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel turns casino site into marijuana farm (May 4, 2017)
The southern California tribe is growing marijuana for dispensaries around the state.

Pechanga Band reaches midway point of $285M casino expansion
California | Openings & Closings
Pechanga Band reaches midway point of $285M casino expansion (April 20, 2017)
A 14-story hotel with more than 500 rooms is due to open later this year at casino in southern California.

Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility
California | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility (April 18, 2017)
An amendment to the tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes up to four more casinos in southern California.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation reaches $161M casino mitigation deal
California | Openings & Closings
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation reaches $161M casino mitigation deal (April 4, 2017)
The payments address the impacts of new development at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Yolo County, California.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project
California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project (March 31, 2017)
The tribe announced the project nearly a year ago but there doesn't appear to be much movement on the federal level

Sycuan Band starts work on $226M expansion of gaming facility
California | Openings & Closings
Sycuan Band starts work on $226M expansion of gaming facility (March 28, 2017)
The Sycuan Casino in southern California will be seeing a 12-story hotel with 300 rooms, a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, new restaurants and a spa and fitness center.

Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court
Business Deals | California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court (March 27, 2017)
The California tribe called the lawsuit 'unfounded and baseless' and an attempt at extortion.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project (March 23, 2017)
The 8.8-acre property in Ukiah, California, was put on the market last year.

Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company
Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company (March 22, 2017)
The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.

Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group
California | Opinion
Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group (March 7, 2017)
It’s time to stand up to the bullying tactics of Stand Up to California!

Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility
California | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility (March 6, 2017)
The casino in southern California is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)
Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.

California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision
California | Legislation | Litigation
California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision (March 1, 2017)
The Cabazon Band and the Morongo Band secured a ruling that confirmed their sovereign right to engage in gaming.

Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location
California | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location (February 28, 2017)
Plans call for a 200-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a spa/fitness center, a 15,000 square-foot event space, six food outlets and a pool and sports bar.

Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust (February 21, 2017)
The tribe must still negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state of California.

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (February 20, 2017)
The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.

Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan
California | Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan (February 20, 2017)
The chairman of the Wilton Rancheria addresses criticism about the tribe's casino project in California.

Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project (February 9, 2017)
The California tribe remains confident of its plans for the $400 million development.

Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey
California | Public Relations
Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey (February 9, 2017)
The number 12 jersey worn by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went missing after the Super Bowl.

Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting (February 7, 2017)
Officials in Elk Grove, California, might leave an agreement that affects the casino up to a vote of the people.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino (February 3, 2017)
The California tribe appears to the beneficiary of yet another last-minute Obama administration action.

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (February 2, 2017)
The California tribe has been without a land base ever since it was illegally terminated in the 1950s.

San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino
California | Public Relations
San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino (February 2, 2017)
Two car theft suspects were shot in a parking structure at the casino in southern California.

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (January 26, 2017)
For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino (January 10, 2017)
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 relocation
California | Casino Stalker | Openings & Closings
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation (January 10, 2017)
'The Tule River Tribe have been good stewards of their casino profits.'

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (January 5, 2017)
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 casino
California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (January 4, 2017)
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 casino
California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino (December 14, 2016)
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 project
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project (December 13, 2016)
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 dead
California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (December 12, 2016)
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 casino
California | Public Relations
Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino (December 12, 2016)
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 funds
California | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds (December 8, 2016)
A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.

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