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Filed Under: California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes sentence for casino scam (07/11)
Three people admitted they steered tribal casino contracts to companies they controlled.

Filed Under: California
Man gets 21 months for stealing from Twenty-Nine Palms Band (07/01)
Tribe had compared Republican adviser who participated in corruption scheme to Jack Abramoff.

Filed Under: California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band compares gaming scam to Abramoff (06/12)
Tribe says it was cheated out of $20 million by a Republican advisor and his associates.

Filed Under: California
Guilty pleas in scheme involving Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino (04/09)
Three people have pleaded guilty in connection with a corruption scheme involving a casino owned by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes visitors to new gaming facility (04/01)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California welcomed visitors to its new gaming facility on Monday.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band to open 2nd casino at end of March (03/17)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California will open its second gaming facility on March 31.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Hundreds line up for jobs at Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino (07/24)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California started accepting application for jobs at its new casino on Tuesday. Nearly 1,000 people turned out for a chance at 150 jobs, The Hi-Desert Star reported. Only the first 320 people...

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band set to break ground on new casino (04/04)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California is about to break ground on its second casino, The Desert Trail reports. The 30,000 square-foot Tortoise Rock Casino will feature 500 slot machines, seven table games, a deli and a...

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Judge won't toss Twenty-Nine Palms casino corruption case (03/26)
A federal judge refused to drop charges in connection with corruption and fraud at the casino owned by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California. The tribe's attorney, Gary Edward Kovall, is accused of steering contracts at the...

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band analyzes traffic in new casino study (02/21)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California says its new casino will increase traffic. The tribe anticipates 1,362 daily trips to the Tortoise Rock Casino. The facility could open later this year. The tribe operates the Spotlight 29...

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band hosts public meeting for new casino (02/14)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California held a public meeting last week to discuss plans for its new casino. The February 7 meeting was well attended, The Desert Trail reported, but few people spoke. A handful, however,...

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band seeks to shield tortoise from casino (02/07)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California is paying close attention to the desert tortoise as it moves forward with a new casino. The Tortoise Rock Casino will be located on a 32-acre site of tribal land. The...

Filed Under: California | Opinion
Editorial: Welcome Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino to region (01/31)
"Twentynine Palms will get some new neighbors when the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians constructs what it calls a boutique casino on its land on Baseline Road and Adobe Road here. If all goes as planned, the 30,000-square-foot casino...

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band to spend $1.4M on gaming facility (01/29)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California plans to spend $1.4 million on its new gaming facility. The tribe will break ground on the Tortoise Rock Casino next month. The 30,000-square-foot facility will feature 500 slot machines, five...

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band to announce plans for new casino (01/28)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California will announce plans today for its second casino near the city of Twentynine Palms. The tribe plans a 30,000-square-foot facility with 500 slot machines, five table games and two poker tables....

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Twenty-Nine Palms Band reportedly starting work on casino (01/24)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California plans to build a new casino, The Desert Trail reports. The tribe will release an environmental impact statement next Monday and will hold a public meeting next month, an official in...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Column: Off-reservation casino an issue for county's election (09/27)
"One of Southern California's most interesting local races in the runup to the election is taking place in San Bernardino's third Supervisorial District, where Democrat James Ramos is working to unseat incumbent Republican Neil Derry. Though after attending a "meet-and-greet"...

Filed Under: California | Opinion
Opinion: Patchak decision affects Twentynine Palms Band casino (07/05)
"While all eyes were on the U.S. Supreme Court as it deliberated over the Affordable Care Act, the nation's highest court handed down an unrelated decision that may well have significant impact on one of the California Desert's most popular...

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Indictment in connection with Twentynine Palms Band casino (05/11)
Four people were indicted on federal bribery and money-laundering charges in connection with the casino owned by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California. The tribe's attorney, Gary Edward Kovall, is accused of steering contracts for work at...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Off-reservation casino needs community support (12/15)
"We respect the sovereignty of American Indian lands. But we also believe tribes should respect the wishes and policies of local residents. One such conflict is playing out in Joshua Tree, where the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Sen. Feinstein against Twentynine Palms off-reservation casino (11/17)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is opposing another off-reservation casino. The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians wants to build a casino in Joshua Tree. But Feinstein said the site is too close to Joshua Tree National Park. "Placing a casino...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Twentynine Palms Band sees opposition to casino proposal (10/19)
The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians saw significant opposition to its off-reservation casino proposal at a meeting in Joshua Tree, The Hi-Desert Star reports. The tribe hosted an informational session with the community on October 15. Most of the...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Twentynine Palms Band to discuss off-reservation casino plans (09/27)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will discuss plans for an off-reservation casino in Joshua Tree, California. In January 2008, the tribe announced plans for a casino and RV park on its reservation. But that project has stalled and...

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Twentynine Palms reportedly considers new location for casino (08/01)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California is reportedly considering a new location for a casino. In January 2008, the tribe announced plans for a casino and RV park on its reservation. But that project appears to...

Filed Under: California | Litigation
Twenty-Nine Palms Band appeals ruling on gaming income taxes (12/09)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians continues to fight the state of California over taxes on gaming-related income The tribe distributes revenues from the Spotlight 29 Casino to its members under a federally-approved revenue allocation plan. Some members also...

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