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Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino (08/25)
The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (07/26)
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gamingFiled Under: Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (05/19)
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band ended Donald Trump casino deal for $6MFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band ended Donald Trump casino deal for $6M (03/21)
The tribe signed a management contract with the Republican presidential candidate but ended it after just three years.

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnershipFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (10/05)
The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribesFiled Under: California | Connecticut | New York | Public Relations
Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes (07/31)
The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.

Ex-lawyer sentenced in Twenty-Nine Palms Band gaming scamFiled Under: California
Ex-lawyer sentenced in Twenty-Nine Palms Band gaming scam (03/05)
Gary Edward Kovall, the tribe's former general counsel, received two years for illegally steering casino contracts.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes sentence for casino scamFiled 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.

Man gets 21 months for stealing from Twenty-Nine Palms BandFiled 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.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band compares gaming scam to AbramoffFiled 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.

Guilty pleas in scheme involving Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino 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.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes visitors to new gaming facilityFiled 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.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band to open 2nd casino at end of MarchFiled 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.

Hundreds line up for jobs at Twenty-Nine Palms Band casinoFiled 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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band  set to break ground on new  casinoFiled 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...

Judge won't toss  Twenty-Nine  Palms casino corruption caseFiled Under: California
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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band analyzes traffic   in new casino studyFiled 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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band  hosts public meeting for new casinoFiled 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,...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band  seeks to shield tortoise from casinoFiled 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...

Editorial: Welcome Twenty-Nine   Palms Band casino to regionFiled 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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band  to spend $1.4M on gaming facilityFiled 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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band    to announce plans for new casinoFiled 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....

Twenty-Nine Palms Band  reportedly starting work on casinoFiled 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...

Column: Off-reservation casino an issue for  county's electionFiled 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"...

Opinion: Patchak decision affects Twentynine Palms Band casinoFiled 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...

Indictment in connection with Twentynine Palms Band casinoFiled Under: California
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...

Editorial: Off-reservation casino needs community supportFiled 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...

Sen. Feinstein against Twentynine Palms  off-reservation casinoFiled 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...

Twentynine Palms Band sees opposition to casino proposalFiled 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...

Twentynine Palms  Band to discuss   off-reservation casino plansFiled 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...

Twentynine Palms reportedly considers new location for casinoFiled Under: California
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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band  appeals ruling on gaming income taxesFiled 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...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band names new  general manager  at casinoFiled Under: California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band names new general manager at casino (11/16)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California named a new general manager of the Spotlight 29 Casino. Tom Sedlock has worked at the casino since 1995. “Tom's experience and knowledge of this casino are tremendous assets,” Chairman Darrell...

Twenty-Nine Palms woman loses per capita tax lawsuitFiled Under: California | Litigation
Twenty-Nine Palms woman loses per capita tax lawsuit (03/09)
A member of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians must pay state income taxes on her tribe's per capita payments because she lived on another reservation, the California Court of Appeals ruled. Angelina Mike received $345,000 in revenues...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band unveils $52M casino renovationFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band unveils $52M casino renovation (01/15)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California unveiled a $52 million renovation of the Spotlight 29 Casino on Thursday. The tribe opened the facility 15 years ago. The casino now boasts a 150,000 square-foot gaming floor and...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band sues over casino incomeFiled Under: California | Litigation
Twenty-Nine Palms Band sues over casino income (11/16)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians says tribal members who live off the reservation should not pay state taxes on gaming-related income The tribe distributes revenues from the Spotlight 29 Casino to its members under a federally-approved revenue allocation...

Twentynine Palms Band dismisses casino managerFiled Under: California
Twentynine Palms Band dismisses casino manager (04/17)
The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians has fired the general manager of the Spotlight 29 Casino in southern California. Raymond DelFiandra said he was told about the decision on Monday. His administrative assistant was also let go. DelFiandra said...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band delays casino workFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band delays casino work (07/17)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has delayed construction of its casino due to the discovery of an endangered species. The tribe was moving forward with plans for the Nuwu Casino Resort and RV Park when tortoises were found...

Letter: Twenty-Nine Palms casino costs taxpayersFiled Under: California | Opinion
Letter: Twenty-Nine Palms casino costs taxpayers (05/28)
"I am not opposed to casinos and while I don’t think putting a casino in Twentynine Palms is a good idea for a variety of economic and sociological reasons, my letter is not about that. I’m also not going to...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band hosts casino hearingFiled Under: California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band hosts casino hearing (04/24)
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians hosted a public meeting last week on its proposed casino. The tribe plans a casino with 350 slot machines and some table games. The project includes a an RV park, hotel, restaurants and...

Twentynine Palms Band finalizing   casino reportFiled Under: California
Twentynine Palms Band finalizing casino report (02/20)
The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians is finalizing an environmental assessment for its proposed casino in southern California. The Nuwu Casino Resort and RV Park would feature a 60,000-square-foot casino, 100-space RV park, restaurant, bar and hiking trails. The...

Twenty-Nine Palms Chairman: A good neighborFiled Under: California | Opinion
Twenty-Nine Palms Chairman: A good neighbor (01/30)
"To the citizens, business and civic leaders of Twentynine Palms who joined us for our recent media event at our reservation announcing our NŸwŸ Casino Resort and RV Park project, we thank you for coming out and expressing such strong...

Twentynine Palms Band  plans low-key casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twentynine Palms Band plans low-key casino (12/14)
The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians says its proposed casino will fit in well in the desert community. The Nüwü Casino Resort and RV Park will utilize "green" materials for construction and will be powered in part by...

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