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Twenty-Nine Palms Band breaks ground on outdoor casino venue

Twenty-Nine Palms Band breaks ground on outdoor casino venue (January 31, 2018)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indian is building an outdoor entertainment and camping venue next to its casino in southern California.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story (October 21, 2016)

The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (October 18, 2016)

Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino (August 25, 2016)

The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (July 26, 2016)

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 gaming

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (May 19, 2016)

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 $6M

Twenty-Nine Palms Band ended Donald Trump casino deal for $6M (March 21, 2016)

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 partnership

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (October 5, 2015)

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 tribes

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes (July 31, 2015)

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 scam

Ex-lawyer sentenced in Twenty-Nine Palms Band gaming scam (March 5, 2015)

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 scam

Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes sentence for casino scam (July 11, 2014)

Three people admitted they steered tribal casino contracts to companies they controlled.

Man gets 21 months for stealing from Twenty-Nine Palms Band

Man gets 21 months for stealing from Twenty-Nine Palms Band (July 1, 2014)

Tribe had compared Republican adviser who participated in corruption scheme to Jack Abramoff.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band compares gaming scam to Abramoff

Twenty-Nine Palms Band compares gaming scam to Abramoff (June 12, 2014)

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

Guilty pleas in scheme involving Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino (April 9, 2014)

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 facility

Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes visitors to new gaming facility (April 1, 2014)

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 March

Twenty-Nine Palms Band to open 2nd casino at end of March (March 17, 2014)

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 casino

Hundreds line up for jobs at Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino (July 24, 2013)

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  casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band set to break ground on new casino (April 4, 2013)

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 case

Judge won't toss Twenty-Nine Palms casino corruption case (March 26, 2013)

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 study

Twenty-Nine Palms Band analyzes traffic in new casino study (February 21, 2013)

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 casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band hosts public meeting for new casino (February 14, 2013)

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 casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band seeks to shield tortoise from casino (February 7, 2013)

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 region

Editorial: Welcome Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino to region (January 31, 2013)

"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 facility

Twenty-Nine Palms Band to spend $1.4M on gaming facility (January 29, 2013)

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 casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band to announce plans for new casino (January 28, 2013)

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 casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band reportedly starting work on casino (January 24, 2013)

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 election

Column: Off-reservation casino an issue for county's election (September 27, 2012)

"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 casino

Opinion: Patchak decision affects Twentynine Palms Band casino (July 5, 2012)

"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 casino

Indictment in connection with Twentynine Palms Band casino (May 11, 2012)

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 support

Editorial: Off-reservation casino needs community support (December 15, 2011)

"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 casino

Sen. Feinstein against Twentynine Palms off-reservation casino (November 17, 2011)

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 proposal

Twentynine Palms Band sees opposition to casino proposal (October 19, 2011)

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 plans

Twentynine Palms Band to discuss off-reservation casino plans (September 27, 2011)

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 casino

Twentynine Palms reportedly considers new location for casino (August 1, 2011)

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 taxes

Twenty-Nine Palms Band appeals ruling on gaming income taxes (December 9, 2010)

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 casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band names new general manager at casino (November 16, 2010)

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 lawsuit

Twenty-Nine Palms woman loses per capita tax lawsuit (March 9, 2010)

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 renovation

Twenty-Nine Palms Band unveils $52M casino renovation (January 15, 2010)

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 income

Twenty-Nine Palms Band sues over casino income (November 16, 2009)

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 manager

Twentynine Palms Band dismisses casino manager (April 17, 2009)

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 work

Twenty-Nine Palms Band delays casino work (July 17, 2008)

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 taxpayers

Letter: Twenty-Nine Palms casino costs taxpayers (May 28, 2008)

"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 hearing

Twenty-Nine Palms Band hosts casino hearing (April 24, 2008)

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 report

Twentynine Palms Band finalizing casino report (February 20, 2008)

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 neighbor

Twenty-Nine Palms Chairman: A good neighbor (January 30, 2008)

"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 casino

Twentynine Palms Band plans low-key casino (December 14, 2007)

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...