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

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribeFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe
Posted: October 12, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilitiesFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities
Posted: September 26, 2016
Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.

Tribes remain divided as internet poker bill fails again in CaliforniaFiled Under: California | Legislation
Tribes remain divided as internet poker bill fails again in California
Posted: September 1, 2016
A so-called 'bad actors' provision was controversial among politically-prominent tribes.

Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in CaliforniaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California
Posted: August 10, 2016
The Class III agreements include provisions that address revenue sharing and labor unions.

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compactsFiled Under: California | Compacts | Openings and Closings
California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts
Posted: August 5, 2016
The Agua Caliente Band, the Pechanga Band, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and the Jamul Indian Village signed new deals while the Yurok Tribe amended its agreement.

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
Posted: July 26, 2016
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online pokerFiled Under: California | Legislation
California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online poker
Posted: July 15, 2016
Some of the more the wealthy and politically active tribes can't seem to agree on the best way to move forward.

Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino
Posted: July 12, 2016
The garage is part of a larger effort by the tribe to develop land around the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California.

Agua Caliente Band plans to build new hotel and expand casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band plans to build new hotel and expand casino
Posted: December 15, 2015
The hotel could feature up to 350 rooms and 510,000 square-feet of space and the Spa Resort Casino could grow by 68,000 square-feet.

Agua Caliente Band to build parking garage adjacent to casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band to build parking garage adjacent to casino
Posted: December 1, 2015
The four-story structure would be located on the north side of the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, California.

Agua Caliente Band gaming enterprise signs deal with NBA teamFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Agua Caliente Band gaming enterprise signs deal with NBA team
Posted: November 20, 2015
Agua Caliente Casino Resorts will be known as the presenting sponsor for the Los Angeles Clippers.

California tribes still divided over efforts to legalize online pokerFiled Under: California | Legislation
California tribes still divided over efforts to legalize online poker
Posted: May 27, 2015
Internet poker was on the agenda at the California Gaming 2015 conference, hosted by Capitol Weekly.

Some residents worried about Agua Caliente Band casino plansFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Some residents worried about Agua Caliente Band casino plans
Posted: December 2, 2014
Search lights that were placed on top of the casino drew some complaints.

Agua Caliente Band selects planner to revamp land near casinoFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band selects planner to revamp land near casino
Posted: November 26, 2014
The tribe plans to redevelop a 22-acre site near its casino in downtown Palm Springs.

Agua Caliente Band to demolish hotel at casino in Palm SpringsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band to demolish hotel at casino in Palm Springs
Posted: June 20, 2014
The removal process will take 15 to 18 months.

California tribes reach consensus on Internet poker legislationFiled Under: California | Legislation
California tribes reach consensus on Internet poker legislation
Posted: June 4, 2014
Morongo Band doesn't support the bill championed by other tribes.

Column: California tribes divided over online poker at racetracksFiled Under: California | Opinion
Column: California tribes divided over online poker at racetracks
Posted: May 27, 2014
Agua Caliente Band opposes any expansion of gaming at non-Indian racetracks.

Agua Caliente Band to close hotel at Palm Springs casino in JulyFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band to close hotel at Palm Springs casino in July
Posted: May 7, 2014
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will close the hotel at its casino in downtown Palm Springs this July.

Law Article: California tribes support Internet poker legislation Filed Under: California | Legislation
Law Article: California tribes support Internet poker legislation
Posted: March 24, 2014
Tribes are backing two bills to legalize Internet poker games in California.

Tribes in California   still developing Internet gaming proposalsFiled Under: California | Legislation
Tribes in California still developing Internet gaming proposals
Posted: May 21, 2013
Tribes in California continue to work on Internet gaming proposals and a new one could be released this week, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. A coalition that includes the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians,...

Tribes in California    warm up to Internet gambling legislationFiled Under: California | Legislation
Tribes in California warm up to Internet gambling legislation
Posted: May 8, 2013
It looks like tribes in California are coming together on Internet gaming. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians proposed an online poker consortium of tribes and non-Indian facilities. The idea was opposed by some of the more successful gaming tribes...

Editorial: Lessons learned from tribes and the casino industryFiled Under: California | Opinion
Editorial: Lessons learned from tribes and the casino industry
Posted: February 1, 2013
"Indian tribes are an important part of the Coachella Valley. They are part of our history and a key ingredient in the success of our tourism industry. An iSun investigation published in The Desert Sun this week tells the story...

Agua Caliente Band shows   improvements in gaming earningsFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band shows improvements in gaming earnings
Posted: August 21, 2012
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California is showing “stronger than expected” improvement in its gaming operation, according to Fitch Ratings. The tribe operates two gaming facilities. Earnings were up 17.9 percent in the last fiscal year, according...

Column: Casino industry lost big figure in Richard MilanovichFiled Under: California | Opinion
Column: Casino industry lost big figure in Richard Milanovich
Posted: March 21, 2012
"Sometimes the intermingling of art and reality is just plain spooky. Last week, two of the most important figures in California's gambling picture died within hours of one another. Richard Milanovich, who as longtime chairman of the Agua Caliente Band...

Group's leader again exaggerates    gaming plans  in CaliforniaFiled Under: California
Group's leader again exaggerates gaming plans in California
Posted: December 1, 2011
The leader of Stand Up For California! says most of the 137 land-into-trust applications in California involve gaming but her record on the issue is spotty. Cheryl Schmit often claims tribes are looking casinos even when they have specifically disavowed...

Tribes in California divided on bills to authorize Internet gamingFiled Under: California | Legislation
Tribes in California divided on bills to authorize Internet gaming
Posted: July 13, 2011
Tribes are divided over efforts to legalize Internet poker in California. The California Online Poker Association, a coalition led by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, supports SB 40. But the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the California...

Agua Caliente Band to spend $2.1M on renovations at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band to spend $2.1M on renovations at casino
Posted: June 9, 2011
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will spend $2.1 million to renovate its casino in Palm Springs, California. Work on the hotel at the Spa Resort Casino will start July 5. Rooms and corridors will be upgraded. “We're pleased...

Agua Caliente Band makes   another  round of lay-offs at casinFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band makes another round of lay-offs at casin
Posted: April 1, 2011
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California has made another round of lay-offs at one of its casinos. The tribe cut an unspecified number of employees at the Spa Resort Casino. This is the third time since October...

Agua Caliente Band closes poker room, makes lay-offs at  casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band closes poker room, makes lay-offs at casino
Posted: December 1, 2010
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California closed down the poker room at one of its casino and made an unspecified number of layoffs. No reason was given for the closure but the tribe plans to convert the...

Agua Caliente Band eliminates two percent of casino workforceFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band eliminates two percent of casino workforce
Posted: October 6, 2010
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has eliminated two percent of its casino workforce. Press secretary Nancy Conrad said 40 to 60 people were laid off. The employees came from the Spa Resort Casino and the Agua Caliente Casino...

Agua Caliente Band tests new Microsoft  device at casinosFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band tests new Microsoft device at casinos
Posted: May 10, 2010
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California is testing a new Microsoft device at its casinos. The tribe installed three Microsoft Surface devices at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and the Spa Resort Casino. The tribe's...

Agua Caliente Band uses iPhone app to promote casinosFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band uses iPhone app to promote casinos
Posted: April 14, 2010
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California is promoting its two casinos with an application for the Apple iPhone. The app allows users to tour the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and the Spa Resort Casino, see...

Editorial:  Don't bank on Internet poker for CaliforniaFiled Under: California | Opinion
Editorial: Don't bank on Internet poker for California
Posted: February 11, 2010
"Once again, state legislators are taking a look at a plan that backers say will help reduce California's $20 billion budget gap without raising taxes or cutting spending. It is a proposal by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to...

Agua Caliente Band releases top gaming executiveFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band releases top gaming executive
Posted: January 29, 2010
David Fendrick, a top gaming executive for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California,. no longer works for the tribe. Fendrick was the chief operating officer for two of the tribe's casinos. He wouldn't say why he...

Agua Caliente Band reports dip in casino earningsFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band reports dip in casino earnings
Posted: December 10, 2009
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California saw a 2.6 percent drop in earnings at one of its casinos. The Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa cost $400 million. The hotel at the casino opened in April...

Gaming tribes among biggest donors in CaliforniaFiled Under: California
Gaming tribes among biggest donors in California
Posted: November 24, 2009
Gaming tribes in California spent nearly $130 million on ballot initiatives, politicians and political action committees last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute on Money in State Politics. Three tribes ranked among the...

California tribes share revenues with communityFiled Under: California
California tribes share revenues with community
Posted: November 12, 2009
Tribes in southern California have donated millions of dollars in gaming revenues with their communities. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $30 million to charities since 2001. The tribe will be recognized on Friday by the Council...

Agua Caliente casino receives top AAA ratingFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Agua Caliente casino receives top AAA rating
Posted: October 1, 2009
A casino owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has received a "Four Diamond" rating from AAA. The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage just underwent a major expansion. Officials said the new facility deserved the...

Agua Caliente casino makes a 'Show' of boxingFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente casino makes a 'Show' of boxing
Posted: August 3, 2009
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians made a big push to promote a boxing event at its new casino theater. The tribe took out full-page ads and put up billboards to draw customers to The Show at Agua Caliente...

Agua Caliente Band looks for 'missing' gaming moneyFiled Under: California | Compacts
Agua Caliente Band looks for 'missing' gaming money
Posted: May 22, 2009
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is trying to find out where $14 million in tribal gaming money went in California. Tribes contribute a portion of their revenues to the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. The money, about $30...

Column: Billy Joel ashamed of tribal casino gigFiled Under: California | Opinion
Column: Billy Joel ashamed of tribal casino gig
Posted: March 10, 2009
"I must confess I have Billy Joel's entire catalog of CDs and vinyl LPs. As a high school kid in Ohio in the 1980s, I loved his songs and lyrics, especially his older stuff. I was honored to get...

Agua Caliente Band to debut $76M casino arenaFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band to debut $76M casino arena
Posted: February 10, 2009
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California will debut a $76 million performance arena at one of its casinos this week. With just 2,001 seats, The Show at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage...

California tribes to meet for gaming conferenceFiled Under: California
California tribes to meet for gaming conference
Posted: January 12, 2009
The California Nations Indian Gaming Association holds it annual conference this week. The Western Indian Gaming Conference attracts tribal leaders, federal officials, attorneys and gaming industry representatives for a trade show and discussions on topics like tax policy and...

Three California tribes share $65.1M with stateFiled Under: California | Compacts
Three California tribes share $65.1M with state
Posted: August 11, 2008
In just four months, three tribes have contributed $65.1 million in gaming revenues to the state of California. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians signed new...

Three California tribes share $64.9M with stateFiled Under: California | Compacts
Three California tribes share $64.9M with state
Posted: August 1, 2008
Three California tribes whose Class III gaming compacts were approved by state voters in February have contributed $64.9 million to the state. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has given the largest amount so far. The tribe shared $30.8...

Agua Caliente Band unveils sculpture at casinoFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band unveils sculpture at casino
Posted: July 15, 2008
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians unveiled a granite sculpture at the tribe's casino in Palm Springs, California. The sculpture outside the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa depicts four men playing peon, a traditional tribal game. It was...

Agua Caliente Band to share $1.3M with charitiesFiled Under: California
Agua Caliente Band to share $1.3M with charities
Posted: April 24, 2008
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will donate $1.3 million today, on the anniversary of its casino in Palm Springs, California. This year, 84 charities and civic groups in the region will receive money. "We look forward to this...

Southern California tribes compete for gamblersFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Southern California tribes compete for gamblers
Posted: April 21, 2008
Tribes in southern California are launching new advertising campaigns in hopes of luring gamblers to their gaming facilities. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians just opened a $300 million hotel at its Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. The...

Q&A with Agua Caliente chair about   casino hotelFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Q&A with Agua Caliente chair about casino hotel
Posted: April 18, 2008
The Palm Springs Desert Sun sits down with Richard Milanovich, the chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, to talk about the grand opening of the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa's $300 million hotel. QUESTION: What's the...

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