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Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute
Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute (September 18, 2017)
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn't owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.

Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria makes economic investment in community
California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria makes economic investment in community (September 12, 2017)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock of the Wilton Rancheria is responding to criticism of his tribe's long-awaited casino development in northern California.

Lytton Band in deal to acquire property adjacent to gaming facility for $13 million
Business Deals | California
Lytton Band in deal to acquire property adjacent to gaming facility for $13 million (September 8, 2017)
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians plans to pay $13 million for a property that will be used as a parking lot for its Class II facility in California.

Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino (September 6, 2017)
The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement (September 5, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria expects to break ground on a long-awaited casino in northern California in mid-2018.

Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California (August 30, 2017)
Local officials and union representatives are calling for ratification of the Wilton Rancheria's gaming agreement with the state of California.

Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact (August 28, 2017)
Lawmakers in California are moving quickly to ratify a Class III gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria.

Jamul Indian Village works with county to improve roads leading to new casino
California | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village works with county to improve roads leading to new casino (August 28, 2017)
The Jamul Indian Village has donate d $1.1 million to San Diego County in California for road improvements.

Jamul Indian Village awaits decision on liquor license for casino in California
California | Regulation
Jamul Indian Village awaits decision on liquor license for casino in California (August 24, 2017)
The Jamul Indian Village opened its casino to large crowds nearly a year ago yet still lacks a permanent liquor license for the $460 million facility.

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.

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