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Pechanga Band reaches midway point of $285M casino expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band reaches midway point of $285M casino expansion
Posted: 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 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.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation reaches $161M casino mitigation dealFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation reaches $161M casino mitigation deal
Posted: 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 projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project
Posted: 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 facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Sycuan Band starts work on $226M expansion of gaming facility
Posted: 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 courtFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court
Posted: 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 projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project
Posted: 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 companyFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company
Posted: 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' groupFiled Under: California | Opinion
Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group
Posted: 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 facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility
Posted: 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 decisionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
Posted: 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 decisionFiled Under: California | Legislation | Litigation
California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision
Posted: 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 locationFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location
Posted: 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 trustFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust
Posted: 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 trustFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust
Posted: 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 planFiled Under: California | Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan
Posted: 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 projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project
Posted: 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 jerseyFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey
Posted: 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 meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino
Posted: 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 administrationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Public Relations
San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino
Posted: 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 applicationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application
Posted: January 26, 2017
For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino
Posted: January 10, 2017
The tribe has made significant progress on its land-into-trust application but outsiders are trying to derail the $400 million project.

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation
Posted: January 10, 2017
'The Tule River Tribe have been good stewards of their casino profits.'

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site
Posted: January 5, 2017
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino
Posted: January 4, 2017
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino
Posted: December 14, 2016
A group called Stand Up for California is trying to derail the California tribe's plan.

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project
Posted: December 13, 2016
With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be deadFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead
Posted: December 12, 2016
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casinoFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino
Posted: December 12, 2016
The tribe reached out in response to complaints of illegal narcotics being found at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California.

Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming fundsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds
Posted: December 8, 2016
A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.

Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site
Posted: December 7, 2016
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court
Posted: December 6, 2016
Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.

Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino project
Posted: December 6, 2016
The non-Indian firm is trying to derail a land deal for the tribe's $400 million project.

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effectFiled Under: California | Compacts | Federal Register
Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect
Posted: December 5, 2016
In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.

Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino oppositionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition
Posted: December 1, 2016
Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.

Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland
Posted: November 30, 2016
'We are looking to re-establish a home for our people and we intend to do so as productive partners with our neighbors and our community.'

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino
Posted: November 28, 2016
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaignFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign
Posted: November 28, 2016
More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.

Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovationsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovations
Posted: November 28, 2016
The Cahuilla Casino has undergone a series of interior and exterior upgrades for its 20th birthday.

Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino
Posted: November 18, 2016
No one knows for sure who is trying to derail a land agreement for the $400 million project in Elk Grove, California.

Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcoholFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol
Posted: November 18, 2016
Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.

Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casino
Posted: November 10, 2016
The Sycuan Casino will be seeing a 300-room hotel, more gaming space and other amenities.

Tachi-Yokut Tribe banned woman who returned to casino with methFiled Under: Public Relations
Tachi-Yokut Tribe banned woman who returned to casino with meth
Posted: November 7, 2016
An arrest for trespassing at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino has Tinamarie Sanchez facing drug charges.

Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project
Posted: November 2, 2016
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challengeFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge
Posted: October 31, 2016
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation
Posted: October 31, 2016
The Porterville Recorder: 'We feel the tribe has been a good steward of its profits from the casino and has in the past and we expect will in the future, continue to invest in its people and the community.'

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidentsFiled Under: California | Litigation | Public Relations
Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents
Posted: October 28, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland
Posted: October 27, 2016
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

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