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Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute
California
Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute (December 6, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is in a dispute with a labor union that's representing employees at the tribe's casino in southern California.

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.

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

California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online poker
California | Legislation
California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online poker (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.

Morongo Band casino employees honored for saving patron's life
California | Public Relations
Morongo Band casino employees honored for saving patron's life (June 1, 2016)
An emergency response team at the Morongo Casino Resort resuscitated a long-time patron who suffered a heart attack at the southern California facility.

Morongo Band and San Manuel Band question fantasy sports bill
California | Legislation
Morongo Band and San Manuel Band question fantasy sports bill (February 11, 2016)
Lawmakers are moving quickly to regulate the emerging fantasy sports industry while online poker remains on the back burner.

California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions
California | Openings & Closings | Public Relations
California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions (February 2, 2016)
The Pechanga Band, the Pala Band, the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band are focusing on non-gaming aspects of their facilities.

Tribal facilities land on top of Yahoo Travel's list of best casinos
California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Tribal facilities land on top of Yahoo Travel's list of best casinos (January 13, 2016)
The Mohegan Tribe, the United Auburn Indian Community and the Morongo Band of Mission earned the top three spots.

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues
California | Compacts
California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues (September 7, 2015)
Former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convinced some tribes to sign gaming compacts with a questionable revenue sharing provision.

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

Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks
California | Legislation | Meetings
Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks (February 12, 2015)
Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.

Interview with Morongo Band chairman on anniversary of casino
California | Openings & Closings
Interview with Morongo Band chairman on anniversary of casino (December 16, 2014)
Chairman Robert Martin discuses the benefits of Indian gaming.

Morongo Band celebrates 10th birthday of $250M gaming facility
California | Openings & Closings
Morongo Band celebrates 10th birthday of $250M gaming facility (December 10, 2014)
At 27 stories, the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa is the tallest building in Riverside County.

Court won't allow former casino workers to sue Morongo Band
California | Compacts | Litigation
Court won't allow former casino workers to sue Morongo Band (August 19, 2014)
Three former security employees are unable to pierce the bounds of tribal sovereign immunity.

Morongo Band oppposes Internet poker bill that blocks partner
California | Legislation
Morongo Band oppposes Internet poker bill that blocks partner (June 6, 2014)
Bill has support of 13 successful gaming tribes.

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

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

Morongo Band announces partnership for Internet poker game
Business Deals | California
Morongo Band announces partnership for Internet poker game (April 24, 2014)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California announced an Internet poker partnership.

Morongo Band and card clubs continue discussions with poker site
Business Deals | California | Regulation
Morongo Band and card clubs continue discussions with poker site (April 1, 2014)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three non-Indian card clubs remain in negotiations with a controversial Internet poker site.

Column: Company aims to re-join lucrative online gaming market
California | Opinion
Column: Company aims to re-join lucrative online gaming market (March 31, 2014)
Howard Stutz looks at the debate over the potential return of an Internet gaming giant to California.

More tribes want bad actors out of Internet gaming in California
California | Legislation
More tribes want bad actors out of Internet gaming in California (March 27, 2014)
More tribes are seeking to bar 'bad actors' from entering the Internet gaming industry in California.

CTBA wants 'bad actor' provision in Internet gaming legislation
California | Legislation
CTBA wants 'bad actor' provision in Internet gaming legislation (March 25, 2014)
The California Tribal Business Alliance wants to ensure an Internet poker site that was shut down by the federal government can't do business in California.

Morongo Band includes In-N-Out Burger in casino expansion
California | Openings & Closings
Morongo Band includes In-N-Out Burger in casino expansion (August 21, 2013)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians broke ground on an In-N-Out Burger as part of a casino expansion project.

Tribes in California    warm up to Internet gambling legislation
California | Legislation
Tribes in California warm up to Internet gambling legislation (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...

North Fork Rancheria's gaming pact      opposed by distant tribes
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
North Fork Rancheria's gaming pact opposed by distant tribes (May 2, 2013)
A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is facing opposition from tribes that operate casinos hundreds of miles away. The North Fork Rancheria plans to open an casino on a 305-acre site near the...

California tribal revenue sharing fund took in $369M last year
California | Compacts
California tribal revenue sharing fund took in $369M last year (February 19, 2013)
California tribes that contribute gaming revenues directly to the state's general fund shared $369 million in 2011-2012, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. A handful of tribes negotiated Class III gaming compacts with governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) that required them to put...

Tribes in California   spent $4.8M on Internet poker lobbying
California
Tribes in California spent $4.8M on Internet poker lobbying (January 28, 2013)
The five largest gaming tribes in California spent $4.8 million in the last two years, mostly on Internet poker legislation, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports. Tribes were on both sides of the issue. Some were part of a consortium...

California tribes withdraw from group promoting Internet poker
California | Legislation
California tribes withdraw from group promoting Internet poker (October 26, 2012)
The California Online Poker Association has dissolved after the departure of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, a founding member of the group, and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The group consisted of tribes and non-Indian card room....

Morongo Band opposes bill for non-Indian track with card club
California | Legislation
Morongo Band opposes bill for non-Indian track with card club (August 28, 2012)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California is fighting a bill to allow a non-Indian race track that also operates a card club to stay open. Hollywood Park is the only race track with a card club. It's owned...

California tribes entice patrons with 'free' Internet gambling
California
California tribes entice patrons with 'free' Internet gambling (October 11, 2011)
Tribes in California aren't waiting for the state to legalize Internet gambling -- they have launched their own websites to entice patrons and sway opinion on the controversial subject. The California Online Poker Association, a coalition led by the Morongo...

Tribes in California divided on bills to authorize Internet gaming
California | Legislation
Tribes in California divided on bills to authorize Internet gaming (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...

Spokesperson for Morongo Band's  Internet poker group joins rival
California | Public Relations
Spokesperson for Morongo Band's Internet poker group joins rival (January 5, 2011)
The California Online Poker Association, a group led by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, has lost its spokesperson to a rival Internet gambling group. Patrick Dorinson was helping the tribe with efforts to legalize Internet poker in California. Now...

Morongo Band cites more support for Internet poker in California
California | Compacts | Legislation
Morongo Band cites more support for Internet poker in California (September 10, 2010)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians says 40 tribes and non-Indian card clubs have joined the effort to legalize Internet poker in California. Last month, the Morongo Band said 21 tribes became a part of the California Online Poker Association....

Morongo Band seeks passage of Internet poker   by end of month
California | Legislation
Morongo Band seeks passage of Internet poker by end of month (August 20, 2010)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians hopes the support of 21 other tribes will lead to quick passage of a bill to legalize Internet poker games in California. The legislative session ends on August 31. But a spokesperson said the...

Tribes join Morongo Band's consortium for Internet poker games
California | Legislation
Tribes join Morongo Band's consortium for Internet poker games (August 19, 2010)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians said 21 tribes have joined a consortium for Internet poker games in California. The California Online Poker Association hopes to work with non-Indian card clubs to host the games. The plan depends on a...

Morongo Band spent $250K on lobbying for Internet poker plan
California | Compacts | Legislation
Morongo Band spent $250K on lobbying for Internet poker plan (July 1, 2010)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians spent $250,000 to lobby state lawmakers on a proposal to legalize Internet poker, Capitol Weekly reports. Last year, the Morongo Band and non-Indian card clubs proposed an exclusive contract to run online games in...

California Internet gaming bill in doubt amid lots of opposition
California | Compacts
California Internet gaming bill in doubt amid lots of opposition (June 30, 2010)
A bill to legalize Internet poker in California appears to be dead this year amid opposition from tribes and non-Indian card rooms. The Senate Governmental Organization Committee took up the bill at a hearing yesterday. It failed to move out...

Morongo Band joins  tribal opposition to online poker  measure
California | Compacts | Legislation
Morongo Band joins tribal opposition to online poker measure (June 22, 2010)
The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations is opposing a bill to legalize Internet poker in California. The tribes say the bill introduced by Sen. Roderick Wright (D) is too broad. Even the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which supports...

California lawmaker readies bill to legalize Internet poker
California | Legislation
California lawmaker readies bill to legalize Internet poker (April 27, 2010)
A California lawmaker has been meeting with tribes in preparation for a bill to legalize Internet poker, Gambling Compliance reports. Sen. Roderick Wright (D) held an informational hearing on Internet poker on February 9. He could introduce his bill by...

Anonymous memo ties Internet gaming bill to Abramoff
California | Legislation
Anonymous memo ties Internet gaming bill to Abramoff (April 20, 2010)
A document circulating among Republicans in Washington, D.C., links convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to H.R.2267, a bill that would regulate the Internet gaming industry. The anonymous memo suggests that supporting the bill would help Abramoff and his associates. Abramoff represented...

Card clubs contribute $20K to Indian child welfare group
California | Public Relations
Card clubs contribute $20K to Indian child welfare group (April 15, 2010)
A coalition of California's largest card room donated $20,000 to the National Indian Child Welfare Association. The non-Indian card rooms learned about NICWA through the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. The card rooms and the tribe are working to legalize...

Morongo Chair: Internet poker doesn't violate compact
California | Opinion
Morongo Chair: Internet poker doesn't violate compact (March 1, 2010)
"When I read the California Tribal Business Alliance's recent commentary on Internet poker, I was reminded of a quote attributed to the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their...

Editorial:  Don't bank on Internet poker for California
California | Opinion
Editorial: Don't bank on Internet poker for California (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...

Column: Who's the sucker in Internet poker debate?
California | Opinion
Column: Who's the sucker in Internet poker debate? (February 10, 2010)
"It's an old line but true: If you sit down to play poker and don't know who the sucker is, it's you. On Tuesday, lobbyists, consultants and clients filled almost every one of the 182 seats in Room 4203 of...

California committee takes up Internet poker issue
California | Compacts | Legislation
California committee takes up Internet poker issue (February 10, 2010)
The California Senate Governmental Organization Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to examine Internet poker. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians wants a consortium of tribes and non-Indian card clubs to be able to offer Internet poker games. The...

Morongo Band  continues push for Internet poker bill
California | Legislation
Morongo Band continues push for Internet poker bill (January 28, 2010)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is still trying to line up other California tribes for an Internet poker venture. The tribe wants to create an online poker consortium with card clubs. But the idea continues to generate opposition, mainly...

Morongo Band encourages tribes to back Internet poker
California | Meetings
Morongo Band encourages tribes to back Internet poker (January 14, 2010)
Robert Martin, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, urged California tribes to join a proposed Internet poker consortium or risk losing millions of dollars in gaming revenues. Martin said off-shore companies and Las Vegas casinos are...

Morongo Band revives proposal for Internet poker
California
Morongo Band revives proposal for Internet poker (December 15, 2009)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and non-Indian card clubs are reviving a proposal to legalize Internet poker in California. The tribe and the card clubs say the games will generate revenues for the cash-strapped state. "About 1 million Californians...

Morongo chair testifies against Internet gaming bill
California | Legislation
Morongo chair testifies against Internet gaming bill (December 4, 2009)
Robert Martin, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California, testified at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Thursday. Martin opposed H.R. 2266, the Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act, and H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation,...

Gaming tribes among biggest donors in California
California
Gaming tribes among biggest donors in California (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...

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