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Pechanga Band quickly wins approval for naming rights deal

Pechanga Band quickly wins approval for naming rights deal (December 6, 2018)

The Pechanga Band's naming rights came as a surprise to local officials and to the tribe which previously held them.

Cast and crew of Smoke Signals reunites for 20th anniversary

Cast and crew of Smoke Signals reunites for 20th anniversary (September 25, 2018)

The National Indian Gaming Association is hosting a special screening of Smoke Signals during its upcoming convention.

Tribes add thousands of jobs with expansions at casinos in California

Tribes add thousands of jobs with expansions at casinos in California (January 24, 2018)

Six tribes are creating nearly 3,000 jobs as they expand their casinos in southern California, a major boom for the region.

Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos

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.

Pechanga Band offers condolences after patron dies at gaming facility

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.

Pechanga Band reaches midway point of $285M casino expansion

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.

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (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.

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities (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 California

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.

Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California

Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California (August 10, 2016)

The Class III agreements include provisions that address revenue sharing and labor unions.

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts (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.

Pair busted for drugs in Pechanga Band casino parking structure

Pair busted for drugs in Pechanga Band casino parking structure (July 19, 2016)

Sheriff's deputies found heroin and a large amount of methamphetamine at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.

California tribes remain divided on efforts to legalize online poker

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.

Pechanga Band ordered to pay $2.8M for woman's fall at casino

Pechanga Band ordered to pay $2.8M for woman's fall at casino (July 11, 2016)

Suzanne Naruko was injured at the Pechanga Resort & Casino and has been unable to work ever since.

California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions

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.

Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino

Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino (December 17, 2015)

The project includes a new hotel wing with 568 rooms, a 67,000 square-foot events center, a 23,000-square-foot building with a spa, salon and fitness center, two new restaurants and a four-acre pool complex.

Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casino

Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casino (December 1, 2015)

The tribe reached a deal with the city of Temecula, California, to pay for infrastructure improvements and a police officer position.

Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming

Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming (October 30, 2015)

The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

California tribes convince court to depublish immunity decision

California tribes convince court to depublish immunity decision (September 24, 2015)

Tribes across the state raised alarms when an appeals court opened gaming commissioners for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to a lawsuit.

Pechanga Band comes in first in USA Today's best casino survey

Pechanga Band comes in first in USA Today's best casino survey (June 29, 2015)

The Pechanga Resort and Casino claimed the top spot from two tribal facilities in Connecticut.

California tribes support Pechanga Band in gaming immunity suit

California tribes support Pechanga Band in gaming immunity suit (June 19, 2015)

A former employee won the right to sue the tribe's gaming regulators but the decision is being questioned.

Pechanga Band apologized to casino employee who lost license

Pechanga Band apologized to casino employee who lost license (June 1, 2015)

Benedict Cosentino is suing the tribe's gaming regulators and has won a key decision in California state court.

Court allows lawsuit against gaming officials of Pechanga Band

Court allows lawsuit against gaming officials of Pechanga Band (May 29, 2015)

Benedict Cosentino lost his job at the casino after providing information about alleged illegal activity to the state of California.

Off-reservation gaming dead in tracks after California election

Off-reservation gaming dead in tracks after California election (April 6, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) takes a big step back after two off-reservation casinos he approved ran into major opposition.

Rivals spent $18M to oppose North Fork off-reservation casino

Rivals spent $18M to oppose North Fork off-reservation casino (February 3, 2015)

The Table Mountain Rancheria, the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians oppose the new development.

Pechanga Band unveils plan for $285M expansion of casino

Pechanga Band unveils plan for $285M expansion of casino (November 11, 2014)

The tribe will add a new hotel wing with 548 rooms, a 67,000 square-foot events center, a 23,000-square-foot building with a spa, salon and fitness center and a four-acre pool complex.

Pechanga Band chair featured in ads against North Fork casino

Pechanga Band chair featured in ads against North Fork casino (October 29, 2014)

The Sacramento Bee calls the ad 'Mostly misleading' due to questionable claims made by Chairman Marc Macarro.

California tribes reach consensus on Internet poker legislation

California tribes reach consensus on Internet poker legislation (June 4, 2014)

Morongo Band doesn't support the bill championed by other tribes.

CPR: California tribes closer to a deal on Internet poker games

CPR: California tribes closer to a deal on Internet poker games (June 2, 2014)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians reportedly reached an agreement regarding Internet poker legislation.

Man who stole from Pechanga Band also cheated Pauma Band

Man who stole from Pechanga Band also cheated Pauma Band (May 8, 2014)

A California man who was convicted of cheating the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Pauma-Yuima Band of Lusieños Indians.

Victor Rocha to host 2nd online gaming conference in Oklahoma

Victor Rocha to host 2nd online gaming conference in Oklahoma (April 4, 2014)

Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is bringing Indian Country Online to Oklahoma this June.

Law Article: California tribes support Internet poker legislation

Law Article: California tribes support Internet poker legislation (March 24, 2014)

Tribes are backing two bills to legalize Internet poker games in California.

Woman charged with murder in Pechanga Band casino shooting

Woman charged with murder in Pechanga Band casino shooting (February 27, 2014)

A California woman was charged with murder and child endangerment for allegedly shooting and killing a man at the casino owned by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

Victor Rocha: Opportunities for Indian gaming at ICE summit

Victor Rocha: Opportunities for Indian gaming at ICE summit (January 28, 2014)

Victor Rocha explains why he's attending the ICE Totally Gaming meeting next week in London.

Pechanga Band unveils multi-million dollar casino upgrade

Pechanga Band unveils multi-million dollar casino upgrade (January 9, 2014)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California unveiled the result of a multi-million dollar casino renovation project on Wednesday.

Pechanga Band ends comedy nights at casino for karaoke

Pechanga Band ends comedy nights at casino for karaoke (November 12, 2013)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California has shut down the comedy club at its casino.

Victor Rocha to receive American Gaming Association award

Victor Rocha to receive American Gaming Association award (September 12, 2013)

Victor Rocha, the owner and editor of Pechanga.net, will receive the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for Gaming Communications.

Pechanga Band starts construction on renovations for casino

Pechanga Band starts construction on renovations for casino (September 12, 2013)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California has started work on a multi-million dollar casino renovation project.

Pechanga Band to build dedicated bingo hall inside casino

Pechanga Band to build dedicated bingo hall inside casino (May 22, 2013)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is bringing bingo back to its casino in southern California. The tribe will open a bingo hall inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino in July. The games mark a return to the tribe's foray...

Tribes in California   still developing Internet gaming proposals

Tribes in California still developing Internet gaming proposals (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 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

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...

Former Pechanga Band casino executive  convicted  of bribery

Former Pechanga Band casino executive convicted of bribery (April 30, 2013)

A former gaming executive for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians of California was convicted of bribery.

Pechanga Band per capita reportedly comes to $13K a month

Pechanga Band per capita reportedly comes to $13K a month (January 3, 2013)

Members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California receive about $13,000 a month in gaming revenues, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. The figure came from a court case involving a tribal member whose per capita payment was illegally diverted....

Internet gambling bill in California doomed amid tribal dissent

Internet gambling bill in California doomed amid tribal dissent (August 28, 2012)

A bill to legalize Internet poker in California appears to be dead amid tribal dissent, according to Poker News Report. The lack of agreement prompted the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to leave the California Nations Indian Gaming Association. And...

Former Pechanga Band casino executive goes on trial over theft

Former Pechanga Band casino executive goes on trial over theft (July 12, 2012)

More than two years after being indicted, a former gaming executive for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians of California went on trial for defrauding the tribe. Ryan Jay Robinson was the chief financial officer of the Pechanga Resort &...

Pechanga Band resurrects bingo with 10th anniversary for casino

Pechanga Band resurrects bingo with 10th anniversary for casino (July 3, 2012)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its casino. As part of the event, the tribe resurrected bingo games at the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Patrons said they were happy to see the...

Pechanga Band per capita reaches $30K after disenrollments

Pechanga Band per capita reaches $30K after disenrollments (May 16, 2012)

Members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians receive $30,000 a month in gaming revenues, CBS2 reports. The tribes makes per capita payments to its members. The amount used to be $22,431 but it jumped to $30,000 after 250 people...

Two men charged with using fake debit cards at Pechanga

Two men charged with using fake debit cards at Pechanga (May 24, 2011)

Two men have been charged with using stolen debit card numbers to rack up wins at the casino owned by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California. Hung D. Nguyen, 32, and Eric Hoang, 28, used the stolen card...

City apologizes to Pechanga Band for suing over gaming deal

City apologizes to Pechanga Band for suing over gaming deal (May 6, 2011)

The city of Temecula, California, apologized to the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians for taking the tribe to court over a gaming deal. Mayor Ron Roberts personally delivered a letter to the tribe to mend their relationship. He said the...