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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.

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.

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.

Pair busted for drugs in Pechanga Band casino parking structureFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Pair busted for drugs in Pechanga Band casino parking structure
Posted: 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 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.

Pechanga Band ordered to pay $2.8M for woman's fall at casinoFiled Under: California
Pechanga Band ordered to pay $2.8M for woman's fall at casino
Posted: 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 expansionsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings | Public Relations
California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casino
Posted: 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 gamingFiled Under: California | Legislation
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming
Posted: 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 decisionFiled Under: California | Litigation
California tribes convince court to depublish immunity decision
Posted: 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 surveyFiled Under: California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Pechanga Band comes in first in USA Today's best casino survey
Posted: 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 suitFiled Under: California | Litigation
California tribes support Pechanga Band in gaming immunity suit
Posted: 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 licenseFiled Under: California | Litigation | Regulation
Pechanga Band apologized to casino employee who lost license
Posted: 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 BandFiled Under: California | Litigation | Regulation
Court allows lawsuit against gaming officials of Pechanga Band
Posted: 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 electionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Off-reservation gaming dead in tracks after California election
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Rivals spent $18M to oppose North Fork off-reservation casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band unveils plan for $285M expansion of casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pechanga Band chair featured in ads against North Fork casino
Posted: 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 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.

CPR: California tribes closer to a deal on Internet poker gamesFiled Under: California | Legislation
CPR: California tribes closer to a deal on Internet poker games
Posted: 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 BandFiled Under: California
Man who stole from Pechanga Band also cheated Pauma Band
Posted: 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 OklahomaFiled Under: Business Deals | Meetings
Victor Rocha to host 2nd online gaming conference in Oklahoma
Posted: 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 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.

Woman charged with murder in Pechanga Band casino shootingFiled Under: California
Woman charged with murder in Pechanga Band casino shooting
Posted: 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 summitFiled Under: Meetings | Opinion
Victor Rocha: Opportunities for Indian gaming at ICE summit
Posted: 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 upgradeFiled Under: California
Pechanga Band unveils multi-million dollar casino upgrade
Posted: 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 karaokeFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band ends comedy nights at casino for karaoke
Posted: 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 awardFiled Under: California | Public Relations
Victor Rocha to receive American Gaming Association award
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band starts construction on renovations for casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band to build dedicated bingo hall inside casino
Posted: 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 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...

North Fork Rancheria's gaming pact      opposed by distant tribesFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
North Fork Rancheria's gaming pact opposed by distant tribes
Posted: 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 briberyFiled Under: California
Former Pechanga Band casino executive convicted of bribery
Posted: 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 monthFiled Under: California
Pechanga Band per capita reportedly comes to $13K a month
Posted: 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 Filed Under: California | Legislation
Internet gambling bill in California doomed amid tribal dissent
Posted: 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 Filed Under: California
Former Pechanga Band casino executive goes on trial over theft
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: California
Pechanga Band resurrects bingo with 10th anniversary for casino
Posted: 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 Filed Under: California
Pechanga Band per capita reaches $30K after disenrollments
Posted: 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 PechangaFiled Under: California
Two men charged with using fake debit cards at Pechanga
Posted: 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 dealFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
City apologizes to Pechanga Band for suing over gaming deal
Posted: 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...

Pechanga Band dedicates $4M to address impact  of casinoFiled Under: California | Compacts
Pechanga Band dedicates $4M to address impact of casino
Posted: May 3, 2011
The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians will direct $4.5 million to the city of Temecula, California, to address the impacts of its casino. The city will use $4 million for interchange improvements near the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Another $500,000...

Editorial: Pechanga Band's moral obligation in casino dealFiled Under: California | Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Pechanga Band's moral obligation in casino deal
Posted: April 18, 2011
"What happens now in Temecula's battle with the Pechanga Indians over the tribe's refusal to abide by the spirit of a contract it signed with the city? Of course, it should be noted that the city is in a fix...

Judge dismisses  lawsuit on Pechanga Band  casino agreementFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Judge dismisses lawsuit on Pechanga Band casino agreement
Posted: April 12, 2011
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California. The city of Temecula sued to enforce a gaming agreement with the tribe. But Judge Dale S. Fischer said the Class III compact doesn't...

California doesn't want to be a party in Pechanga gaming caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
California doesn't want to be a party in Pechanga gaming case
Posted: March 17, 2011
The state of California says it shouldn't be a party in a gaming lawsuit against the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. The state says the Class III gaming compact requires the state and the tribe to meet in person before...

Judge sets hearing in case for Pechanga  Band gaming agreementFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Judge sets hearing in case for Pechanga Band gaming agreement
Posted: March 14, 2011
A federal judge will hold a hearing on April 11 in a gaming dispute between the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and the city of Temecula, California. The tribe agreed to pay the city about $2 million a year and...

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