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California Nations Indian Gaming Association bids farewell to leadership

California Nations Indian Gaming Association bids farewell to leadership (December 5, 2019)

Steve Stallings is leaving the California Nations Indian Gaming Association after eight years as chairman of the largest tribal casino organization in California.

Jamul Indian Village serves unique brand of wine at casino

Jamul Indian Village serves unique brand of wine at casino (December 2, 2019)

Diners at the casino owned by the Jamul Indian Village can enjoy a wine connected to the tribe's history.

Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery

Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery (September 1, 2016)

SR-76 Beer Works at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California is set to open by the end of the month.

Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion

Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion (August 4, 2016)

The Harrah’s Resort Southern California will be seeing more food options, revamped hotel rooms and additional meeting rooms, among other upgrades.

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues

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.

Bo Mazzetti: California must regulate Internet poker games

Bo Mazzetti: California must regulate Internet poker games (May 18, 2015)

The debate in Sacramento over the legalization of online gaming, specifically Internet poker, appears to be moving forward.

Rincon Band contributes $9.5M to highway projects near casino

Rincon Band contributes $9.5M to highway projects near casino (April 16, 2015)

The tribe debuted a $160 million casino expansion a year ago that has generated additional traffic.

Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks

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.

Tribes in California meet for Western Indian Gaming Conference

Tribes in California meet for Western Indian Gaming Conference (February 10, 2015)

This year's event is being hosted by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.

Eastern Cherokees not affected by bankruptcy of casino company

Eastern Cherokees not affected by bankruptcy of casino company (January 16, 2015)

The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort will operate as usual and the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino is on track to open this fall.

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.

Rincon Band ready to debut $160M expansion of gaming facility

Rincon Band ready to debut $160M expansion of gaming facility (March 6, 2014)

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians in California is getting ready to debut a $160 million expansion of its casino.

Indian Land Capital Company becomes member of CNIGA

Indian Land Capital Company becomes member of CNIGA (January 24, 2014)

The Indian Land Capital Company has joined the California Nations Indian Gaming Association as an associate member.

Southern California tribes see gaming business improving

Southern California tribes see gaming business improving (January 20, 2014)

A handful of tribes in San Diego, California, are seeing an improvement in their gaming business, prompting multi-million dollar expansion and renovation projects.

Tribal gaming in California recovers from economic recession

Tribal gaming in California recovers from economic recession (April 29, 2013)

The tribal gaming industry in California took a hit during the economic recession but revenues finally bounced back in 2011, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report.

Rincon Band wins BIA approval for Class III gaming compact

Rincon Band wins BIA approval for Class III gaming compact (February 12, 2013)

In a first for a California tribe, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians has won federal approval of its Class III gaming compact. In August 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated...

Rincon Band set to break ground on $150M casino expansion

Rincon Band set to break ground on $150M casino expansion (October 30, 2012)

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians in California will break ground this Thursday on a $150 million casino expansion project. The tribe is adding a 403-room hotel tower, a 23,000-square-foot convention center and a 2,200-seat entertainment center to the Harrah’s...

Rincon Band in planning stages for a major expansion of casino

Rincon Band in planning stages for a major expansion of casino (June 8, 2012)

The Rincon Band of Mission Indians of California is planning a major expansion of its casino. Details are still being finalized but The San Diego Union-Tribune said plans call for an addition of 15,000 square-feet to the gaming floor, a...

California governor    negotiating compacts with more tribes

California governor negotiating compacts with more tribes (February 1, 2012)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is in compact negotiations with 15 to 20 tribes, his negotiator Jacob Appelsmith told The Sacramento Bee. Brown signed his first compact last year, shortly after taking office. The deal with the Habematolel Pomo of...

Opinion: Rincon Band negotiating a new 'treaty' for its casino

Opinion: Rincon Band negotiating a new 'treaty' for its casino (October 13, 2011)

"The nation now has many states, counties, cities, reservations and casinos. For the most part, casinos are owned by Indians, which is what Native Americans used to be called. Because the tribes have grown very rich, long since having traded...

Rincon Band strikes gaming revenue agreement with county

Rincon Band strikes gaming revenue agreement with county (October 12, 2011)

The Rincon Band of Mission Indians will share gaming revenues directly with San Diego County, California, under an agreement approved on Wednesday. The tribe is negotiating a new Class III gaming compact with Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The deal will...

Rincon Band  looks to send casino revenue straight to county

Rincon Band looks to send casino revenue straight to county (October 11, 2011)

As part of a new Class III gaming compact, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians wants to share casino revenue directly with San Diego County, California. "Our position was always that the funds should be utilized locally to address out...

Rincon Band generates $253M economic impact from  gaming

Rincon Band generates $253M economic impact from gaming (September 9, 2011)

The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians said its gaming facility contributed $253 million in economic activity in San Diego County, California. The tribe hired Beacon Economics to study the Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort. In addition to supporting 2,100 jobs,...

Bo Mazzetti: Rincon Band negotiating new Class III gaming compact

Bo Mazzetti: Rincon Band negotiating new Class III gaming compact (August 19, 2011)

"Currently, we have an immediate opportunity to improve roads, public safety, fire and other government services in San Diego County at no cost to taxpayers. This can be achieved by redirecting revenue sharing dollars generated by tribal gaming enterprises from...

KQED: California tribes reconsider revenue-sharing in compacts

KQED: California tribes reconsider revenue-sharing in compacts (July 8, 2011)

"As legislators ratified a new state budget last week, it's doubtful that many of them considered the dangers to that budget posed by the final legal smackdown of California's attempt to get a cut of millions of dollars in tribal...

Pala Band seeks to renegotiate gaming compact with   governor

Pala Band seeks to renegotiate gaming compact with governor (June 28, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians will ask the state of California to renegotiate its Class III gaming compact, an attorney said. The tribe was the first to sign a new deal when former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) took office....

Editorial: Decision makes California play fair with tribal casinos

Editorial: Decision makes California play fair with tribal casinos (June 28, 2011)

"Not long after he took office in 2003, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Indian tribes a deal his administration believed was a win for both sides: They could add hundreds of slot machines to their casinos if they paid a...

Supreme Court won't hear Rincon Band gaming compact case

Supreme Court won't hear Rincon Band gaming compact case (June 27, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition in Brown v. Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, a gaming compact case. The justices declined the petition without comment in today's order list. The move is good news for the Rincon...

Editorial: Obama's short-sighted view on gaming compacts

Editorial: Obama's short-sighted view on gaming compacts (June 6, 2011)

"The Obama administration has sided with a California Indian tribe in a case with significant ramifications for the future of tribe-owned casinos and the state's authority to oversee those operations. It's a shortsighted stand that is not in California's best...

DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Rincon gaming case

DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Rincon gaming case (May 25, 2011)

The Department of Justice is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Brown v. Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, a gaming compact case. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated in bad...

Rincon Band compact case still pending at Supreme Court

Rincon Band compact case still pending at Supreme Court (May 23, 2011)

The state of California is still waiting to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its appeal of a compact case involving the Rincon Band of Mission Indians. The tribe sued when former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) demanded a...

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Rincon Band compact case

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Rincon Band compact case (December 14, 2010)

The tribe sued Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) for demanding a bigger share of gaming revenues.

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court takes up petition in compact dispute

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court takes up petition in compact dispute (November 30, 2010)

"On December 10, 2010, the Supreme Court likely will decide whether to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision that the State of California failed to negotiate in good faith with the Rincon Band. This particular petition is very interesting on a...

Rincon  Leader: Schwarzenegger  among worst offenders of IGRA

Rincon Leader: Schwarzenegger among worst offenders of IGRA (September 13, 2010)

"In 1988, when Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act two United States senators, John McCain and Daniel Inouye, with prominent Congressman Morris Udall, promised in separate statements in the Congressional Record that if states tried to take advantage of...

9th Circuit will not rehear gaming compact negotiation case

9th Circuit will not rehear gaming compact negotiation case (June 8, 2010)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear a landmark gaming compact negotiation case in which California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) was found to have negotiated in bad faith. In April, the court said Schwarzenegger made unfair demands of the...

Rincon Chair: Schwarzenegger  flouted Indian gaming law

Rincon Chair: Schwarzenegger flouted Indian gaming law (May 7, 2010)

"The federal court finding that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger illegally taxed the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians doesn't mean that a governor will never get another cent from tribes. Or that tribes expect a free ride at the expense of taxpayers....

Column: Decision could erode     support for  Indian gaming

Column: Decision could erode support for Indian gaming (April 29, 2010)

"A California band of Indians that runs a bustling casino won an important court ruling last week. If it holds up on appeal, California tribes could gain the power to expand their casinos without having to pay significant money into...

Editorial:  California deserves a share of tribal revenues

Editorial: California deserves a share of tribal revenues (April 26, 2010)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has presided over a huge expansion of tribal gaming, and tried to get a piece of the action on behalf of taxpayers. He fell short of his promise to extract a billion dollars from casinos owned by...

Editorial: Appeal decision on tribal compact negotiation

Editorial: Appeal decision on tribal compact negotiation (April 23, 2010)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has no problem with gambling. He presided over a major expansion of the Indian casino industry during his six years in office, but sought a piece of the action on behalf of the state. He fell far...

Column: California gambling on tribal casino revenues

Column: California gambling on tribal casino revenues (April 23, 2010)

"California has long been engaged in its own big spin — as in downward — so our contention that the state has become overly dependent on revenue from casino gambling received some powerful backing this week. That would be the...

Republican nominees decided compact negotiation case (

Republican nominees decided compact negotiation case ( (April 22, 2010)

Three Republican judicial nominees on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided the Class III gaming compact negotiation case this week. Judge Milan Smith Jr., a George W. Bush nominee, wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by Judge Thomas...

Schwarzenegger to ask for rehearing in compact lawsuit

Schwarzenegger to ask for rehearing in compact lawsuit (April 21, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) plans to ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a gaming compact negotiation dispute. Schwarzenegger demanded additional revenues from the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians in response to the tribe's request for more...

Rincon Band wins case on Class III compact negotiation

Rincon Band wins case on Class III compact negotiation (April 20, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated a Class III gaming compact with the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians in bad faith, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Schwarzenegger unfairly demanded a greater share of gaming revenues from the...

Another California tribe wins case over slot machine  cap

Another California tribe wins case over slot machine cap (March 31, 2010)

Another California tribe has won a lawsuit over the limits the state placed on the number of slot machines at tribal casinos. The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians signed a Class III compact in 1999. The deal promised each...

Rincon Band harnesses solar power to keep casino cool

Rincon Band harnesses solar power to keep casino cool (March 19, 2010)

The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians of California is using the sun to keep its casino cool. The tribe operates a $8 million, 1-megawatt solar plant on the reservation. The system is used to power the air-conditioning system at the...

Rincon Chair: States hold  tribes   hostage for compact

Rincon Chair: States hold tribes hostage for compact (February 24, 2010)

"By stacking the deck against tribal governments when negotiating casino compacts, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was gambling that he could violate federal law with impunity. He bet he could hold the tribes hostage by our need to engage in gaming...

California tribes in line for more slot machines

California tribes in line for more slot machines (October 5, 2009)

The California Gambling Control Commission is issuing licenses for slot machines as part of a tribal-compact lawsuit. A federal judge ordered the agency to issue up to 10,549 new licenses. But it appears only a small portion will be awarded...

Column: Rincon Band casino refuses military ID

Column: Rincon Band casino refuses military ID (September 23, 2009)

"Sam Farr went to Harrah's Rincon Casino this past Saturday night to see a rap concert. He had no intention of drinking at the event. He's recovering from a horrific car accident that left him paralyzed. He's in a...

California tribes press state for more slot machines

California tribes press state for more slot machines (June 8, 2009)

At least four tribes are suing the state of California in hopes of adding more slot machines to their casinos. The tribes signed compacts in 1999 that promised them up to 2,000 slot machines. But a statewide cap has prevented...

Supreme Court won't hear gaming compact cases

Supreme Court won't hear gaming compact cases (April 23, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear two gaming compact cases involving tribes in California. The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians and the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians each signed compacts in 1999 that theoretically promised them up...