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Pala Band breaks ground on $170 million expansion and renovation project at casino

Pala Band breaks ground on $170 million expansion and renovation project at casino (October 23, 2017)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians broke ground, literally, on a $170 million expansion and renovation of its casino in southern California.

Pala Band announces big changes as part of $170 million casino expansion

Pala Band announces big changes as part of $170 million casino expansion (July 27, 2017)

A new hotel tower, a pool complex and a completely-refreshed interior are coming to the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.

Robert Smith: California must shut down illegal Internet cafes

Robert Smith: California must shut down illegal Internet cafes (August 19, 2013)

Robert Smith, the chairman of the California Tribal Business Alliance and chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, calls on state to shut down non-Indian Internet cafes: According to the American Gaming Association, Internet cafes have experienced viral growth...

Robert Smith: Address tribal concerns about Internet gaming

Robert Smith: Address tribal concerns about Internet gaming (November 21, 2011)

"California is the home to 107 federally recognized Indian tribes, and the authorization of intrastate online gaming is a policy issue that has generated some disagreement among some of us in Indian country. But the disagreement is not about the...