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11/30/2018

article Feds, California Urge 9th Circuit Court Not To Revisit Tribal Bingo Suit
(California) -- For the last twenty years, Native Americans have been able to operate casinos and bingo parlors at their own discretion. Under federal law, Native...

11/7/2018

article 9th Circ. Won't Rethink Ruling Against Tribal Bingo Website [sub req]
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday said it won’t rethink a circuit panel ruling that backed a lower court’s decision to shut down the Desert Rose...

10/13/2018

article Feds, Calif. Urge 9th Circ. Not To Revisit Tribal Bingo Suit [sub req]
(California) -- The federal government and California jointly urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reject the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s request that the...

9/17/2018

article Tribe Asks Full 9th Circ. To Mull Tech Effect In Bingo Ruling (sub req)
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to rethink its ruling affirming a lower-court decision that shut down the tribe’s...

9/13/2018

article LEGAL BLOG: Ninth Circuit Affirms Illegality of Tribe’s Online Gambling Site
(California) -- An online bingo site operated by a Native American tribe constituted illegal gambling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled,...

8/14/2018

article Tribal Gaming Ruling: Betting On "Desert Rose Bingo" Violates UIGEA
(California) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently rendered a decision based on the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act ("UIGEA...

8/12/2018

article Appeals court upholds ban of tribe's online casino
(California) -- Judge Carlos Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California wrote in his opinion that the act of placing a bet in the virtual...

8/11/2018

article Iipay Nation’s Online Gambling Dreams Knocked Offline by Federal Appellate Court
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has lost its appeal against a 2016 judgment that its online bingo operations illegally violated the Unlawful Internet...

8/8/2018

article ANALYSIS: Tribal Gaming Ruling: Betting on “Desert Rose Bingo” Violates UIGEA
(California) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently rendered a decision based on the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (“UIGEA...
article California Tribe’s Online Poker Dreams Dashed By Federal Court
(California) -- A California tribe’s desire to offer online poker and bingo games was dealt another blow last week. The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has been...

8/6/2018

article California court quashes tribal appeal over online bingo site [req req]
(California) -- A California tribe has lost a court appeal over whether its online bingo site violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Three...
article JUDGE BEA: Opinion Affirming USDC Order Granting Summary Judgment re UIGEA Claim
(California) -- Desert Rose Casino is exclusively a server-based bingo game that allows patrons to play computerized bingo over the internet. Iipay Nation is a federally...
article Santa Ysabel Tribe Loses Online Gaming Appeal
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, formally known as the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, is located in...

8/3/2018

article Calif. Tribe's Online Bingo Is Illegal, 9th Circ. Affirms [sub req]
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that shut down the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel's online bingo site, saying the operation...
article FRIED: The Court holds that Tribal Internet Bingo is illegal, but what if the bet is legal where the customer is located
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has again weighed in on an important question of federal gaming law holding illegal the “Desert Rose Casino...

5/16/2018

article Santa Ysabel Tribe's Marijuana Production Industry Poised to Go Up In Smoke
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has had a troubled history achieving its goal of gaining financial stability and independence for its 300-member tribe...

8/8/2017

article Calif. Tribe Says Fed. Gaming Law Doesn't Block Online Bingo [sub req]
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel pressed the Ninth Circuit on Monday to rule that the tribe's online bingo complied with federal law, saying the...

6/5/2017

article Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
(California) -- A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout...

5/19/2017

article Calif. Tribe's Internet Bingo Is Legal, 9th Circ. Told
(California) -- A California federal judge was wrong to find that Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel's online bingo flouted federal law when he ruled in favor of state and...

1/23/2017

article Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction and Permanently Shuts Down Santa Ysabel’s Desert Rose Bingo
(California) -- On December 12, 2016, Judge Battaglia of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued the Court’s long-awaited...

1/5/2017

article Calif.'s Suit Over Tribe's Illegal Bingo Site Put To Rest [sub req]
(California) -- A federal judge tossed the state of California’s breach of gaming compact claim against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel on Wednesday, ending a...

12/31/2016

article Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Optimistic Despite Online Gaming Legal Defeat
(California) -- Less than three weeks ago, California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel lost its legal tussle with the United States of America as US District Court...

12/30/2016

article California Tribe Suffers Court Defeat Over Online Poker Ambitions
(California) -- Earlier this month, a federal judge ordered the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to shut down its online bingo platform that the tribe launched to test the...

12/28/2016

article Santa Ysabel Tribe Loses Court Battle, But Remains Hopeful In War For California Online Poker And Bingo
(California) -- A North San Diego County American Indian tribe remains optimistic that it will someday be hosting online poker and bingo in California. And that “...

12/27/2016

article California iGaming Takes Punch with lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Ruling
(California) -- Last week, California judge Anthony Battaglia shut down the online gambling of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, saying that the tribe violated the...

12/26/2016

article YEAR IN REVIEW: Federal judge shuts down California tribe’s planned online bingo venture
(California) -- In California, a federal judge has decreed that the Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006...

12/21/2016

article Iipay Nation iGambling Site Violates Federal Law
(California) -- When the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel launched its DesertRoseBingo site in California back in 2014, the tribe had big ambitions of expanding its online...
article Judge Rules Against California Tribe in Online Gambling Case
(California) -- Tribal online poker and gambling in California looked dead in the water a couple years ago, but now it is official. Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S...

12/20/2016

article Iipay Nation Loses Legal Battle to Offer Online Poker and Bingo
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act when it launched a real-money online bingo site, DesertRoseBingo...
article Judge Rules Against California Tribe in Online Gambling Case
(California) -- Tribal online poker and gambling in California looked dead in the water a couple years ago, but now it is official. Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S...

12/19/2016

article California judge shuts down Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s online gambling site
(California) -- United States of America – 1, Tribal online gambling – 0. The U.S. government has emerged victorious in its long-drawn-out legal battle...
article Tribal Online Gaming Violates Federal Law, US District Court Judge Rules
(California) -- Tribal online gaming launched in California by the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is in direct violation of federal law according to US Southern District...

12/14/2016

article Order Denying Summary Judgment re Compact Claim; Order Granting Summary Judgment re UIGEA Claim
(California) -- ORDER granting Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment; denying State of Californias Motion for Summary Judgment; granting Plainitff's Request...

12/13/2016

article Calif., Feds Win Ruling That Tribe's Bingo Site Was Illegal [sub req]
(California) -- A federal judge handed a win to California and the U.S. government on Monday by finding that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s shuttered online...

6/7/2016

article Calif., Feds Urge Court To Rule Tribe's Bingo Site Was Illegal [sub req]
(California) -- The federal and California governments on Friday again pressed a federal court to rule that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s shuttered online...

6/1/2016

article Calif. Tribe Says Its Online Bingo Site Is Legal [sub req]
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel told a California federal court that its online bingo game was aboveboard, in spite of contentions from the federal...

9/21/2015

article BLOG: Federal, State Lawsuits Combined in Iipay Nation Online-Gambling Battle
(California) -- Separate US federal and state cases seeking to permanently block the southern-California Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel from offering real-money online...

7/6/2015

article Contractor Urges High Court To Mull Sanctions Against Tribe [sub req]
(California) -- A former contractor with California’s Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the Ninth Circuit’s...

5/1/2015

article Tribal Leader Decries NIGC Inaction In Online Bingo Row [sub req]
(California) -- The chairman of a tribal gaming commission being sued by the state of California for allegedly breaching its state gaming compact by hosting an online...

4/30/2015

press release SANTA YSABEL: Open Letter to the NIGC
(California) -- Dear Chairman Chaudhuri, It is unfortunately with no small measure of frustration that I send you this open letter regarding our continued...

4/12/2015

article BLOG: Santa Ysabel Publishes White Paper, Asserts California Lacks Jurisdiction in Ongoing Case
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has published a white paper highlighting the core points behind the tribe’s continuing battle to offer Internet-...
press release Santa Ysabel white paper sets out legal stance ahead of GiGse
(California) -- Just days before speaking at GiGse in San Francisco, the lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe from California has published a white paper setting out why...

3/26/2015

article VALANDRA: 4Flush.com article has it wrong except where it is right
(California) -- In a March 15, 20015 article in 4Flush.com, Haley Hintze postulates that there is a Machiavellian plan surrounding the Santa Ysabel Nation’s launch...

3/19/2015

article Betting on Bingo / Santa Ysabel, NIGC squabbling over federal, state lawsuit
(California) -- A small California American Indian tribe and its online business partner want federal regulators to weigh in on a potentially landmark lawsuit with state...

3/9/2015

article VALANDRA: Deference for Tribal Gaming Commission Classification Decisions - The NIGC has the answer
(California) -- This posting is part of a growing presentation of the issues surrounding the legal battles in which the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is involved...

3/4/2015

article Californian court puts tribal online bingo website on ice
(California) -- A Native American tribe’s attempt to launch an internet bingo website has faced setbacks following a recent court order temporarily restraining the...

2/6/2015

press release SANTA YSABEL: US Department of Justice Attempts to Rewrite History with Attack on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(California) -- The Federal Government is poised to dramatically change its approach to Indian gaming in a lawsuit involving the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel. Like many...

1/30/2015

article Where Does iGaming Take Place? And when Indian Tribes are involved, is it off-reservation, on-reservations, or – as the State of CA contends – both.
(California) -- In a response brief filed earlier this week, the State of California argues that peer-to-peer online bingo gaming activity takes place on both tribal...

1/23/2015

article BLOG: Where Does iGaming Take Place?
(California) -- In a response brief filed earlier this week, the State of California argues that peer-to-peer online bingo gaming activity takes place on both tribal...

1/13/2015

article California’s Iipay Nation Defiant After Court Ruling on Bingo
(California) -- The IiPay Nation, based in Santa Ysabel, California, is not buckling down to a federal court order that it shut down its interactive real money bingo...

1/9/2015

article Iipay Nation Ask Court to Dismiss Calif iBingo Case
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel filed a Motion to Dismiss versus the California Attorney General in the legal skirmish over the right to offer online...

1/8/2015

article Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit launched by the State of California via the Attorney General’s office,...

1/7/2015

article IMRICH: Motion to Dismiss Complaint Due to Lack of Subject-Matter Jurisdiction
(California) -- This Motion is made upon the grounds that the tribal sovereign immunity of Defendants bars the State’s claims and, in any event, the State has...
article Santa Ysabel Tribe Seeks Dismissal of California Lawsuit
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it last month by California authorities. Attorney Little Fawn...

12/30/2014

article Department of Justice Files Suit Against Santa Ysabel Tribe’s “Desert Rose Bingo” Site
(California) -- On December 3, United States Department of Justice attorneys filed a complaint in federal court seeking to prevent the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a...

12/21/2014

article Californian tribe vows to pursue online gaming despite court ruling
(California) -- Native American tribe, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, has vowed to continue to fight for the sovereign right to offer online gaming in California...

12/18/2014

article California Attorney General, DOJ, Sue Tribe Over Online Bingo
(California) -- The federal government and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have teamed up to go to court to try to shut down the online bingo operation opened...
article Santa Ysabel Tribe Blasts California Lawsuit
(California) -- A California tribe attempting to offer Class II gaming online is vigorously defending itself with a publicity blast against the state of California for...

12/17/2014

article Californian tribe vows to pursue online gaming despite court ruling
(California) -- Native American tribe, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, has vowed to continue to fight for the sovereign right to offer online gaming in California...
article Court Orders California Tribe To Cease Online Bingo
(California) -- Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a temporary restraining order at the request of the state of...
article DesertRoseBingo.com Goes Offline Following Santa Ysabel Tribe Restraining Order
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has been forced to pull the plug on its recently launched online bingo operation, DesertRoseBingo.com, after it was...

12/16/2014

article BLOG: Court issues TRO against California tribe’s online bingo efforts
(California) -- Following up on our coverage here, on December 12 the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a temporary restraining order...
article California Court Grants TRO Against Iipay Nation in Online Bingo Case
(California) -- On December 12, 2014, Judge Anthony Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted the State of California’s...
article California Judge Shuts Down Tribal Bingo Website [sub req]
(California) -- A federal judge has ordered a halt in the operations of an Internet bingo site launched last month by California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel. In...
article Santa Ysabel Band ordered to shut down online bingo operation
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel said it would fight to keep its online gaming site open after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order at...
article Tribe believes court ruling threatens Indian gaming laws
(California) -- Californian tribe Santa Ysabel has described a federal court ruling that has banned its attempts to introduce online bingo in the US state as “very...

12/15/2014

article BLOG: Department Of Justice Files Suit Against Santa Ysabel Tribe’s "Desert Rose Bingo" Site
(California) -- On December 3, United States Department of Justice attorneys filed a complaint in federal court seeking to prevent the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a...
article California Online Poker Doubtful as Tribe Suffers Real Money iGaming Setback
(California) -- Last month a spokesperson for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe told pokerfuse that the tribe is not bluffing about offering online poker in...
press release Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel: We Will Continue Fight For Sovereign Right To Conduct Interactive Bingo
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a federally recognized tribe in Southern California, released the following statement today after the U.S. District...

12/13/2014

article Indian bingo site ordered shut down
(California) -- A federal judge on Friday issued an order to shut down an Internet bingo website operated by the Santa Ysabel Indian tribe in San Diego’s North...
press release VIALPANDO: The Fox Guarding the Hen House
(California) -- Anyone who believed that the State of California interacts with Tribal Gaming Agencies on a mutually respectful government-to-government basis had that...
article California Obtains TRO Against Santa Ysabel Online Bingo
(California) -- Attorneys for the state of California were successful on Friday in obtaining a temporary restraining order against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel...

12/12/2014

article State of California v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, et. al. [Internet Gaming]
(California) -- ORDER Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause (Doc. No. 3 ). The Court grants the State's motion for a temporary...

12/10/2014

article California Santa Ysabel PrivateTable.com Close to Real Money Online Poker
(California) -- PrivateTable.com, the online poker site launched by the California Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, appears to be all but ready for real money play. Recent...

12/9/2014

article California AG Puts a Stop to Tribe’s Online Poker Gambit
(California) -- Legalizing online poker in California has been a long, slow grind and borne scant results. In Sacramento online poker has been sheer gridlock for over...

12/7/2014

article Iipay Nation’s bingo site under fire from state, federal authorities
(California) -- The real-money online bingo site of California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe was the subject of two court actions this week as both state...

12/6/2014

article Iipay Nation Lashes Back at California Regulators
(California) -- The battle between the southern California Iipay Nation (also known as the Santa Ysabel tribal nation) and both California and federal gaming authorities...
article Indian bingo site in crosshairs of state
(California) -- State and federal officials are trying to shut down an Internet gambling website operated by the Santa Ysabel Indians. The small North County tribe,...

12/5/2014

article DOJ Seeks UIGEA Injunction Against California Indian Tribe
(California) -- In early November 2014, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, an Indian tribe in California, began offering internet bingo over a website to patrons age 18...

12/4/2014

article BLOG: DOJ Seeks UIGEA Injunction Against California Indian Tribe
(California) -- In early November 2014, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, an Indian tribe in California, began offering internet bingo over a website to patrons age 18...
article Indian bingo site in crosshairs of state
(California) -- State and federal officials are trying to shut down an Internet gambling website operated by the Santa Ysabel Indians. The small North County tribe,...
article Tribal sovereignty (and revenue source) threatened?
(California) -- The federal government wants the Iipay Nation Native American tribe of Santa Ysabel to shut down an online gambling site where California residents over...
article U.S. Attorney’s Office Files UIGEA Complaint Against Iipay Nation
(California) -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California filed a complaint against the Iipay Nation for its Desertrosebingo.com website...

12/1/2014

article San Diego Tribe Sued by California Over Online Bingo Site
(California) -- The San Diego County-based Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, which is pioneering the concept that a tribe can legally offer online Class II gaming in the...

11/29/2014

article Iipay Nation Defiant in the Face of Lawsuit
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has blasted the federal lawsuit filed last week by the State of California that challenges the tribe’s right to...
article Iipay Nation Hits Back at State of California
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has responded defiantly to a legal challenge from the State of California which is seeking to pull the plug on its...

11/28/2014

article Iipay Nation Responds to California's Request for an Injunction Against Its Online Bingo Offering
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel (Tribe) responded this week to a United States District Court motion filed by California Attorney General Kamala D....

11/27/2014

article Santa Ysabel Band responds to state lawsuit over online bingo
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is defending its online bingo operation from a lawsuit filed by the state of California. The tribe launched Desert Rose...

11/26/2014

press release Great Luck Statement in Support of Counter Motion Filed By Santa Ysabel Interactive
(California) -- Great Luck LLC, one of the nation’s leading interactive gaming (i-Gaming) companies, issued the following statement today in support of Santa...
press release Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Counter Motion to California Lawsuit
(California) -- Santa Ysabel Interactive, an enterprise of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation, issued the following statement today after the Iipay Nation...

11/25/2014

article Tribe spokesman says Calif. AG attempting to weaken tribal governments
(California) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ decision to sue an Indian tribe over online bingo attacks the sovereignty of all tribes, a spokesman for...

11/24/2014

article Calif. AG sues Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel over online bingo
(California) -- California Attorney General Kamal Harris recently filed a lawsuit against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel for alleged Internet gaming. The suit alleges...
article California Files Lawsuit Against Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is facing a federal lawsuit from the State of California over its online gaming activities. The state wants the plug...
press release Santa Ysabel Interactive on California Tribal Sovereignty Lawsuit
(California) -- Cruz Bustamante, spokesman for Santa Ysabel Interactive, an enterprise of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation issued the following statement...

11/23/2014

article Californian Tribe Served Federal Lawsuit Over Online Gambling Site
(California) -- On Tuesday, 18th November, the state of California brought a federal lawsuit against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel after it launched a real-money...

11/22/2014

article Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Hit by Cease-and-Desist Federal Order
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is facing the first legal challenge to its new online bingo platform, which could impact its impending online poker site...
article Injunction Filed Against Iipay Tribe for Gambling Launch
(California) -- Criminal complaints have been filed by the State of California against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, or otherwise known as Santa Ysabel Band of...

11/21/2014

article PALERMO: California Case Tests Tribal Online Gaming Under IGRA [sub req'd]
(California) -- The ability of an American Indian tribe to accept Internet wagers off reservation lands is set for court scrutiny as the California Attorney General...

11/20/2014

article California Sues Iipay Nation over Real-Money Online Gambling Offerings
(California) -- The state of California has wasted little time in filing a criminal complaint against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, also known as Santa Ysabel Band...
article Harris files for injunction against Californian tribe following website launch
(California) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking a District Court injunction to block the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Native American tribe from...

11/19/2014

article California Files Federal Lawsuit to Stop Iipay Nation Online Bingo
(California) -- The State of California’s Attorney General has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to block online bingo offered by the Iipay Nation of Santa...
article TURTLE TALK: California Sues Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel over Internet Gaming
(California) -- Here are the materials in State of California v.Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel (S.D. Cal.):

11/7/2014

article Californian tribe to defy state law with online gaming launch
(California) -- Native American tribe, the IIpay Nation of Santa Ysabela, has defied Californian internet gambling law by launching its own real-money online gaming...

11/6/2014

article Santa Ysabel Band offers real money bingo games on website
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in California is offering real money bingo games and is still planning to launch an Internet poker site. The tribe made...

11/4/2014

article Santa Ysabel Online Gambling Goes Live in California, But Not With Poker
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, the go-it-alone tribal gaming operator that has vowed to launch a real-money online poker site whether California...
article Santa Ysabel Tribe Puts Online Poker on Hold, Launches Real Money Bingo
(California) -- California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel made waves this summer by announcing it would launch real money online poker in the Golden State, despite...

11/3/2014

article California Tribe Launches Real Money Bingo, With Poker “In the Coming Days”
(California) -- Californian tribe the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has followed through on its promise to bring real money online gaming to California residents with the...
press release Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Announces New Licensing Venture with Great Luck LLC Over Web-Browser Based Class II Bingo
(California) --   The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a federally recognized tribe in Southern California, announced today a groundbreaking licensing venture...
article Santa Ysabel Launches Real-Money Online Gambling With Desert Rose Bingo
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has launched a real-money online wagering product. As we reported a few weeks ago, the tribe switched their focus from...

10/8/2014

article Santa Ysabel Temporarily Forgoes Real-Money Online Poker for…Bingo?
(California) -- As first reported by Chris Grove via his daily newsletter OPR Quick Take, the Santa Ysabel tribe is putting its real-money online poker plans on...

9/19/2014

article Santa Ysabel Tribe’s Online Poker Encounters Delays
(California) -- The real-money online poker game, PrivateTable.com, promised for weeks by the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, San Diego County has so far failed to...

9/10/2014

article BLOG: Idaho’s Poker Ruling Could Impact California’s Santa Ysabel Tribe
(California) -- A federal court has ruled that the Idaho-based Coeur d’Alene tribe must stop operating its Texas Hold’em business as it violates Idaho’...

9/7/2014

article VIALPANDO: Responsible Gaming in the I-Gaming Environment: A Tale of Two Cities
(California) -- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  I was sitting in my office in Los Angeles late one afternoon when my telephone rang.  I...

9/1/2014

article Real Money Launch Delayed at PrivateTable Online Poker Site
(California) -- For weeks, the online poker industry has been watching PrivateTable.com, a site launched by the Iipay National of Santa Ysabel Indians. The site was...
article Santa Ysabel Cries Wolf for the 3rd Time: Online Poker Site Delayed Yet Again
(California) -- After their latest “launch date” has once again come and gone, can we all finally agree that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe has no...

8/29/2014

article PrivateTable.com Launch Delayed Indefinitely
(California) -- Online poker players in California have been anxiously awaiting the real-money launch of PrivateTable.com that was scheduled for this week.

8/27/2014

article California Tribe to Launch Real Money Online Poker
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel tribe in San Diego County plans to introduce online poker from a tribal website, although the legality of that is open to question. The...

8/26/2014

article California's Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel launches poker site
(California) -- California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Indians are ready to take their chances with a hail-Mary-we’ve-got-nothing-to-lose tussle with...

8/24/2014

article California Players May Soon Play Online Poker
(California) -- In 2014, no bills have been passed to regulate online poker in California. However, that does not mean that players will not be able to play online poker...
article Tribal online poker service to launch in California next week
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation has announced that it will launch its real-money online poker service in the US state of California next...

8/22/2014

article California Assemblyman on Internet Poker: "We Have To Be Patient So We Get This Right"
(California) -- California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer released a statement officially confirming PokerNews' previous report that he will author a new bill to...
article Tribal online poker service to launch in California next week
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation has announced that it will launch its real-money online poker service in the US state of California next...

8/20/2014

article California Real Money Online Poker To Launch This Month
(California) -- PrivateTable will be launched for real-money online poker later this month, according to Chairman of the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission Dave Vialpando.

8/19/2014

article PrivateTable.com Readies Real-Money Launch in California
(California) -- Online poker regulation has been put on hold in California until 2015, but the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel believe the time is now to bring real-money...

8/18/2014

article California Free Play Poker Site to make Real Money Switch This Month
(California) -- For a few weeks now, the Santa Ysabel Tribe in California has offered an online poker experience; with free play mode only, for individuals in the state...

8/6/2014

article California Tribe Explains why it Launched Online Poker Room
(California) -- California’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel says that its decision to open an online poker room on the tribe’s sovereign land is entirely legal...

7/30/2014

article Santa Ysabel Tribe Answers Queries Regarding PrivateTable.com
(California) -- Chris Grove of OnlinePokerReport.com recently emailed some queries to David Chelette, the president of PrivateTable.com and general manager of Santa...

7/29/2014

article OWENS: California breakout: One tribe revolts against the status quo quagmire. Will there be others?
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel tribe of San Diego has opened a poker website on its own authority, soon to accept real money play from California residents. One way or...

7/28/2014

article PrivateTable.com Poker Site Deemed Legal
(California) -- The Iipay tribe of Santa Ysabel, California have come under a lot of scrutiny in the past week or so following the launch of the first online poker room...

7/25/2014

article PrivateTable President: Our Poker Site Will Be “In Compliance” With Federal, California Law
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s recently-announced plans to launch PrivateTable.com, a real-money online poker site in California, elicited an...

7/24/2014

article Attorney Explains Why Californian Indian Online Poker Site is Legal
(California) -- Earlier this week we reported that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in California was planning to launch its own online poker platform and offer real...
article California tribe plans to go it alone online
(California) -- The legislative dominoes that were supposed to fall across America once New Jersey went online are still standing, and with internet gambling largely a...
article Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel launches online gambling in California
(California) -- In the spirit of the adage that it’s better to ask for forgiveness than beg for permission, the Native American Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, Calif...
article Iipay Nation started planning Internet poker games last year
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in California started planning for an online poker site a year ago, an attorney who works for the tribe said. The tribe...

7/23/2014

article Attorney: California real-money online poker site legal
(California) -- When the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel announced last week that it was launching an online poker room that would take real-money play from California...
article California Tribe Launches Online Poker Site
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Indians has launched a real-money online poker site despite no state regulations in California for online gambling being...

7/21/2014

article Iipay Nation to focus on online poker site
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has scrapped its casino in North County, California, and will concentrate on operating an online poker site. But, is it...

7/19/2014

article California Indian Tribe Seeks to Launch “Sovereign” Online Poker Site
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has announced that it is using its “sovereign right under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act” to launch online...

7/18/2014

article Local Tribe to Offer Wagering on Online Poker
(California) -- A business run by a San Diego County American Indian tribe has begun hosting poker games on the Internet. Santa Ysabel Interactive began offering free-...

3/14/2014

article Santa Ysabel woman erects middle finger statute, points it at her tribal council
(California) -- A Santa Ysabel resident has put up a 10-foot statue of a middle finger in her front yard. The statue is as tall as a basketball hoop and stands freely in...

2/4/2014

article Santa Ysabel Casino closes
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Casino went out of business Monday after a nearly seven-year struggle against a recession and its isolated location.

2/3/2014

article Santa Ysabel Casino goes out of business
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Casino, which has been struggling financially for years and has debts of more than $50 million, has shut its doors. .

10/4/2012

article Casino seeks settlement with creditors after judge blocks bankruptcy
(California) -- The county's smallest and most financially troubled casino was dealt a blow recently when a federal judge denied its petition for bankruptcy...

9/25/2012

article Tribal Gaming Enterprise Held Ineligible To File For Chapter 11
(California) -- Since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casinos owned by Native American tribes have proliferated across tribal lands and have...

9/15/2012

article Big dreams of tribe lead to big troubles
(California) -- The future of the Santa Ysabel Casino, its 120 employees, and the tribe that owns it, is as unpredictable as when a jackpot might hit on any of its slot...

9/6/2012

article LEGAL BLOG: Tribal Casino Bankruptcy? Not yet.
(California) -- In the case of In re Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California heard arguments on September 4, 2012,...

9/5/2012

article Judge Denies Tribal Casino’s Bid For Bankruptcy Protection [sub req'd]
(California) -- A federal judge’s dismissal of a California Indian tribe’s controversial effort to seek bankruptcy protection for its failing casino exhibits...

8/22/2012

article Santa Ysabel Indian casino argues for Chapter 11 eligibility
(California) -- The American Indian-owned Santa Ysabel Resort & Casino on Lake Henshaw in North San Diego County filed papers this week arguing that the casino's...

8/19/2012

article County, creditor oppose Santa Ysabel Casino bankruptcy
(California) -- Santa Ysabel Casino's efforts to seek bankruptcy protection hit a roadblock recently when one of its biggest creditors and the county of San Diego...

8/7/2012

article Case to test Indian tribe eligibility for bankruptcy
(California) -- The Indian-owned Santa Ysabel Resort & Casino on Lake Henshaw in North San Diego County may find itself tossed out of bankruptcy court after a Sept....

8/6/2012

article Indian Casino Seeks Bankruptcy Harbor
(California) -- Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino—too broke to build its resort and too small to lure many gamblers to its casino on a reservation outside San Diego...

8/1/2012

article Local Casino’s Past, Present & Future
(California) -- When Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino announced its plans to reorganize debt under Chapter 11 of federal bankruptcy law, it raised concerns for Julian and...

7/18/2012

article ANALYSIS: Indian country and bankruptcy [free reg req'd]
(California) -- Pursuant to a June 27, 2012 tribal resolution, on July 2, 2012, the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.

7/7/2012

article Tribal Resort/Casino Files for Bankruptcy Protection
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino, which owes the county more than $3 million and other creditors millions more, filed for bankruptcy protection this...

7/6/2012

article BLOG: San Diego Indian casino files bankruptcy
(California) -- Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino -- an Indian tribe gambling venue in northern San Diego County -- filed for bankruptcy protection as it faced a financial...

7/5/2012

article California Tribe's Casino Files for Bankruptcy
(California) -- Southern California's Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces threats of foreclosure from the Yavapai Apache...
article Santa Ysabel Casino files for bankruptcy protection
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino, which owes the county more than $3 million and other creditors millions more, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.

7/4/2012

article Casino files for bankruptcy protection, Santa Ysabel tribe says
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Casino in North County filed for federal bankruptcy protection amid financial troubles, including a $3 million debt to the county.

7/3/2012

article Santa Ysabel Casino files for bankruptcy
(California) -- Amid a long-running dispute with San Diego County over $3 million in unpaid fees, the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
press release Santa Ysabel Resort & Casino Seeks Debt Restructuring
(California) -- An official of the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino said today that the facility will continue to operate as usual while it seeks to restructure its debt...

6/15/2012

article County's efforts to collect $3M from Santa Ysabel Casino on hold
(California) -- The county's effort to collect a $3 million judgement against the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians' casino is on hold because the tribe has...
article Exam ordered in San Diego County-casino rift
(California) -- San Diego County's efforts to collect $3 million from Santa Ysabel casino operators is on hold because tribal leaders claim the wrong bank accounts...

5/30/2012

article County Enforcement Efforts Against Tribe Could Violate Federal Law
(California) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the federal agency charged with oversight of gaming on Indian lands, has warned the County of San Diego...

5/25/2012

press release San Diego County Enforcement Efforts Against Santa Ysabel Tribe Could Violate Federal Law
(California) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the federal agency charged with oversight of gaming on Indian lands, has warned the County of San Diego...

5/9/2012

press release San Diego County Acted Illegally in Attempting to Seize Non-Gaming Funds, Tribe Says
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel said today that San Diego County officials acted illegally in attempting seizure of the tribe’s governmental funds...

5/3/2012

article San Diego County starts collecting $3 million judgment from Santa Ysabel Casino
(California) -- The county recently began collecting a $3 million judgment against the Santa Ysabel Casino in rural North County after the tribe failed to pay quarterly...

4/27/2012

press release Santa Ysabel Tribe Takes a Stand for a Fair Deal
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Tribe is holding its ground against San Diego County demands for a $3 million arbitration settlement. The tribe states...

4/25/2012

article Tribe Owes County $3M, Arbitrator Says
(California) -- The future of the small Santa Ysabel Casino in North County is in doubt following a recent arbitration judgment ordering the tribe to pay the county more...

4/23/2012

article Santa Ysabel Casino owes $3 million to county
(California) -- The future of the small Santa Ysabel Casino in North County is in doubt following a recent arbitration judgment ordering the tribe to pay the county more...

10/19/2011

article At least $100K stolen from North County casino
(California) -- Authorities are continuing their investigation into at least $100,000 being stolen early Monday from a North County casino. According to a report from...

10/18/2011

article "Large" theft at Santa Ysabel Casino in northeast San Diego County
(California) -- A trio of law enforcement agencies is investigating the apparent theft of a "large" amount of money from the Santa Ysabel Casino in northeast...
article At least $100K stolen from North County casino
(California) -- Authorities are investigating the theft of at least $100,000 of cash from a secure area within the small Santa Ysabel Casino off state Route 79 just...
article Authorities investigating theft at Santa Ysabel Casino
(California) -- Thieves took a large amount of money from the Santa Ysabel Casino near Julian, authorities said Tuesday morning. Deputies were called about 8:11 a.m....
article Huge Theft At North County Casino
(California) -- Authorities say at least $100,000 has been stolen from a tribal casino in northern San Diego County. Sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Evans says that the Santa...
article Money Stolen From Secure Area Of Local Casino
(California) -- Local, state and federal authorities Tuesday were investigating a "large theft of money from a secured area" of Santa Ysabel Casino, a sheriff...

6/17/2011

article Santa Ysabel facing lawsuit from casino backers
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians is facing a lawsuit from its casino partners, an Arizona tribe, that helped it secure the $30 million loan used...

6/8/2009

article REGION: Santa Ysabel tribal leaders vote to keep chairman / Group hopes to collect signatures to remove Johnny Hernandez
(California) -- Santa Ysabel tribal Chairman Johnny Hernandez will keep his job, at least for now. In a divided decision, the tribe's leadership voted 4-3 Saturday...

5/14/2009

article Santa Ysabel tribe may oust chairman
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians has launched an effort to remove its tribal chairman, Johnny Hernandez. The tribe's seven-member Legislature...

2/13/2009

article Santa Ysabel chairman cannot dismiss vice chairwoman
(California) -- The chairman of the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians cannot unilaterally remove the tribe's chairwoman from her elected post, an inter-tribal...

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