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In California, legal gambling’s bets don’t produce big jackpots for state government

Few noticed last week when a proposed ballot measure — the kind that used to spark intense debates over legalized gambling — fizzled out, perhaps a sign that powerful interest groups are no longer willing to place big bets on such campaigns in California.

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3/21/2019

article End Dates For Tribal-State Gaming Deals OK, 9th Circ. Says [sub req]
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court’s order tossing a suit that claimed California wasn’t allowed to put expiration dates on...

3/20/2019

article 5 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (March 22-28)
(California) -- It’s a sure bet that visitors to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage are going to party like it’s 1999. Purple Reign, a...

3/13/2019

article Trinidad Rancheria Will Give a Presentation on Casino Hotel Project at City Council Meeting Tonight
(California) -- The Trinidad City Council will receive a report tonight from the Trinidad Rancheria on its proposed hotel development project, which would consist of...

3/11/2019

article 7 casinos where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Southern California
(California) -- If you’re feeling the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, the casinos are a good place to test that out with their many slot machines and...

3/6/2019

article San Diego Feeling Casino Industry Construction Boom
(California) -- There's a unique construction boom happening in San Diego right now, but you'll only find the evidence in the most northern and eastern parts of...

3/2/2019

article In California, legal gambling’s bets don’t produce big jackpots for state government
(California) -- Few noticed last week when a proposed ballot measure — the kind that used to spark intense debates over legalized gambling — fizzled out,...

2/27/2019

press release 5 shows to see at Southern California casinos this week
(California) -- R&B singer Toni Braxton is on tour after releasing a new album, “Sex & Cigarettes,” and will make a stop at Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa...

2/26/2019

press release Valley View Casino’s expansion includes revamping its buffet
(California) -- The Buffet at Valley View Casino & Hotel has a new look and new food. The Valley Center resort has upgraded its buffet as part of a larger $50...

2/22/2019

article Casino owner buys neighboring South Sac retail property (sub req)
(California) -- The owners of Parkwest Casino Lotus in South Sacramento have bought a neighboring retail property, but the reason for doing so isn’t clear.

2/15/2019

article California Cardrooms Battle on with Tribal Casinos Over Gaming Rights, as Confusing Lingo Further Clouds Clarity
(California) -- California cardrooms are facing an uncertain hand as tribal casino operators turn up pressure on state officials to enforce exclusivity laws, leaving...

2/12/2019

article Card rooms spooked on possible state gambling changes
(California) -- A press conference and workshop was held at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District this afternoon to address proposed actions affecting the card room...
article Restrictions on popular table games could hurt business for California card rooms
(California) -- California's gambling governing body is considering dramatic changes that could forever alter the landscape for table games played at cardrooms....
article Workers at Fresno Card Room Speak Out Against New Gambling Rules
(California) -- People working at card rooms across California including Club One Casino in Fresno are worried new state gambling regulations could force them to find a...

2/5/2019

press release Hundreds Attend the Western Indian Gaming Conference
(California) -- More than 400 tribal leaders, regulators, industry professionals and policy experts, have gathered at the 24rdannual Western Indian Gaming Conference at...

2/4/2019

article Chicken Ranch Casino Eyes Economic Growth
(California) -- With construction of a new event hall now complete, an expansion of gaming underway, the purchase of the Jamestown Hotel, and the potential to construct...

1/31/2019

article New Amador County Harrah’s casino to provide more than 400 full-time jobs
(California) -- Harrah’s will be hiring for more than 400 full-time positions for a new casino set to open this spring in Amador County. The 71,000 square-foot...

1/26/2019

article What to do at Southern California casinos to mark Lunar New Year
(California) -- Lunar New Year means big meals, family gatherings and gift-giving, but some who celebrate may head to Southern California’s casinos to test their...

1/23/2019

article The high limit gaming experience is changing at Southern California casinos, here’s how
(California) -- Make your way past the flashing lights and noise of the regular gaming floor at a Southern California casino and you will likely find more secluded...

1/18/2019

article California Native American tribes file suit against state over gaming compact
(California) -- Three federally recognized Native American tribes have filed a suit against California and its governor over a gaming compact. Chicken Ranch Rancheria of...

1/15/2019

article San Diego cardroom employees fight gambling control
(California) -- A group of cardroom employees voiced their opposition today to regulations proposed by the state’s Bureau of Gambling Control they claim will harm...

1/12/2019

article ICYMI: California tribes sue state in federal court over cardroom rules
(California) -- Three of California’s lucrative American Indian casino tribes filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming it has breached tribal-state...
article SMITH: California tribal lawsuit should shake up state’s gaming regulators
(California) -- It’s only January, but 2019 just got very interesting – dangerously so for the gambling gold mines of California. After watching what they...

1/8/2019

article California tribal lawsuit should shake up state’s gaming regulators
(California) -- It’s only January, but 2019 just got very interesting – dangerously so for the gambling gold mines of California. After watching what they...
article Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, operator of Cache Creek Casino, sues state over card games
(California) -- The operator of the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks and several other Northern California Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit against the...

1/7/2019

article California Tribes Sue State Over Card Clubs’ ‘Brazen’ Offering of Alleged House Banked Games
(California) -- Three of California’s powerful tribal operators are suing the state and Governor Jerry Brown in a federal court for failing to prevent cardrooms...
article PALERMO: California tribes sue state in federal court over cardroom rules
(California) -- Three of California’s lucrative American Indian casino tribes filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming it has breached tribal-state...
article Tribe that owns Cache Creek Casino sues state, claiming it's failing to enforce card room rules
(California) -- Gaming tribes, including the owner of Cache Creek Casino Resort, are suing the state, claiming that it's not enforcing laws that give tribes...
article Tribes, including Sycuan and Viejas, file federal suit over some gambling offered at state card rooms
(California) -- A long-simmering dispute between tribal casino and state regulators over regulation of gambling in card rooms came to a head last week when two...

1/5/2019

article Yocha Dehe, Viejas and Sycuan Sue State to Enforce Laws Against Illegal Games in Cardrooms
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have sued the State of California to...

12/30/2018

article OP/ED: California Sports Betting Faces Tough But Not Impossible Road
(California) -- California is the fifth largest economy in the world — if you carved it out of the US — but is still in the 20th Century regarding gambling...

12/29/2018

article Cahuilla Casino holds toy drive to benefit Kids of Anza
(California) -- Cahuilla Casino saw an outpouring of holiday giving over the past several weeks in support of its annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the Kids of Anza...

12/28/2018

article Tachi Palace helps Valley Animal Haven
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its December community breakfast and presented a check for over $5,868 to Valley Animal Haven, a non-profit...

12/27/2018

article A new year means another wave of growth for Southern California casinos
(California) -- As some Southern California casinos wrapped up multi-million dollar expansions throughout the year, others were just getting started with announcements...
press release Musical ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ rescheduled at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
(California) -- A Tony Award-winning musical that was supposed to come to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio on Jan. 11 has been moved to a later date due to a...

12/20/2018

article New Year’s Eve 2019: Dining specials and holiday meals at Southern California casinos
(California) -- With 2019 right around the corner, perhaps you’re considering a resolution to eat a little healthier — but that’s for when the new year...
article New Year’s Eve: How to ring in 2019 at Southern California casinos
(California) -- Looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve? Many of Southern California’s casinos will be open with such offerings as concerts, dance...
article 3 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (Dec. 21-27)
(California) -- Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa: Razmik Amyan, a pop singer from Armenia, will perform at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage on Dec. 22.

12/17/2018

article Whatever Happened To Online Poker In California?
(California) -- California has been working to legalize online poker for more than a decade without much progress to show for it. Disparate factions in the Golden State...

12/16/2018

press release CNIGA Elects New Executive Board Members
(California) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association elected James Siva and Daniel Salgado to the positions of vice-chairperson and secretary on the...

12/14/2018

article Card Game Dealers Gather For Workshop With State Casino Regulators
(California) -- Casino dealers from all over California traveled to Antioch this week to speak their peace at a workshop with regulators from the state Department of...

12/9/2018

article Coastal hotel project in Trinidad to be scaled down, says casino rep; Last week’s top stories
(California) -- Options are limited in Humboldt County when it comes to hotels with ocean views but all that could change with a coastal project in Trinidad at Cher-Ae...

12/8/2018

article ICYMI: California tribes claim breach of compacts over cardroom games
(California) -- At least two prominent California Indian tribes are implementing dispute resolution provisions of their tribal-state casino compacts, an initial step in...

12/7/2018

article This ripped trans boxer is set to make history in professional fight debut
(California) -- Trans boxer Pat “Cacahuate” Manuel is will make history on Saturday when he competes in his first professional fight at Fantasy Springs Casino near Palm...

12/3/2018

article PALERMO: California tribes claim breach of compacts over cardroom games
(California) -- At least two prominent California Indian tribes are implementing dispute resolution provisions of their tribal-state casino compacts, an initial step in...

12/2/2018

article Desert heats up with new casino hotels, expansions
(California) -- San Diego isn’t the only place undergoing a casino expansion boom. Two big Palm Springs-area casinos are getting bigger, while two modest-sized...
article Casino expansion news: Sycuan, Viejas and Pala
(California) -- An update on casino expansion projects around town: Sycuan Casino: With an eye toward March 2019, Sycuan Casino is just three a few months away from the...
article Casinos bet big on a new demographic: RV campers
(California) -- Some call it camping, others call it glamping. Whatever you call it, RV camping is on the upswing. In a report released last August, the RV Industry...
article What to give your favorite casino-goer? Get lucky at the gift shop
(California) -- Your husband loves playing the resort’s golf course. Your best friend is obsessed with the buffet. And your mother-in-law can’t get enough of...
article What you need to know about the San Diego-area's 10 casinos
(California) -- Barona Resort & Casino: The deal: A full-scale casino resort with a hotel, championship golf course, day spa and multiple dining venues. The casino...

11/15/2018

article Online poker in California – a sense of déjà vu?
(California) -- Those who have followed the efforts to see online poker legalised in California, ongoing since 2008, could be forgiven for having felt a sense of déjà vu...

11/9/2018

article Locals against casino relocation speak out at Tuesday’s City Council meeting
(California) -- “When you put that place out by the fairgrounds and the sports complex, you are making it really easy for people to ruin their families,”...

11/5/2018

article Spotlight 29 Casino hosting job fair this Wednesday
(California) -- Spotlight 29 Casino is hosting a job fair inside the Medjool Room this Wednesday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will be able to apply for a variety...

11/4/2018

article ICYMI: Regional tribes have contributed more than $160M to campaigns over the past decade
(California) -- Over the past decade, eight tribes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have flexed their political muscle by contributing a collective total of more...
article Aston Martin Winner Sues Dealer Because They Won't Give Her The Car
(California) -- There’s a harsh truth to any form of gambling: the house always wins. But sometimes there’s a bit of a gray zone that only a court can decide...
article Off-track horse race gambling coming to Norco after false start
(California) -- If you had bet on Norco getting an off-track horse racing venue a few years ago, you would have lost. Now your odds appear better. After plans fizzled to...

11/3/2018

article ICYMI: California gambling regulators pledge crackdown on card rooms, but tribes remain angry
(California) -- California gambling regulators say they will crack down on card room operators that American Indian tribes claim are violating state laws and a...
article A casino, an Aston Martin and a broken bond?
(California) -- Suppose you thought you won a $134,000 car in a casino drawing, but the dealership involved in the competition refused to turn over the keys? And to make...

11/2/2018

article Regional tribes have contributed more than $160M to campaigns over the past decade
(California) -- Over the past decade, eight tribes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have flexed their political muscle by contributing a collective total of more...

10/30/2018

article Casino’s expand to accommodate more visitors
(California) -- The casino boom – is it a sign of prosperity or desperation? Stephanie Schulte, a reporter with the Southern California News Group, says it’s...

10/29/2018

article Hotels, more slots and restaurants: What’s new and what’s coming to Southern California casinos
(California) -- From resort-style pool complexes to new entertainment venues and hotel towers, several Southern California casinos have undergone transformations and...
article How Southern California casinos continue to up the stakes in the resort game
(California) -- If you were to enter a casino in Southern California 20 years ago, you likely experienced a smoke-filled tent, not a luxury resort. Now, many Southern...
article 5 unique spa treatments at Southern California casinos
(California) -- A handful of Southern California casinos offer amenities beyond pools, dining and entertainment. If you are looking to melt away stress then head to one...
article Casino buffets in Southern California and what they serve
(California) -- People always feel like they’ve hit the jackpot at casino buffets, with an endless bounty of options. Resorts do their best to provide lavish...
article New Cahuilla Casino with 57-room hotel will be built in Anza
(California) -- The Cahuilla Band of Indians has broken ground on a new complex to replace its existing casino on the back way from L.A. and San Diego to the Coachella...
article Where to eat at Southern California casinos: A guide to restaurants and dining
(California) -- Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a four-course steak and lobster dinner, Southern California casinos want to become your dining...

10/18/2018

article What’s happening at Southern California casinos this week (Oct. 19-25)
(California) -- It doesn’t matter what level of wine knowledge you have to enjoy Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s latest wine pairing dinner.

10/12/2018

article California tribal casino growth outpaces nation, report shows (Slideshow)
(California) -- California’s tribal casino industry, which accounts for more than a quarter of the nation’s tribal casino revenue, showed stronger revenue...

10/10/2018

article Money rolls in for California Lottery despite scrutiny, conflict
(California) -- The California State Lottery is earning more money than ever, but it’s also coming under new scrutiny as it heads toward a ninth consecutive year of...

10/8/2018

article Chicken Ranch tribe to present new casino entrance with roundabout
(California) -- The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California are planning to build a roundabout at Highway 108 and Mackey Ranch Road in an effort to...

10/4/2018

article Casino Hotel Project Concerns Neighbors
(California) -- Trinidad Town Hall's big room gradually filled on the evening of Sept. 27 as residents of Trinidad, Westhaven and the Trinidad Rancheria drifted in....

9/29/2018

article Gavin Newsom's fundraising machine continues to dominate the California governor's race
(California) -- ... If Newsom is elected governor, part of his responsibilities would be to negotiate tribal-gaming compacts, which lay out the rules and guidelines on...

9/25/2018

article Fate of Winehaven castle -- once the world's largest winery -- awaits another chapter
(California) -- The Winehaven castle, an imposing red brick building that once housed the world's largest winery, has stood on the edge of Richmond's Point...

9/24/2018

article Take a Look at the Big Proposed Trinidad Casino Hotel; Concerned Community Members Schedule Meeting to Gin Up Public Comment
(California) -- The Trinidad Rancheria has released its environmental assessment for a major hotel addition to take advantage of the panoramic ocean views behind Cher-ae...
article Trinidad Rancheria plans 100-room hotel adjacent to casino
(California) -- The Trinidad Rancheria is planning to build a 100-room hotel adjacent to its casino in northern California. The hotel is to be located on 0.4 acres at...
article Trinidad Rancheria proposes Casino Hotel
(California) -- Trinidad Rancheria proposes a casino hotel on the North Coast near Ocean Views, but concerned members of the community request a meeting. The Rancheria...

9/23/2018

article Fate of Point Molate’s Winehaven castle — once the world’s largest winery — awaits another chapter
(California) -- The Winehaven castle, an imposing red brick building that once housed the world’s largest winery, has stood on the edge of Richmond’s Point...

9/22/2018

article Trinidad Rancheria pursues seaside hotel
(California) -- The Trinidad Rancheria is planning to construct a 100-room hotel adjacent to the Cher-Ae Heights Casino in the coming year. While many members of the...

9/20/2018

article Southern California Businessman Files Suit Against Operators of Blue Lake Casino and Tribal Judge, Claiming Wrongful Civil Proceedings
(California) -- A businessman from Encinitas, California — a small beach community north of San Diego — has filed a legal complaint seeking damages against...

9/2/2018

article Music and comedy take the stage at San Diego casino venues
(California) -- Cue the curtain, San Diego — it’s showtime! Every week, the region’s casinos play host to major musical acts, beloved tribute bands,...
article Here's the deal at the San Diego-area's 10 casinos
(California) -- The San Diego area have 10 casinos — five in North County, five in East and South county, including the newly rebranded Jamul Casino..
article Quick casino bites for gamers on the go
(California) -- You’re hungry, but the blackjack table beckons. Do you brave the line at the casino buffet, try to snag a table at the steakhouse or make a bee-...
article The best casino spa treatments for sun-parched skin
(California) -- We don’t have to tell you it’s been blazing hot this summer. But we do have to tell you that if you’ve been sunbathing, swimming in...

8/30/2018

article PALERMO: Sacramento leads California growth as tribes seek new compacts
(California) -- With the approaching 20th anniversary of compacted American Indian casinos in California, future expansion of the nation’s largest Indian gaming...

8/18/2018

article New Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation to Allow New Types of Gambling in California
(California) -- Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced the proponent of a new initiative was cleared to begin collecting petition signatures.

8/17/2018

article Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino celebrates 35 years!
(California) -- Tachi Palace is giving you the chance to win more than one million dollars, a TIny House, and a brand new truck! It's all part of their anniversary...
article Cahuilla Casino helps community during power outage
(California) -- Long lines become the norm at the Cahuilla Casino Mountain Sky Travel Center for the first several days of the power outage. The power outage suffered by...

8/14/2018

article Rowdy party complaint prompts California Lottery to cancel sales meeting
(California) -- The California Lottery is postponing a planned sales conference in the wake of an anonymous employee’s recent complaint to Gov. Jerry Brown about...

8/11/2018

article As one Southern California casino nears completion on a new resort, another has suspended its expansion plans.
(California) -- As one Southern California casino nears completion on a new resort, another has suspended its expansion plans. While Soboba Casino in San Jacinto plans...
article Drunken, bawdy behavior at California Lottery alleged in letter, photos to Jerry Brown
(California) -- A package of bawdy photos allegedly showing senior state Lottery leaders carrying on at a Southern California piano bar, with one image showing an...

8/10/2018

article California Court Ruling Forestalls Online Gaming
(California) -- An appeals court ruling against a California Native American tribe has further derailed online gaming expansion in the nation’s most populated...

8/9/2018

article California tribe’s shot at opening online casino nixed by judge
(California) -- A native tribe in the US, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, had hoped it would be able to offer an online poker and bingo site but wasn’t ready for...
article OP/ED: Petalumans don’t want a casino anywhere near the city limits. That much is clear.
(California) -- Petalumans don’t want a casino anywhere near the city limits. That much is clear. In a 2006 advisory ballot measure, 80 percent of Petaluma voters...

8/3/2018

article Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts
(California) -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Thursday announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the La Jolla Band of...

8/2/2018

article Petaluma wants a say in county casino negotiations
(California) -- Petaluma is seeking influence over an agreement between Sonoma County and an Indian tribe that could gird against a potential Las Vegas-style casino in...

7/30/2018

article Chemehuevi Tribe on track to finish new casino in the spring of 2019
(California) -- The Chemehuevi Tribe continues work on a brand new casino in California. The 72,500 square-foot facility features a 48-room hotel, 320 gaming machines...

7/26/2018

article Local Radio Celebrity Wins Big At Chicken Ranch Casino
(California) -- Nearly busting with his own breaking news, KVML morning man Mark Truppner won a brand new, fully loaded Chevy Equinox SUV with an MSRP value of $36,500...

7/25/2018

article San Diego County doubles hotel rooms under construction — 3,400
(California) -- Coming off an already record-setting 2017, hotel development throughout California so far this year shows no signs of slowing, even as construction costs...

7/24/2018

article 11 unique bars at Southern California casinos
(California) -- For those looking to let their hair down — or up with this heat — while whetting their whistle have plenty of options watering holes located...

7/19/2018

article BLOG: The List: Our guide to California gambling, and where to go this summer
(California) -- Southern California offers more than its own fair share of casino resorts, often with more draws than just gambling. Not sure where to go? Here’s...

7/17/2018

article Experts say legalized sports betting to have minimal impact on Lake Tahoe market
(Nevada) -- On June 5, Delaware became the first state to legalize sports wagering after the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act...

7/10/2018

article PODCAST: Valley Edition - July 10, 2018 - "Save Shaw Avenue"; Tribal Gaming; Trade War And Dairy; Mono Lake
(California) -- This week on Valley Edition we hear reports about a new group that wants to “save” Fresno’s Shaw Avenue, and about the rapid expansion...

7/5/2018

press release Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino to Give Away $2 Million in Cash and Prizes During Its 35th Anniversary Celebration
(California) -- In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino is inviting guests to “Share the Dream” and participate in the $2...

7/2/2018

article California tribe issuing bonds to finance envisioned casino resort
(California) -- In California, the Estom Yumeka Maidu tribe is reportedly due to issue some $440 million in collateral-backed bonds via its Enterprise Development...

6/26/2018

article Tachi Palace gives donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently presented Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California a check for $70,408 with funds raised at its 16th Annual...

6/24/2018

article Report: Lottery revenues soar but contributions to schools remains flat
(California) -- Contributions to California schools from the state lottery are unchanged from 12 years ago, despite revenue that has soared in recent years thanks to...

6/20/2018

article Richmond dives into fast-tracked planning process around Point Molate
(California) -- After a few snags, the city and its residents are diving headlong into crafting a community vision for one of its most important pieces of land —...

6/13/2018

article Is online gambling good for Southern California?
(California) -- The gambling laws in the US are complicated. Much more so than those of the United Kingdom because of the sheer size and complexity of the country. Being...
article Valley Center's Tribal Casino Resorts
(California) -- Tucked into the largely rural Valley Center area of northeast San Diego County are two tribal-owned casino resorts on Native American reservations:...

6/8/2018

article Table Mountain Rancheria tribe considers relocating
(California) -- One of the region's oldest casino could be moving. The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribe is planning to build a new casino and hotel right next to their...

6/7/2018

article Table Mountain plans new casino, 151-room hotel, 454 new jobs
(California) -- Table Mountain Rancheria north of Fresno is planning a new, larger casino as well as a hotel adjacent their existing casino facility, according to an...
article Table Mountain Rancheria to build new casino and hotel complex
(California) -- The Table Mountain Rancheria, home to one of the region's oldest gaming centers, is building a new casino, hotel and entertainment venue, according...

6/1/2018

article CA Lottery’s SuperLotto Plus Campaign Breathes New Life into the California Dream
(California) -- Californians are proud to call themselves dreamers. They wear it like a badge of honor and they love California because it's astate that truly...
article California dreaming featured in new campaign for state’s lottery
(California) -- A new campaign for the California Lottery spends its time on dreamers and the little – or big – things people would do if they won the...

5/31/2018

article Jamul Indian Village regains control of the Jamul Casino
(California) -- For the first time in their 12-thousand year history, the Jamul Band of the Kumeyaay Nation will be self-sufficient. “I can’t tell you how...

5/29/2018

article Bet on gold rush to California for sports bettors
(California) -- It takes zero experience to bet sports. I should know. I’ve been betting sports for over 50 years. Sports betting is one of the most entertaining...

5/25/2018

article RUDDOCK: How California Can Resurrect Its Online Poker Efforts (Hint, Sports Betting Is Involved)
(California) -- Sports betting has replaced online poker as the hot topic in California, but like the prior online poker and daily fantasy sports legislative efforts,...

5/23/2018

article Gaming the System
(California) -- All bets are on in the world of sports gambling. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law that limited sports betting to just Nevada, and...
article DeLeon memo questioned
(California) -- The Eagle Mountain Casino in 2017 averaged 11.3 calls for service per month according to Tulare County Undersheriff Robin Skiles in a phone interview...

5/22/2018

article BREITBART: California Legalizing Sports Betting Could Threaten Indian Tribe Casinos
(California) -- California’s Indian tribe gambling monopolies are being threatened by legalized sports betting, which could pave the way for race tracks, card...

5/19/2018

article Sports gambling may be coming to California — but it's unclear who will take your bets
(California) -- If there is one sure bet Californians can make now that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for legalized sports gambling, it's this: Months, if...
article LoCO Interview: Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg Talks About Hash Labs, Racism and His Track Record
(California) -- Humboldt County’s incumbent Fifth District supervisor, Ryan Sundberg, is very busy these days. As he nears the last six months of his second four-...

5/11/2018

press release CNIGA Doubles Down on Innovation
(California) -- Today, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) formally announced its new communications app is available for download. The app,...

5/7/2018

article California card room catches $3m break from fed watchdog
(California) -- A California card room has caught a $3m break from federal watchdogs after promising to do a betyter job of observing anti-money laundering (AML) rules

5/6/2018

article Rain Rock Casino Opens Its Doors in Yreka
(California) -- Residents of Yreka, Calif., now have a new destination to satisfy their gambling urges. According to a report from KDRV, Rain Rock Casino opened its...

5/3/2018

article Santa Anita Park reinvents itself to survive in a world filled with entertainment options
(California) -- An exuberant Greg Park slapped the bills on the table, yelling, “Here’s the money!” He had collected $21 for his bet on the winning...
article Santa Anita Park reinvents itself to survive in a world filled with entertainment options
(California) -- An exuberant Greg Park slapped the bills on the table, yelling, “Here’s the money!” He had collected $21 for his bet on the winning...

5/2/2018

article Here’s how to celebrate Mother’s Day at Southern California casinos
(California) -- Here’s an idea: Let the moms in your life relax – maybe even sip some bubbly – and enjoy someone else’s cooking this Mother’s Day. Southern California...

4/29/2018

article What you need to know about the 10 San Diego-area casinos
(California) -- The deal: A full-scale casino resort with a hotel, golf course, day spa and multiple dining venues. Barona’s recently expanded casino floor offers...
article Barona, Pechanga and Viejas unveil expansions
(California) -- There’s been a lot of action at three San Diego-area casinos in recent months, and not just on the gaming floor. Barona Resort & Casino,...
article Craving Asian food? At local casinos, you're in luck
(California) -- Regardless of where you go to gamble in Southern California, you’ll notice a growing number of Asian visitors. An article published last year in...
article High-tech 4D slot machine debuts at San Diego casinos
(California) -- Welcome to the future of slot machines. Now watch out for flying coins. In late February, Sycuan Casino and Pechanga Resort & Casino both added the...
article By design, Viejas' new hotel offers a calming escape from the busy casino floor
(California) -- For Stephanie Lee, good hospitality design comes down to two key factors: respecting the wishes of the client and ensuring the design can withstand the...

4/20/2018

article VIDEO: Rain Rock Casino Opens for Business in Yreka
(California) -- NewsWatch12' Sionan Barrett was on site for today's ribbon cutting. She shows us what you can expect when you walk through the doors.

4/18/2018

article Casinos seek to draw players with spring promotions
(California) -- Seeking to bring players into their gaming rooms, Northern California casinos are offering all sorts of promotions, including car giveaways and slot...

3/28/2018

article PALERMO: Reading Between the Lines / Golden State gambling in a regulatory quandary
(California) -- California’s apparent inability to police its $1.8 billion card-room industry is angering American Indian tribes and jeopardizing future expansion...

3/25/2018

article Breaking Stride: Silicon Sage (Part 3 of Devo Rides)
(California) -- I was gasping for breath on a park bench when my phone vibrated. I had just logged a solid 50 yards with William Shakespaw. He is a Basset Hound who...

3/21/2018

article Dodd bill about problem gambling passes California Senate
(California) -- The state Senate passed a bipartisan resolution by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) declaring March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in California, Dodd...

3/5/2018

article San Diego County's casino industry may be over-saturated
(California) -- With nearly a dozen casinos in San Diego County, a local gaming expert says the region has become oversaturated creating too much competition. This is...

3/3/2018

article Is San Diego's casino industry over-saturated?
(California) -- Though the sun was shining Friday morning, officials from the Pechanga Resort & Casino had to move a press conference about today’s grand...

2/16/2018

article BLOG: Sorry, Californians, no (legal) online poker for you
(California) -- It was a long, hard-fought battle. But sometimes it’s necessary to know when to say enough is enough. After almost a decade of attempts to bring...
article BLOG: The Real Reason Why Online Poker Has Been Put On Ice In California
(California) -- If you’re an advocate for online poker, the news coming out of California isn’t positive. For the second straight year, the Golden State is...

2/15/2018

article No Online Poker Bill in California This Year, Tribes Turn Against Sports Betting Instead
(California) -- California appears to have given up on regulating online poker, at least for 2018. Friday is the deadline for filing bills in the California legislature...

2/14/2018

article BLOG: California Online Poker Hinges on NJ Sports Betting Case
(California) -- Online poker legislation in California may have failed to gain any traction over the past decade, but at least in the past lawmakers have made an effort...
article California Won't Consider Online Poker In 2018
(California) -- For the first time in a decade, the Golden State won’t be home to an online poker debate. Per Online Poker Report, no bill is expected to be pushed...

2/13/2018

article California Online Poker Legalization Effort Appears To Be Dead Before It Even Begins In 2018
(California) -- For the first time in more than a decade, California will not be considering an online poker bill in 2018. However, online poker may be tied with sports...

2/12/2018

article Tribes Take Shots At California Cardrooms, Regulators At Conference About Sports Betting, Expanded Gaming
(California) -- American Indian tribes meeting last week in Southern California say they are “fed up” with what they perceive to be the state’s...

2/9/2018

article Race for California Governor tightens
(Arizona) -- The California race for governor is nearly a dead heat. A new public policy poll shows Democrat Gavin Newsom leading fellow Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa 23...

2/7/2018

press release Tribal Leaders, Policy Makers, Industry Professionals Gather for Western Indian Gaming Conference
(California) -- Hundreds of tribal leaders, regulators, industry professionals and policy makers are gathering at the 23rd annual Western Indian Gaming Conference at...

1/29/2018

article Thunder Valley Casino Resort moving along with $56 million renovation
(California) -- The Thunder Valley Casino Resort of California has been hard at work making $56 million worth of additions and upgrades to its casino and hotel in an...

1/28/2018

press release Statement from Steve Stallings, Chairman California Nations Indian Gaming Association
(California) -- “The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) applauds Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on his final State of the State speech. CNIGA shares...

1/26/2018

article These casinos will celebrate Lunar New Year
(California) -- As the crowing rooster departs, the dog bounds in when the Lunar New Year begins on Friday, Feb. 16. Here’s a look at how Southern California...

1/25/2018

article Tribes add thousands of jobs with expansions at casinos in California
(California) -- Six tribes are creating nearly 3,000 jobs as they expand their casinos in southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

1/14/2018

article Yreka’s Rain Rock Casino about to roll
(California) -- A new casino built on a hill outside Yreka, California, hopes to draw Medford-area gamblers when it opens toward the end of February. Rain Rock Casino...

1/10/2018

article Casual Connect USA 2018 Set to Kick Off in California Next Tuesday
(California) -- Casual Connect USA 2018, one of the biggest yearly business conferences, is all set to get underway in a less than week's time.

1/7/2018

article Owner Files Protest Over Santa Anita Race Condition
(California) -- A new condition at Santa Anita Park designed to restrict entries to smaller barns in California spurred a protest in the first race it was employed Jan....

12/26/2017

article California Indian Gaming Industry is Booming
(California) -- As the state of California considers gaming legislation related to online poker and the addition of sports betting within the state’s border, a...

12/20/2017

article San Diego-area casinos raise the steaks
(California) -- You’re nestled into a sumptuous velvet booth next to a crackling fireplace and listening to the soothing sounds of a pianist tickling the ivories....

12/19/2017

article Californian Tribes Renovating Casinos to Better Compete with Las Vegas
(California) -- Last year, 43 million tourists travelled to Las Vegas in Nevada of which a massive 27% came from the neighboring state of California. Aware of the...

12/18/2017

article California Casinos Renovate to Compete with Las Vegas for Resort Customers
(California) -- In a decades-old battle between California and Nevada, several tribal California casinos have undertaken multimillion-dollar construction or renovation...

12/17/2017

article For Inland tribes, expanding their casinos seems like a sure bet
(California) -- Inland tribes are doubling down on their casino resorts with new buildings in Temecula, northern San Diego County and San Jacinto — and even more...

12/13/2017

article Tribal Casino Projects Are Booming In Southern California
(California) -- The first of several major construction projects at Southern California tribal casinos is set to open before Christmas.

11/26/2017

article Temecula, California: Better than hot – sizzling!
(California) -- A mere 70-minute drive from the San Diego, CA, airport, Temecula is an emerging center for wine, gourmet dining, gambling, shopping and living…...

10/31/2017

article California Eyes Historical Racing To Boost Purses And Profits
(California) -- Commissioners who oversee California’s struggling horseracing industry are considering the idea of historical racing machines in an effort to aid...

10/23/2017

article BLOG: While Pala Casino Breaks Ground, Valley View Casino Breaks News
(California) -- Just when it seemed like the escalating war of casino expansions was slowing down in Southern California, they sped right back up again. This week, Pala...

10/20/2017

article San Diego, California Getting Back in the Game, as Six Area Casinos Undergo New Construction
(California) -- Six San Diego casinos are getting a collective $1 billion infusion, which will go towards major remodelling, added amenities, and additional hotel rooms...

10/19/2017

article San Diego casino boom heats up: Valley View to launch $50 million expansion
(California) -- Valley View Casino & Hotel on Tuesday announced a $50 million expansion, becoming the region’s sixth casino property to launch a construction...
article Council hears casino update
(California) -- According to Ridgecrest City Manager Ron Strand, the casino process has “a little ways to go” and the tribe has indicated they have no plans...

10/4/2017

press release Southern California's 2017 Best Casinos
(California) -- The Southern California Gaming Guide™ announced today its Reader's Choice 2017 BEST CASINOS conducted in August. The 2017 BEST CASINOS include...

9/27/2017

article Californian poker is still on pause
(California) -- Online poker regulations in California State have been delayed until next year, generating doubts about a possible approval. Local legislators have...

9/26/2017

article BLOG: California Internet Poker Efforts Over for 2017
(California) -- After an initial flurry of activity at the start of 2017, any hopes that California might soon become the fourth US state to legalize online poker in the...

9/11/2017

article Two California Tribal Compacts Approved
(California) -- California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two gaming compacts. The legislature has approved one of them and will soon take up the other. The compacts...

9/5/2017

press release Governor Brown And The Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe Sign New Tribal-State Gaming Compact
(California) -- Governor Edmund G. Brown and the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe ("Tribe") have signed a new Tribal-State Gaming Compact ("Compact")...

9/3/2017

article Taking a spin at casinos outside San Diego
(California) -- Casinos and casino resorts aren’t exclusive to the San Diego area. Here are destinations to check out if you’re traveling in Southern...
article Luxury links: Our pro tees off at Barona, Pechanga golf courses
(California) -- When the Barona Band of Mission Indians decided in the late 1990s they were going to build their own golf course as an amenity to a new hotel and casino...
article San Diego casino building boom expands again
(California) -- One down, five to go. On June 12, Harrah’s Resort Southern California completed the final phase of its $160 million expansion with the opening of...
article SPAS: Casinos make S.D. a pampering paradise
(California) -- San Diego has long been known as a weather wonderland, but perhaps it’s time to update that description to also reflect it being a pampering...

9/1/2017

article Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts
(California) -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Elk Valley Rancheria...

8/30/2017

article Solano board opposes bill to give tax-exempt status for native tribes seeking federal trust
(California) -- Solano County supervisors oppose a bill that would give Native American tribes tax-exempt status as that tribe seeks to place land holdings into a...

8/24/2017

article Tribe Pushes To Revive Suit Over Calif. Gov. Casino OK (sub req)
(New York) -- The United Auburn Indian Community continued Wednesday to press the California Supreme Court to revive its lawsuit challenging Gov. Jerry Brown’s...

8/19/2017

article Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts
(California) -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Tuolumne Band of Me-...

8/18/2017

article Governor Signs New Gaming Pact With Tuolumne Band Of Me-Wuk Indians
(California) -- Late this afternoon Governor Jerry Brown announced that he signed a new tribal-state gaming compact with the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. In addition...

8/7/2017

article 9th Circ. Brings Back Bad Faith Claims Over Tribal Casino [sub req]
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit partly revived a suit by a California tribe and a developer over their failed proposal for a casino in a Bay Area city on Friday,...

8/2/2017

article Sonoma County Fair’s horse racing struggles amid nationwide industry decline
(California) -- Horse racing has long gone hand in hand with the Sonoma County Fair, as much a staple of the annual summertime event as carnival rides and deep-fried...

7/19/2017

article Tribal Gaming Growth Hurts Laughlin and Reno but Vegas is Bulletproof, Says Analyst
(Nevada) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission reported this week that America’s tribal gaming operators collectively generated $31.2 billion in gross gaming...

7/18/2017

article Indian tribes’ gaming win shifts landscape in Laughlin, Reno
(Nevada) -- Record gross gaming revenue at casinos operated by the nation’s Indian tribes in 2016 has been an economic success story for tribes but has altered the...

7/10/2017

blog Dave Palermo: Tribal Anger Grows Over Card Room Games
(California) -- American Indian tribes operating casinos are demanding that California gambling regulators limit contractual agreements between card rooms and firms...

7/4/2017

blog Dave Palermo: DOJ Suspends Card Room Rotation Rule
(California) -- California gambling regulators are at least temporarily suspending a controversial card room rule that the player-dealer position in high stakes versions...

6/28/2017

article It’s hot! Here’s how to chill out at a Southern California casino
(California) -- With Inland temperatures continuing to scorch and summer in full swing, taking a dip in a pool is a perfect activity to cool off. And if you don’t...

6/27/2017

article The House Raises / A look at four new developments tied to local casino operations
(California) -- Gaming facilities across the capital region are booming with expansions and new construction. Here’s a look at four new developments tied to local...

6/26/2017

article Back and Forward: Susan Jensen on Tribal Gaming in California
(California) -- Susan Jensen, executive director of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, offers her insight into the challenges facing tribal casino...

6/4/2017

article Primer On Indian Casinos In California
(California) -- 57 distinct Native American tribes operate 58 California Indian Casinos. How successful they are is apparent from the fact that last year, all the...

5/31/2017

article Coyote Valley Casino could be relocated
(California) -- The Coyote Valley Band Of Pomo Indians revealed that the tribe is in talks with Mendocino County authorities to relocate the Coyote Valley Casino to a...

5/30/2017

article California tribe continuing casino relocation negotiations
(California) -- In northern California, the Coyote Valley Band Of Pomo Indians is reportedly continuing negotiations with officials in Mendocino County regarding the...

5/29/2017

article BLOG: Tribes And Card Rooms Waging War Over Table Games
(California) -- California is unlikely to tackle the polarizing issue of online poker in 2017. However, an even more contentious gaming issue appears to be coming to a...

5/26/2017

article PALERMO: Gaming the System
(California) -- A five-year dispute between California’s American Indian tribes and the state’s card rooms is moving toward potential litigation that could...

5/24/2017

article Coyote Valley working on negotiations for M.O.U. with the county regarding a new casino [3rd Item]
(California) -- The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is working on negotiations for a memorandum of understanding with the county regarding a new casino that the tribe...

5/23/2017

article BLOG: Coalitions Shuffle The Deck, But CA Online Poker Still A Wash This Year
(California) -- In an April interview with Online Poker Report, California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer pronounced California online poker dead for the 2017...

5/16/2017

article Coyote Valley Casino expansion, housing plan taken up by county
(California) -- The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is negotiating with the county for approval to build a new casino and housing on its reservation in Redwood Valley...

5/8/2017

article Appeal Of Calif. Tribal Casino Approval Premature, Feds Say [sub req]
(California) -- The federal government told the Ninth Circuit Friday it didn’t have jurisdiction to hear a suit brought by community groups attempting to block a...

4/28/2017

article New Hope For California Online Poker? Tribal Group Ends PokerStars Partnership
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians said Wednesday that it is no longer a member of the coalition that includes PokerStars, Commerce Casino, Hawaiian...

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