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California tribe pays sky-high yield on casino bond

A Native American tribe in California has agreed to pay one of the highest interest rates ever seen on a junk bond since the financial crash to finance a long-delayed casino development. The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, which has been planning to build a casino in Amador County for over a decade, finally sold a US$205m five-year bond to finance the project on Tuesday.

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4/16/2018

article Buena Vista Rancheria hits another milestone after win in homelands case
(California) -- The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is on track to a brighter future after securing victory in a long-running tribal homelands case.
article Caesars Entertainment Agrees with Tribe for a Harrah’s Casino in Northern California
(California) -- Nevada-based gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has signed an agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria tribe for a $168 million Harrah...
press release Caesars Entertainment Announces Agreement to Bring Harrah's-Branded Tribal Casino to Northern California
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with the Buena Vista Gaming Authority, an entity of...
article Caesars Entertainment Corporation inks deal for California casino
(California) -- American casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the signing of an agreement with the federally-recognized Buena Vista Rancheria of...
article Caesars to Build Harrah’s Northern California Near Sacramento
(California) -- Caesars Entertainment has reached a deal with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians to jointly construct a casino in California near the state...

3/13/2018

article As Wilton Rancheria's Elk Grove Casino Works it Way Through Courts, Nearby New Indian Casino Financed With 'Junk Bonds'
(California) -- As the case challenging Wilton Rancheria's proposed $500 million casino in Elk Grove, California works its way through Federal court in Washington DC...

3/10/2018

article Tiny California Tribe Pays Highest Interest on Casino Junk Bond Since Economic Crash
(California) -- The Buena Vista Rancheria band of Me-Wuk Indians has finally received financial backing for its long-cherished dream of a casino in Amador County,...

3/7/2018

article California tribe pays sky-high yield on casino bond
(California) -- A Native American tribe in California has agreed to pay one of the highest interest rates ever seen on a junk bond since the financial crash to finance a...

1/4/2018

article DC Circ. Won't Rethink Nix Of Calif. County’s Casino Suit (sub req.)
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday said it won’t reconsider a panel ruling backing the dismissal of a California county’s suit challenging a...

2/15/2017

article Calif. County Can Fight Tribal Casino, DC Circ. Told [sub req]
(California) -- A California county has urged the D.C. Circuit to allow it to challenge a U.S. Department of the Interior decision backing a proposed tribal casino,...

3/25/2016

article Coal Mine Road casino project gets legal boost
(California) -- Amador County has received a temporary setback in its effort to block the Buena Vista Rancheria of Mewuk Indians from considering a 67-acre parcel of...

3/17/2016

article Calif. County Loses Challenge To Tribal Casino
(California) -- A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday tossed a California county’s challenge to a U.S. Department of the Interior decision to back a proposed tribal...

12/2/2014

article California tribe gets good news, bad news about its casino bid
(California) -- Federal judges far from California dealt a mixed hand this week to a long-debated casino proposed for the Amador County foothills, 36 miles east of...
article Court won't allow Buena Vista Rancheria in gaming land case
(California) -- The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians in California can't join a long-running lawsuit that challenges the tribe's gaming plans, the D.C....
article Tribe Too Slow To Defend Gambling Rights, DC Circ. Says
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit said Tuesday that a California tribe waited too long to intervene in a suit attempting to nix its compact for Class III casino...

12/1/2014

article High Court Lets Stand Tribe's Status, Right To Build Casino
(California) -- A California tribe can keep its casino gambling license after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to a Ninth Circuit decision...
article Supreme Court won't hear Buena Vista Rancheria compact suit
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing a Class III gaming compact dispute involving the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians in California....

10/11/2014

article Buena Vista Rancheria wants to intervene in gaming land suit
(California) -- The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday for permission to join a long-running lawsuit that...

10/9/2014

article Tribe Asks DC Circ. To Grant Intervention In Gambling Suit [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- A California tribe urged a D.C. Circuit panel on Thursday to allow it to intervene in a suit attempting to nix its compact for Class III casino...

4/3/2014

article A second look at Buena Vista Casino situation and TH83
(California) -- A series of articles, by definition, requires more than a single article. This is the second in the series about the 1983 Tillie Hardwick Stipulated...
article OP/ED: Do Native Americans enjoy unalienable rights?
(California) -- After reading “Alook at Buena Vista and TH83,” by Butch Cranford, in the Ledger Dispatch, March 21, 2014, one would conclude not. However,...

3/21/2014

article COMMENTARY: A look at Buena Vista an TH83
(California) -- The Ledger Dispatch published a story recently related to the Friends of Amador litigation challenging whether the land at BV is eligible for a Class III...

2/21/2014

article Federal court upholds casino ruling
(California) -- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that the Buena Vista Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians is indeed a federally...

2/3/2014

article Calif. Tribe Wants In On DC Circ. Gambling Suit
(New York) -- Fresh off winning a related Ninth Circuit case, a California tribe asked the District of Columbia appeals court on Friday to let it intervene in a suit...

1/30/2014

article 9th Circ. Won't Revive Challenge To Tribal Casino
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a challenge to the property and casino gambling rights of a California tribe, saying that the tribe must...

1/29/2014

article Federal appeals court rejects challenge to Amador casino
(California) -- A federal appeals court today rebuffed an Amador County citizens group challenging federal recognition of a tribe seeking to build a casino near Ione.

1/15/2014

article 9th Circuit hears Buena Vista Rancheria compact dispute
(California) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments this morning in a lawsuit that challenges a Class III gaming compact for the Buena Vista Rancheria...

11/25/2013

article Bally Technologies completes casino device deal
(Las Vegas) -- Bally Technologies has closed on its acquisition of rival casino device company SHFL Entertainment Inc.

7/12/2013

article No casino in Buena Vista fundraising dinner
(California) -- Members of No Casino In Plymouth join the Friends of Amador County in inviting you to support the FOAC fundraising efforts to stop the 125 proposed...

6/7/2013

article Buena Vista bond offering yanked/ Federal court issues court ruling favorable to county
(California) -- A Federal judge has issued a ruling denying the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians from actively participating in Amador County’s lawsuit...

5/2/2013

article Buena Vista Rancheria seeks funding through bond offering
(California) -- A law firm working on behalf of the Buena Vista Rancheria Casino project is proposing to issue $220 million worth of "senior secured notes" to...

12/6/2012

article BLOG: Protest of Casino Development at Buena Vista Rancheria
(California) -- In the place now known as California, there lived more than 100 indigenous languages, with 50 alive today and others sleeping. Now there are 105...

5/25/2012

article Alcohol license hearing for Buena Vista Casino ends in delayed ruling
(California) -- Conference Room C of the Amador County Administration Building became a temporary courtroom Tuesday morning, as the group known as Friends of Amador...

5/15/2011

article Federal appeals court issues ruling in Amador County versus Buena Vista casino
(California) -- A panel of three Washington, D.C. appellate court judges has overturned a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit brought by Amador County as part of...

5/6/2011

article DC Circuit revives lawsuit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today revived a lawsuit that challenges the casino plans of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of...

4/17/2010

article Supes protest California issuing liquor license to new Buena Vista casino
(California) -- The Amador County Board of Supervisors has sent a letter to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control opposing the issuance of a liquor license for...

2/23/2010

article Group sues to halt Amador County tribal casino
(California) -- A group is trying to halt construction of a casino in Amador County by arguing that the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is not a true tribe.

2/19/2010

article Anti-casino group files lawsuit
(California) -- A lawsuit has been filed challenging the eligibility of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians to conduct casino gaming on land near Ione.

2/12/2010

article Group sues to halt Amador County tribal casino
(California) -- A group is trying to halt construction of a casino in Amador County by arguing that the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is not a true tribe.

1/14/2009

article Amador County Casino Plans Clear Legal Hurdle / Me-Wuk Indians Get OK To Pursue Development
(California) -- Me-Wuk Indians on the Buena Vista Rancheria are free to pursue plans for a casino now that a federal court has dismissed Amador County's lawsuit...

1/13/2009

article Court rejects casino lawsuit / Hurdle cleared by rancheria in push for Ione facility
(California) -- A federal court has dismissed Amador County's lawsuit over the legitimacy of a proposed casino 36 miles from Stockton, clearing one of the remaining...

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