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Table Mountain Rancheria tribe considers relocating

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 current location. "Our current facility was built in 1987. It was a no pre-fab butler building that was added on to it. Low ceilings, poor circulation, so we needed something more state of the art that will be more energy efficient," said Dan Casas.

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9/21/2019

article California balks at considering casino license for men with ties to Utah polygamous sect, wants to know more about their finances
(California) -- California’s gambling regulators are again asking for more information about the finances of two men operating a casino there, including who else...

9/19/2019

article Where to find deals on food and drinks at Southern California casinos during NFL games
(California) -- Football season is underway and if you’re looking for an exciting spot to take in a game and root for your team, Southern California’s...

9/11/2019

article MUST READ: Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning the Triple Crown
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article Triple Crown winner Justify reportedly failed a drug test weeks before the Kentucky Derby
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9/10/2019

article Gambling Group Can't Get Involved In Tribes' Card Game Fight [sub req]
(California) -- A California federal judge won't take another look at his refusal to let a nontribal gambling trade group intervene in three tribes' suit over...

9/8/2019

article Lavish casino hotel suites offer taste of the sweet life
(California) -- Some have full living and dining rooms, kitchens, walk-in closets, soaker tubs and rain showers larger than most average bathrooms. They’re...
article Casinos put the sizzle in red-hot burger trend
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article What you need to know about the 10 San Diego-area casinos
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9/6/2019

article Woman suspected of kidnapping baby from outside Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley
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9/1/2019

article Gavin Newsom signs tribal-state gaming compact with Cabazon tribe
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8/27/2019

article 16 places for cheap eats under $10 at Southern California’s casinos
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8/22/2019

article Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Gov. Newsom sign compact
(California) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom signs tribal-state gaming compact between the state and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the governor's office...

8/21/2019

article Guess who made Capitol Weekly's Top 100 list? Jeff Grubbe, two other Inland Empire tribal leaders
(California) -- Three Southern California tribal leaders, two from Riverside County, were included on the Top 100 list from Capitol Weekly, an online publication that...

8/10/2019

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7/31/2019

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7/30/2019

article Tribe says unfinished parking lot is holding up new casino project [sub req]
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7/29/2019

article RUDDOCK: Will California Ever Get Its Act Together And Legalize Online Poker?
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7/23/2019

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7/16/2019

article POLYGAMOUS BLOOD CULT: One Kingston, who co-owns a California casino, wants to give his shares to another member of a Utah polygamous sect
(California) -- Two men with ties to a Utah polygamous sect, and who own a casino in Lake Elsinore, Calif., should receive more time to apply for gambling licenses or...

7/14/2019

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7/12/2019

article California Casino Operated by Controversial Polygamous Mormon Group Gets Mixed Gaming License Ruling
(California) -- The Lake Elsinore Casino, a California cardroom owned by a family that allegedly practices polygamy and intra-family marriage, won’t get a...
article Lake Elsinore Casino, owned by men tied to polygamous sect, gets mixed ruling on gaming license
(California) -- Lake Elsinore Casino’s current owners, who have been linked to a Utah polygamous sect accused of forcing teenage girls to marry and described by...

7/5/2019

article Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians casino, hotel near Anza gets upgrade
(California) -- Construction is underway on a new casino and hotel in Anza, which is expected to be complete later this year, according to the Cahuilla Band of Mission...

7/2/2019

article California Cardrooms Score A Victory In Ongoing Fight With Gaming Tribes
(California) -- US District Court Judge John Menendez handed California cardrooms a significant win in their ongoing fight with the state’s tribal casinos. On June...

6/30/2019

article Proposed California Sports Betting Bill Likely To Face Tribal Opposition
(California) -- Sports betting legislation has once again been proposed in the country's most populous state as two California politicians presented a new bill for...

6/29/2019

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(California) -- Sports wagering would be legal in California if legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Bill Dodd and Assemblyman Adam Gray becomes law. The legislation...
article Hall of fame horse trainer says he wasn’t warned before being banned
(California) -- Hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Wednesday he was given no warning by the owners of Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields before being...
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6/28/2019

article Merced legislator moves to legalize gambling in California. Where would the money go?
(California) -- Legislation that would allow California to regulate sports betting independent of federal rules moved forward this week thanks to Assemblymember Adam...

6/26/2019

article Why So Many Horses Have Died at Santa Anita
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6/25/2019

article Three California tribal casinos to appeal US District Court setback in house-card games exclusivity
(California) -- A lawsuit brought by three prominent casino-operating California tribal nations targeting certain house-banked games available in some of the state...

6/24/2019

article California Sports Betting, Online Poker Helped By Tribes’ Loss In Court?
(California) -- A trio of California gaming tribes saw their efforts to stop casino-style games at the state’s cardrooms meet an untimely demise in federal court...
article PALERMO: Bringing Down the Hammer
(California) -- A scathing audit of California’s politically bifurcated regulatory system concludes that the Bureau of Gambling Control and the Gambling Control...
article PALERMO: Knock-Down Drag-Out
(California) -- A group of executives with the American Indian gambling industry who gathered last May for the UNLV Gaming & Hospitality Education Series at the...
article Bill allowing horse racing to be suspended approved by California Legislature
(California) -- The power of the California Horse Racing Board grew on Monday when the legislature unanimously approved a bill that would grant the regulatory body the...

6/23/2019

article BLOG: California Tribes Lose in House-Banked Card Games Legal Battle
(California) -- A lawsuit brought by three prominent casino-operating California tribal nations targeting certain house-banked games available in some of the state...
article Horse deaths at Santa Anita may have implications for entire racing industry
(California) -- There was a spike in horse fatalities during races at the track, more than 20 dead in about three and a half months. Abnormal weather was one possible...
article Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban
(California) -- Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led...
article Santa Anita workers urge public to think of the human toll if track shuts down permanently
(California) -- If Santa Anita is forced to shut down permanently over the deaths of 29 horses, thousands of employees could lose their jobs and some may end up homeless...

6/22/2019

article After another horse death at Santa Anita, Hall of Fame trainer is banned
(California) -- Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was ruled off the Santa Anita track on Saturday after a fourth horse in his care died while racing or training....
article Santa Anita Park’s Death Toll Reaches 30 Racehorses
(California) -- Another horse died at Santa Anita Park in Southern California on Saturday — the 30th since Dec. 26 and the fourth this month — prompting the...

6/21/2019

article California tribes lose lawsuit concerning card room exclusivity breaches
(California) -- In California and a trio of casino-operating tribes have reportedly lost a legal fight against the western state concerning who should be permitted to...

6/20/2019

article California Gaming Association issues response to Tribal exclusivity lawsuit
(California) -- The US District Court has dismissed a recent lawsuit submitted by three California Tribes which seeks to force Californian authorities to shut down...
article California gaming tribes vow to appeal cardroom ruling
(California) -- California tribal casino operators are vowing to continue their legal fight against the state for permitting private cardrooms to offer so-called ‘...
article US District Court rejects California tribes’ claims
(California) -- The United States District Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three California tribes against the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom. The...

6/19/2019

article The California lottery, public schools and the mystery of the ‘missing’ money
(California) -- “Where is the money from the lottery going?” asked a reader named Jean. It never fails. Write about school funding shortages in California,...
press release California Gaming Association Statement in Response to the United States District Court's Order to Dismiss California Tribes' Lawsuit
(California) -- Yesterday, the United States District Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by three California Tribes against the State of California and Governor Newsom. The...

6/18/2019

press release Tribes to Continue Fight to Protect Gaming Exclusivity Guaranteed in State Gaming Compacts
(California) -- The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California granted the State of California's request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the...

6/12/2019

article Santa Anita, CHRB unveil enhanced safety measures to combat horse deaths
(California) -- The California Horse Racing Board and Santa Anita, at odds over the weekend because of the CHRB’s desire to immediately suspend racing at the track...

6/11/2019

article Tax Deductions on Gambling Losses Under Threat in California, Tribal Casinos Expected to Fight Back
(California) -- California State Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) wants to put an end to tax-deductible gambling losses. Under current federal and state law, gamblers...
article California Horse Racing Board and the Stronach Group expected to announce greater involvement of independent veterinarians at Santa Anita
(California) -- The California Horse Racing Board and The Stronach Group are expected to announce Wednesday a greater involvement of independent veterinarians in the pre...
article MORON ALERT: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Took Nearly $300,000 From Tribal Casinos, Now His Agency is Paying Them Back
(California) -- The Native American casinos have alleged corruption in California cardrooms and the casino-style games they offer for decades, but authorities have never...
article Newsom calls on racetrack to halt races until further inspection following 29th horse death
(California) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) called Tuesday night for a racetrack in the state to suspend horse races until state officials can guarantee the...

6/10/2019

article Loophole: California lawmaker looks to end gambling tax deduction for ‘wealthy’ Indian casino customers
(California) -- A California lawmaker, long known for his support of gaming expansion issues in the state, wants to end a gambling tax deduction and target the money...
article Dianne Feinstein calls for races at Santa Anita to be suspended immediately
(California) -- California Senator Dianne Feinstein on Monday joined those calling for the suspension of racing at Santa Anita after the track suffered two horse deaths...
article California governor names new lottery director
(California) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named a new head of the state lottery. Democrat Alva Vernon Johnson takes over the job as California Lottery director as...

6/9/2019

article Santa Anita denies horse racing board’s request to close despite two more deaths
(California) -- In an unprecedented move, the California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to cancel the remainder of its season — now six days — in the...
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...

6/8/2019

article California Lottery cops questioned a $2 million jackpot. Then they lost their jobs.
(California) -- The California State Lottery has paid more than $500,000 to settle lawsuits filed by two former investigators who claimed they were fired for calling...

6/7/2019

article Casino Insider: Casinos are landing the same stars playing major arenas — here’s why
(California) -- You’re probably used to seeing some of your favorite bands and artists make their way through the festival circuit and hit big amphitheaters as...
article California Lottery director steps down amid controversy over spending, nepotism
(California) -- Hugo Lopez stepped down as director of the California Lottery on Friday, sending employees an email that cited growth of lottery revenue but did not...

6/6/2019

article The best place to see your favorite music act might just be a casino
(California) -- Casinos used to have a reputation for hosting Rat Pack cronies and ’80s hair bands on the backside of their careers, but these days they boast a...

6/5/2019

article Chicken Ranch Reels In Celebratory Crowd
(California) -- Chicken Ranch Casino hosted a special ‘grand remodeling celebration’ on Friday, May 31. The all-day event began at 11 a.m. with the ribbon...

5/31/2019

article Chicken Ranch Casino Celebrates Expansion
(California) -- Tribal leaders were on hand for an official ribbon cutting this morning for the new offerings at the Chicken Ranch Casino. Owned and operated by the...

5/30/2019

article Merced official wants to end ‘$300 million sin subsidy’ for wealthy California gamblers
(California) -- Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, says he has a plan to improve the health and clean the drinking water of Central San Joaquin Valley residents by...

5/21/2019

article Current Hurdles for California Sports Betting Legislation: Starts with Tribal Casinos
(California) -- California isn’t short on gambling options. There are 69 total Native American Casinos which includes 50 Indian casinos in the state.

5/20/2019

article Harrah's Northern California Celebrates Grand Opening Weekend
(California) -- A spectacular drone light show lit up the night sky in Amador County, Calif. this weekend as Harrah's Northern California celebrated the official...

5/18/2019

article This casino’s microgrid might be the future of energy
(California) -- As the Fukushima disaster unfolded in Japan, the Blue Lake Rancheria, in Northern California, was dealing with its own crisis. Several miles inland and...

5/16/2019

article This Casino's Microgrid Might Be the Future of Energy
(California) -- As the Fukushima disaster unfolded in Japan, the Blue Lake Rancheria, in Northern California, was dealing with its own crisis. Several miles inland and...
article "Hard Rock is focusing on expanding the regional and West Coast presence of the brand"
(California) -- "We’re opening the property in fall of 2019," Mark Birtha, president of Hard Rock’s new property confirmed. This is a landmark...

5/15/2019

article Man wins more than $1.6 million from penny slot at California casino
(California) -- A man won more than $1.6 million after playing a penny slot at Valley View Casino & Hotel in California. The man, identified as Robert S, was playing...

5/10/2019

article Some states are betting on sports gambling, but progress toward legalization is slow in California
(California) -- At 360 Sports, a new bar in a back corner of the Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa Rancho Mirage, more than a dozen televisions stream games and horse...
article Coyote Valley Tribe announces minimum wage increase amid casino milestone
(California) -- The Coyote Valley Tribe is celebrating 25 years in the Indian gaming industry with some big changes. First, the tribe has raised the minimum wage for all...

5/5/2019

article “Contribution of Indian gaming to California is nothing short of spectacular”
(California) -- Speaking at the Western Indian Gaming Conference, CNIGA chairman Steve Stallings delivered his fourth, and final, State of the Tribal Nations Address,...

5/3/2019

article Lake Elsinore Casino owners, linked to group tied to child brides and labeled a hate group, may be denied gaming license
(California) -- For almost 20 years, the Lake Elsinore Casino has hosted poker games without holding a permanent gaming license. During that time, the gaming club also...
article Hotel and casino hires 30 people with disabilities to work in new laundry room
(California) -- Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s new in-house laundry facility can wash up to 10,000 pounds of laundry a day. To handle that significant amount, the...

5/2/2019

article How one of America’s smallest Indian tribes bounced back from the brink of dying out
(California) -- Amanda Vance, the 32-year-old tribal chair of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, on a recent weekday settled in for a long afternoon of meetings in...

5/1/2019

article BGC seeks to revoke Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino's provisional gaming license
(California) -- According to court filings by the California Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC), the ownership group that controls Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino has...

4/30/2019

article New Havasu Landing Casino to open by July
(California) -- A section of the California shoreline at Havasu Lake will soon have a sparkly new jewel. Glen Lodge said July is the target month for opening both a new...
article Regulators Seek To Shut Down Lake Elsinore Casino Linked To Polygamist Cult
(California) -- A Lake Elsinore casino whose owners have ties to a polygamist cult is under scrutiny from state regulators over allegations it has sidestepped the proper...

4/29/2019

article BLOOD CULT: California casino owned by polygamous ‘blood cult’ could soon be shut down
(California) -- California regulators are working to shut down a casino with ties to a Utah Mormon fundamentalist group known to practice polygamy, including marriages...

4/28/2019

article Your guide to the San Diego-area’s 10 casinos
(California) -- If you’re looking to gamble, eat, play golf or stay at one of the 10 San Diego-area casinos, here’s the essential guide to what they offer at...

4/25/2019

article Thunder Valley betting on laundry to impact those with disabilities
(California) -- Thunder Valley Hotel and Casino recently installed a 6,000-square-foot in-house laundry facility that can process more than 1,000 pounds of laundry every...

4/24/2019

article PALERMO: California Countdown
(California) -- Ardath Hyer and her husband moved to Redding, California 16 years ago, hoping to buy a house, which they could not afford when they lived in Santa Cruz...

4/19/2019

article California Board Gives Santa Anita Green Light to Continue Horse Racing as Other Tracks Join Push for Reforms
(California) -- The California Horse Racing Board took no action against Santa Anita during its monthly meeting Thursday. As a result, the Arcadia track will continue...

4/18/2019

press release Newly Established California Tribal Chairpersons' Association Announces Executive Board
(California) -- On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association, Central California Tribal Chairpersons' Association and the Northern...

4/16/2019

article Eco-Friendly Jackpot / A tribe bets on sustainable fun at its casino
(California) -- A man pulls down hard on a lever and watches as each reel on his slot machine spins and stops: one, two, three. He misses a jackpot by just one cherry. A...

4/15/2019

article 24 ideas for Easter meals at Southern California casinos
(California) -- If you’d rather spend more time frolicking in the fresh spring air and increasingly warm temperatures, and less time in the kitchen to prepare an...

4/13/2019

article The Big Political Spender You’ve Probably Never Heard of
(California) -- When you think of the big political spenders in San Diego, you might think of labor unions or the Lincoln Club. But the little-known Del Mar Thoroughbred...

3/29/2019

article Casinos deal in fancy cocktails: Mixologists offer upscale drinks for the age of Instagram
(California) -- Just as ubiquitous as slot machines inside Southern California casinos are the bars with fancy displays of liquor bottles, sleek furnishings and perhaps...

3/27/2019

article 5 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (March 29 – April 4)
(California) -- Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage: If “Chicago 17” graces your vinyl record collection, you’ll want to know that Kenny...

3/22/2019

article Chumash Business Committee member joins state Indian gaming board
(California) -- Mike Lopez, a member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Business Committee, has been appointed to the California Nations Indian Gaming Association...

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...

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