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California Commission Allowed Closed Sessions

News Brief: Legislation to give California's gambling commission greater discretion to conduct its business in closed session was sent to the governor yesterday after a final vote in the Senate.

Jamul Tribe Accused of Bluffing

News Brief: Neighbors are incensed over the Jamul Indian band's new plan for a 30-story hotel-casino in their East County community. Some say the real aim is to weaken their opposition to the tribe's former proposal, a hotel-casino of about the same size but built out, not up.

Inside Gaming: Pro Sports, Casino a Good Mix in Connecticut

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

Bicycle Casino Poker Tournament Begins

e Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker began earlier this month with thousands of tournament players descending on Bell Gardens.

Garden Grove Casino Idea Revisted

News Brief: Las Vegas-style gambling in the heart of Orange County, a longshot possibility previously dismissed as too controversial, is up for reconsideration in Garden Grove as a new source of city revenue.

Pechanga Offers Chance at Ladies' Tournament

The poker room at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is now offering women a chance to win a coveted seat in the Ladies’ Tournament in the 2006 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

California Senator Calls for Casino Vote

News Brief: Sen. Dean Florez has introduced what he called emergency legislation to require local public approval for off-reservation casinos, saying it will make Madera County the state's ‘poster child’ for tribal gaming reform.

Jamul Tribe Plans High-Rise Casino

News Brief: Evoking shock and outrage from neighboring residents, Jamul tribal leaders say they intend to build a 30-story hotel-casino on the only land they have: their six-acre reservation.

California Tribe Accepts County, City's Conditions

News Brief: Stockton's California Valley Miwok Tribe will have to shell out cash for an expansion to the local hospital's emergency room, road improvements and services for gambling addicts before it can get an approval from Los Banos and Merced County to build a Westside casino.

Tribe's Proposal to Expand Casino Meets Controversy

Local government officials and Alexander Valley residents are opposing an Indian tribe's proposal to expand their River Rock Casino.

Jewish Group Presents Second Annual Poker Tournament

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles presents their 2nd Annual Poker Tournament on September 29, 2005 at The Hollywood Park Casino.

Commerce Casino Offers $1.5 Million Poker Tournament

Everyone has a shot at winning this coveted $1.5 million event when the 2005 California State Championship hits the tables on Friday, Sept. 23 at Commerce Casino.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Internet Site Reaches New Heights

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's newly redesigned Internet site reached new heights in cyberspace with its highly professional, interactive, and user-friendly web design that offers clear and detailed information.

California Casino Ban May Be Amended

ews Brief: A possible constitutional amendment to ban tribal casinos in urban areas would apply to Cathedral City, Indio and Palm Desert, but not to Indian Wells or Palm Springs, because the population density in those cities isn't high enough to be considered ‘urban.’

Businessman Sued for Casino Scam

News Brief: The California Department of Corporations has filed suit against a Los Angeles businessman, claiming he conned 25 investors nationwide out of $1.5 million for a bogus casino planned near Six Flags California, Valencia.

California Casino Proposal Finds Support

News Brief: A proposed $250 million casino just north of the city of Madera won the official support Tuesday of the county Board of Supervisors in a 4-1 vote.

Women to Take Center Stage in World Poker Tour Ladies' Night III, Benefitting Breast Cancer Research

This year, it will be a star-studded celebrity event at the Bicycle Casino that benefits breast cancer research.

Judge Rules Against Anti-Casino Group

News Brief: A Superior Court judge has ruled against an anti-casino group’s lawsuit that contended the Hesperia Redevelopment Agency’s involvement in the Timbisha Shoshone casino project is illegal.

Maryville Leaders to Debate Casino Deal

News Brief: Marysville, California, city leaders tonight will consider whether to support a local tribe's proposed Yuba County hotel-casino in exchange for nearly $5 million.

California Tribe Wants Casino

News Brief: Already surrounded by Indian casinos in neighboring counties, Elk Creek's Grindstone Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians wants the support of the Glenn County Board of Supervisors to build its own.

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