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Inside Gaming: Barstow May Get Its Own Tribal Casino

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

Fire Threatening Hundreds of Homes Near Chukchansi Casino

A grass fire threatened hundreds of homes in rural Madera County on Monday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

Rohnert Park Project Delayed

News Brief: A federal environmental review of a proposed casino near Rohnert Park is taking a year longer than initially planned, a sign that the project is likely to be delayed, perhaps well beyond its 2007 opening date.

Blue Lake Casino Workers Fired

News Brief: Around one dozen Blue Lake Casino employees who had given advance notification that they would be leaving to work for a competitor were abruptly fired Tuesday.

Black Oak Casino Opens Restaurant

The all-new Black Oak Casino is proud to announce the opening of Seven Sisters, a signature restaurant located on the third floor of the Casino.

Barstow Gambling Supporters Submit Petition

News Brief: The proponents of an Barstow Indian gaming ballot initiative have gathered more than 2,100 signatures, and are prepared to submit them to the city.

Spectre Signs New Contracts

Spectre Gaming, Inc. has signed agreements with three more California casinos.

Barstow Compacts Expected Soon

News Brief: Representatives of Michigan-based BarWest LLC and two Indian tribes told City Council members Monday night that they expect to receive compacts within a couple weeks for a two-casino project in Barstow.

Hollywood Park Closes Meet on Par with 2004

Hollywood Park closed its 64-day Spring/Summer Meet today with total common pool wagering of $667,016,796, down less than one-half percent from the figure of $679,693,206 during a 65-day meet a year ago.

California Lottery Official Posed as Reporter

News Brief: The Schwarzenegger administration has condemned one of its lottery officials for masquerading as a reporter to gather ammunition in a legal battle over whether the multistate Mega Millions game is constitutional in California.

World's Largest Game of Human Bingo Pays Out $50,000

Hundreds of people from all over Southern California took to the field at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino to play in the world's largest human bingo game.

Lawsuit Filed Against Bear River Casino Manager

News Brief: A breach-of-contract lawsuit has been filed against Jim Gannarelli, Bear River Casino’s general manager and former Mazatzal Casino chief executive officer, by his former employer, the Tonto Apache Tribe.

Schwarzenegger Considers Restoring Casino Funding

News Brief: The Schwarzenegger administration is willing to consider restoring $20 million in tribal gambling money for Riverside, Tulare and other counties after vetoing the funding Monday, two Coachella Valley legislators said Wednesday.

Barstow Negotiates New Casino Contract

News Brief: City Council members agreed to plans Wednesday that may allow Barstow residents a vote to support Indian gaming, and approved expediting casino-related contracts with two Indian tribes.

Bill Seeks to Resolve Legal Questions over Mega Millions

Hoping to head off a legal battle, a state senator on Tuesday announced a proposal that would settle questions about the legality of California's entry into a multistate lottery game.

California Officials Erred Over Casino Statements

News Brief: California officials were wrong when they said this week that Riverside, San Bernardino and other counties did not file reports with the Legislature explaining how they spent money.

Casino Supports Gather More Petition Signatures

News Brief: Proponents of a voter initiative supporting an Indian casino doubled their efforts over the weekend after they learned they needed more signatures to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot.

Casino Employee Files Labor Complaint

News Brief: A Chukchansi Gold casino employee has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the Coarsegold resort is trying to squelch efforts to decertify the workers' union.

Confusion Hinders California Ballot Petition

News Brief: The proponent of an Indian gaming ballot initiative thought he had gathered enough signatures to put his proposal before voters, but it turns out he needs more than he thought.

California Petitioners Win Decision

News Brief: Barstow Mayor Lawrence Dale took on the First Amendment on Monday when he challenged the rights of citizens to circulate a petition supporting an Indian casino on Independence Day in a public park.

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