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California Legislature Seeks Closed-Door Meetings

News Brief: A bill already working its way through the California Legislature seeks to allow the state Gambling Control Commission the right to conduct some of its business behind closed doors.

Yuba County Casino In Jeopardy

News Brief: The proposed hotel-casino in Yuba County will be in jeopardy unless Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger quickly approves a gaming compact with a Butte County tribe, says Yuba County Supervisor Mary Jane Griego.

Barstow Happy with Schwarzenegger's Proclamation

News Brief: Barstow, California, is happy with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation that his general tribal gaming policy does not support casinos in urban areas where tribes seek to get land in federal trust.

Poker at the Bike Goes Live

Live at the Bike poker games will be filmed live and streamed online every Wednesday thru Saturday.

Schwarzenegger States Urban Casino Opposition

News Brief: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger formally stated his opposition to urban casinos with one notable exception.

California Tribe Releases Casino Impact Statement

News Brief: The Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians released a governor-negotiated impact statement for its Ione casino project with hundreds of pages and details of the 55,000-square foot gaming hall that would employ 1,975 people.

California Casino Opponents Respond to Schwarzenegger Statement

Dean Marshall, co-Chair, East Bay Coalition Against Urban Casinos issued a statement to a proclamation on tribal gaming policies from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

California Tribe Distributes Gaming Revenues

News Brief: More than one million dollars will be distributed to local agencies by Butte County's Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee for Fiscal Year 2004/2005, according to Cris Navarro, the Butte County Compliance Officer.

California Gaming Panel Wants More Privacy

News Brief: California's gambling commission, an obscure panel that regulates one of the world's largest casino industries, is pushing for permission to take more of its business behind closed doors.

Miwoks in Talks with Los Banos

News Brief: The California Valley Miwok tribe is already in discussions with local officials in Los Banos, where casino Project Manager Gary Ramos said the tribe’s investors had been looking even before announcing plans to scrap a hotel and casino near Hollister.

Inside Gaming Column: Gambling Feeling Ill in Illinois

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

PBA Pro Joins Black Oak Casino Grand Opening

The fun is on a roll at Black Oak Casino for the Grand Opening Celebration Monday, May 16th, when PBA Pro Parker Bohn will be mingling with guests in Black Oak Lanes.

VIPpoker.com, Normandie Casino Host Charity Poker Event

VIPpoker.com has partnered with the Normandie Casino in Los Angeles to create a $25,000 cash-guaranteed poker tournament with proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Some California Tribes Haven't Submitted Information

News Brief: A third of California’s 54 gaming tribes have submitted information about only a small fraction of key employees for review and five tribes have yet to have anyone approved by the state.

Black Oak Casino Ready to Open

The Grand Opening Celebration at Black Oak Casino, scheduled to commence Monday, May 16, will feature endless excitement and fun for everyone throughout the week long celebration.

California Tribes Bid Against Each Other

News Brief: Cloverdale's twin casino proposals pit two tribal groups bidding for rich shares of Sonoma County's lucrative gambling market against each other.

Bill Grants Tax Breaks for Tribal Casinos

News Brief: A bill that would allow wealthy Indian tribes to use millions of dollars worth of tax breaks to finance the expansion of gambling resorts was approved Wednesday by a key state Senate committee.

Hesperia Proposed Casino Lawsuit Settled

News Brief: The environmental lawsuit challenging the proposed Indian casino here has been settled, eliminating a significant hurdle to the project.

California Tribal Casino Jobs Grow

Job growth created by California Indian casinos and their tribal governments grew by nearly 14% for the year ending March 2005.

Dykstra Linked to Steroids, Gambling

News Brief: In court documents and interviews, former associates of Lenny Dykstra allege that he indulged in two of baseball's biggest sins: steroid use and illegal gambling.

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