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Commerce Casino Files Lawsuit Against Gaming Compact

News Brief: Commerce Casino filed a lawsuit Friday alleging the Indian gaming compact approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on July 1 is constitutionally invalid.

California Tribe Behind on Bills

News Brief: The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is about six months behind in paying its bills and its Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is taking a full 90 days to pay its vendors, according to casino officials.

Barstow Initiative Would Allow Tribal Casino

News Brief: A proposed ballot initiative would allow the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe to build a casino in Barstow, California, but could put a halt to existing efforts by two other tribes and the city to build gaming resorts in the area.

California Casino Challenge Withdrawn

News Brief: Horseracing track owners withdrew a legal challenge to a deal that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger inked last year with five Indian casino tribes, clearing the way for the state to sell an estimated $1 billion in bonds for transportation construction projects.

Casino San Pablo Debate Restarts

News Brief: The war over Casino San Pablo revved up again Wednesday as foes claimed the Bay Area should worry just as much about electronic-bingo gaming as it did about true slot machines.

San Jose Man Wins Big

News Brief: A San Jose man's life will never be the same after winning $2,103,287.58 May 19 on the Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot progressive slot machine at Cache Creek Casino Resort.

California Casino Plan Touted

News Brief: A 1,000-room resort anchored by an Indian casino should be developed by Garden Grove to pull the city out of a worsening financial slump, civic leaders will tell the City Council next week.

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., Normandie Casino Host Charity Poker Event 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.

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