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Congressman Joins Opposition to Casino Plan

Bay Area Congressman George Miller has pulled an about-face, joining overwhelming community opposition to a plan to convert Casino San Pablo into a huge Indian casino.

California Casino Proponents Shift Focus

News Brief: Rich people in the East Bay hills should ‘keep their patronizing opinions to themselves’ and stop denying working-class people jobs to feed their kids and send them to college, Indian casino proponents said Thursday.

Oakland Anti-Casino Petition Heads to Washington

News Brief: Parents, politicans and a principal led a petition campaign to protest an Oakland gambling casino. The petition will be presented to the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.

Inside Gaming: Pondering the Whys of Tribal Casinos

News and views from inside the industry this week.

San Juan Council Opposes Casino

News Brief: The San Juan City Council voted unanimously to oppose a Miwok casino in San Benito County, backing up the recent decision by the San Benito County Board of Supervisors with hopes Hollister's City Council will follow suit.

In Poker, He's One of a Kind

News Brief: As the poker craze sweeps the country, Phil Gordon has become one of its most visible faces as the expert host on Bravo's 'Celebrity Poker Showdown.'

Table Casino Awards Another Prize

Only three days apart, two Valley residents took home a combined total of $547,604 and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

Pokers Series Draws World's Best

News Brief: Some of the best players have come from all over the globe to play in the first World Series of Poker event staged in California.

CI Host to Sponsor Poker Contender

CI Host reports television sponsorship of ESPN World Series of Poker contender Dutch Boyd during circuit competition.

California Tribal Casino in Middle of PR Battle

ews Brief: A high-stakes public relations battle is underway over the expansion of Casino San Pablo, and at the center of it is a tiny city known more for being an exit off busy Interstate 80 than for its media savvy.

California Casino Plans Threaten Bird Sanctuary

ews Brief: The Lower Lake Rancheria Koi Nation Indian tribe wants to build the casino and a seven-story hotel/spa complex on a 35-acre parking lot abutting a restored wetland.

Black Oak Casino Launches Designated Driver Program

Black Oak Casino and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians have partnered with the California Highway Patrol to launch a designated driver program.

Hollister Casino Supporters Speak Out

News Brief: They may not be quite as vocal as their anti-casino counterparts, but there are Hollister residents who support the proposed Miwok casino and believe it will bring jobs, entertainment and economic stability to Hollister.

Inside Gaming Column: California Gamin' All About Suckers

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

California Official Wants Casino Development Halted

ews Brief: Frank Egger has drafted a ballot measure that would temporarily halt casino development and establish a more powerful state gambling commission.

California to Join Mega Millions Lottery

News Brief: As soon as this summer, California will join 11 other states in the Mega Millions lottery.

Oakland Airport Casino Plans Met with Criticism

News Brief: A California tribe’s plans to build a major casino next to an environmentally sensitive stretch of shoreline near Oakland International Airport has been met with resistance from local residents and environmentalists.

Fantasy Springs Reveals Plans

News Brief: A $200 million expansion and the first Native-American-owned Starbucks are only the beginning of an Indio Empire for Fantasy Springs Resort, a top executive vowed last week.

California Tribal Casino Officially Unveiled

News Brief: Saturday was the grand opening of the 240,000-square-foot, Las Vegas-style Gold County casino and hotel, all of which employ roughly 700 full and part-time employees.

Inside Gaming: Las Vegas? You Can't Drive There From Here

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

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