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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.

Garden Grove City Reconsiders Casino Idea

News Brief: Eight months after the Garden Grove City Council considered and rejected the long-shot notion of building a Las Vegas-style casino down the street from Disneyland, the idea is regaining momentum.

Certegy Provides Cash for Gamblers

Certegy Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement to provide a wide range of cash access services to Pala Casino Resort & Spa in San Diego.

California AG Joins Casino Fight

News Brief: Opponents of the proposed casino coastal resort at Richmond’s Point Molate gained a powerful ally this week when the state attorney general’s office intervened on their behalf.

California Tribes Consider Partnership

News Brief: North County's Los Coyotes Indian band is considering a partnership with a Northern California tribe to get the governor's OK for an off-reservation gambling complex in Barstow.

Ethics Probe Sought for AG

A Sonoma County community group asked a state ethics commission Tuesday to probe campaign contributions Attorney General Bill Lockyer accepted from backers of an Indian casino he regulates and once opposed.

California Tribe Looks at Casino Move Proposal

News Brief: Members of one of two Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Councils are looking at a proposal to move their casino venture from Hesperia to a sprawling 310-acre site near Newberry Springs.

FBI Expand Perata Investigation

News Brief: The FBI has expanded its investigation of state Senate leader Don Perata in recent weeks, interviewing current and former members of his staff as well as lawyers and lobbyists for Bay Area card clubs that hired Perata's business partner at the senator's suggestion.

Contra Costa County Against Urban Casinos

News Brief: Contra Costa County and the City of Orinda joined the ranks of East Bay casino foes last week, while a Washington D.C. hearing targeted Casino San Pablo.

Schwarzenegger Plan Blocked

ews Brief: The Schwarzenegger administration's bid to bolster the state gambling commission with a major staffing increase was blocked yesterday by an Assembly committee.

Artonic Penny Parade Awards First Jackpot

Atronic's Penny Parade awarded its first jackpot for $82,751.62 at River Rock Casino in California on March 30th.

Senator McCain Criticizes San Pablo Bid

News Brief: Senator John McCain, the powerful chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, criticizes the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians’ controversial bid to build California's first major urban casino in San Pablo.

California City Hires More Casino Cops

News Brief: The San Pablo City Council has approved hiring four police officers for crowd and traffic control at an expanded Casino San Pablo.

California County Tries to Stop Gambling Expansion

News Brief: Contra Costa county supervisors are aiming to stack the deck to keep Indian tribes from transforming West Contra Costa into an urban gaming mecca.

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