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Schwarzenegger Pulls Back on Urban Casino Plan

News Brief: Unable to quell broad bipartisan opposition, Governor Schwarzenegger has pulled back a controversial tribal gambling agreement that would have cleared the way for a large urban casino in the San Francisco Bay Area.

California Tribes Ordering Hundreds of Slots

News Brief: Four of the five tribes that signed new gambling deals with California in June have started ordering hundreds of additional slot machines that could eventually bring the state more than $10 million a year.

San Pablo Casino Vote in Doubt

News Brief: Several Senate Democrats said Wednesday they would not ratify Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's deal to create an Indian casino in San Pablo during the legislative session scheduled to end Friday.

Orange County City Shoots Down Idea of Indian Casino

News Brief: Garden Grove City Council voted unanimously to reject a proposal to build an Indian casino and resort just blocks from Disneyland.

California Predicted to be Gambling Capital

News Brief: In time, according to gambling industry officials and economists, California almost surely will pass Nevada as the nation's biggest gambling venue.

Tribe's Deal With Caesars May Die

Caesars Entertainment, with its signature toga doubling as an ill-fitting bridal gown, has apparently been ditched at the altar by the Pauma Band of Mission Indians.

More Oversight for California Tribal Gaming Compacts Sought

News Brief: Assemblywoman Loni Hancock says that she would introduce a constitutional amendment calling for greater legislative oversight and public consideration of Indian gaming compacts.

Two California Tribes Plan Casino

News Brief: The Manzanita Indian band's hopes of developing an off-reservation casino in Calexico are getting a big boost with the backing of a new business partner: the Viejas tribe.

Democrats Criticize California Casino Plan

News Brief: Democrats are criticizing Governor Schwarzenegger’s casino deal as ‘mind-boggling’ in the detrimental impact it could have on the Bay Area.

Casino Bus Catches Fire Next to 101 Freeway

News Brief: A casino bus burst into flames next to a freeway Sunday morning not long after dozens of passengers got off the vehicle, authorities said.

California Tribe Scales Back Casino Plans

News Brief: Responding to opposition from Bay Area legislators, a California Indian tribe and investors have proposed scaling back plans for a sprawling, Las Vegas-style casino near San Francisco and Oakland.

Wynn: Disneyland Casino Reports Overblown

Steve Wynn says that media reports linking him to plans to develop a tribal casino near Disneyland in Orange County, California, are exaggerated.

California Deal Helps Las Vegas Group

George Maloof, owner of the Palms, and Jerry Turk, former owner of Fitzgeralds, were the big winners in California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest tribal casino agreements.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino Given One Year License

News Brief: The California Gambling Control Commission voted 3-1 to give the Hawaiian Gardens Casino a one-year conditional operating license.

Schwarzenegger Makes Agreements with Five Tribes

News Brief: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has reached agreements with five Indian tribes allowing them to operate casinos, including one near San Francisco, in exchange for a state share of gambling revenue, officials said on Thursday.

Alarm Spreads Over California Tribal Agreement

News Brief: Alarm spread quickly Wednesday over a pending agreement between the state and an Indian tribe that would create a huge casino in the heart of the Bay Area, with even the congressman whose legislation helped it along questioning the deal.

Las Vegans in on Huge Bay Area Casino Deal

Two people with Las Vegas connections are poised to become part of a management team that is expected to run one of the world's largest casinos in the densely populated San Francisco Bay Area.

California Tribe, Wynn Discuss Casino

News Brief: Garden Grove officials have talked with a San Diego County Indian tribe and developer Steve Wynn to build a casino here just blocks from Disneyland.

California Tribes Consider Tandem Casinos

News Brief: After years of bitter battling, the neighboring Ewiiaapaayp and Viejas Indian bands are quietly discussing a plan for side-by-side casinos on the Viejas reservation, which could create the nation's largest Indian gaming complex.

California Tribe Given Exclusive Casino Deal

News Brief: In a deal worth billions of dollars, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to give the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians an exclusive gambling franchise for the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

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