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BIA Official Cleared in Casino Probe

News Brief: A Bureau of Indian Affairs official was cleared of allegations that she used her authority to influence matters in her own tribe as it was seeking approval to build a $100 million casino in California.

California Tribe Rejects Gaming Compact

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today the tribe unanimously voted to reject the recent Tribal-State compact deal.

Study Shows Negative Effects of California Compacts

A new economic study conducted by Business Research and Economic Advisors provides an in-depth market analysis of the unintended negative consequences of the new California Indian gaming compacts.

California Gambling Compacts Give Insight to Casino Revenues

News Brief: While California Indian tribes do not disclose their casino revenue, compacts signed this week by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and five bands of Native Americans provide insight into their wealth.

California Casinos Relieved by Judge's Decision

News Brief: South Shore casinos are breathing a sigh of relief for now as a Sacramento County judge ruled Wednesday that an interchange to provide access to an Indian Casino on Highway 50 west of Lake Tahoe cannot be constructed.

Tribe Asks Feds to Keep Casino Open

News Brief: Citing economic hardship, Mendocino County supervisors are asking federal officials to keep the embattled Shodakai Casino open while tribal leaders hammer out a gambling compact with the state.

California Court to Decide Tribal Casino Donation Rules

News Brief: The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether California's tribes, some of the state's biggest political donors, are bound by campaign-finance disclosure rules.

California Deal With Tribes Unlikely to Hurt Las Vegas

The new tribal casino compact agreements signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday likely will have no effect on the gaming industry in Las Vegas and little in the rest of the state, industry insiders and experts said.

Not All California Tribes Happy with Offer

News Brief: Three San Diego tribes have signed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's gambling contract, but others have taken issue with the compacts.

Ben Affleck Wins California State Poker Championship

Ben Affleck won a major poker open last night when he captured Commerce Casino's California State Poker Championship's $10,000-buy in event that netted him a cool $356,400, and a seat at the World Poker Tour Championship next April.

California Governor Unveils New Compacts

News Brief: After months of exhaustive negotiations, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils several new tribal gaming compacts today, a $1 billion payment toward the ‘fair share’ he pledged to win from the state's Indian casinos during his campaign for governor.

California Tribe to Fund Problem Gambling Program

News Brief: To address gambling addiction, the recently released draft municipal services agreement between the city of Barstow and the Los Coyotes Band of Indians has provisions for helping problem gamblers.

California Tribal Casino Re-opens

News Brief: Shodakai Casino, a tribal casino in Mendocino County reopened Friday after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order to regulators who ordered it closed 11 days ago.

California Tribes to Lose Sovereignty

News Brief: The gambling agreement Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is negotiating with four or possibly more California tribes that could bring $1 billion to the state would require them to waive some of their sovereign status as independent governments.

California Casino Pact Shakes Up Industry

News Brief: A deal to expand gambling at five tribal casinos in California is pulling other tribes to the negotiating table with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and promising to shake up a $5 billion industry.

California Tribe Sues to Stop Tax Collection

ews Brief: The Rincon Indian band is suing San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister in federal court, seeking to halt the county's efforts to collect $1.6 million in room taxes on the hotel at Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort.

San Mateo Campaigners Debate Slot Issue

News Brief: Campaigners from both the pro and con side of the slot issue debated the controversial measure at a Chamber of Commerce event.

Momentum Builds for California Casino Deals

News Brief: For the last five months, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's emissaries have convened with an attorney for several Indian tribes and has fashioned a way to get a bigger share of tribes' gambling revenue.

Tribal Casino Deal Could Ease California's Money Woes

News Brief: Budget negotiators have already seized on the potential new tribal gaming revenue as the possible bridge between California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

Counties Left Out of California Casino Deals

News Brief: California county officials say they remain ill-equipped to deal with the burdens brought by casinos and that new revisions won’t do much to remedy the strain on county services.

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