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California Close to Tribal Casino Deals

News Brief: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has to rid the state of two ballot initiatives on gambling and announced imminent deals authorizing four Indian tribes to expand their casinos.

Chukchansi Casino Boosts Economy

News Brief: The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in its first year has super charged the local economy with hundreds of new jobs and millions of new dollars.

Video Game Giant Drops 'Net Gambling Ads

Electronic Arts Inc., whose "Madden NFL" games sell more copies than any other sports video game, said it will stop posting online casino advertisements in its Web site, the New York Times reported.

Opposing Gaming Initiatives Make California Ballot

News Brief: An initiative that could bring slot machines to urban racetracks and card rooms qualified early this month on the same day elections officials certified a rival, tribal-backed proposal that would give Indian casinos unlimited gaming for the next century.

Massive California Casino Planned

News Brief: A well-connected Berkeley developer has teamed with a former Defense Secretary and a landless Native American tribe to float a proposal to build a casino and 1000-room four-hotel complex on Point Molate in Richmond, California.

California Tribe Sues Governor

News Brief: The Rincon Indian band filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, claiming that his casino negotiations with other tribes are unconstitutional and unfair.

California Racing Industry Presents to Senate

ews Brief: Horseracing representatives were given the opportunity June 8 to tell a California Senate Governmental Organization sub-committee what's troubling the sport and they had plenty to say.

Poll: Both California Initiatives Favored

News Brief: A new poll says that voters are in favor of two separate Indian gambling initiatives that would give the state a bigger share of the profits.

Coyote Valley Shodakai Casino Temporarily Suspends Operations

The Shodakai Casino announced today that the casino will suspend operations for the next few days in compliance with the temporary closure order issued on Monday by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Schwarzenegger Cancels Business-Recruiting Trip to Las Vegas

Citing the weekend death of President Reagan, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday canceled a planned Las Vegas appearance intended to recruit expatriated businesses and their executives back to the Golden State.

California Casino Ordered Closed

News Brief: The Shodakai Casino in Mendocino County has been ordered to close its doors by noon tomorrow because it hasn't signed a state gaming agreement.

Schwarzenegger to Urge Companies to Return to California

Schwarzenegger will hold a press conference in Las Vegas next week, urging companies and executives who have moved out of California because of the state's high taxes and workers compensation rates and other problems to do just that.

California Court Dismisses Ballot Lawsuit Again

News Brief: The California Supreme Court has refused for a second time to hear a lawsuit that seeks to remove a gambling initiative backed by cardrooms and racetracks from the November ballot.

Cache Creek Casino Opens Hotel

News Brief: Cache Creek Casino Resort opened a 200-room hotel Thursday, a project that adjoins the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indian's recently expanded casino.

Harrah's, Tribe Blamed for Teen's Death

News Brief: The family of a fire victim filed Thursday a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against Harrah's Casino and a formal complaint with the Rincon Indian tribe.

Casino Bus Flips, Three Injured

News Brief: A River Rock Casino bus headed north from Healdsburg flipped over Wednesday night and sent three of its passengers to area hospitals, according to the Sonoma County Fire Department.

California Tribe May Sue Casino Builders

News Brief: After settling for millions of dollars with subcontractors who worked on its Madera County casino, the Chukchansi Indian tribe will try to receive reimbursement from two companies charged with overseeing the project.

Schwarzenegger Signs Urban Casino Deal

News Brief: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a once-landless Indian tribe are expected to announce within weeks a deal that would bring slot machines to the heart of the Bay Area, creating California’s first full-fledged urban casino in San Pablo.

Rival Initiatives Qualify for California Ballot

News Brief: A pair of rival gambling initiatives have qualified for the November ballot, setting the stage for a showdown pitting Indian casinos against the state's racetracks and cardrooms.

Tribal Accords Would Mean $1 Billion Upfront for California

Four tribal casino operators have reached agreements with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger allowing for unlimited slots in return for promises to pay an immediate $1 billion to the state and $250 million more yearly, Wall Street analysts said Tuesday.

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