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Vegas Company's Tribal Successes Recognized

Station Casinos Inc.'s gamble on the Thunder Valley Casino in Northern California is paying off, spurring more Indian tribes look to the Las Vegas company for helping opening casinos.

California Reaches Tentative Tribal Casino Deal

News Brief: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and several Indian tribes have reached a tentative agreement on a deal that could bring the state an extra $250 million annually from casino gambling.

California Casino Celebrates Successful First Year

News Brief: When the Thunder Valley Casino celebrates its one-year anniversary June 9, it will be marking what is almost certainly the most financially successful first year of any Indian casino in the country.

California City Officials Criticized for Supporting Casino

News Brief: Rohnert Park City Manager Carl Leivo and the City Council are coming under fire from casino opponents for using city meetings and publications to promote the Graton Rancheria's casino.

California Tribal Casino Raided

News Brief: Investigators raided Shodakai Casino outside Ukiah, California, and the homes of tribal leaders, seizing files and computers in a search for evidence of embezzlement at the Redwood Valley casino.

California Casino Money Funds Community Projects

News Brief: Money from California casino tribes went for everything from helping build a new fire station to funding district attorney's office liaison/coordinators who will work with tribes.

California Lottery Wants to Cut Education Funding

News Brief: The California Lottery wants to shrink the percentage of its budget dedicated to funding public education in order to boost prize payouts in scratch-off games.

California Lottery Overhaul Effort Dropped

News Brief: Citing widespread opposition, California Assemblyman George Plescia on Monday dropped lottery-backed legislation that would have added Nevada-style gambling themes to the state-run games.

California Tribal Gaming Job Growth Hits New High

Job growth created by California Indian casinos and their tribal governments grew by nearly 17% for the year ending April 2004, according to the California Indian Nations Gaming Association.

California Tribes, Governor Near Deal

News Brief: Five casino-operating California Indian tribes are near a deal with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to back an approximately $1 billion bond with slot machine revenue to help fund the state's upcoming budget.

Sycuan Resort & Casino Debuts WPT Table Game

Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon California will be the first gaming facility in the United States to debut the new World Poker Tour All-In Hold 'Em table.

California Court Won't Block Gambling Vote

News Brief: A California appeals court has rejected bids to block a November vote on an initiative that seeks to end the tribal monopoly on slot machines by allowing some racetracks and card rooms to run slots.

California County Supports Casino Coalition

News Brief: Solano County supervisors have agreed to support the creation of a California multicounty coalition regarding Indian casinos.

Casino Builders Receive Payment

News Brief: Final payments were mailed last week to subcontractors who built the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino near Coarsegold, casino officials said Tuesday.

Cops Added to Casino Beat

News Brief: Residents around San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino soon will have more police patrols.

California on Verge of Gambling Expansion

News Brief: The Schwarzenegger-negotiated settlement with casino tribes made early progress but may be falling apart as tribes peel off to back an initiative pushed by the Agua Caliente tribe that would provide much less revenue to the state.

California Gambling Expansion Battle Builds

News Brief: More than six months before election day, racetrack and card club owners are already fighting with Indian tribes over who will feed California’s appetite for slot machines.

Casino Embezzler Faces 1-10 Years

News Brief: A former Stateline casino pit boss has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from Harveys Resort Casino.

San Diego Campaign Targets Las Vegas

San Diego tourism officials hope to make waves in the desert this summer through their largest-ever media blitz encouraging Southern Nevadans to vacation in the Pacific resort town.

California Bill Gives Local Communities a Voice

News Brief: A North Coast lawmaker is crafting legislation designed to ensure that local governments have the opportunity to negotiate concessions from Indian tribes seeking to build casinos.

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