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California Nears $1 Billion Gambling Deal

News Brief: A group of California tribes and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are near agreement on a deal that could immediately deliver $1 billion or more to the state while lifting the lid on slot machines for Indian casinos.

California Politicians Join Casino Battle

News Brief: Assemblymen Tim Leslie and Dave Cox have sent letters urging to postpone work on the Highway 50 interchange until lawsuits involving the interchange and Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’ proposed casino are resolved.

Rural Residents Upset with Cache Creek Casino

News Brief: Residents miss the days when Capay Valley was a quiet enclave for organic farmers and nature lovers before the Cache Creek casino was built.

Full-Fledged Casino Resort Opens April 5

News Brief: In less than 20 years' time, the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians has gone from lending a hand in the building of its Capay Valley bingo hall to overseeing the opening of a full-fledged resort.

Catalina Casino to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

This May, the legendary Catalina Casino will celebrate its 75th Anniversary.

Former Casino Employees in Court

News Brief: Six former employees of Cache Creek Indian Bingo and Casino accused of embezzling $374,000 by manipulating a card game pleaded ‘no contest’ at Yolo County Superior Court.

Governor Schwarzenegger Opposes Proposed Federal Amendments

News Brief: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has weighed in with pointed opposition to proposed amendments to a landmark federal law that set the legal boundaries for Indian gaming.

California Senator Pushes for Unlimited Tribal Gaming

News Brief: Senator Jim Mattin, who has received $1.3 million in campaign money from California’s casino tribes, is using his position to promote a ballot initiative that would permit unlimited expansion of tribal gambling.

Gambling Expert Sheds Doubt on California Slots Plan

News Brief: A California gambling authority told a group of satellite wagering representatives Monday that he believes a racetrack-sponsored slot machine initiative has little or no chance of passage should it qualify for the state's November ballot.

California Bill Aims to Expand Gambling

News Brief: The Gaming Revenue Act of 2004 is one of four gambling initiatives aiming to get on the November ballot. The initiative could allow slot machines at 11 card rooms and five racetracks statewide.

Critics, Casino Debate Over Work Conditions

News Brief: Coachella Valley residents and workers Tuesday returned to Sacramento to criticize working conditions at the Agua Caliente and Spa Resort casinos and to threaten the tribe’s gambling initiative if it goes to the ballot.

California Tribe Meets with Mohegans

News Brief: The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians may turn to the Mohegans, one of the biggest forces in tribal gambling, for help for its projects.

California County Supervisor Seeks Ban on Casinos

News Brief: Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday will consider a resolution opposing the creation of Indian gaming casinos in the county.

California Supervisor Asks for BIA's Help

News Brief: Concerned over recent efforts to put a tribal casino in Solano County, Supervisor Duane Kromm went to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to get a better handle on what local governments can do.

Paradise Fire Reward Increased

News Brief: The Rincon Luiseno Band of Indians has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whomever started the Paradise fire, tribal Chairman John Currier said Tuesday.

Rally Targets California's Casino Tribes

News Brief: Endorsing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s call for Indian casinos to pay their ‘fair share,’ about 100 community representatives rallied at the Capitol to criticize some tribes.

California Slot Amendment Faces Opposition

News Brief: Four Inland casino tribes, a police union and three area legislators are fighting a state constitutional amendment that would allow card clubs and horse racetracks to offer slot machines.

California Casino Proposed Under Review

News Brief: Federal officials this week begin an environmental review of a proposed casino outside Rohnert Park, California.

California Gambling Committee to be Formed

News Brief: County supervisors will decide Tuesday when to begin recruiting people to sit on a committee that will decide how to spend as much as $400,000 of Indian gaming revenue in Tulare County.

California Lottery Joins National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The California Lottery kicks off a statewide campaign March 8, 2004 that raises awareness to problem gambling and the resources available for individuals whose gambling is negatively affecting their lives.

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