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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.

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.

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