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Voters Approves Casino in Death Valley

Voters in the Mojave Desert city of Hesperia, Calif., approved a ballot measure this week that upholds an agreement struck with the city last year allowing an Indian tribe in Death Valley to build a casino.

Stars Join World Poker Tour

News Brief: Celebrities like James Woods, Jon Favreau and Mimi Rogers face off in the World Poker Tour Shooting Star Tournament.

California Tribe Funds Casino Fight

News Brief: The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has anted up $1.5 million to Californians Against the Deceptive Gambling Proposition.

Contractor Wants California Tribal Casino Foreclosed

News Brief: The general contractor on the $150 million Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has asked a federal judge to order foreclosure on the property to collect on a $7.9 million mechanic's lien.

Courts Reject California Tribe's Appeal Request

News Brief: The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the appeal from the Coyote Valley Band of Pomos in its last avenue through which to reject signing a gambling compact with the state.

Second Casino Proposed for Barstow, California

News Brief: Superior Development has announced plans for a $200 million Indian casino resort on the southern edge of the city, not far from the site of a similar proposal.

Public Hearing for Proposed California Casino

News Brief: A public hearing on the environmental impacts of a proposed casino west of Rohnert Park will be held on March 10.

California Town Locals Angry with Casino Approval

News Brief: Tempers overflowed in the normally sleepy Mother Lode village of Plymouth Friday night, as citizens angrily called on the city council to reject a proposed Indian casino.

Study: California Casino Wages Above Minimum

News Brief: Contrary to the contentions of some critics of the proposed Indian casino, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that many of the 136 job opportunities it cites in casinos around the country pay well above California's minimum of $6.75 an hour.

California Racing Industry Faces Declines

News Brief: Alarmed by dwindling handle that has spurred purse reductions at four race meetings over the past five months, California racing leaders are currently facing a critical period as they attempt to pinpoint factors in the declines and identify potential solutions.

Gambling Goes Academic in California

News Brief: Here in the American Indian gaming capital of California, the casino and the campus have entered into a marriage of mutual financial benefit.

California Tribes Ready to Talk

News Brief: Negotiations on new California Indian gambling agreements appeared to be gathering momentum with a growing number of the state's most successful tribes on the brink of joining the talks.

California Gambling Commission Chairman Appointed

News Brief: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger filled the long-vacant chairmanship of the California's Gambling Control Commission on Thursday with a former Wilson administration official and police chief.

California Poker Tournament Skirts Law

News Brief: An apparently illegal poker tournament at the Blackhawk Country Club has shuffled up residents in this exclusive community and has prompted police to refresh the club and game participants on the laws of gambling.

California Colleges Offer Gambling Program

News Brief: Two California institutions of higher learning are planning certificate programs in gambling to prepare students for jobs in one of the few growth industries in California: Indian casinos.

California County Supervisor Backs Gambling

ews Brief: A Southern California county supervisor says that he would support legalizing gambling statewide if voters reject a $15 billion bond in March to bail the state out of debt.

Casino Plans Divide California Tribe

News Brief: A Northern California Indian tribe is wracked by internal strife over a casino proposal.

California Counties Wait for Casino Funds

News Brief: Ambiguity shrouds the future of a California state fund that reimburses counties for expenses tied to American Indian casinos.

Schwarzenegger, Tribes Move Closer to Deal

News Brief: Negotiators for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and eight Native- American tribes have moved forward rapidly on a long-term deal that would expand casino gambling operations while dramatically increasing payments to the state.

Mom Hits $5.1 Million Jackpot

News Brief: A 30-year-old single mother of two won $5.1 million in a $1 progressive slot machine at Thunder Valley Casino on Saturday, one of Northern California's largest slot payoffs.

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