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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.

California Community Reacts to Tribal Casino Plan

News Brief: Many residents Plymouth, California, fear that a casino proposed by the Ione Band of Miwok Indians will bring only problems.

California Tribes Seek to Open Casino

News Brief: Six North Coast tribes are trying to stretch the conventional boundaries for Indian gaming by seeking permission to open casinos in the Bay Area and in other locations outside their current tribal lands.

Tribal Gambling's Threat Nears with Expansion Talks

Nevada casinos are likely to face major challenges sooner rather than later based on the rapid progress of initial negotiations to expand tribal gaming in California, Wall Street analysts said Tuesday.

California Slot Supporters Collect Signatures

News Brief: Backers of an initiative that would bring slot machines to Santa Anita Park and other California racetracks now have five months to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Magna Entertainment Appoints New President for Santa Anita Park

Magna Entertainment reports the appointment of Jack McDaniel as President of Santa Anita Park and the resignation of Jack Liebau as President, MEC California Operations and a member of the MEC Board of Directors.

Proposed California Gambling Initiative Clears First Hurdle

News Brief: A proposed California ballot initiative that could further heighten competition for Nevada’s gaming dollars was given an initial green light in Sacramento on Monday.

Palace Casino Investigation

News Brief: A three month long investigation at the Palace Casino in Lemoore is now over, with investigators making dozens of arrests.

California Starts Tribal Gaming Compact Talks

News Brief: California started tribal compact negotiations Thursday in a meeting with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and six other tribes.

California Tribe Proposes Initiative

News Brief: A Palm Springs tribe has proposed an initiative that would give Indian casinos almost unlimited gaming in California. In return, tribes would pay the state the equivalent of the corporate income tax that California collects from other businesses.

Leader: California Tribes Must United

News Brief: California tribes must form a united front to undo the damage caused by Governor Schwarzenegger's campaign ads, according to the chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association.

Some California Tribes Softening Stance

News Brief: Some California Indian tribes softened their opposition to paying more casino revenue to the state on Wednesday after the new governor lowered his expectations for such payments.

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