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Gaming Tribes Ready to Deal with Schwarzenegger

ews Brief: Despite spending millions of dollars to defeat Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger's recall candidacy, some of California's wealthiest Indian tribes are actively pursuing him and his plan to renegotiate their gaming compacts.

California Tribe Offers Bay Area Land Deal

News Brief: As part of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Stations Casino’s push to build a gambling hall in Sonoma County, they have given the local community a $4.2-million option to buy nearly 1,700 acres along the environmentally sensitive San Francisco Bay.

Spa Casino Seen as Catalyst

News Brief: The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian and local economic experts expect that the new $95 million Spa Resort Casino will be a catalyst to revive Palm Spring’s downtown scene.

California Tribe Asks County for $95 Million

News Brief: The Palace Indian Gaming Center officials are asking Kings County to help them finance a $95 million expansion project.

More Casino Activity in California's Future

News Brief: The Agua Caliente tribe’s new $95 million gaming facility at Spa Resort Casino is the latest addition to the Coachella Valley’s tribal gaming scene, but there is much more activity on the California horizon.

California Casino Opens to Public

News Brief: California’s new $95 million casino, the Spa Resort Casino, was unveiled in a surprise soft opening last night.

California Town Opposes Proposed Casino

News Brief: The Petaluma City Council has voted to oppose an Indian casino proposed for Rohnert Park, joining a number of Sonoma County communities who don't want the gambling palace built.

Palm Springs Deal Sparks Lawsuit

News Brief: The group says the agreement violates California law by giving public money to a gambling casino.

Harrah's Rincon Casino to Reopen

News Brief: Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort is scheduled to reopen today at 11 a.m.

Small California Tribe Wants Casino

News Brief: The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians is contemplating building a small casino in the coastal hills of Sonoma County about 4 miles east of Stewarts Point, California.

Soccer Mom Wages War Against Casinos

News Brief: Cheryl Schmit is a self-defined soccer mom is now on the front lines in the war against casino expansion in California. Her opponents note that Schmit also works as a paid consultant for card clubs and has ties to Nevada gambling interests.

California Casino Issue Could Merge with Land Issues

News Brief: A proposal for an Indian casino in Suisun Valley could merge gambling wars with growth wars.

Sheriff's Role in Casino Promotion Under Investigation

California County Waits for Schwarzenegger's Decision

News Brief: Tuolumne County officials have two casino tales to tell Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger, and hope one will impact the state's dealings with American Indians. Officials say that one local tribe has been a good partner to the county while another hasn't been as co-operative.

Problem Gambling Conference Brings Experts, Industry, Leaders Together

News Brief: Last week a three-day conference to bring awareness to problem gambling in Sacramento brought together more than 40 treatment professionals, tribal leaders, state officials and gaming industry professionals.

Resort Offers Rooms to Evacuees

News Brief: Pechanga Resort & Hotel officials announced Monday that the hotel would offer free rooms to people who have been displaced from their homes because of the Mountain fire.

Davis Gambling Pact Tracks Campaign Cash

News Brief: As Gov. Gray Davis was fighting to keep his job this month, he negotiated, for the second time within weeks, a gambling agreement with an Indian tribe that made a nearly concurrent contribution to his campaign to avoid being recalled by voters.

California Casino Plan Loses County's Blessing

News Brief: A landless American Indian tribe lost the blessing of Sonoma County officials Tuesday in its bid to build a casino just outside Rohnert Park, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

Schwarzenegger Vows to Veto Casino Plan

News Brief: Only hours after the Davis administration announced a deal to build a new Indian casino and bring in new money to the state, Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger promised Monday to veto the plan.

California Tribe Signs Casino Deal

News Brief: A band of California Indians announced a last-minute deal with outgoing Governor Gray Davis on Monday that would allow the tribe to build a new casino featuring 350 slot machines in exchange for 5 percent of the gambling revenue.

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