Indian Gaming

Tribal factions’ fight over central California casino set for federal court hearing – Daily Journal

Tribal factions’ fight over central California casino set for federal court hearing – Daily Journal

FRESNO, California — A dispute at a central California casino between tribal factions that erupted in an armed showdown last week is scheduled for a hearing in federal court. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill on Wednesday is expected to consider what’s next for the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, about 40 miles northeast […]

Coarsegold: Chukchansi casino remains closed, tribal factions chafe over lost revenues

Coarsegold: Chukchansi casino remains closed, tribal factions chafe over lost revenues

COARSEGOLD — Walking through a lobby devoid of guests at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Saturday, televisions still blared sporting matches above empty bars and nearby slot machines gave off an eerie glow. “It’s like the twilight zone,” said Reggie Lewis, co-chairman of one feuding tribal faction as he rode the elevator to the […]

California casino is closed after armed standoff

California casino is closed after armed standoff

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has closed a Central California casino after an armed standoff between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, acting on a request by the state attorney general, set no date for possible reopening of the Chukchansi Gold […]

Northern Arapaho granted 20-year gaming extension

Northern Arapaho granted 20-year gaming extension

The U.S. Department of the Interior extended the Northern Arapaho tribe’s authority to operate a casino on the Wind River Reservation by an additional 20 years early last week. Interior Department officials extended the tribe’s authority to conduct Las Vegas-style gambling on the reservation to the year 2040. The tribe operates three casinos in accordance […]

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino losing about $1 million a day during shutdown

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino losing about $1 million a day during shutdown

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (KFSN) – This Sunday was a busy one for tribal leaders working to reopen the Chukchansi Gold resort and Casino. The building has been under a federal shutdown since a violent takeover that led to a lockdown on Thursday. Every day the resort is shut down, they’re losing roughly $1 million in revenue; […]

Walker’s casino decision will come after election Political Beat

Walker’s casino decision will come after election Political Beat

Three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., closed last month. Thousands of jobs were eliminated in a city that already has substantial unemployment. Competition from gambling outlets in nearby Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York was cited for declining Atlantic City casino revenues. The gamblers can play the electronic slots in their home states. Potential competition […]

Buena Vista Rancheria wants to intervene in gaming land suit

Buena Vista Rancheria wants to intervene in gaming land suit

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday for permission to join a long-running lawsuit that challenges the tribe’s gaming plans. In 2004, the tribe entered into a Class III gaming compact with the state of California to operate a casino on its reservation. The Bureau of […]

California tribal dispute leads to Chukchansi closure

California tribal dispute leads to Chukchansi closure

COARSEGOLD (AP) — An Indian casino remained closed Friday after a clash between competing factions of the Central California Native American tribe that owns it, sheriff’s officials said. The clash at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold started after someone cut power to the resort Thursday night and employees went home and patrons […]

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