Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tag: California

Koi Nation unveils plans for $600m resort in Sonoma County

Koi Nation plans resort in Sonoma County
The Koi Nation announced plans to build a $600m resort on 68 acres in Windsor, California in September. The tribe recently acquired the land for $12.3m.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento begins $75m expansion

Hard Rock Hotel Sacremento begins expansion
Less than two years after opening, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain, California is expanding with a new entertainment venue.

Sky River Casino to open in H2 2022

Sky River Casino to open H2 2022
The Wilton Rancheria tribe broke ground on its new resort in Elk Grove, California on 9 March. Sky River Casino is scheduled to open in H2 2022.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort begins work on $100m expansion

Thunder Valley Casino Resort begins work
The California property, owned by the United Auburn Indian Community, broke ground on its new 4,500-seat entertainment venue in mid-March.

Tule River Indian Tribe given green light to relocate Eagle Mountain Casino

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The Tule River Indian Tribe’s proposed relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California was approved by the Department of Interior in December.

California tribe signs gaming development compact

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California gaming gold rush keeps on rolling with the Mechoopda Indian Tribe singing an official gaming compact with the state’s governor, Jerry Brown. The move is a positive step on the road to a class III facility 10 miles south of the city of Chico in northern California with final sign off from state legislature still required before any construction...

Tribal casino project looks to bonds for funding

 The Estom Yumeka Maidu tribe of California has made provisions for the issuing of $440m in collateral-backed bonds in order to finance the construction of a casino resort. It has been reported that the proposed project, to be situated in Yuba County if undertaken, could be run by a national operator, with the Hard Rock International name being referenced in...

San Manuel Casino joins expansion drive across Southern California

San Manuel Casino has broken ground on a $550m expansion, adding a 450 room hotel , to the former San Bernardino County bingo hall. The ceremony, held on 26 July, also marks the start of construction on a 3,000 seat entertainment venue, pool complex, spa and restaurants. “San Manuel has always been a locals and regional casino and we don’t have...

California tribe set for new casino

California’s Table Mountain Rancheria tribe is poised to develop a new casino, entertainment and accommodation venue. According to an environmental report the group is to construct a new leisure destination and in turn transfer its tribal offices to its current casino property. The new development will be just 900 feet west of the current tribal buildings and is being designed as...

Federal approval for $500m Elk Grove project

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Representing a rare federal win of late for tribal casino enterprises, plans for a $500m casino resort tabled by the Wilton Rancheria tribe have received formal approval following the publishing of its state compact in the Federal Register.   California governor Jerry Brown signed off on the compact in October of last year, permitting the group to develop a resort on...

Scientific Games system at Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino set for upgrade

Scientific Games ChukChansi Gold
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has chosen to upgrade its Scientific Games comprehensive casino management system, as well as add a suite of marketing and customer service applications and devices.   Chukchansi Gold is owned by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and is located in Coarsegold, California, near Yosemite National Park. "We have been extremely pleased with the performance of our...

California governor greenlights Wilton Rancheria casino

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The Wilton Rancheria Miwok Tribe has overcome a further legislative hurdle as California’s governor signed off on their plan to build and operate a $500m casino resort, but the tribe still has to confront yet another legal challenge from the anti-casino lobby.   In California, a plan by the Wilton Rancheria Miwok Tribe to build and operate a $500m casino resort...

Tribal disparity leading some to pot

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The results are in, and American tribal gaming now dwarves its commercial opposition, showing that whilst Vegas may stay the epoch of gambling in the minds of many, the plethora of smaller premises have finally chipped away at the sleeping giant. However, if this is to continue rampant performance disparity must be allayed and a more cohesive, national force...

Futureproofing California’s tribal gaming enterprises

Casino Review - California Tribal Gaming
Speaking at the 22nd Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference at the Morongo Resort, California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) Chairman Steve Stallings, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s $7.9bn tribal gaming sector in a “State of the Industry” address.   It has been a good year and a great ride for our gaming enterprises. We have expanded into related...

Construction on Yuba casino halted by tribe

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Three months after breaking ground on the Fire Mountain Resort & Casino outside Marysville, the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria halted work on the project.   The tribe has “temporarily suspended” construction of its $170m (E153m) casino outside of Sacramento, blaming tribal competitors and the owners of Thunder Valley Casino for filing “frivolous lawsuits” which have made...

California governor agrees three new tribal casinos pacts

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The office of California governor Jerry Brown has announced that it has agreed to new casino pacts with three tribes including the operator of the Cache Creek Casino Resort, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, in addition to an amendment to the current tribal-state gaming compact with the Yurok Tribe.   The Sacramento Bee newspaper reported that, if ratified, the deal will...

Trio of potential tribal casinos set for California

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The past couple of months have seen three Native American tribes ramp up their efforts to expand casino gaming in California. The trio of potential casino deals started on May 18, when authorities in Kern County, north of Los Angeles, held a meeting to discuss the development of $29m (E26m) resort. The plans were tabled by the Native American Timbisha...