California has not hit the saturation point for casinos: Thousands swarm to the Graton casino on opening day

On November 6, 2013, in News, by barstow

Thousands swarm Graton casino on opening day San Francisco Chronicle Justin Berton Seventy-year-old Mary Lopez left her Fremont home just after 3 a.m. to line up in the cold air outside the Graton Resort & Casino, ignoring whatever controversy remains about the behemoth operation and instead focusing on dreams of slot machine riches. “I know the [...]

Increases in Tribal Gaming Revenues Bode Well for Native American Communities

On September 26, 2013, in News, by barstow

Increases in Gaming Revenues Bode Well for Indian Country Gale Courey Toensing An increase in Indian gaming revenues in 2012 of almost three percent offers “economic encouragements” for Indian country, according to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). The commission released data in late July showing revenues generated by the Indian gaming industry in 2012 [...]

Off-reservation casinos provide economic opportunities for communities and tribes

On August 14, 2013, in News, by barstow

Casinos may stray from the reservation Capitol Weekly By Samantha Gallegos An off-reservation tribal casino has been approved in California for the first time, but there’s more to come: Three others are contemplated across the state from northern California to nearly the Mexican border. Weeks ago the Legislature approved the governor’s compact with the North [...]

Indian gaming revenues hit $27.9 billion, it’s time to bring some of it to Barstow

On July 23, 2013, in News, by barstow

Tribal Gaming Hits $27.9 Billion Revenue Record in 2012 Dave Palermo GamblingCompliance American Indian casino revenues reached a record $27.9bn in 2012, the third consecutive year the industry has experienced growth since the recession of 2008/2009, according to audited figures released Tuesday by federal regulators. The figures represent a 2.7 percent increase over the previous [...]

Local San Diego Tribes contribute $1.7 million to local governments. Under the agreement signed by the Los Coyotes and the City of Barstow, the community would receive more than $4 million per year.

On July 11, 2013, in News, Post, by barstow

TWO TRIBES CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO LOCAL AGENCIES $1.7 million given for public safety, other East County needs By Karen Pearlman The San Diego Union-Tribune EAST COUNTY — The county of San Diego, emergency personnel and several East County groups were among 18 recipients of a total of about $1.7 million in grants from the local [...]

California Senate approves casino deal for North Fork tribe

On June 27, 2013, in News, by barstow

Los Coyotes and the City of Barstow deserve the same opportunity Los Angeles Times By Anthony York SACRAMENTO – The state Senate gave final approval to a controversial new tribal casino that divided Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento and could reshape the future of gambling in California. The 22-11 vote, which split members of both [...]

Long road to employment: Local jobless rate nearly 4.5 higher than national rate

On June 21, 2013, in News, by barstow

Desert Dispatch Brooke Self BARSTOW – Barstow’s unemployment rate ticked down to 12 percent, according to the latest employment data released by the California State Employment Development Department. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate is at a four-year low of 7.6 percent, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest numbers for the [...]

Federal court ruling good news for Barstow casino project

On January 30, 2013, in News, by barstow

D.C. judge declines to block Madera casino The Fresno Bee by Michael Doyle Opponents of a proposed casino in Madera County failed Tuesday to convince a Washington, D.C.-based federal judge to block the project with a temporary injunction. But the legal fight will continue, in the nation’s capital rather than California. That part, at least, [...]

Barstow officials take casino petition to D.C.

On November 28, 2012, in News, by barstow

Timeline for long-awaited project still not established Daily Press Brooke Self, Staff Writer BARSTOW – Three city government officials and members of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians met in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss the status of the Barstow Casino. In talks that have gone on for 10 years, [...]

Jerry Brown gives green light to two off-reservation casinos

On September 4, 2012, in News, by barstow

The Sacramento Bee By Laurel Rosenhall Gov. Jerry Brown will let two Indian tribes in remote parts of California build casinos along freeways many miles from their land, setting the stage for what critics say could become an explosion in off-reservation gambling. Brown’s decision allows the Enterprise Rancheria near Marysville and the North Fork Rancheria [...]