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, [...]

Northern California off-reservation casino could be model for Barstow

On July 26, 2012, in News, by barstow

The Desert Dispatch By SAM PEARSON, staff writer Hundreds of miles from Barstow, an American Indian tribe plans to break ground on a $433 million hotel-casino project that will bring a local community an estimated 900 construction jobs and 2,250 permanent jobs. The Sonoma County city of Rohnert Park’s new casino from the Federated Indians [...]

Santa Ysabel Casino files for bankruptcy: Casino struggled since it opened five years due to its remote location

On July 6, 2012, in News, by barstow

The Santa Ysabel Casino, which opened just five years ago, recently filed for bankruptcy and still owes North County more than $3 million. The casino, which is located 25 miles from the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians reservation in a remote area of the county, has struggled due to it’s distant location [...]

Unemployment rate rises in Barstow

On May 12, 2012, in News, by barstow

Desert Dispatch State, county added jobs in March By SAM PEARSON, Staff Writer BARSTOW – Barstow’s unemployment rate increased in the month of March, estimates released Friday by the state Employment Development Department show. Barstow’s unemployment rate was 15.7 percent, the agency said, up from 15.4 percent in February and 15.3 percent in January. California [...]