Casino decision looms

On February 18, 2015, in News, by barstow

By MIKE LAMB STAFF WRITER BARSTOW — A decision on the proposed local Indian casino could be made at any time, and the Super Wal-Mart project is still going forward, city officials said. Those announcements and an update on a scaled-down aluminum plant project were provided by the city manager and planning manager at the [...]

Barstow Casino still has life

On November 6, 2014, in News, by barstow

Official: Prop. 48 outcome has no impact on project By Jose Quintero Staff Write BARSTOW — State voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed a Native American tribe build a casino on non-tribal land near Fresno.      The proposed casino would have been located approximately 40 miles from the North Fork Rancheria [...]

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 48 for off-reservation casino

On September 29, 2014, in News, by barstow

By The Times Editorial Board California voters have generally supported Indian gaming, which has served, among other things, as an economic lifeline for Native Americans living in poverty. But what happens when a tribe can’t reasonably put a casino on its reservation? Should tribes in remote or environmentally sensitive areas be allowed to develop casinos [...]

BIA advances off-reservation casino projects in California

On April 22, 2014, in News, by barstow

Two California tribes are finally seeing action on their off-reservation gaming proposals. The Bureau of Indian Affairs published notice in the Federal Register today of two final environmental impact statements. One is for the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indiansand the other is for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians. Both tribes are seeking to build casinos [...]

Casino plays a role in community’s comeback

On January 4, 2014, in News, by barstow

Rohnert Park on road to revival By JEREMY HAY THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Marilyn Ponton, Rohnert Park’s normally low-key development services manager, laughed and spoke in exclamation points as she said, “We’re on the map! We’ve been discovered!” The Friendly City’s economy, if not quite booming yet, is making loud noises as 2014 starts. The shift [...]

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 [...]