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2014-03-24 16:23:25

COARSEGOLD, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chukchansi Tribal Council and the Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA), headed by Acting Chairman Tex McDonald, today paid its casino bondholders a $12.6 million interest payment, said McDonald, to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee (Trustee) of its 9 3/4% Secured Notes Due 2020. The $12.6 million payment - due on March 31, 2014 - was made in advance to reassure bondholders, partners and Tribe members...

2014-03-21 20:22:13

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent accounts in the media indicate that PokerStars is in partnership negotiations with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three large Southern California Card Clubs to offer online poker in California. The news accounts come at a particularly opportunistic time, when the California State Legislature will be debating two measures that will authorize the play of online poker within California's borders. One of the most significant...

2014-03-10 16:28:28

ROGUE LEWIS FACTION SOUGHT CONTROL OF CHUKCHANSI CASINO AND REVENUES; JUDGE RULES LEWIS GROUP "HAS NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED" BY BIA. COARSEGOLD, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A California federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking control of the Chukchansi Gold casino and its revenues, ruling that the rogue tribal faction headed by Reggie Lewis has not been recognized as the ruling Council of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians. In a fiction-filled press...

2013-08-20 16:21:15

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter last week to Reggie Lewis, Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated it is withholding funding and suspending all grant applications after Nancy Ayala used a previous EPA letter to claim the agency recognized her as Chair of the Chukchansi Tribe. The EPA will not take any action until the U.S. Department of the Interior makes a decision regarding the...

2013-01-03 16:22:33

JACKSON, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort's slots paid out more than $147 million to guests during the month of December with a grand total of $1.7 billion in payouts for 2012. "From the phenomenal giveaways to the Grand Opening of the all-new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, we had a remarkable year in 2012," said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. "We look forward to 2013 and offering our loyal patrons even more ways to win."...

2012-10-30 19:21:45

JACKSON, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians today announced the donation of $10,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to help aid the regions that have been devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. "The Tribe is deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life that Hurricane Sandy has caused in the Northeast," said Jackson Rancheria CEO Rich Hoffman. "It is the Tribe's deepest hope that their donation will help the Red...

2012-10-23 03:20:55

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sycuan Casino, located in El Cajon, CA, is pleased to present its major October promotion "The Great American Car Giveaway". Every Friday in the month of October, one lucky winner will win the keys to a brand new, 2013 Dodge Charger, with many other prizes awarded throughout the night as well. Club Sycuan members can enter themselves in the drawing by swiping their club cards once a day at Club Sycuan kiosks after earning 25 Club Sycuan points, as...

2012-10-12 15:21:43

JACKSON, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort's slots paid out over $145 million to guests during the month of September - with two lucky guests winning $100,000 jackpots. "September was a phenomenal month at Jackson Rancheria," said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. "October looks to be just as promising as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newly remodeled property along with several exciting fall promotions." Grand Opening Celebration...

2012-07-10 18:21:36

SANTA YNEZ, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta, members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians today attended the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting to urge the Board to support the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) recent decision to place the tribe's 6.9 acres into federal trust. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120710/LA38380) After more than two hours of public comments from community members, the Board voted against...

2012-04-18 06:25:15

Interested parties may submit comments through June 18 WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today published in the Federal Register a proposed tribal consultation policy, creating a formal process through which the department will engage in consultation with federally recognized tribes on actions or policies that will have a significant impact on tribal nations. This policy would apply to any department action that affects federally...