Learn, Practice, Play Baccarat
Learn, Practice, Play Blackjack
Learn, Practice, Play Slots
Learn, Practice, Play Poker
Learn, Practice, Play Video Poker
500 Nations Casino

Los Angeles Indian Casino Hopes Killed

Voted "#1 Favorite Casino | Best Slots"
Favored by 500 Nations players, Bovada is a world-class online casino with slots, poker, table games, sports and horse betting! Join now and get the $3,000 Welcome Bonus. US Players Welcome 0
February 8, 2008

LONG BEACH, CA - State Sen. Jenny Oropeza abruptly dropped her bill to create a reservation for the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe in Los Angeles County after learning the tribe's long-term plan to build a casino.

Last December Sen. Oropeza introduced her bill with specific language to exclude Indian gaming. However, she recently learned of a January 11th letter distributed to tribal members by their council that describes a step-by-step strategy for building a casino if the reservation is created. The letter explicitly state "At a later date, after the reservation is established, we will return to seek a separate approval for gaming rights."

On Monday Oropeza said she felt misled by the tribe's leadership and decided to drop the bill. She said "Clearly we were on different pages. I don't like dealing with folks who don't deal straight-up. Right now I think people are weary of the tribal gaming issue. I'm not somebody who beats my head against a wall."

Jonathan Stein, the CEO of the tribe, expressed his regret. "Jenny has her heart in the right place," he said. "It could be she's under a lot of pressure from other tribes in Southern California." He added "In our mind, we would get a reservation and do non-gaming business. But we're hoping in 10 years to maybe get our own casino. A 10-year horizon is pretty long." He felt his group had be forthright about their intentions to someday build a casino in Los Angeles County.

Return to California Casinos.

Join Bovada Join Bovada
500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.