Free-Play Blackjack
Free-Play Table Games
Free-Play Slots
Free-Play Poker
Free-Play Video Poker
500 Nations Casino

Live Dealer

Fed Disapproves Barstow Indian Casino Plans

#1 Casino Choice of U.S. Players
Blackjack • Slots • Table Games • Live Dealer • Video Poker
0 $3,000 Casino Welcome Bonus!
0 $3,750 Crypto Welcome Bonus!  BOVADA CASINO
January 7, 2008

BARSTOW - Plans to build two Indian casinos in Barstow were rejected by the U.S. Department of the Interior last week.  In letters to three tribes, an assistant Interior secretary for Indian affairs, Carl Artman, disapproved tribal applications with a new federal policy for off-reservation casinos.

Two of the tribes, the Big Lagoon Rancheria and Los Coyotes, had applied to jointly build a casino off I-15 near Barstow. The Chemehuevi tribe had applied to build a competing casino nearby.  Each application was for an off-reservation casino.  The Big Lagoon Rancheria is 500+ miles north of Bartow, the Los Coyotes reservation is 115 miles south near Warner Springs, and the Chemehuevi reservation is 135 miles away at Lake Havasu.  Each reservation is remote with little economic opportunity, so the Barstow officials have been working with them to bring casinos to the Barstow area.  Previously the federal government had approved off-reservation casinos for similar cases.

The casino applications were submitted in early 2006, so the tribes consider the government's change of policy to be "unconscionable and illegal.

Return to California Casinos.

Disclaimer: All images are copyright to their respective owners and are used by 500 Nations for informational purposes only.

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.