USA – A tribal casino in California, located southeast of Palm Springs; Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, has today announced that it is extending the temporary closure of its property amid further coronavirus concerns.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians – a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla Indians, located in Riverside County, California – and consists of a 250 room hotel and a casino gaming area featuring 2000 slot machines and 40 table games.
In addition to the closure extension, the venue’s status will be re-evaluated weekly and all employees, whether part time or full time, will continue to receive income and benefits.
Doug Welmas, Chairman at Cabazon Band of Mission Indians commented:
“We had originally targeted Tuesday, April 1st as a potential re-opening date, but it ultimately proved unfeasible due to new developments and regulations, such as the shelter-in-place order.”
“As a result, we’ll continue to re-evaluate the situation on a week-to-week basis and make sure we’re fully prepared to re-open once an appropriate date has been determined. The health of our guests and employees is our top concern, and we look forward to having them back at Fantasy Springs soon.”
The firm further stated in a press release today that Fantasy Springs ‘will continue to staff a reduced work force for essential operations. A 24-hour security presence will be maintained throughout the temporary closure, with multiple checkpoints and officer surveillance in effect to ensure public safety. All casino and hotel assets, including cash, have been removed from the premises. Non-employee vehicles will be turned away from the property… All upcoming promotions are being postponed until further notice. Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks.’