USA – It has been announced today that a Californian tribal casino; Table Mountain Casino, has agreed to extend the temporary closure of its tribal casino establishment from 12th April 2020 to 31st May 2020.
The casino was initially closed on the 16th March 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and today The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors jointly agreed the extension.
The Table Mountain Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Native American people from the Chukchansi band of Yokuts and the Monache tribe. It is also the tribe’s ranchería, located in Fresno County, California.
The tribe says that it will ‘continue to monitor the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Newsom’s updates and status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In light of the closure extension, the tribe stated:
“Our tribe will now implement a “Furlough Program” as of Monday, April 13, 2020, but will continue to cover the premiums for our employees’ medical benefits. The health, safety and welfare of our patrons, employees and tribal membership remains a priority to Table Mountain Rancheria. During this challenging health crisis in our community and nationwide, our Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors would like to extend our support, gratitude and prayers to all First Responders, Educators, Truck Drivers, Grocery Stores and Essential Workers.”
Based in Friant, California, Table Mountain Casino features over 2,000 Slots, 40 Table Games, 10 Poker Tables and a 700-seat Bingo Hall. The establishment focuses on ‘building loyalty and value with guests through outstanding service and operational excellence’.