California casino to reopen

The court allowed the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino to open its doors in January

US.- After the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was closed in October 2014, amidst an attempted armed takeover from tribal factions in dispute, the plan for the reopening was approved by a federal court in California. The venue could open its doors sometime next January.

The resort & casino owned by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians has 1,700 gambling machines and 36 table games and now faces $20 million in fines.

Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales said: “Our new Tribal Council promised our members we would act swiftly to reopen the casino, get our employees back to work and start to rebuild our tribe’s financial and cultural strength, and this agreement is an important step towards those goals. We appreciate the efforts of Madera County, state and local agencies and the National Indian Gaming Commission in securing the agreements to reopen our casino.”