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Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is being massively expanded

After years of negotiations, the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians and the state agree to expand the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in California.

Chukchansi Indians sign a new 25-year gaming contract

On Thursday, the Picayune rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has finally signed a new state gambling contract expanding its Grobgold Casino and protection of casino guests and employees. The negotiations took several years to finally come to a conclusion.

The pact was sent for ratification by the California government. Gavin Newsom to the legislature. Now it needs the approval of the secretary. obtain the US Department of the Interior.

Chukchansi tribe increase sheriff and fire protection services

The new compact deal comes a month after the tribe reached an agreement with them. signed Madera county, Increase sheriff and fire protection services for its lands, including the casino and the surrounding community. The tribe would also pay for more services and include cannabis in their economic strategy.

According to the tribal chairman Claudia Gonzales, throughout the negotiations, the tribal council worked tirelessly to protect his sovereignty. This new compact deal would allow his gaming business to grow. Negotiations lasted years, but the tribe reached an agreement that ensured that Chukchansi gold would remain the leading resort in the area.

Expansion of the Gaming Compact Deal with 2,000 job vacancies

Now Chukchansi has gold that works 24 hours a day, 2,000 one armed bandits, 40 Board games. It includes seven restaurants, 400 hotel rooms as well as a spa and a salon. The 25-year contract would allow Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino to operate 3,500 gaming machines, almost double the current limit. It includes new terms that support non-gaming tribes and tribes with smaller venues without compromising the sovereignty of the tribe. This fall, the casino will also open a new conference center for hosting events.

Currently the casino 1,500 Workers, including members of the community who are unionized and have a collective agreement. To protect its workers, the pact has a tribal labor relations ordinance.

In May last year, the Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA), the operator of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, entered into an agreement to settle legal disputes and restructure CEDA’s debt. Then 94% of senior bondholders agreed to the agreement. The deleveraging included unpaid interest of at least $ 125 million, and Gonzales said the deleveraging would help strengthen the tribal economy.

Before the settlement, in March, the CEDA and casino management announced the temporary closure of the property due to the pandemic. The casino reopened its doors on June 1st, 2020. Since June 16 of this year, the casino has been operating at maximum capacity, but operates in compliance with the established health and safety rules.

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