Chukchansi Tribe hosts a big celebration for reopening of casino

The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California. Photo from Facebook

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California is hosting a big event today with cash awards and prizes to celebrate the reopening of its casino.

The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino officially reopened on New Year's Eve after a 14-month shutdown. Traffic has been steady to the facility ever since, a sign of the facility's importance in the region.

"With them open it brings a lot of jobs, and you know if everybody can get a long and they can stay open it should bring a lot money to the economy," Lynn Jenkins, who owns a car dealership nearby and has noticed an increase in visitors, told Your Central Valley.

The casino closed in October 2014 after rival factions clashed there. A settlement with the National Indian Gaming Commission to resolve numerous violations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act cleared the way for the reopening.

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Chukchansi resort and casino holds grand opening ceremony Friday (The Fresno Bee 1/15)
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Relevant Documents:
Settlement Agreement SA-15-01 | NOV-14-03 / TCO-14-02 | TCO-14-01 | TCO-14-01

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