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Some North State casinos close, some remain open for business

Here is the latest information on casino openings and closings in the North State due to the coronavirus situation.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 6:46 PM
Updated: Mar 21, 2020 10:04 AM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - The casinos run by several North State tribes in California have been making decisions about their operations for gaming, food services, and other hospitality functions. We will keep this article updated as we receive new information from the North State's tribes that operate gaming in our communities.

ROLLING HILLS CASINO - CORNING - PASKENTA BAND OF NOMLAKI INDIANS

Rolling Hills Casino will be closing at midnight on Wednesday until further notice.  Casino General Manager Steve Neely said Tuesday evening that their staff does not have any known cases of the coronavirus, but they are "simply following the government's guidance on public gatherings."

The tribe will use the opportunity to do a very thorough cleaning of the facility so that they will be ready to welcome guests back as soon as possble.

Emplyees will continue to receive full pay and benefits until march 31, 202, and then the situation will be reevaluated.

WIN-RIVER RESORT & CASINO - REDDING RANCHERIA

Win-River Resort & Casino was closed at noon on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020.

The Tribal Council met Tuesday to re-evaluate all of their current tribal and business operations because of the coronavirus situation. The Redding Rancheria declared a tribal emergency in response to the spread of the virus which will remain in place until at least June 1, 2020.

The Tribe will be taking safety precautions, including, but not limited to, ordering social distancing, quarantine, and the closing of government buildings, businesses or enterprises.

Bingo will be closed through April 6.

FEATHER FALLS CASINO - OROVILLE - MOORETOWN RANCHERIA OF MAIDU INDIANS

As of Friday, March 20, 2020, Feather Falls Casino and Lodge is closed. The Brewery will remain open for curbside pickup. No cash transactions will be conducted. The service is available from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Dreamcatcher Buffet, The Golden Feather Lounge, the Bow & Arrow Lounge are also closed.

GOLD COUNTRY CASINO - OROVILLE - TYME MAIDU TRIBE OF THE BERRY CREEK RANCHERIA

Gold Country Casino has closed all casino and food and beverage operations.  The hotel will close at noon on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  This closure is expected to last at least through Apr. 2, 2020.

RAIN ROCK CASINO - YREKA - KARUK TRIBE

The Karuk Tribe will temporarily suspend casino operations effection Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 9:00 p.m. due to the coronavirus. The Tribe plans to reopen the facility on Mar. 31 at 10:00 a.m. All of the staff will continue to be paid and to receive employment benefits.

PIT RIVER CASINO - BURNEY - PIT RIVER TRIBE

The Pit River Casino is still open, but on Wednesday, Mar. 18 they will promote "social distancing" to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The River Rock Bar & Brill will serve to go items only between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. All to go charges will be waived at this time. They are closing their self-serve beverage station, but bartenders will assist customers to obtain fountain beverages.

Friday and Saturday night entertainment will be postponed indefinitely.

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