Chukchansi Resort and Casino to reopen Thursday

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Tribal Leaders announced Monday that the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will reopen on Thursday, December 31.

The casino has been closed since October 2014 after an armed tribal dispute occurred. According to the release, an agreement was reached between the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and the National Indian Gaming Commission last Monday which paved the way for the casino's reopening.

"Since our election, the Tribal Council has worked every day with our government partners, casino management team and local business partners to get Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino ready to open for our customers," Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales said. "We are thankful for the support of our members and believe this is an important first step in bringing prosperity back to our people."

A formal reopening ceremony will take place on January 15, 2016.

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