Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chukchansi Casino Chukchansi casino faces closure, huge federal fines for missing audits


The Fresno Bee October 8, 2014

The federal agency that oversees Indian gaming is threatening to shut down Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino because of missing audits, some of which were due last year.

The National Indian Gaming Commission says the casino could close Oct. 27 if the missing audits are not submitted. The tribe also faces fines of up to $100,000 per day dating back to April 30. If fully assessed, those fines would equal $16 million.

In a five-page letter dated Tuesday, the NIGC’s acting chairman, Jonodev Chaudhuri, said that casino officials have not filed financial statements and audits dating back to 2012 and 2013, the earliest of which was due April 30, 2013.