Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chukchansi Casino Remains Closed

Judge says Chukchansi Gold to stay closed

Scott Smith, Associated Press · October 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

FRESNO, Calif. — A casino at the center of a tribe’s internal power struggle will remain closed until rival factions that operate it can settle their differences that recently erupted into an armed confrontation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill said that tensions remain high at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, prompting him to keep the doors closed, while admonishing tribal leaders for lacking leadership at the expense of hundreds of employees now without paychecks.

On Oct. 10, the attorney general and the National Indian Gaming Commission shut down the casino in Coarsegold, about 50 miles northeast of Fresno, after an armed faction stormed it, sending hundreds of gamblers running with chips still on the tables.

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IveyPoker Closes


Rumors began circulating that changes were coming a few weeks ago when multiple IveyPoker pros were told the site would be shutting down. Ivey has a marketing agreement with the Pala tribe in California that plans on offering real money online poker once that state passes legislation.

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