Thursday, December 10, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing At Pala RV Resort

 Village News - Pala Casino offers free COVID testing for the public


PALA – Pala Casino Spa Resort announced free COVID-19 and antibody testing onsite at a separate testing facility located adjacent to the Pala RV Resort. Offering quick and convenient testing to the general public is part of Pala’s commitment to playing it safe.

All tests will be conducted at the drive-up testing location adjacent to the Pala RV Resort. The drive-up testing facility has been administering tests for Pala Team Members for weeks. The capacity has now expanded to make these services available to everyone.

Testing will be conducted by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 760-292-6111. Normal operating hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., subject to change. Both tests are being offered free of charge, and there is no limit as to how many times a person can be tested. Results are available within 72 hours, and can be accessed via All information is confidential.

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Pala Press Release:

Pala Casino Offers Free COVID Testing for Team Members & General Public, Including Antibody Testing

Monday, October 19, 2020

Tribal Casino Gambling

Tribal casinos keep COVID-19 details private while juggling economics, safety 

MSN - Camille von Kaenel and Jennifer Bowman

As many businesses remained under orders to stay closed during the coronavirus pandemic, tribes in San Diego County bucked recommendations from outside leaders and reopened their casinos with measures designed to limit the spread of illness.

It’s unclear if the gamble paid off.

Public health officials have confirmed that more than 300 of the county’s residents who contracted COVID-19 reported visiting a casino shortly before testing positive.

But the county won’t disclose whether any community outbreaks occurred at local casinos because they’re on tribal lands. The tribal governments have released little information and aren’t subject to federal and state disclosure laws as sovereign entities.

That means local outbreaks potentially are being left out of a metric the county considers in reopening decisions. Already, San Diego fails to stay under the threshold for outbreaks set by public health officials.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Pala Interactive In Pennsylvania

PR Newswire - Wind Creek Casino launches Pala Interactive powered Online Gaming Platform in Pennsylvania


"Pala Interactive is honored to have been selected as Wind Creek's technology partner," said Pala's CEO Jim Ryan. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the launch of the Wind Creek real money online casino on July 24th.  This launch represents completion of the first phase of a multi-stage real money and social casino plan.  The next phase will be the introduction of the Wind Creek sports betting offering in partnership with BetFred USA Sports and Scientific Games Corporation, expected to launch later this Fall.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Village News - San Diego County reaches high for COVID-19 related hospitalizations in July

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County public health officials Monday reported 529 coronavirus-related hospitalizations -- a high for the month of July -- and expressed concern about a weekend outdoor church service that attracted scores of unmasked worshippers.

The county also reported 523 new diagnoses to raise the region's cumulative coronavirus case total to 27,507, but the death toll was unchanged at 533.

Locally, Bonsall has reported 32 cases, Pala 39 and Fallbrook Fallbrook 266.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

But Tribal Sovereignty?

County Vows To Fight Plans By Tribal Casinos To Reopen Next Week

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 By Amita Sharma KPBS


But county health officials aren’t happy with the plan and are asking the federal government to help keep the casinos closed.

”We want to make it perfectly clear that we do not agree with reopening casinos on May 18,” County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said. “We feel that the health officers’ order does extend to our tribal nations in this particular situation and we’re working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try to address this issue further.”

Casinos are owned by Native American tribes that are considered sovereign nations and are not subject to state and county laws.


Steinberg and others are especially concerned about seniors, who are some of the most avid casino patrons. He said he will tell his elderly patients to “stay the heck out of casinos.”

Barona and Pala casino operators say they’ve not made a decision yet on when to reopen

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I guess we'll find out just how sovereign tribes are soon.


Sycuan, Valley View Casinos Announce Reopening Dates

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Viejas Casino To Reopen May 18

NBC San Diego - Viejas Casino and Resort Announces Reopening

The casino which closed on March 20 after concerns over the coronavirus pandemic said they are ready to reopen on May 18

By Brenda Gregorio-Nieto • Published May 9, 2020 • Updated on May 9, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Viejas Casino and Resort announced their reopening date on their website Friday.

The casino which closed on March 20 after concerns over the coronavirus pandemic said they are ready to reopen on May 18 at 8 a.m. with enhanced safety measures in place.

“We have missed you during these trying times. You are like family to us, and like family, we hold you near and dear to our hearts,” Viejas posted on its website. “Your safety, and the safety of our Team Members, is of paramount importance to Viejas. That is why we continue to exceed all cleanliness standards set by federal, state, local, and gaming commission authorities.”

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Snapchat Shooting? Really? - Two arrested in Pala “Snapchat” shooting


The female victim was riding in a vehicle with her adult male boyfriend and his adult brother to a residence to meet a “Snapchat friend.” At some point, two male juveniles brandished firearms and began shooting at the victims in their car. The female sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. As the driver of the vehicle fled, both suspects continued shooting at the vehicle.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Casino Closures

I'm sure most of you have already heard all the news you need to hear...but just in case

OC Register - Pala Casino, Spa & Resort and Cahuilla Casino temporarily close amid coronavirus concerns

Pala Casino, Spa & Resort in northern San Diego County and Cahuilla Casino in Anza are the most recent casino properties to close their doors temporarily amid concerns over the novel coronavirus, officials for each of the casinos announced Wednesday, March 18.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced on Wednesday morning that it would temporarily shutter Pala Casino, Spa and Resort in northern San Diego County by Friday, March 20 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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The Sun - Which Southern California casinos are open and closed amid coronavirus pandemic

UnionTribune - With 20 new cases reported in one day, the worst of the COVID-19 storm may be upon us

San Diego COVID-19 Tracker: 80 cases reported

KTLA - 3rd person dies of COVID-19 in Riverside County; 2 new patients confirmed