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


Anonymous said...

However Pala tribal members received a letter today in the mail that states the following.

Dear Pala Band Members,
We are fighting to stay open so we can provide for our Tribe and Employees.
We will stay open unless there is a case, or the National Indian Gaming commission,NIGC requires us to temporarily
close. We are taking things one day at a time.

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact Chairman Smith's office @ (760)891-3500.
Thanks. Robert H. Smith Chairman
On behalf of the Executive Committee
Pala Band of Mission Indians.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Can anyone verify Pala Casino closure?

Anonymous said...

@ R&R yes it is closed up as of tonight 3/20/20.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Thank you 😊

Anonymous said...

If Pala Casino is closed then why was Robert Smith and Theresa Nieto escorted in this morning by Casino Security
around 11:30.
I am sure that they weren't there for lunch.
A photo will be sent to the blogs soon showing them being escorted into the side entrance as soon as i can send it to the blogs.

Anonymous said...

saw a armored truck (the kind that hauls money) pulling into the hotel parking entrance around 12:30 p.m. Thought it was a little odd but now it makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Someone should have capped both of those greedy bastards.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

They are just protecting the tribe's money. Never know who might try to steal it.

Anonymous said...

Their motto is it is better to receive than to give.
Now we will all see the lies that were told to tribal members a meetings about our investments.
At one meeting i remembers the members asked what would happen if the Casino ever had to close down for some unexpected reason and Nieto response was that there was enough money in reserve and in investments that the members would still get paid each month for at least a year.
So we will see what happens when they say all per capita to its members will stop until the Casino reopens.
Are all of you Smith and Nieto backers going to still think that they are your gods.
Remember this coming year is election year for Smith and Nieto's seats.

Anonymous said...

If they were smart they would liquidate some assets now before its to late.
Sell the Roberts Ranch property, sell the Pala Gateway property near the freeway.
These properties are not making any money for the tribe.
Stop all investing for at least 18 months now before it to late.
I am willing to bet that they will cancel the meeting for
the 14th of April because they are afraid that they won't be able to answer these question.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

You say these assets aren't making money for the tribe, but Smith and Nieto are profiting and reporting them as an expense. They will suspend per-capita before selling the assets.

People always ask questions, but if they aren't on the agenda, and they never are, the EC won't answer them. They will probably cancel the meeting just because it is the right thing to do when social distancing is recommended. Funny to say the Pala EC will do the right thing. It's okay. They are sure to do the wrong thing behind the scenes.

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