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IMore Southern California Casinos Donate Food to Charities n San Diego, Harrah’s Resort Southern California donated over 8,000 pounds of produce donation, including company executives and  and refrigerated items to the San Diego Food Bank and over 800 pounds of food to the Foundry Escondido. The move came after the casino temporally shut down in the ongoing fight to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Twenty-Nine Palms Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike. “During these difficult and uncertain times, we are honored to know that we can assist the community with the most fundamental resources such as food,” Chairman Mike said. “No one should go hungry, and no one should wonder how or when they can get their next meal.” The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians gifted over 10,000 pounds of perishable goods from its Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio to the FIND Food Bank, a member of Feeding America which serves people in need in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the Coachella Valley. “This is a challenging time for everyone in our community, but there are also opportunities to make a positive impact,” said Cabazon Tribal Chairman Doug Welmas.“The food being donated would have otherwise have been enjoyed by our guests and employees, so we’re happy to partner with FIND Food Bank to provide nourishment to others in need.” “During this time of uncertainty, we want to ensure that families, seniors, and children in need have access to food,” said Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and Casino Morongo also donated more than 18,000 pounds of food for those in need to Carol’s Kitchen, a Banning-based food kitchen, as well as to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, and other groups. Among items donated were thousands of dairy products, eggs, fruits and vegetables. “Instead of letting this food go to waste, Morongo is helping to ensure that those who are hungry and in need across our region have resources during this crisis,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin. “In these unprecedented times, we must all come together to help one another, and Morongo will continue to do our part to aid others.” The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians contributed over 1,500 pounds of food to Martha’s Village and Kitchen, a homeless services provider based in Indio, and to the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms. The donation, valued at $15,000, included a mix of non-perishable and perishable food from its Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella and Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. Over 20 team members assisted with the  Let’s Play a Game of 20 Questions                              1. Do you lose time from work due to gambling? 2. Is gambling making your home life unhappy? 3. Is gambling affecting your reputation? 4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling? 5. Do you ever gamble to get money in order to pay debts or to otherwise solve financial difficulties? 6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency? 7. After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses? 8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more? 9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone? 10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling? 11. Have you ever sold any real or personal property to finance gambling? 12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures? 13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family? 14. Do you ever gamble longer than you planned? 15. Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble? 16. Have you ever considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling? 17. Does gambling cause you difficulty in sleeping? 18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble? 19. Do you have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling? 20. Have you ever considered an act of self-destruction as a result of your gambling? CALIFORNIA COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING A statewide, non-profit organization helping people affected by problem gambling 41743 Enterprise Circle N., Ste. 202 Temecula, CA 92590 Phone: (714) 765-5804 Fax: (951) 266-0072  If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, gambling may not be just a game for you. Please call 1-800-GAMBLER, text “SUPPORT” to 53342, or chat at for help. APRIL 2020 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAMING GUIDE PAGE 21 Tribes in the News (Continued) 

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