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 Continued from page 3... and obstacles. We will get through this together, Coachella Valley.” Check for updates at closed through April 2nd. We are planning to reopen our casino, our hotel and our restaurants on Friday, April 3rd at 8 a.m., but as we all know that date could change.” “We continue to receive a tremendous outpouring of support from so many of our guests as well as from many other citizens of Southern California. We ask that you continue to email or call with any questions, comments or suggestions that you may have. All updates will continue to be on our website at We sincerely appreciate and never take for granted your trust, your support, your patronage and your friendship and we will continue to do everything we possibly can to ensure your safety and your good health.” On March 26th on the Viejas Casino & Resort website, General Manager James Wild wrote, “As we continue to work closely with State and Local Health Officials to determine the recommended course of future actions, we have decided that it is in the best interest and safety of our Guests and Team Members to remain temporarily closed. We would like to thank you for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. As of right now, there is not a new re-open date. However, we will continue to communicate with you as we monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and local health officials. I would like to personally thank you on behalf of the Viejas Tribe and our Team Members for your continued loyalty to Viejas Casino & Resort. I am looking forward to welcoming you back soon.” Check for updates at The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation announced on March 27th that the temporary closure of Sycuan Casino Resort would be extended until further notice as there are too many unknowns to confidently provide a date. “While we originally indicated this was to last until March 31st, it has become clear that is not possible,” said Cody J. Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “We are as anxious as everyone to reopen and get back to normal. We are paying close attention to what our public health professionals are saying, the actions of our elected leaders and the decisions of others who own businesses. At this point, the businesses that are closed will remain closed until it is clear from a public health and safety perspective that the regional restrictions in place will be lifted. We are all in this together and we will get through this together and hopefully that is very soon. We appreciate and value the hard work and dedication from our team members and know and believe that the future is bright for Sycuan.” Check for updates at Posted on the Casino Pauma website on March 15th, an announcement read “The health and safety of our guests, team members, and community is our top priority at Casino Pauma. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are monitoring the outbreak daily and we are complying with the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the recommendation from the CDC on avoiding mass gatherings, the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians and Leadership have decided to temporarily close all operations beginning Sunday, March 15th at 5 p.m. until further notice. We believe we need to work together as a community to combat the spread of the virus and consider everyone’s well-being first. Please check our website and social media for updates. We will be providing information on an opening date as well as updates on promotions/offers as it becomes available. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your loyalty. We hope you remain safe and healthy.” Check for updates at Gaming News continues on page 6...  In an effort to protect the health and safety of guests and team members and to further prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pala Band of Mission Indians announced the temporary closure of Pala Casino Spa & Resort on Friday, March 20th at the close of business. Pala Casino will continue to monitor this evolving situation and reopen to the public when it is safe to do so. “After careful consideration, the Pala Band of Mission Indians felt that the decision to temporarily close Pala Casino is absolutely necessary as we work to protect our guests and team members and further prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” said Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith. “We are thankful for the dedicated medical professionals who are working tirelessly to contain this pandemic and send our sympathies to all that are directly affected by this tragedy.” “The Pala Band of Mission Indians and the entire leadership team at Pala Casino Spa & Resort maintain an unwavering commitment to the health and safety of our guests and our employees as we navigate these challenging circumstances together,” said Fred Buro, CEO of Pala Casino Spa & Resort.“We will continue to carefully monitor this public health crisis and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and public health agencies.” Check for updates at In a letter on the Valley View Casino & Hotel website, General Manager Bruce Howard stated, “As many of you are aware our casino is currently                        PAGE 4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAMING GUIDE APRIL 2020 April 2020 Gaming News (Continued) 

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