“Casinos located on tribal lands are not obligated to follow state or county COVID rules.” Or Tax Laws

Indians scalping British troops and women in the attack on General Braddock’s army 9th July 1755 on the Monongahela

Battle of Monongahela 1755 – Braddock’s Defeat Death of General Edward Braddock on the Monongahela River on 9th July 1755 in the French and Indian War.

Braddock’s Defeat ultimately changed how and where war was fought in America. The British army adapted to American warfare by creating ranger units and light infantry companies that could confront the threat of Indian and Canadian irregulars in the woods.

Thunder Valley Casino defends its 6,000-person indoor New Year’s Eve party

Katie Dowd, SFGATE – Dec. 30, 2020Updated: Dec. 30, 2020

Despite the high-profile headlines generated by a now-canceled New Year’s Eve party at Graton Resort and Casino, two other Northern California casinos are going forward with their plans.

The Sacramento Bee reports Cache Creek Casino Resort and Thunder Valley Casino are still planning on throwing indoor New Year’s Eve fetes. The one at Thunder Valley is anticipated to see 6,000 guests. Both casinos will close to the general public and the parties will be invite-only.

“Cache Creek Casino Resort will become a private venue starting at 12:00 p.m. on December 31, 2020,” the casino says on its website. “We will reopen to the public at 6:00 a.m. on January 1, 2021.”


Casinos located on tribal lands are not obligated to follow state or county COVID rules. As such, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders banning indoor entertainment doesn’t apply to the state’s dozens of tribal casinos. Most shut down during the early months of the pandemic before reopening at reduced capacity with temperature checks, clear barriers between guests and mask mandates (although drinking, eating and smoking are all allowed indoors).

Thunder Valley is located in Lincoln; Placer County currently has a 12.4% test positivity rate. Cache Creek is in Brooks; Yolo County is seeing a 12.24% positivity rate over the last seven days.


Graton casino, which was planning on a 4,000-person indoor party reportedly for high-rollers, announced last week it would not be holding the event after all.


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