Ebene News – US – Popular NorCal Casino defends upcoming 6,000-person indoor party

FILE: Rows of video poker machines are seen at Thunder Valley Casino The casino is located just north of Sacramento

Despite the headlines generated by a now canceled New Years Eve party at Graton Resort and Casino, two more Northern California casinos are moving ahead with their plans

The Sacramento Bee reports that Cache Creek Casino Resort and Thunder Valley Casino are still planning to have indoor New Year’s parties.This one in Thunder Valley is expected to host 6,000 guests Both casinos will be closed to the general public and parties will be by invitation only

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

Likewise, Thunder Valley closes to the public at 1 p.m. Thursday and reopens on January 1 at 6 a.m.

Casinos on tribal lands are not required to follow state or county COVID rules As such, Gov Gavin Newsom’s orders banning indoor entertainment do not apply to dozens of Most of the state’s tribal casinos closed for the first few months of the pandemic before reopening at reduced capacity with temperature controls, clear barriers between guests, and masks (although drinking, eating, and smoking are all allowed to inside)

Thunder Valley is located in Lincoln; Placer County currently has a 12% test positivity rate of 4% Cache Creek is in Brooks; Yolo County sees 1224% positivity rate over past seven days

Cache Creek told the Bee that its public party scheduled for early December has been canceled. Both sites pointed out that private parties are only a fraction of the guests they normally see on New Years Eve, though. that these figures reflect attendance for a year without a global health crisis

“As a precaution, Thunder Valley closes its doors to the general public on New Years Eve and limits the number of guests who will have access to the casino to 6,000, which is less than 20% of the attendance on a NYE in Thunder Valley Thunder Valley spokesman Doug Elmets told the Bee A Cache Creek spokesperson told the publication his private portion will represent “less than 1% of our pre-COVID occupancy”

Casino Graton, which was planning to host an indoor party of 4,000 people supposedly for big players, announced last week that it would not be hosting the event after all

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Ebene News – United States – Popular NorCal Casino defends upcoming 6,000-person indoor party

Source: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Thunder-Valley-Cache-Creek-NYE-party-covid-15835895.php