The Nooksack River Casino’s days could be numbered, pending a ruling in Whatcom County Superior Court later this year. This would follow on the heels of a shutdown of the Chukchansi Gold Casino, also a disenrolling tribe's casino late last year. Disenrollment is BAD FOR BUSINESS. If those tribes will cheat their own people, won't they cheat their customers? Their lenders?
Since at least 2011, the Nooksack Business Corporation an entity owned by the Nooksack Indian Tribe, has tried to shirk its responsibility to pay back about $15 million in loans it obtained from now-defunct BankFirst in 2006. PAYBACK? PAYBACK? We don't need no stinkin' payback, right, we are sovereign..
The loan stipulates that Outsource could go after gaming machines and the furnishings inside the casino, along with enterprise accounts, but otherwise is limited. Likewise, the corporation argued that if the casino were to close tomorrow, Outsource could go only after those few items.