Tuesday, July 14, 2020

CA Governor Newsom Silent on Tribal Casinos Staying OPEN During CoronaVirus

 Don't got to a nail salon!  Don't get your hair cut. Card rooms must close!

Okay to go to casinos on tribal land with a THOUSAND strangers?  Way to protect our health Newsom.

Thunder Valley Casino has been under fire in recent days from both current and former workers who say the resort is not doing enough to keep employees and guests safe after reopening in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A number employees who ABC10 spoke with sought to remain anonymous out of fear of losing their jobs, and one other spoke after quitting her job of 13 years. All of them came to a consensus: The casino should not be open.
Sovereign land gives tribes to remain open but does that make it right? 

California Gaming Association wrote to Newsom that he has the AUTHORITY to order casinos closed in the compact they signed with the state.
Sec. 12.1. General Requirements.
The Tribe shall not conduct Class III Gaming in a manner that endangers the public health, safety, or welfare, provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to make applicable to the Tribe any state laws or regulations governing the use of tobacco.
In short, if your office has made a determination that gambling facilities pose a risk to the health and safety of the public in certain counties, we ask that you call upon ALL gaming operators in the targeted counties to close. 

What is Gavin Newsom afraid of with tribes?  Racism?  No, he's closing Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, Little Saigon. He's allowing BLM protests.

What are his options?   He can use his bully pulpit to ask CA to NOT go to tribal casinos, to urge them NOT to put themselves in danger.  He can roadblock the casinos.  Or, tribal casinos can do the right thing and shut down to protect it customers.

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