Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

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Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
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Address 711 Lucky Lane
Coarsegold, California 93614
Opening date June 25, 2003
Closing date October 10, 2014
Number of rooms 400+
Total gaming space 56,000 sq ft (5,200 m2)
Notable restaurants California Market Buffet
Vintage Steakhouse
Deuces Diner
Noodle Bar Asian Bistro
Goldfields Cafe
The Bakery
Firehouse Blues
Casino type Land-based
Owner Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians
Renovated in 2005
Website http://www.chukchansigold.com/

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was located just off of State Route 41 in Coarsegold, California, between Fresno and Yosemite National Park. It was owned and operated by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.[1]

The 56,000-square-foot (5,200 m2) casino had 2,000 slot machines, and 43 table games. The resort had five restaurants and the hotel had about 404 rooms.

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In June 2000, the Picayune Rancheria Tribe of Chukchansi Indians announced plans of constructing a resort casino close to Yosemite National Park. Construction was slated to begin in August 2000, but problems delayed groundbreaking.[2] In March 2002, the resort casino was approved by The National Indian Gaming Commission.[3] On October 29, 2002, groundbreaking for the Chuckchansi Gold Resort and Casino began. The forecast cost of the project was $150 million.[4]

The casino opened on June 25, 2003, while the resort opened on August 22, 2003.[5] In 2006, the casino bought the naming rights to Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

On October 9, 2014, a confrontation occurred when an armed tribal faction entered the casino. The casino was closed on the following day and remains indefinitely closed as of March 2015.[6][7]

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Coordinates: 37°12′41″N 119°41′56″W / 37.211254°N 119.698903°W / 37.211254; -119.698903