The Table Mountain Casino Resort in California opened its doors with a VIP groundbreaking ceremony to inaugurate the new casino on July 21, 2022.
The resort features over 2,400 slot machines with 33 table games on a casino floor measuring 110,000 square feet. For high rollers there is a high limit room with 107 slots and six table games as well as The Dragon’s Den, a gaming room.
An impressive resort built on humble beginnings
The Table Mountain Rancheria, a Native American tribe whose members are drawn from the Chukchansi Band of Yokuts and the Monache Tribe, own and operate the resort. The new casino complex is located 900 feet from the original casino which opened in 1987 and began life as a bingo hall before becoming a 70,000 square foot casino, playing host to R’n’B groups such as TLC. It is a proud moment for the tribe, expressed by Tribal Chairperson Brenda Lavell, that the casino has come so far from humble beginnings to become such an impressive resort.
John Dinius, CEO of Table Mountain Casino Resort, was keen to emphasize the type of experience visitors should expect to find at the resort: “It’s very sophisticated, it’s very contemporary, but I want people know that we’re not trying to be Las Vegas. We’re still that hometown, that kind of unpretentious experience. That kind of vibe was emphasized by country singer Blake Shelton appearing on Inauguration Day.
Play an essential role in the community
Indeed, the Table Mountain Casino Resort will continue to have an important role to play in the local California community. The new resort includes a daycare center and will continue to provide services to the community, including support for infrastructure projects in the area. Large-scale projects are already making the news in the region with hundreds of millions needed to repair the Friant-Kern Canal. The casino complex will be a major venue in the region with the ability to host various forms of live entertainment at the 2,100-seat event site. It also has a 12-story hotel with 171 rooms for guests.
But what position do land-based casinos hold at a time when online casinos are growing in popularity and reach? The answer is that the two types of casinos can actually complement each other as they offer different types of benefits to players. Land-based casinos such as Table Mountain Casino are able to offer players the opportunity to attend live events such as music concerts and hotel rooms.
In the case of Table Mountain Casino, there are a total of eight restaurants, including a steakhouse and a sushi restaurant with a rooftop terrace offering views of Friant and the valley, as well as amenities such as the Eagle Springs Gold & Country Club nearby. On the other hand, online casinos are able to offer a wide range of benefits to players. They are better placed to offer bonuses like free spins no bet, welcome bonuses and free spins without deposit. Online casinos also offer players fast and convenient withdrawal options such as round-the-clock withdrawals, e-wallet payments, and quick withdrawals with no fees.
The Table Mountain Casino Resort will be a welcome addition to Friant and will have a major role to play in the tribal community where it will continue to play a supporting role with its members and for projects that will benefit the entire community.