TEMECULA - Pechanga Resort Casino will likely stay closed past the end of March, and has plans to temporarily lay off workers if that happens, the casino’s spokesperson confirmed Monday.
The tribe initially announced on March 14 that it would close its doors through the end of the month.
It’s the first time in the casino’s history that it has ever closed to guests.
When the original announcement was made, the tribe said casino workers would continue to be receive pay and benefits during the closure, but with a possible extended shutdown, the tribe said workers will be temporarily laid off effective April 1.
“Leaders were originally optimistic that operations could resume by April 1,” Pechanga spokesperson Ciara Green said in a statement. “However, the spread and rap