Casino Pauma to remain temporarily closed for the safety of its guests, community and employees

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PAUMA VALLEY – Choosing to follow the advice of Gov. Gavin Newsom and the guidance of government and health officials instead of the trend of several California-based tribal casinos to reopen, Casino Pauma announced Wednesday, May 20, that it will remain temporarily closed to further reduce the spread of COVID-19. Casino Pauma’s closure, which took effect March 15, will remain in effect until further notice.“It is very important to the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians and Casino Pauma leadership that we continue to demonstrate that ‘Where People Come First,’ is more than a slogan,” Jim Thomason, general manager of Casino Pauma, said. “Chairman Temet Aguilar, the Tribal Council and Casino Pauma Leadership do not believe in gambling with the health and safety of our guests, o
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