Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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By edhat staff

The Chumash Casino in the Santa Ynez Valley announced Sunday they fully close through the end of the month amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

"We have been following the COVID-19 pandemic as it progresses and have taken the necessary precautions based on governmental guidance to protect our team members and guests. As uncertainty surrounding this threat escalates on an hourly basis, our tribe has decided to proceed with extreme caution and temporarily close the Chumash Casino Resort," said Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Kahn stated the casino's team members will remain compensated during the closure.

"The health and welfare of all the community is our immediate concern. During this challenging time we stand with you, our community," said Kahn.

The Chumash Casino has previously cancelled all events and entertainment.

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Gibraltar_Roadster Mar 17, 2020 11:33 AM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Safety of the community comes first whether you like the casino or not is irrelevant. Good that they are suspending operations. ALso irrelevant is whether they are worried of contractiing the virus or altruistic. Just shut things down until we get this figured out.

a-1594036971 Mar 17, 2020 02:46 PM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Oh yes. Don't learn any lessons or consider policy changes that might now be apparently needed. Just go along with the feel good meme and be happy. This is already the best of all possible worlds.

a-1594036971 Mar 16, 2020 04:48 PM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

A lot of us who go to the casino do not drink or buy/sell/use drugs. We really enjoy their buffet, music/comedy shows, and we have a great time. That is why the casino is there...to be enjoyed.

Minibeast Mar 17, 2020 06:21 PM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Whenever I think of gamblers/casinos, I always think of the comedian who talked about gamblers and their addiction. He talked about the impact gambling has on families and savings accounts and so on. His terrific punchline line was, "Hmm. Do I really NEED that other kidney?"

a-1594036971 Mar 17, 2020 05:54 PM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Irregaedless of the negative aspects perceived by a few peeps, their buffet is quite delicious, and very affordable. I can spend $100 for a concert at The Bowl, or entertain myself for several hours, and potentially turn that C note into 10 or more C notes. Why would anyone be telling me what to do with MY government money?

a-1594036971 Mar 17, 2020 09:26 AM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The ability to rationalize is remarkable. We are consistently reminded of it when people post things like "that's why it is there" to justify their selfishness. The "there" is an ugly disruptive pile of concrete marring the natural order of things, impacting the local community with high traffic and gambling addiction, importing drugs and other problems from across the state, and so forth. The exploitation of people to take their money in absurdly one-sided "gaming" activities is the only reason to create this. Pretending that the owners want to provide low cost buffets and affordable entertainment ignores the nature of these traps.

a-1594036971 Mar 16, 2020 03:01 PM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

At least the local highways will be safer due to far fewer casino drunks and people with lead feet that need to get gambling fast & drive 30mph over the posted speed limit.

a-1594036971 Mar 18, 2020 03:15 PM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

@RHS: In the grand scheme, yes, the Chumash Casino is very far from socially responsible. In this case, give credit where credit is due. Desperate times call for desperate measures, whether it is about money or not, this particular choice IS a socially responsible decision that will save lives no matter which way you slice it.

RHS Mar 17, 2020 11:14 AM
Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

They are not being socially responsible. If they were they would not be in the business that they pursue. They are doing this out of fear to their family members in the casino area and because the loss in customers will make it unprofitable to pay their staff. Real simple bottom line.

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