Black Oak Casino to Temporarily Cease Operations Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Casino Will Close Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. Through Tuesday, March 31

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, the Tuolumne Economic Development Authority, Inc. (TEDA) and Black Oak Casino Resort management have decided to temporarily cease casino operations. The casino will close on Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. through Tuesday, March 31. During this period, casino team members will continue to receive compensation and benefits.

“The health and safety of our guests, team members, and our tribal and local communities are of the utmost importance to us,” said Leif Kruger, the resort’s General Manager. “We are fully committed to protecting and supporting our Black Oak Casino Resort family and the public good.”

“It is important to note that we are not aware of any positive tests for COVID-19 here at the resort or in Tuolumne County. However, despite our increased efforts to provide a clean, comfortable environment, it has become clear that more action is now necessary,” said Kruger. “We will continue to monitor the guidance of federal, state and county authorities during this difficult time. The casino will reopen when it is deemed safe to do so.”

The resort’s hotel, RV Park and Bear Creek Station will remain open to service the community. Players Club members will retain their tier status and current offers will still apply when the operations resume.

In the event that the casino needs to extend the temporary closure, guests and the community will be updated on the Black Oak Casino Resort website and social media channels.