Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California has been closed for six months as of April 10, 2015 due to ongoing legal issues. In the most recent news reported by The Fresno Bee, the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has decided to lay off their gaming commission employees and top executives. In a statement Chairman Reggie Lewis said there is nothing for the staff to do or to regulate since the casino is closed.
Two executives, Giffen Tan and Khamphila Chhom are expected to retain their jobs as soon as the facility is allowed to reopen. The general manager and executive director, respectively, were only let go because there is nothing to do for the moment.
There is no date yet for when the casino will reopen and an election for May 2 that could clear up the issue has been delayed. The election is to name the council members that would make operating decisions regarding the casino.