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Christian Goode Chosen to Resurrect California Casino

Christian Goode Chosen to Resurrect California Casino

Former Resorts World Las Vegas General Manager Christian Goode has been chosen to resurrect the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, which California and federal regulators forced to close last October.

Goode, who resigned from Resorts World Las Vegas in January to form his own company Ivory Gaming, worked for gaming giant Genting Berhad for several years. He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “We’re interested in investing in start-ups. There are a lot of opportunities on the horizon.”

Bringing the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino back to life is the first such opportunity for Ivory Gaming. Goode will be COO for the casino, and plans to reopen by early September. Much of that depends on whether the Chukchansi tribe gets state and federal approval for reopening.

The casino is located in the Golden State’s gold country, near Yosemite National Park. When it was closed after a violent tribal confrontation in October, it had 1,700 slots and 40 gaming tables, a spa and several eateries.

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