News Release

Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe

The Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe is pleased to announce Governor Newsom’s signature of a new tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Santa Rosa Rancheria.

“On behalf of the Tachi Yokut Tribe, I would like to thank Governor Newsom and his staff for their hard work and dedication as we worked to achieve this important milestone,” said Tribal Chairman Leo Sisco. “We look forward to continuing to foster a strong and prosperous government-to-government relationship with the State of California and Kings County for the next 25 years as a result of this compact.”

The new compact reflects the Tribe and the Governor’s mutual commitment to a strong and respectful government-to-government relationship and to promoting tribal economic development and self-sufficiency.

The compact is intended to support the Tribe’s investment in expanded tribal government services, local jurisdictions and non-profit and civic organizations for improved fire and emergency medical services, law enforcement, education, housing, environmental protection, tourism and other service and infrastructure improvements.

“This compact will allow the Tachi Yokut Tribe to continue to establish long-term economic self-sufficiency as we work to provide critical social and educational programs for our people,” said Chairman Sisco. “We also look forward to continuing to invest in our region through economic development and a commitment to support programs that benefit tribal members and the wider local community.”

Since 1983, the Tribe has operated the Tachi Palace Casino Resort on its lands, which employs over 1,100 people, bringing improvements to the lives of members of the Tribe and the surrounding community. The new compact recognizes the unique nature of the Tribe and allows it to continue its role as a significant employer in Kings County and the surrounding region. It secures the long-term viability of the casino as well as the Tribe’s ability to continue contributing to the overall well-being of the State of California.

The terms of the compact also reflect a commitment by the Tribe to support revenue sharing with non-gaming and limited gaming tribes through the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund and the Tribal Nation Grant Fund.

A copy of the new tribal-state gaming compact, which will remain in effect for 25 years, can be found at this site … https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Santa-Rosa-Indian-Community-of-the-Santa-Rosa-Rancheria-Compact.pdf

About the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe

The Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe, comprised of over 1,300 members. The Santa Rosa Rancheria, California is located near the community of Lemoore, in Kings County. Since 1983, the Tribe has operated the Tachi Palace Casino Resort on its lands, which employs over 1,000 people, bringing improvements to the lives of members of the Tribe and the surrounding community. The Tribe is governed by a General Council with day-to-day governance conducted by a 6-member tribal council led by Tribal Chairman Leo Sisco.

For more information, please visit https://www.tachi-yokut-nsn.gov/.

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