Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, a true asset to the community, is proud to be celebrating its 34th Anniversary on November 4, 2017!
Throughout its history, the Tachi-Yokut tribe (owner and operator of the property) has experienced exceptional growth, having invested significant dollars both in the property as well as the community, by donating millions of dollars to area charities.
A Community of Giving People
The Tachi-Yokut tribe has a rich and fascinating history. The Indians of the San Joaquin Valley were known as Yokuts, which means “people.” The Yokuts were unique among the California natives in that they were divided into true tribes; each had a name, a language, and a territory. The Yokuts were a friendly, peaceful and loving people, living a simple life. They are believed to be one of the first tribes to settle in California.
True to their roots, community partnerships play an important role in the history of the Tachi-Yokut tribe, as well as the casino. In the past 10 years alone, they have donated more than
$3 million to local charities. From purchasing three much-needed fire trucks for Kings County, to assisting the American Red Cross to help families in local fire areas, the reach and impact has been substantial.
“It is part of our heritage, and our pleasure to give back to the community in as many ways as possible,” said Ruben Barrios, chairman of the Tachi-Yokut Tribe. “We are always looking for ways to better the community and help those in need. There are so many non-profit organizations doing great work and we are happy to support them.”
Additional local charities that have benefited from the generosity of the tribe include: Valley Children’s Hospital, Lemoore Relay for Life, Links for Life of Hanford, Navy Marine Corp Relief Society for NAS Lemoore, Central Union School District, Toys for Tots, Community Food Bank, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish, KCAO – Kings County Action Organization (Hanford), as well as others.
Growth and Expansion
Today, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino offers high-quality service at its seven-story, 255-room hotel, which features spaciously appointed guest rooms and suites, a luxurious spa and beautiful resort-style pool are just a few of the amenities offered. A variety of dining options, on site-wedding arrangement, spacious convention facilities and fabulous live entertainment are all part of the appeal of the growing resort.
For those looking for high-energy gaming action, that action happens in Tachi’s bustling casinos. The Casino of the Moon has a more relaxing atmosphere, mimicking the feel of the moon as it is depicted in. Then the Casino of the Sun – inspired by brilliant sun themes – has a brighter, exciting gaming atmosphere. In total, there are more than 2,000 gaming machines with a wide range of denominations, themes, and ways to win.
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino wasn’t always the luxurious destination it is today. When the doors first opened in 1983, it was a small, one-room, single-story Bingo Hall. Then in 1993, the hall expanded and would eventually grow to seat 1,200 players. The 60,000 square foot Casino of the Moon opened in August 2000; seven years later, the property expanded by another 80,000 square feet to include the two-story Casino of the Sun. With the opening of the second gaming area came the grand opening of the hotel and spa, creating additional revenue for both the tribe and local economy.
“We are proud of our responsible growth and how we continue to meet the needs of our patrons,” said Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino’s General Manager, Willie Barrios. “The gaming landscape has changed significantly over the past 30 years, and we have enjoyed being able to offer more and more services and conveniences to our guests.”
Always looking to provide more services and amenities, the property continues to grow. Opening this fall is the Yokut gas station, which includes an 8,000 square foot convenience store, smoke shop, and market, benefiting both visitors and locals.
Amid much excitement and celebration, in July 2017, the tribe broke ground for its next expansion: an 88,350 square foot, family-friendly entertainment center. The complex will feature a state-of-the-art, 27,309 square foot movie theater, including eight screens; 29,022 square foot bowling alley, including 30 lanes; 4,214 square foot arcade, home to 38 arcade games; and a 3,570 square foot billiards room with 10 tables.
In addition, the entertainment complex will include a 15,294 square foot concourse, bar, and concessions area in which to get cocktails and refreshments. The new center, designed by FFKR Architects, is scheduled to open in October 2018, just in time for the casino’s 35-year anniversary. As with all expansions, this new complex will bring an additional 70 full- and part-time jobs to the area.
Currently the property is one of the largest employers in Kings County, with more than 1,350 employees, offering numerous opportunities and creating a significant, positive economic impact on Lemoore and the surrounding area.
General Manager Barrios feels the anniversary is a perfect time to reflect on how far they have come and to thank their loyal patrons.
“Many of our guests been with us since we opened 34 years ago, and this is our opportunity to show our appreciation,” said Barrios. “In recognition of our anniversary, we have sensational promotions and giveaways planned.”
To celebrate the milestone, the casino has exciting gaming promotions lined up. On November 5, Bingo will offer a total payout of $280,000, including an anniversary special game paying $34,000. Then on November 8, participating Premiere Club members will have a chance to drive home a 2017 Tesla.
Barrios invites everyone to join the fun at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino and to help celebrate 34 years of gaming and giving.
About Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
The Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is owned and operated by Tachi-Yokut Tribe. Tachi Palace is located in Lemoore, CA, on the Santa Rosa Rancheria. Tachi offers the finest gaming action with slots, bingo, and various table games. They also have five dining options and host national entertainment. The hotel features 255 luxurious rooms and suites. Bookings for weddings, special occasions and business functions are also available.
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is located at 17225 Jersey Ave, Lemoore, CA, positioned at the crossroads of Highway 198 and 41, accessible to Interstate 5 and Highway 99. www.tachipalace.com