Casinos state-wide close to promote social distancing

Pueblos, tribes and nations have decided to close to promote social distancing and keep the coronavirus from spreading. KRQE reports that Governor of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Joseph Talachy says they’ve shut down Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino, Cities of Gold Casino and Jake’s Casino for at least two weeks in an effort to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Casinos statewide have made the move to close, some for two weeks to 30 days. Talachy admits closing the casino doors is costly for any of the pueblos. Tribal leaders tell us staff members will be paid during the two-week closure period. While the Pojoaque casinos have closed, officials tell us Buffalo Thunder is still taking hotel reservations but not scheduling any large private events.