Graton Rancheria converts space at casino into smoke-free area

The casino owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria now has an entirely smoke-free area.

The tribe converted an events space at the Graton Resort and Casino for the new area, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported. Patrons can now enter the facility and gamble without being affected by smoke.

“I wanted to make sure there was an area where there was absolutely no smoke,” Chairman Greg Sarris told the paper.

In related news, the tribe won a long-running dispute with a former gaming partner. A developer and lobbyist claimed he was owed $40 million but an arbitration panel disagreed, The Press-Democrat reported.

The Graton Resort and Casino opened in November 2013. It is the closest Class III facility to San Francisco.

A $175 million hotel debuted last November.

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Graton Resort and Casino offers smoke-free gaming area (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat October 2, 2018)
Tribe wins dispute with developer over Rohnert Park casino (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat September 12, 2018)

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