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On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Paradise Casino held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Sportsbook and Table Game area within Paradise Casino.
The ceremony began with an opening prayer from Quechan Elder Barabara Levy. Former Tribal President Keeny Escalanti Sr. was also present to give a speech. Present during the ceremony to address the attendies were Interim CEO Charles B. Montague Sr., current Tribal President Jordan D. Joaquin, Council Members: Charles R. Escalanti, Faron M. Owl, and Jonathan E. Koteen. Zion White sang tsiier (bird songs) followed by the Morning Star Youth Council singing from Porte Cochere’ to the new gaming space.
Vice president Virgil S. Smith and Council member Darnella Melancon joined CEO Montague, President Joaquin, and the council members present to cut the ribbon to open the new gaming area.
The new gaming space will offers Slots, Table Games (Blackjack, Roulette, Craps), and the Sportsbook (Unibet AZ Sportsbook) and Lounge. Quechan Tribe is one of ten tribes that were awarded a sport betting license within the state of Arizona.
Quechan Elder Barbara Levy gives opening prayer.
Former Quechan Tribal President Keeny Escalanti Sr.
Interim CEO Charles B. Montague Sr.
Council Member Charles R. Escalanti
Council Member Jonathan E. Koteen
Council Member Faron M. Owl
Morning Star Youth Council joined by Council Member Faron M. Owl
Quechan Tribal Council (l-r Charles R. Escalanti, Vice-President Virgil S. Smith, President Jordan D. Joaquin, Faron M. Owl, Jonathan E. Koteen, and Darnella Melancon)
Quechan Tribal President Jordan D. Joaquin throws the first roll of dice at the Table Gaming area inside Paradise Casino.