The Tachi-Yokut tribe—owner/operators of Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore—will be changing their name to Tachi Palace Casino Resort to better showcase their recent expansions and property upgrades.
In early 2018 the tribe built a gas station with 16 gas and diesel pumps as well as two electric charging stations and eight high-octane pumps on the same site as the casino and hotel. That November they opened an 88,350-square foot entertainment facility featuring an 8-screen movie theater, a 10-table billiards room and a 30-lane bowling alley.
These operations were recently merged with the hotel and casino to form an official enterprise group. The Hanford Sentinel recently quoted Tachi’s Director of Marketing, Rojelio Morales, as saying, “By creating this enterprise group, we are better able to manage the entire property from a customer service and maintenance aspect. By combining the offerings and amenities into one group, it became appropriate to change our name from Hotel and Casino to Casino Resort. Tachi Palace Casino Resort is truly a destination unto itself, offering our guests of all ages an amazing resort experience.”
In 2019 the casino expanded their dining choices and opened the HL Gaming Room, which features more high-limit and VIP slot amenities.
One unfortunate casualty of the expansion and renovation will be the poker room, which closes in March (see Prop Tales by Bill Patty, March/April 2020).