For immediate release:   March 4, 2020

Contact:   Chuck Sams, (541) 215-9666


Wildhorse Resort and Casino Reopens


Mission, OR – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Board of Trustees has reviewed the inspection report from the tribal Environmental Health and Safety specialist and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center staff and determined that Wildhorse Resort and Casino has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.  Wildhorse Resort and Casino reopened their doors at 12:00 PM, March 4, 2020.

“The safety of our patrons is our highest priority,” said Gary George, CEO of Wildhorse, “we deeply appreciate the leadership of the Board of Trustees and the guidance and support of our Public Health Incident Command team.”  In an effort to ensure public health safety Wildhorse Resort and Casino was temporarily closed March 2-4 to conduct a deep cleaning.  An employee of Wildhorse was diagnosed with COVID-19.  “We are all praying for a speedy recovery of our staff member,” said Kat Brigham, Chair of the Board of Trustees “we appreciate everyone’s patience and look forward to welcoming back our friends and patrons.”

Wildhorse Resort and Casino serves over 4000 patrons daily.  The current expansion underway will provide more entertainment and services to the patrons.  Wildhorse Resort and Casino is a prime vacation destination for visitors to the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Northeast Oregon.

        The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is made up of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes, formed under the Treaty of 1855 at the Walla Walla Valley, 12 statute 945.  In 1949, the Tribes adopted a constitutional form of government to protect, preserve and enhance the treaty rights guaranteed under federal statute.


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