The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council approved funding that will extend payroll to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s employees for an additional two weeks. In addition, the Tribe’s approved funding will cover health insurance benefits for those employees currently enrolled in Caesars’ benefit plans throughout the temporary closure.

“It is important to the Ak-Chin Tribal Council that we do what we can to support the employees that work for Harrah’s,” said Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Tribal Council. “This is a challenging time for all of us and we are glad that we have the ability to support these employees.”

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino temporarily closed its resort and casino on March 19. The vote by the council affects over 900 employees.

“As the management partner for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, we are so grateful to have the full support of the Ak-Chin Indian Community as we look for ways to continue to support our valuable employees,” said Robert Livingston, general manager. “This additional funding for payroll and benefits is great news for our entire team.”

Ak-Chin Chairman Robert Miguel (left) and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino General Manager Robert Livingston

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