- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) - The tribe that runs the Seven Feathers Casino Resort along Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon has laid off nearly 10 percent of its workforce, which numbered about 1,000.

The Medford Mail Tribune (https://bit.ly/18KyvTN) reports the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians said Monday that 93 employees got a severance package.

In a press release, Chairman Michael Rondeau blamed the effects of the Great Recession and changing demographics among gamblers.

He also said the prospect of a Coquille Tribe casino opening in Medford 70 miles to the south demands the Seven Feathers casino be conservative.

The Coquille Tribe operates a casino in Coos County and bought land to open a second operation in Medford. It’s seeking a federal OK that could lead to reservation status for the property.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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