Tachi Palace Hotel
and Casino

The Tachi Yokut Tribe, originally a basket-weaving society, built its gaming industry over the past 30 years. The tribe later introduced table games and slot machines with great success, prompting the construction of a large casino in 1999. A 2003 expansion to the Tachi Palace  Hotel and Casino included a 255-room hotel with infrastructure for an additional 250 rooms. 

With the addition of two table game pits, the Casino of the Sun and the Casino of the Moon, combined gaming areas include 1,200-seat bingo, 2,000 slots, and 24 table games. A high-limit room and sports bar are also located in the casino.

It was extremely important to the Tribe that both the casino and hotel design reflect its heritage. The design team met extensively with tribal elders to discuss and explore aspects of the culture, past, and present. Using these insights, the design team incorporated Tachi basketry, tule boat designs, tule reeds, and tule hut elements within the design of the floor and walls. The casino carpet patterns feature aspects of the organic nature of the tribal lifestyle, while the hotel carpet centers on a more modern theme of seedpods, tule reeds, and cotton, which many of the tribal members have worked within the community fields.