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Eagle Mountain Casino Highlights Jose Almono

(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, CA 93257) – The People’s Casino introduces Jose Almono, Manager of the Environmental Service Department. Almono has been in the casino industry for seven years. Currently, he is managing the Environmental Service Department and overseeing all things sanitization. Almono plays a significant role in ensuring the People’s Casino meets all the steps necessary to maintain a clean and safe environment. Cleanliness is a top priority for everyone on the team as the Casino wants to ensure all of its guests are safe and their team.
Almono explains his journey has always been a positive experience, even throughout COVID, where others may have seen it as a disadvantage. Almono seized the opportunity to ensure the safety of the guests, and the team was always a priority. In addition, Almono encouraged an even more meticulous sanitation routine that the department will now be enforcing with the opening of the upcoming Casino to promote an even healthier environment.
Almono feels confident in his ability to operate the environmental service department and is excited about what is already in store for the Casino and its guests. After visiting the new property for the first time, he was astonished by the size and stated that once the doors open and the ball starts rolling, he will have his hands full, as will everyone else on the Eagle Mountain Casino team.
Currently, Almono is responsible for establishing procedures to ensure everything runs as efficiently as possible for the entire environmental service department. Part of that process includes interviewing for available positions for the Casino relocation. Eagle Mountain Casino is currently hiring new team members to open the new Casino. He anticipates a high volume of traffic coming through the casino doors as soon as it opens and knows it will take a fantastic group of people to make it work.
Overall, Almono concluded by saying the history of the Casino has come so far over the years, and opening its doors is genuinely an achievement everyone should be proud of.
Currently, Eagle Mountain Casino is located 17 miles east of Porterville and is a full-service casino owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. Guests must be 18 years of age to enter. The Casino is open 24/7. In addition, the Grizzly Food court is open 24/7, and the River Steakhouse is open Friday – Sunday from 5pm – 10pm. Eagle Mountain Casino is a short drive from Bakersfield or Visalia.
The new casino property is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2022, off Highway 65 in Porterville, CA, next to the Porterville Fair Grounds. The new property will double in size, growing to over 100,000 square feet, featuring new dining options, 1750 slot machines, 20 table games, and a state-of-the-art event center.


Video News Release: Eagle Mountain Casino donates over 100 turkeys to the Salvation Army of Tulare County

Eagle Mountain Casino in partnership with JR Meats in Porterville donated over 100 turkeys to the Salvation Army of Tulare County. “The Salvation Army of Tulare County is forever grateful for our partnership with Eagle Mountain Casino as this donation will help us to help families in need. Especially during the holidays, Thanksgiving is a special day, and we see many families that come to us that seek assistance. We are able to provide that assistance in a form of a food box. This food box represents a sign of hope that they can have a better Thanksgiving”, said Julio


Video News Release: The Tule River Tribe Time Capsule Burial at Eagle Mountain Casino

A special celebration was held at Eagle Mountain Casino on November 9, 2023. Tribal Veterans from the Tule River Tribe were honored and a preservation of decades of memories were buried in a Time Capsule burial at the main entrance of the casino.  76 banners of Tule River Tribe Veterans are on display at the Eagle Mountain Casino’s parking lot and include Veterans name, picture and service branch.  “The Time Capsule we have before us will be buried to hold memories through time and preserve meaningful Tule River Tribe history for generations to come”, said Suzi Picaso Gonzalez, Casino Marketing Associate at


Tule River Tribe Presents Veterans Pow Wow at Eagle Mountain Casino November 10th- 12th

Veterans will be celebrated this November at Eagle Mountain Casino with a variety of events including the Tule River Veterans Pow Wow that will take place on Veteran’s Day November 10th and continue November 11th and 12th, 2023. Grand Entries for the 2023 Tule River Veterans Pow Wow are Friday November 10th at 7pm, Saturday November 11th at 1pm and 7pm. On Sunday the Grand Entry is scheduled for 1pm. The 2023 Tule River Tribe Veterans Pow Wow will feature a Northern and Southern Drum Contest with prizes for 1st place $5,000, 2nd place $3,000, and 3rd place $1,000. Specials will include 18+ Women’s Jingle Dance Special, Men’s Grass Dance

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