Tule River Tribe’s Foundation of Economic Growth and Success is the highlight of the Economic Summit

(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, CA 93257) – The Tule River Tribe and Eagle Mountain Casino were the Title Sponsor of the Sequoia Regional Economic Summit on February 10th at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center in Visalia, an event hosted by the Sequoia Regional Economic Development Foundation and the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation.

Ador Cardenas, the Interim Marketing Director, stepped in for Matthew Mingrone, General Manager of Eagle Mountain Casino, and was the Title Sponsor Speaker at the event. Also in attendance were Eagle Mountain Casino’s Assistant General Manager Tiffani Sahagun and members of the Marketing team, Mistie Webb & Cristina Benitez.

Cardenas highlighted the benefits of working for the Tule River Tribe and Eagle Mountain Casino.

The economic contributions that the Tule River Tribe has provided to Tulare County were presented in a special video presentation also celebrating the Tule River Tribe’s 150th Anniversary of sovereignty.

“It’s fitting as I have witnessed Eagle Mountain Casino & the Tule River Tribe’s economic growth and investment in the community, all the people employed by them, including myself and our valued guests we serve,” said Cardenas.

Cardenas also provided his success story working for Eagle Mountain Casino for over 25 years.

“When I started with the casino in 1998, I was a college student working as a dishwasher and cook. The casino was in mobile trailers with 350 video terminals, three blackjack tables, and the

Tule River Tribe had a few essential departments. I transferred to the Slot Department where I was training and educated to become a Technician, Supervisor, and Department Manager”, said Cardenas.

Eagle Mountain Casino has grown to 1200 slot machines, table games, two restaurants, a food court, and an event center. The Tule River Tribe has over 17 departments for its community, and the Tule River Economic Development Corporation.

Cardenas is currently the Interim Marketing Director overseeing Advertising, Public Relations, Transportation, and the Retail Department.

“The new casino in phase 1 will soon open its doors with 1,750 slot machines, 20 table games, five restaurants, and a 2000-seat event center. In addition, the Tule River Tribe continues with economic growth and partnerships, including the Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Porterville. The Porterville Area Development Authority was created as an authorized JPA”, said Cardenas.

Eagle Mountain Casino is also a proud member of 9 Chambers of Commerce in Kern, Tulare, and Kings County.

“I share this story to show how amazing it is to work for the Tule River Tribe and Eagle Mountain Casino. The foundation of economic growth and success is based on investing in people and the community”, said Cardenas.

Eagle Mountain Casino continues to hire more team members as they prepare for the new property opening in 2023. The next job fair will take place on February 22nd from 8:30 am-10:30 am at the Employment Development Department office at 1063 W. Henderson Ave, Porterville, CA 93257. For more information and an updated list of available positions, please call 559-788-1877 or go to

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 2023, 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 2000 seat 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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