Black Oak Casino Resort Receives Award from the California Clean Air Project

Al O’Brien
Black Oak Casino

Tuolumne, CA – May 20, 2013  – Exposure to second hand smoke is a major health issue, which is why California adopted an extensive smoke free work place law.  In 2006, the Surgeon General reported that there is no level of safe exposure to second-hand smoke.

At the Grand Opening of the new Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, the California Clean Air

Project presented their California Clean Air Award to the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in recognition of their opening of their completely smoke-free new Black Oak Resort Hotel.

“The Tuolumne Band stands out as a business and community leader because they offer guests a completely smoke-free resort hotel.  As a sovereign Nation, the Tuolumne Band

has made a voluntary decision towards providing a healthier indoor hospitality and entertainment environment for all,” said Narinder Dhaliwhal, project director for the California Clean Air Project. “They are also to be commended for their smoke-free policy on the lower family floor, arcade and bowling center and for their very large non-smoking gaming floor.  These are very comprehensive policies to ensure a healthier environment for all of their guests and their employees.”

Black Oak Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in Tuolumne, California.  The Casino encompasses 164,770 square feet of gaming and entertainment options for the whole family, including 1300 slot machines, poker, 25 table games, a non-smoking gaming area, eight restaurants and bars including an interactive sports bar, a state-of-the-art bowling center, a live entertainment lounge, a players club, gift shop, and kids arcade. The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort just opened and features 148 rooms including 16 suites, a conference center, workout facility and the Turnback Creek Bistro.

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