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WHITERIVER — The White Mountain Apache Tribal Council announced last night that they would "cease gaming operations" at Hon-Dah casino. The casino closed at 1:59 a.m. this morning.

"While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Hon-Dah employees and casino guests, the Tribal Council believes that the rapidly evolving crisis demands strong proactive measures in order to prevent infection and mitigate risk," tribal government said in a press release issued late Thursday night.

According to the press release, the casino and the hotel will close, but the Hon-Dah RV Park and convenience store will remain open. 

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