Black Oak Casino
Game playing and gambling are not foreign to the Me-Wuk. They have played games of chance for most of their history. One of the more popular games is the “Hand Game,” played while singing gambling songs. Teams compete in guessing the “bones.” The Tuolumne Band joined the approximately sixty other California gaming tribes with the opening of the Black Oak Casino on May 15th, 2001. It was re-designed, re-built and re-opened January 12, 2005. It features four restaurants, three bars, a lounge nightclub, bowling alley and family fun center- along with over a thousand slot machines and 24 table games. The Casino has enabled the Tribe to broaden the range of services not only offered to the Indian community, but the broader community at large. Black Oak sponsors a wide range of community events.