Rolling Hills Casino Remains Focused on Guest Experience and Community Partnerships Through Tribal Transition

Rolling Hills Casino

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, the governing body of Rolling Hills Casino, is in the midst of changes in tribal leadership and membership. This includes the disenrollment of some members and replacement of most council members, although the tribal chairman, Andy Freeman, remains in his position. Some of the council members chose to vacate their seats on the council during a recent annual general council meeting, which involves the participation of all tribal members that attend.

Rolling Hills Casino remains under the management of the same executive team responsible for twelve years of successful operation and the employment of over 500 North State residents.

“Rolling Hills Casino has operated as an independent business from the day we opened” stated Bruce Thomas, CEO, Rolling Hills Casino. “Chairman Freeman has asked that we remain focused on delivering outstanding guest service and preserve our position as leaders in our community.”

Since opening in 2002, Rolling Hills Casino has implemented sound operational strategies:

  • Provide the community with a safe, enjoyable venue for entertainment
  • Provide I-5 Travelers with a safe, fun place to break from their travels and enjoy Tehama County
  • Employ an average of 500 North State residents with no layoffs in its 12 year history
  • Provide an increasing amount of charitable contributions to the community, with a focus on education
  • Form meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships with vendors and partners

“Leadership changes amongst Native American tribes are not uncommon” said Thomas. “What sets us apart from other tribes who have dealt with this, is our operational and financial stability as a stand-alone business.”

About Rolling Hills Casino: Conveniently located off I-5 at the Liberal Ave. exit, Rolling Hills Casino is a popular destination for both locals and travelers who enjoy playing games in a fun, clean, spacious and well-maintained environment. The Casino has both smoking and non-smoking sections for the comfort of our guests. Located on-site are two hotels, a 72 space RV Park, showers, and pet day care. Directly behind the casino is the 18-hole Sevillano Links, an award winning links style golf course. Newly added is the Rolling Hills Equestrian Center.  For more information visit

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar corning says:

    Anyone know who left?

  2. Avatar Loving it says:

    Happy to hear that the Tribe’s casino and casino employees will not feel the heat from the Tribe’s courageous move to make things right within their Tribal membership! Prayers to the Creator to keep the Nomlaki people safe and moving ahead.

  3. Avatar Representative says:

    No one left willingly. Those who were kicked out were nothing but money hungry thieves who set a poor example to the business standpoint. This change will be better for the employees as well as the community!

  4. Avatar john nelson says:

    I notice heavy security recently. does this have to do with these changes?

  5. Avatar Outside Observer says:

    Those who were removed had not a single drop of Nomlaki blood. They claimed their heritage through a stepfather, and then had the gall to deny membership to true lineal descent members. Additionally, they ruled with an iron fist… and when a member raised any concerns, these people ruthlessly ordered those members off of tribal land, denied them access to their own tribal meetings, and then “sanctioned them” by denying them per capita payments. They did this to a lineal descent member who was 70 years old, who was told they would not receive any payment for a period of 10 years, after this member sent a polite letter questioning the validity of an election. This member, at the age of 70, was forced to return to work to support themselves. Other lineal descent members were also subjected to this kind of abuse. This is the heartless treatment by a single family, who had no lineal claim to membership. All the while, this same family paid themselves well, and bought expensive cars and fancy mansions. This was greed at its worst. Corruption in any arena should be held up to the light of day. I sincerely wish the Paskenta Tribe well, and hope that they follow through with a thorough investigation and prosecute any provable instances of this family’s theft of tribal assets. I also hope that every tribe learns from this example of out-of-control power, and works to ensure honesty and fairness to all LEGAL tribal members.