Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summer

A unique casino project is under construction in Gardnerville, Nevada. Photo from Washoe Tribe

The Washoe Tribe and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will open their unique casino project this summer, according to a construction firm.

The two tribes broke ground on the 15,000 square-foot facility in late October 2015. The Poarch Creeks are going to manage the casino and pay rent and taxes to the Washoes.

The casino will be located next to the Wa She Shu Travel Plaza, which opened last month. The 6,000 square-foot business features a gas station and convenience store.

“We are happy to complete this work for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California and allow them to thrive in their new business and operation endeavors," Kurt Parriott, a project manager from Gilbane Building Company, said in a press release.

Gilbane said the casino was going to open in July. The tribes haven't announced an exact date though.

According to a February 12 update, the casino will feature 150 slot machines and a bar and restaurant. There is also room at the site for a potential expansion.

The businesses are located in Gardnerville, Nevada. The Washoe Tribe is based both in Nevada and California.

The Poarch Creeks are based in Alabama.

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