Colville Tribes Will Build Omak Casino
February 28, 2008
COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVAITON, WA - The Confederated Tribes of the Colville
Reservation will break ground this spring on a new casino and restaurant just
south of Omak off highway 97. The casino is yet to be named. It is scheduled to
open in the summer of 2009 in time to attract the traffic headed to the 2010
Olympics in Vancouver, B.C..
The new casino will be the tribes "flagship casino" because it will be their
largest and first permanent gaming facility. They currently operate three
casinos in temporary structures:
Okanogan Bingo-Casino (215 slots)
Mill Bay Casino at Manson (330 slots)
Coulee Dam Casino (120 slots)
The tribes signed a 2002 compact with the states that authorizes a total of
4,800 video gaming machines.
The Okanogan Bingo-Casino facility will be remodeled for bingo. The Mill Bay and
Coulee Dam Casino will eventually be housed in permanent buildings but schedules
have not been determined.
50,000 square feet
500 gaming machines
Lounge with dancing
Deli-style Asian restaurant
Future - hotel and convention center
Return to Washington Casinos.