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Plans for a Fourth Casino is Unveiled by Washington Tribe
- July 11, 2016 By Samantha A. -
The Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation that are located in Washington has unveiled their plans to spend about 1 million dollars in order to open a casino within it Rainbow Beach Resort that is located in the small town of Inchelium.
According to a report that was in the Tribal Tribune newspaper, the plans for the Twin Lakes Casino will only offer about 50 gaming machines and will be operated by the tribes’ 12 Tribes Colville Casinos enterprise. This enterprise is currently running a trio of northeast Washington based casinos which include the Manson’s Mill Bay Casino, the 12 Tribes Resort and Casino that is located in Omak, as well as the Coulee Dam Casino that is located near the Grand Coulee Dam.
Currently the closest casino that is located near the Inchelium area is the Two Rivers Resort and Casino which is currently operated by the Spokan Tribe Of Indians that is approximately thirty-five miles away. However it has been stated that the business at this casino is seasonal and that this new development may be able to gain from this situations as patrons cross the river for winter play.
Although Joe Somday who is from the 14 member Colville Business Council is very supportive of this new development he has disagreed with the assessment and has stated that the majority of the patrons may come from the local community instead. Joe also stated that he sees this new development to be seasonal at best and that he foretells that most of the clientele that will be seen will be from Inchelium themselves. It has also been explained that this new Twin Lakes Casino development will be classified as a Tier-A Casino which basically means that that they can remain profitable with only a 30 guest per day limit with a lower amount of staffing.