It’s been a good couple of years for tribal gaming ventures. Revenue was up and was on pace to outdo non-Native competitions.
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has seen great success with its casino, located outside Worley, Idaho, on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, which sits on the rolling hills of the Palouse. This year it’s embarking on its largest expansion yet, the Spokesman-Review reports.
This will be the seventh time the casino has been upgraded. A large focus is the addition of both casual and fine dining options.
When the camas and arrowroot are blooming, the tribe plans to open 98 new hotel rooms in two wings, more casino space, two new restaurants and a 15,000-square-foot spa.
Walking from the darkened casino floor into the under-construction hallway leading to the spa and restaurants is like stepping into the open Palouse grasslands. Light is drawn in from windows near the high ceiling, and tall windows line the walk. Native works of art will be displayed along the walls.
Outside, workers have returned the surrounding hills to native grasses and shrubs and a five-story eagle staff sculpture dominates the skyline.
Inside what will be the casual pub-style restaurant, large glass doors will open onto patio seating and natural amphitheaters that managers plan to use for outdoor concerts and other events.