Washington: Snoqualmie Tribe announces plans for resort, casino expansion

Washington: Snoqualmie Tribe announces plans for resort, casino expansion

  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
June 1, 2022 2:33 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
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The Snoqualmie Tribe Tuesday announced a resort expansion of its Snoqualmie Casino. The multi-phase expansion plan includes a new hotel, expanded gaming floor, a spa, and a 2,000-seat entertainment and convention center. There will also be a new parking structure and eventually three restaurants.

“Through the hard work and resilience of our Elders, the Snoqualmie Tribe regained its recognition in 1999, said Snoqualmie Tribe Chairman Robert de los Angeles in a statement. “With our sovereignty recognized, we have continued to strengthen and preserve our cultural traditions, protecting our sacred places, healing our ancestral lands, and establishing enterprises that allow our Tribe to provide our families with education, health care, and housing while also giving back to the community. This next period of growth at the Snoqualmie Casino allows us to continue advancing those goals.”

The new expansion is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Located near Puget Sound in Washington State, the Snoqualmie Tribe plans to keep funds for the project in the region by hiring local contractors, creating development and employment opportunities for those in the Native American community, and offering new jobs for residents of King County. The project is estimated to create 500 new jobs in the region.

The expansion’s amenities will feature details inspired by Snoqualmie culture. Notably, a modern slant roof hotel design will represent the longhouses of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s ancestors and select artwork throughout the resort will pay homage to the Tribe.

In 2021, Snoqualmie Casino and the Snoqualmie became the first casino and first Tribe to open a sportsbook and offer sports betting in Washington State.

Rege Behe is lead contributor to CDC Gaming Reports. He can be reached at rbehe@cdcgaming.com. Please follow @RegeBehe_exPTR on Twitter.