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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announce plans for new casino building

The Fort Hall Business Council has approved a resolution that will provide funding for a $35 million Casino Expansion Phase II project.

The selected construction contract is Ormond Builders, Inc. of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The new 72,984 square-foot casino project will be directly attached to the existing Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center.

The scope of the work to be provided in the final construction agreement includes a new one story casino, an 8,084 square-foot Bingo Hall, and pre-function corridor with connected storage. The pre-function corridor and storage, planned for location along the north side of the existing Chiefs Events Center, will complete functional requirements not undertaken during the Phase I construction of the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center.

The new Bingo Hall will provide patrons immediate access to the games located on the Casino floor as well as the food and beverage venues included in the Casino Project. Ormond Builders are will start project mobilization and construction later this month. The official groundbreaking of the new casino has been confirmed for Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12 noon on the west end of the hotel.

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