The chairman of the local confederated tribes confirmed Thursday that its tribal council is making plans to build a new gaming facility in Coos Bay. Bob Garcia, leader and spokesman for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI), said that after council discussions that included a membership survey, the council has voted to go ahead with its plans for a class II casino.
Even though plans currently are not far beyond the “paper napkin sketch” stages, Garcia said they are considering a 15,000-square-foot facility with 250 games and a restaurant on acreage in the Coos Bay Empire district. The new campus, which encompasses more than six acres, would be similar to that of the tent that served as the original footprint for Three Rivers Casino and Hotel in Florence, and, according to Garcia, meets all the standards for a reservation Class II gaming project. A hotel is also in the plans.For the complete article see the 12-28-2013 issue.
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