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Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel announces opening date

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The following is a news release from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

FORT HALL — In 2017, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes broke ground on the 85,463 square foot casino addition connected to the west side of the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center, called Casino Expansion Phase II. The much-anticipated property now has an open to the public date.

On Feb. 13, the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel will hold an opening ceremony and official ribbon cutting.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the ceremony will include remarks from Tribal leaders, casino hotel executive staff and project manager team members. In celebrating the cultural significance of a project this size, the program will feature traditional dancing and an honor song from a drum group.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a celebratory ribbon cutting will take place, to symbolize the project’s completion and that the property is open for business. At that time, the public will be invited in to experience the new gaming floor.

The celebration does not end there. On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel invites the public to participate in the grand opening celebration. During the day, multiple promotions, activities, entertainment and giveaways will be highlighted. Details will be released regarding specifics, times and where guests can find additional information.

The New Gaming Floor, Casino Expansion II is the Tribes 85,463 square foot casino addition connected to the west side of the existing Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center. In addition to the casino floor, there will be an addition to the north side of the Event Center, over 300 new parking spaces, a new Bingo Hall, buffet and lounge.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes owns and operates three gaming properties including the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel, Sage Hill Casino and Travel Center and Bannock Peak Casino and Truck Stop. The Economic Growth Plan continues to evolve for the health and benefit of the Tribal membership and the Eastern Idaho Region.