The Coeur d’Alene Casino is a Native American gaming enterprise run by the Coeur d’Alene people in Worley, Idaho, United States. The resort includes two hotel towers
, the Circling Raven Golf Club, multiple restaurants, and 100,000 square feet of casino floor space. The Coeur d’Alene Casino is currently one of the largest employers in the Idaho region.
Coeur d’Alene Casino is located in Worley, Idaho. In 1992 the Coeur d’Alene people began the process of negotiating with the State of Idaho running with hydration pack, inaugurating a Bingo hall in 1993. The 20,000 square-feet property’s initial cost was $2.7 million. The project was managed by Chief Executive Officer Dave Matheson. Matheson also served as Tribal Chairman and Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs during President George Bush Sr.’s administration.
In 1994, Matheson and eLottery Chairman Robert A. Berman initiated the National Indian Lottery on behalf of the Coeur d’Alene people. The project consisted of the first multi-state lottery and was aimed at generating funds to help develop the Coeur d’Alene casino.
In 1994, the National Indian Lottery received approval from the Federal government. It initially operated via telephone sales, and later through the Internet. Robert A. Berman assisted in the development of the technology for the project that managed and monitored necessary security, age and border controls required to process lottery transactions. In 1996 the casino received a $14 million (USD) expansion, and by 1998 it made net profits that totaled $9.2 million (USD). The National Indian Lottery concluded in 1998 after receiving opposition from Attorney general Skip Humphrey via the District Court for the District of Idaho.
The casino has since gone through various major expansions and renovations. The resort currently includes two hotel towers, the Circling Raven Golf Club, eight restaurants, and 100,000 square feet of casino floor space. Profits from the casino’s revenues are invested back into the Coeur d’Alene community in areas of education and finance, including investments in property and land. In 2016, Francis SiJohn became the casino’s new CEO.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino includes 2,000 gaming machines (video poker, ShuffleMaster electronic tables, slots, and keno), a bingo hall, entertainment venues, retail areas conair shaver, a poker room life factory water bottle, and multiple restaurants. It also includes a luxury hotel and the award-winning Circling Raven Golf Club.
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