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Opening of Wa She Shu Casino Marks Landmark Tribal Gaming Partnership

In May of 2016, the Poarch Creek casino operation announced a new business investment with the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California to open the Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada. This 13,500-square-foot facility includes a 4,600-square-foot gaming floor and 130 games. An additional 4,000-square-feet of gaming space is planned. The total project investment was reported to be $8 million.

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GARDNERVILLE, Nev., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Washoe Tribe today opened its first gaming facility, the Wa She Shu Casino, on Highway 395 just north of Garnerville with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured a blessing by a Washoe tribal elder, the Tribe’s Color Guard and a gathering of dignitaries.

The casino, whose name means “The People’s Place”, is the result of a unique tribe-to-tribe business relationship between the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Atmore, Alabama.

“Opening a casino and partnering with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is another step toward the Washoe Tribe’s long term goal of economic self-sufficiency,” remarked Washoe Tribal Chair, Neil Mortimer. He continued, “We are excited about the partnership and pleased to create job opportunities for our Tribal members, as well as local residents. The partnership between our Tribe and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama is the first of its kind. The Washoe Tribe is excited to partner with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and we are looking forward to increasing the gaming and dining experience in the Carson Valley for both residents and visitors.”

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