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Spokane's casino opens January 8

Tribe just misses original 2017 unveiling


December 28, 2017

Paul Delaney

Members of the Spokane Tribe's Tribal Council (L-R): David Browneagle, Carol Evans, Glenn Ford, Greg Abrahamson and Dan Kieffer were part of a contingent of officials that met with the media on Dec. 20 to announce the Jan. 8, 2018 opening of their Airway Heights casino.

To borrow - and butcher - a familiar few words, seems appropriate when discussing the Spokane Tribe of Indians new casino in Airway Heights.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of pending lawsuits stays the tribe from the slightly delayed completion of their long-awaited gaming establishment.

As workers scurried about Dec. 20, putting finishing touches on the casino building, tribal officials gathered in a chilly parking lot to announce the first phase of their project would open Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. Breaking ground in mid-November 2016, the Spokanes missed their original dea...

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