The Tule River Tribe Gaming Authority has awarded Hill International a contract for phase one of the transfer of the group’s Eagle Mountain Casino to a new location.
The project, estimated to be worth around $200 million, will relocate the casino’s operations to a new facility some 17 miles from its existing location.
Hill International’s chief executive officer, Raouf Ghali, added: “Entertainment and tourism are gaining momentum around the world, from casinos and resorts to cruise ports and amusement parks.
Realise their destination projects
“Hill specialises in work in these sectors around the world and are ready to assist clients like the Tule River Tribe Gaming Authority realise their destination projects as-planned to take full advantage of this recovery.”
The first phase of the project entails the construction of a new 2,000-seat event centre, as well as a River Steak House, coffee shop, 24-hour cafe, sports bar and grill, and 1,750 slot machines and 20 table games.
Construction management, scheduling, estimating and cost management, quality control, planning and coordination with third-party suppliers, and contract administration will be among Hill International’s services.
Eagle Mountain Casino strength
Henry Corken, Hill International vice president of Native American program services said: “This project shows the strength of the Eagle Mountain Casino experience specifically and the return of tourism in general as we emerge from the pandemic.
“Our team has a demonstrated history managing projects for Native American gaming clients across the US, and we’ll bring our best practices to Eagle Mountain to make certain the project is a success.”
The gaming facility claims that the transfer will result in “significant economic benefits,” such as the creation of new employment with fair pay as a direct outcome of the planned expansion.
According to the venues, the project will create hundreds of temporary employment and millions in annual earnings during construction, with an additional 300 full and part-time jobs added after completion.