Wa She Shu Casino, which is the first gambling establishment of the Washoe Tribe, finally opened its doors in Garnerville. Its opening was accompanied by a true ribbon-cutting ceremony with participation of all the most significant tribal officials.
The title of the gambling house can be translated as "The People's Place". It is an example of cooperation between two tribes. We are talking about the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Neil Mortimer, the Tribal Chair of Washou, reported that the casino in cooperation with other tribes aimed at maintenance of financial independence. According to him, the tribe is happy to have the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as partners and is pleased to create new jobs for locals. The casino will provide over 70 job opportunities. New partners tend to develop modern infrastructure to attract visitors.
As for the casino, it occupies 13,500 square feet and offers its customers over 130 opportunities to gamble. Those who want to enjoy exquisite dishes while gambling can visit an 80-seat restaurant and a bar.
Stephanie Bryan, CEO of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, believes that the first casino creates an opportunity to build a better future for tribal population by providing financial self-sufficiency for local Indians.
The income obtained from Wa She Shu Casino will be spent on the needs of the tribe. It is expected to be used to support infrastructural projects and healthcare organizations. The total investments in the project reached $8 million.
Arthur Mothershed, a Poarch Creek tribal official, announced that his tribe had had almost the same problems as the Washoe Tribe. However, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians successfully overcame them and is ready to share experience of its members with the partner in order to beneficially cooperate on the gambling market.