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Cowlitz Tribe Secures Funding For Major New Resort-Casino

CLARK COUNTY, WA (CelebrityAccess) — The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the owner and operator of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, announced that the Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority has closed on its financing for the construction of its proposed casino to be located on the Cowlitz reservation in Clark County, Washington.

The $510 million Cowlitz casino-resort will be built in four phases, the first of which will include a 67,000-square-foot gaming area, along with restaurants, a showroom and support areas. All told, the facility will feature 152,000 square feet of gaming, 424 hotel rooms, restaurants, showrooms, tribal administration offices, retail, restaurants and a gas station.

"We are very pleased to announce that the CTGA has closed on its casino construction financing," said Robert J. Soper, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority. "This is a monumental step both for the Cowlitz Tribe and for the Authority as developer and manager, as we can now proceed with the development of what we believe will be the finest and most successful resort in the Pacific Northwest, which is expected to be open to the public in mid-2017."

The casino is expected to be open to the public in mid-2017, according to The Columbian. – Staff Writers