The Koi Nation of northern California has entered into a predevelopment agreement with Global Gaming Solutions, a wholly-owned business of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, regarding its Shiloh Casino and Resort project.
This will see the tribe, which first rolled-out plans of the construction at the 68-acre site in September, engage with GGS as development partner for the Sonoma County-based facility.
Furthermore, the agreement will also see GGS act as the manager and operator of the establishment when completed.
“We are honored to build this important business relationship with our brothers and sisters of the Chickasaw Nation, one of the most experienced Native American tribes in the gaming industry,” said Darin Beltran, Koi Nation’s tribal chair.
Bill Anoatubby, Chickasaw Nation governor, noted: “The Chickasaw Nation is pleased to play a role in this project, and we look forward to a successful collaboration.
“The prosperity of our citizens and a commitment to working together with our partners in the Koi Nation as well as local, state and community officials are key components to our mission.
“We look forward to witnessing new jobs, additional businesses and increased tourism to this region.”
The Chickasaw Nation, with its tribal headquarters in Ada, Oklahoma, operates 23 gaming establishments around the nation, including Winstar World Casino and Resort.
“We are excited by the opportunity to use our expertise to help the Koi Nation realise this project and establish the economic self-sufficiency that is the inherent right of all Native American tribes,” stated Bill Lance, commerce secretary of the Chickasaw Nation.
“We look forward to beginning a successful long-term economic partnership with the Koi.”
The Shiloh Casino & Resort will include a 2,500 class III gaming machine facility, 200-room hotel, six restaurant and food service areas, a meeting center and a spa, as well as a live entertainment venue. The property will employ more than 1,100 full-time workers when fully operational.
“Not only does the Chickasaw Nation have great expertise in gaming and resorts, but they also share the same values as the Koi Nation,” added Dino Beltran, Koi Nation vice chair and director of development.
“Chickasaw leaders understand the importance of this project to the restoration of our economic self-reliance because they have walked the same path many times in support of their own people’s future.”