Controversy Over Possible Casino in Vegas
The future casino's plans can be found on 'You Tube' showing the public a glimpse of what could increase the Las Vegas strip by 75 acres. The plan is being fronted by a Washington tribe, the Muckleshoots who are well known for their business dealings around the Seattle area.
This promotional video on-line was produced by Ellis:Las Vegas, a management company that would run the casino if plans are finalized. It shows a state-of-the-art casino complete with a 9000 room hotel, world class indoor stadium, rodeo drive shopping mall, recording studio, and a large native american museum that would rival the Smithsonian.
According to Rolland Satland, the spokesman for the Muckleshoot tribe, the Fort Hall Business Council has already signed on to take part in the deal.
But according to Patricia Patterson, not every enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe endorses the business venture. Patterson told NBC Newschannel 6 that quote "Tribal members should get the facts about the deal before they endorse the Las Vegas casino." She went on to say quote "We need to solve the problems in our own backyard before we get involved with deals outside of Idaho."
For more on the subject, see The Facts About Indian Gaming.