The Confederated Tribe of Coos, Siuslaw Indians, and Lower Umpqua celebrated the opening of their new Class II slots casino in Coos Bay, Oregon today. A good sized crowd was on hand and as soon as the ribbon was cut they bustled in the door to find their favorite machines among the 250 new bingo-slots on the 15,000 square foot casino floor.
The new Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay cost the tribe about $5 million to get from concept to spinning slots and features over half a million dollars worth of security equipment. As many as 110 employees will tend to the property and customers needs. Core employees were trained at the Tribes’ Three Rivers Casino property in Florence in preparation of the opening.
The Confederated Tribes were able to build the Coos Bay casino outside of a gambling compact as the machines are Class II – meaning they do not fall under terms of gaming compacts in the state of Oregon.