Proposed casino in North Salem would give Oregon Tribes the opportunity to come together to generate millions in profit and share an unprecedented 25% of net revenue with government
SALEM, Ore. (May 2, 2017) — The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon announced a unique partnership that will allow other tribes from throughout the state to join them in opening the state’s first inter-tribal gaming facility. To be located in North Salem, the Siletz and other tribes will share an unprecedented 25 percent of their net gaming revenue with state and local government, while splitting the remaining funds between the participating tribes.
Slated to open in 2021, the approximately 140,000 square foot entertainment, gaming and hotel facility is estimated to bring $185.4 million in gross revenue and 1,500 full-time jobs the first year of operation. You can visit the website dedicated to the Inter-Tribal Partnership Project (The Project) here: www.OregonTribes.com
“We know that when Tribes come together with a shared mission, we achieve more for our community,” said Dee Pigsley, tribal council chairman, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. “As Tribal leaders we have a unique opportunity to make an unprecedented impact on Oregon’s economy and the lives of our Tribal members.”
A recent economic study estimates the overall gaming market for Oregon and eight southern Washington counties will reach $1.6 billion by 2021. This year, the ilani Resort, a $500 million facility owned by the Cowlitz Tribe in Southwest Washington is anticipated to generate $427 million in revenue, largely from Oregon residents.
“As a Tribal community, we have a responsibility to preserve and grow jobs and revenue in Oregon,” said Dee Pigsley, Chairman of the Siletz Tribal Council. “These funds directly support family wage jobs and healthcare, education, environmental, housing and transportation programs throughout the state.”
The facility will be built on the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indian’s reservation property located off of Interstate 5, exit 258, Portland Road. The Siletz Tribe is currently working to expand Tribal participation in the project and communicate with community and public policy leaders about the economic benefits of the facility.
About the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians is a confederation of all the tribes of western Oregon. In the 1800’s Siletz ancestors were removed from their homelands and moved to the Siletz Reservation on the coast. Its tribal headquarters is located in Siletz, Oregon and the tribe has operated government offices in Salem, Portland, Eugene, Lincoln City and Siletz for over 40 years.