Responding to increasing competition and a long-held dream, Yakama Nation officials broke ground today on their $90 million expansion to expand Legends Casino. Construction is slated to begin in July and is expected to be complete by September 2012
Plans include a 200-room hotel, convention and banquet hall, new parking garage, restaurant, swimming pool, spa, additional slot machines plus a bingo hall. Tribal officials expect the new addition will create at least 150 permanent new jobs, not including construction.
Opened 13 years ago, Legends Casino currently employs 670 people.
“This addition will greatly enhance more employment opportunities for the members of the Yakama Nation while giving our visitors a new and exciting attraction,” stated John Cooper, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau. “We look forward to working with the Nation to make this venture a great success.”