Fort Hall Casino, located in Fort Hall, Idaho, just off interstate Highway 15, has expanded to include the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center. The hotel has 156 guest rooms, and the event center has 15,000 square feet of conference/meeting space.
The phase-two casino project will connect to the west side of the existing Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center. The new casino will be 70,000 square feet. It will include 1,000 slot machines, a high-end buffet, a gaming floor bar and lounge, and a food service court. A formal groundbreaking is scheduled for early spring 2016.
A second gaming enterprise, the Bannock Peak Casino, is located just off Interstate Highway 86 in Arbon Valley, west of Pocatello, Idaho. The Tribes have also built a truck stop just south of the town of Blackfoot, Idaho, called the Sage Hill Travel Center and Casino. The truck stop features 100 gaming machines, showers, convenience store and gas station, and the Bohogoi Café.
Casino Air recently signed a contract with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe to remediate the tobacco smoke and odor in their three existing casino properties. Work should be completed the first week of March, 2016. Clean air is good business.