The Poarch Band Of Creek Indians is studying the possibility to build a casino on a land bought last year.
US.- The Poarch Band Of Creek Indiands announced that they’re considering building a casino in D’Iberville, a community from Mississippi. The Wind Creek Hospitality, the tribe’s enterprise, is studying the market.
The Sun Herald reported that Chief Financial Officer for Atmore, Arthur Mothershed, said that the location that they have in mind is a great site: “We just want to make sure that whatever we do, we get it right.” Moreover, Jay Dorris, Chief Executive Officer for Wind Creek Hospitality, said that he wants the project to offer something different to the market that will help them grow it and reflect the quality of Wind Creek Hospitality. The official believes that it’s a good initiative and that they want to honor the Wind Creek Rewards player’s club card as well. The company is currently trying to build a good relationship with D’Iberville and the Mississippi Gaming Commission, which required them to feature a restaurant inside the gambling facility and a 300 hotel room.
Furthermore, the facility would need to be 40,000 square feet, as ad it would be off tribal land, it would need to pay a slot tax rate of 12 percent to Mississippi. The casino would compete against the US$300 million Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, which features 1200 slots and a 300 room hotel.