June 26, 2012
The Sleeping Giant Group partners envision a casino that would cost about $52 million to build and be between 55,000 to 65,000 square feet. The hotel would have between 150 to 200 rooms and be between 75,000 and 100,000 square feet.
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The local group proposing a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport was dealt a major blow during a meeting with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration Tuesday.
A June 2011 policy shift at the federal level again makes building an Indian-owned casino in Routt County a possibility, though it remains a long and difficult process.
Hayden Mayor Jim Haskins says compared with 13 years ago, residents are more open and willing to listen to the idea of a casino being built near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
The group proposing to build a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport estimates it will create nearly 1,000 jobs and generate nearly $60 million in revenue in its first year.