12 Tribes Colville Casinos launches new names, sports betting approved

CHELAN/OMAK - 12 Tribes Colville Casinos announced new names for their properties in Omak and Manson. 12 Tribes Omak Casino Hotel, formally known as 12 Tribes Resort Casino, and 12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino, formally known as 12 Tribes Mill Bay Casino, will now honor their locations in their name changes. Along with the name changes, launched their new Players Advantage Club repositioning.  “It was important for us to incorporate the location into each property’s name for consistency and tourism purposes,” said Kary Nichols, Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “We look forward to paying tribute to our Colville Confederated Tribe and the beautiful area in which we live and work through the names of our casino properties.”  In a phased transition, the new name changes come as one of the final stages in the year-long refresh project, which included updating our players advantage club artwork and refreshed benefits for our loyal players, interior and exterior building designs, a new RV Park at 12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino, and more to come behind the scenes.  “It’s important that we continuously look for ways to improve, and we had some very exciting changes that happened to encourage tourism to our area and support the loyalty of our locals,” said Tony Posey, Colville Gaming LLC Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO). “We will only continue to evaluate our community’s needs to encourage growth.”   
Sports betting approved
 On September 10, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation received final approval to begin offering sports betting at its casinos. This endorsement came from the Federal Department of Interior, which reviewed and approved the sports betting amendment to the Tribes’ gaming compact.  The sports betting amendment is comprehensive and covers topics ranging from money laundering to sports integrity, while respecting tribal sovereignty and preserving opportunities and flexibility for the Colville Tribes to effectively operate sports betting. The amendment applies to the Tribes’ three casinos in Omak, Lake Chelan, and Coulee Dam, as well as any future venues operated by the Tribes.  The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (“CTFC”) is still finalizing the details of its sports betting operations, but this amendment will allow sports betting to begin as soon as practicable. “It is important to us that before entering into any new business venture we fully analyze our options and opportunities, and properly vet any proposed vendors or partners,” stated CTFC CEO Kary Nichols. “Our team is working hard to create a first-class experience for all our future sports betting patrons.”  Colville Tribal Chairman Andy Joseph stated, “This approval marks an important economic milestone for our casinos. This new kind of gaming will help attract visitors from around the country and allow us to further support the economy of our region. We look forward to opening our doors for sports betting in the near future and welcoming everyone to come watch and enjoy all kinds of games and events with us.”
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