The Koi Nation of Northern California, one of California’s historic federally recognised Native American tribes, has executed a predevelopment agreement with Global Gaming Solutions (GGS), a wholly-owned business of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, to engage as the Koi’s development partner for its planned Shiloh Casino & Resort, in Sonoma County. GGS will also act as the manager and operator of the establishment when completed.
“We are honoured to build this important business relationship with our brothers and sisters of the Chickasaw Nation, one of the most experienced Native American tribes in the gaming industry,” said Darin Beltran, Koi Nation’s Tribal Chair.
“Not only does the Chickasaw Nation have great expertise in gaming and resorts, but they also share the same values as the Koi Nation. Chickasaw leaders understand the importance of this project to the restoration of our economic self-reliance because they have walked the same path many times in support of their own people’s future,” said Dino Beltran, Koi Nation Vice Chair & Director of Development.
The Chickasaw Nation, with its tribal headquarters in Ada, Oklahoma, has an exemplary track record in developing and operating tribal gaming operations and related resort properties. It operates 23 gaming establishments, including Winstar World Casino & Resort, the largest casino in the world.
“The Chickasaw Nation is pleased to play a role in this project, and we look forward to a successful collaboration,” Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said. “The prosperity of our citizens and a commitment to working together with our partners in the Koi Nation as well as local, state and community officials are key components to our mission. We look forward to witnessing new jobs, additional businesses and increased tourism to this region.”
The Shiloh Casino & Resort will be built on a 68-acre Koi Nation property in unincorporated Sonoma County and will feature 2,500 Class III gaming machines, a 200-room hotel, six restaurant and food service areas, a meeting centre and a spa, as well as a state-of-the-art live entertainment venue.