TACOMA -- The Puyallup Tribe's long-awaited 310,000-square-foot gaming center is slated to open June 8, the tribe announced Monday.
The building will replace the popular Tacoma I-5 casino.
The new casino has been touted as "Las Vegas-style." Everything is new, from the games to the lights to a 2,000-seat concert venue and event center.
A 12-story, 170-room hotel is under construction and slated to be completed in the summer.
The tribe says the new casino is a jackpot for the community, with hundreds of jobs created and millions pouring into the local economy.
Opening day will begin with a prayer at 9 a.m. The casino will only open to tribal members until 12 p.m., before opening to the general public.
Tribal officials said hygiene is a major focus for the casino in an era of COVID-19.
Following the EQC's Fife casino opening in mid-May, the new building will follow strict sanitation regulations. Officials will limit attendance, mandate temperature scans upon entry, frequently clean gaming centers and require face coverings for guests and staff members.