Tribal Organization: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs voted during an August 2013 Tribal Council meeting to officially end its pursuit of the Bridge of the Gods Resort and Casino in Cascade Locks.
BRIDGE OF THE GODS RESORT AND CASINO
Cascade Locks, OR
The Bridge of the Gods Resort and Casino is a planned project began by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in 1998. The plan is a 600,000-square-foot resort located on 60 acres in Cascade Locks, OR. It will include a 90,000-sq-ft casino, 250-room hotel, a cultural center, restaurants and entertainment venues.
The location lies within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It includes unused industrial property previously owned by the Port of Cascade Locks and adjacent 3acreage that will be leased for a parking lot.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs acquired the land after October 17, 1988, which is the date the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act passed Congress, therefore to establish gaming on the site, the tribe must follow the regulations under Section 20 (b) (1) (A) of the Act.
In January 2011 the U.S. Department of the Interior approved a gaming compact between the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and the State of Oregon for the development and operation of the Bridge of the Gods Casino in Cascade Locks, Oregon. The tribe will pay 17% of resort profits to the state and local governments.
Final approval requires completion of the following: