Lucky Eagle Announces $40 Million Expansion

The Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Rochester, Washington will break ground this month on a $40 million expansion, including an additional 40,000 square feet of gaming and dining and new parking structures. Existing buildings will be renovated after the new area opens this fall.

Officials of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation recently announced groundbreaking will be held February on a million expansion at its Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Rochester, Washington. The project will add more than 40,000 square feet of gaming and dining, 8,600 square feet of administrative offices and a 120,000 square foot parking facility. Construction will take 18 months, with renovation of existing buildings occurring after the new building opens in the fall.

Lucky Eagle Chief Executive Officer John Setterstrom said visitors will be “truly excited by amenities not seen in the Northwest,” such as a full alder-smoked salmon pit in the middle of the newly designed buffet and local Native American accents throughout. Setterstrom said the development team wanted to “bring it in and celebrate it” by having the décor and layout “speak and say things to all kinds of people.”