Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Breaks Ground for Gaming/Hotel Expansion

Nov 7, 2011

L-R: Chief Mark Garrow, Chief Ron LaFrance, Sub-Chief Stacy Skidders and Sub-Chief Shelley JacobsWith over a hundred people including dignitaries and vendors in attendance, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe officially announced its Gaming/ Hotel Expansion project on November 2, 2011. This expansion includes moving the Mohawk Bingo Palace to the casino as well as the addition of gaming floor space and the construction of a 150 room hotel, complete with spa, pool and fitness area. The $74 million expansion project will also bring 350 construction jobs over the next 20 months. Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Mark Garrow states, “This project has been a long time coming and we are extremely happy the moment has finally arrived.”

“The Mohawk Bingo Palace will transition to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino keeping its legendary service and friendly environment that it has had for over 25 years,” states Mohawk Bingo Palace General Manager Michael Garrow. Most importantly, the identity of the Mohawk Bingo Palace will be kept in its move to the casino. “For the first time since the tribe went down this route with gaming, both of our facilities will be under one roof,” states Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance, Jr. “It was always the intention to bring both facilities under one roof.” The Class II casino anticipates the relocation to be complete by November of 2012.

The casino will be expanded to make room for the Mohawk Bingo Palace and the Class III slot machines will be moved from Cascades to the gaming expansion addition located at the West portion of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. This will happen prior to the movement of the Mohawk Bingo Palace. “The merging of the properties will be beneficial for the overall success of both gaming facilities, becoming a full scale resort casino,” General Manager and CEO Patrick Bassney concludes.
The hotel expansion is slated to be completed in the second phase of the expansion project by late spring of 2013. The casino will now be able to attract more regional guests from Vermont, Ottawa and Montreal to visit the property and stay over.

The expansion project also includes an RV parking area with hook-ups, renovations to the entire gaming floor, cashiers cage, entertainment lounge as well as increasing seating capacity in Sticks Sports Bar and renovating the Native Harvest Buffet.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is located on Route 37 in the Hogansburg, N.Y. and features over 1,600 Vegas style slot machines, Table Games, Valet, and four eateries including the Native Harvest Buffet, Sticks Restaurant, Rapids Food Court and its newest addition, the Maple Room Steakhouse. For further information call 1-877-99CASINO or check us out at We are also on FACEBOOK!

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For more information contact Benjamin J. Herne, Public Relations Manager, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino at 518-358-2222 ext. 2134.

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