The Tule River Tribe broke ground on its new Porterville casino in August. Hill International has been awarded a contract by the Tule River Tribe Gaming Authority to facilitate the relocation of Eagle Mountain Casino to a new site near the Porterville Airport.
Scheduled to open in December 2022, the $200m project will see the tribe’s casino shift to a new complex some 17 miles from its current location.
The first phase of the work will include construction of a new 2,000-seat event centre, restaurants and bars and gaming spaces, which will host 1,750 slot machines and 20 table games. A hotel will be built in the second phase.
Hill will provide a range of services including construction management, scheduling, estimating and cost management, quality control, planning and coordination with third-party providers, and contract administration.
“This project shows the strength of the Eagle Mountain Casino experience specifically and the return of tourism in general as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Henry Corken, Hill’s VP of Native American program services. “Our team has a demonstrated history managing projects for Native American gaming clients across the US, and we’ll bring our best practices to Eagle Mountain to make certain the project is a success.”