Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casino

The groundbreaking for the Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, took place on July 29, 2016. Photo from Karuk Tribe / Facebook

The Karuk Tribe of California is finally building a $35 million casino that's been in the works for more than a decade.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday for the Rain Rock Casino. The 36,000 square-foot facility will have space for 500 gaming machines, eight table games, a 100-seat restaurant and on-site parking.

The casino is set to open in May 2017. A second phase is in the works and will include a hotel and more gaming space but the tribe hasn't said when that might happen.

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Karuk Tribe officially breaks ground on Yreka casino (The Siskiyou Daily News 8/1)
Karuk Tribe Breaks Ground on Rain Rock Casino (KDRV 7/29)

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