Eagle River Casino (Whitecourt, Alberta)

 

DESCRIPTION

Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza is located 8 kilometres northwest of the Town of Whitecourt, Alberta at the intersection of Alberta Provincial Highway 43N and 32N.

HISTORY

Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza opened on January 31, 2008. A 106-room select service hotel planned for the facility has yet to be developed. It was reported in 2014 that there were disagreement between owners and operators regarding debt, operating costs and the planned hotel.

OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza is owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and began as a joint venture with Paragon Gaming.

RECENT EVENTS

Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza opened on January 31, 2008.

COMPETITION

The Town of Whitecourt (population 9,200 in 2008) is located approximately 177 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, Alberta and 279 kilometres southeast of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza web site

Paragon Gaming web site

Las Vegas developer defends failed Alberta casino venture (Stueck, Wendy. The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Ont] 11 Sep 2014: S.1.)


 Last Updated: 10/19/15