Spokane, Washington

Spokane Tribe Sportsbook and Casino Expansion

The new Spokane Tribe Sportsbook and Casino expansion doubles the existing casino’s gaming floor and creates a visually dynamic space where games can be observed from all angles of the casino.

To give guests constant visual access to the casino’s sportsbook area, Cuningham designed a custom 86-foot LED-screen with a high pixel count and a curved scrolling sports ticker that maximizes the visual impact across the casino floor. The curved shape is inspired by the Tribe’s history as a river people and mimics the flow of water.

The sportsbook is also remarkable in that it offers fans a comfortable dining experience where they can enjoy their games as well as make bets. By combining dining, sports betting, and bar elements into a single venue, this area is transformed into a welcoming part of the casino floor with a direct connection that increases engagement from fans.

In total, the casino expansion adds 20,000-square feet of additional gaming space, allowing the Tribe to add more than 300 new slot machines and six table games. In addition to the sportsbook, the design adds a new entry with a striking porte-cochere, a dedicated poker room, and new dining options. Cuningham worked with the tribe to bring meaningful elements of their rich history into the design. The brightly colored carpet represents how important the water and the salmon within it were to the Tribe’s ancestors. The façade of the new hotel is inspired by the tule grass that the Tribe has used in weaving projects.

The Spokane Tribe is partnering with Caesars to bring their best-in-class sports wagering technology into the space.

Client: Spokane Tribe of Indians

Studio: Play

Market: Gaming

Size: 71,700 Square Feet

Scope: Addition, Renovation

Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

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