TESUQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) – A Native American tribe in northern New Mexico has plans to build a new casino adjacent to the famed Santa Fe Opera.
Tesuque Pueblo's Tribal Council made the announcement Wednesday, saying the casino will be unlike any other in New Mexico. The tribe released few details, saying only that it will have a unique look and will be designed by the Albuquerque-based architecture firm Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.
The tribe says the project will create jobs and boost the region's economy.
Ground breaking is scheduled for next month with the opening anticipated in late 2018.
As part of the first phase, the casino will operate 750 slot machines and a variety of table games. Future plans call for a hotel and other amenities.
The tribe has operated Camel Rock Casino north of Santa Fe for more than 20 years.