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UPPER LAKE, CALIFORNIA Looking for something to do Memorial Day Weekend?
The long awaited Running Creek Casino, owned by the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake,will open to the public today at 4:00 pm at 635 East Highway 20 in Upper Lake, California, located in the beautiful resort area of Clear Lake.
Ceremonies for the Tribe and VIP guests are this morning
The region has long been huge draw for campers, hikers, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts - and now boasts a new casino property. The 33,000 square foot casino houses 349 of the hottest slot machines and six popular table games.
In addition to gaming, Running Creek Casino features the Hot Springs Express restaurant, offering quick, made to order menu selections such as burgers, sandwiches and salads. A second dining option is Wildfire, a 65-seat full service restaurant with patio dining featuring quality American cuisine and a wood burning pizza oven. Running Creek's On the Rocks is a full service bar that highlights a variety of cocktails, beers and wines by the glass, as well as an array of appetizers to compliment any drink selection. Other amenities include the Running Rewards player's club and multiple meeting rooms.
“The road has been long and the obstacles too numerous to count, but we are finally here, excited and proud to open the doors to the public,”
said Tribal Chairperson Sherry Treppa.
“We want this establishment to be more than just a gambling hall. Our vision is for visitors and local residents to see this as a place to come for dining and entertainment, as well as a local meeting place for Lake County clubs and organizations.”
Running Creek's official Grand Opening is Friday, June 1, but the Tribe and project management team made the decision in response to popular demand to open the casino on May 25, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Private ceremonies for the Tribe, local dignitaries, and VIP guests will take place in the morning, with the doors opening to the public for gaming and dining at 4 pm. The casino will then continue to stay open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
The Running Creek Casino is located 130 miles north of San Francisco.
posted May 25, 2012 6:20 am edt
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