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Coeur d’Alene Casino undergoing renovation

November 17, 2018

A major renovation is underway at Coeur d’Alene Casino to celebrate the North Idaho resort’s 25th anniversary.

More than 68,000 square feet of gaming and event space is being redone, with work expected to be completed in March. The $15 million construction project began last month.

When complete, the casino will have a redesigned gaming floor with new decor that reflects tribal designs. An LED “video chandelier” will display “an endless variety of patterns as well as moving imagery depicting fire, water, sunsets and more,” according to a statement.

The gaming space will also get an upgrade to its air-filtering system to maximize smoke removal. A new high-limit gaming area and corner bar are being built.

The casino opened in March 1993 and has more than 1,400 gaming machines. It employs more than 1,100 people and has 300 hotel rooms and six restaurants. Beyond gaming, the casino has the Circling Raven Golf Club, spa, entertainment venue and gas station.

It underwent a major $75 million expansion beginning in 2009.

The general contractor and architect of the current renovation is I-5 Design, a Lacey-based company that specializes in casino design.

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