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Coconut Creek Casino Breaks Ground

COCONUT CREEK - Town Mayor Sam Goldsmith and Seminole Tribal Chairman James Billie stand at the future site of the Tribe’s newest gaming facility The Seminole Coconut Creek Casino following a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Oct. 7.

The 18,000 square foot facility on Tribal land will initially offer guests 500 technical aid device machines (TAD), 40 Lighting Bingo seats and a beverage area. Phase Two will expand the gaming area to 70,000 square feet and offer Poker Tables. Phase Three -- the final phase of completion -- will equip the Casino with a housed parking lot and a 5 star restraunt.

Jo-Lin Osceola who is slated to be future manager of the Tribal Casino, told the Tribune "I and many Tribal members are very happy to see the Seminole Tribe being able to take on new steps, without the help of third party management."

Mayor Goldsmith exulted over this happy day for all of us . . .and a dream that became real Thursday for Seminoles. State Representive Ron Greenstein said "I am very proud of the Coconut Creek Commissioners" for their support of the Tribal complex.

Chairman Billie introduced Tribal Secretary-Treasurer Priscilla Sayen and Junior Miss Seminole, Mercedes Osceola. After the shovel and earth ceremonies ended, Hollywood Tribal Councilman Max Osceola invited the crowd to the Giant "chickee" where a catered lunch waited for the officials and spectators.

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