Riverton, WY – The Northern Arapaho tribe opened its new Wind River Casino on Tuesday. Tribal leaders say it marked a "soft opening" in advance of a planned "grand opening" in early June.
The casino is a 24-hour, Las Vegas-style gambling operation. It has about 750 slot machines, of which about 200 were operating on Tuesday.
The tribe won the right to offer gambling in 2005 after a five-year legal battle with the state of Wyoming. All revenues from the casino go to the tribe.