Jim Conrad, CEO of Wind River Casino, said construction is underway on a project that will culminate with over 30,000 square feet of total convention and meeting space and 17,500 square feet of gaming space by 2020.
said the casino's master plan has three phases with phase one being a 36,000-square-foot build, including a sit-down restaurant which seats 350 with five different menus, including Italian, Mexican, Mongolian Grill and barbecue.
"We have between 1,500 and 2,000 people that come into our facility between 6 p.m. on Friday night until 10 p.m.," Conrad
"We have always had a lack of adequate meeting space in our valley," Conrad
"No conventions can seat 600-700 people and feed them, which is what we will be able to do with our new facility."
said Riverton is more central to Wyoming than Rock Springs or Casper, meaning the space could attract a lot of business otherwise heading to those areas.
"When we get our [expansion] done we will have 11 different meeting rooms and will be able to handle about any size [convention] that wants to come to Wyoming," Conrad
added that the expansion will add another 150 jobs (full and part-time) to his
current group of 670 employees.