Wetumpka Game Center May Expand

The Poarch Creek Indians will hear a proposal from Harrah's Entertainment Incorporation for a $100 million video gaming and hotel complex in Wetumpka. The facility would be built where existing modular buildings now house the tribe's Riverside Entertainment Center.

Tribal Chairman Eddie Tullis of Atmore says tribe's five-member gaming board will vote next month on whether to pursue the Harrah's proposal. Tullis says Harrah's is bringing a presentation, complete with artist's renderings, architectural and engineering plans and a market study.

The Harrah's complex would be built on 50 acres and feature one thousand high-stakes video gaming machines. The Poarch Creeks are based in Atmore and already own a smaller gaming center there as well as one in north Montgomery.