WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) -- PCI Gaming Authority officials say they will expand a casino into a deluxe resort in Wetumpka.
The gaming company, which is owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, announced the plans for the project at the Creek Casino on Wednesday. Construction has already begun and expected to open in May next year.
The new resort will include a 20-story hotel tower with 285 rooms and suites. The property will feature a 90,000 square foot gaming floor with more than 2,500 electronic gaming machines, a resort pool, and entertainment rooms.
Officials say they expect the facility to create an additional 600 jobs, bringing the total workforce to about 1,000 in Elmore County. Officials say the project would also create 1,200 construction jobs.