MHA Nation starts building ‘Son of Star Casino’ in White Shield, North Dakota
The Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation (MHA Nation) has announced that it has started constructing its new casino in the picturesque White Shield, North Dakota. The federally-recognized MHA Nation is a dynamic alliance of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes and they are also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes. Its native lands ranged across the Missouri River basin that extends from today’s North Dakota through western Montana and Wyoming areas.
The ground breaking ceremony for the new casino project dubbed the “Son of Star Casino” was announced on 20th of September, and the MHA Nation partnered with 4 Bears Casino, DSGW Architecture, and Woodstone Inc. to build the new gambling-friendly property.
Spanning a sprawling 37,000 square feet, the new casino will cater to the most discerning of gaming enthusiasts. In its inaugural phase, the gaming floor of the casino will offer 230 slot machines and a captivating array of six table games, in addition to a cutting-edge sportsbook, a state-of-the-art poker room, and a treasure trove of amenities including a charming gift shop, a tranquil campground a coffee haven.
The second phase will elevate this casino into an even more spectacular realm, by offering a convenient onsite store, a dazzling event center, and a luxurious hotel, all contributing to a matchless gaming & entertainment experience.
According to the builders, the project is a tribute to the enduring history and rich culture of the MHA Nation. Its exterior will be such that it will seem to be paying homage to the timeless design aesthetics of Native American tribes, while the interior will weave an enchanting narrative with carefully curated art, intricate timelines, and a gorgeous collection of artifacts.
DSGW Architecture Principal Erik C. Wedge said in a statement, “We are honored to have worked with the MHA Nation to create this new casino. The casino is a beautiful and welcoming space that will provide both entertainment and economic opportunities for the MHA Nation and the surrounding community.”
DSGW, a renowned architecture and interior design firm, boasts more than forty years of experience and a noteworthy portfolio of four hundred projects. The company is celebrated for its expertise in indigenous architecture, collaborating with more than forty tribes on various ventures, including clinics and casinos.
As per the current blueprints, The MHA Nation has set its sights on an eagerly anticipated grand opening of the new casino in the year 2026.