Wind Creek opens
A rendering shows how the casino will look at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel set to open Jan. 6 in Atmore, Ala. Owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Wind Creek is located halfway between Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., and the 17-story, 225,000-square-foot facility is the only development in the state to offer casino-style gaming, a deluxe hotel, live entertainment and first-class dining at one resort destination. “From the very beginning, we were intent on providing patrons with an experience incomparable to anything else offered in the region,” said Jay Dorris, president and chief executive officer of PCI Gaming, which also owns and operates Riverside Casino in Wetumpka, and Tallapoosa Casino in Montgomery. “Now we are able to look at Wind Creek as the culmination of that effort and vision. It will be truly a one-of-a-kind resort for Alabama that offers our region the best in gaming, lodging, dining and entertainment.”
The casino-resort will feature a 57,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,600 electronic gaming machines in a setting appointed with high ceilings, custom woodwork and stonework and which offers a center bar and lounge with live entertainment.
Its 160,000-square-foot hotel will offer 236 luxury rooms. The casino-resort also offers four dining options, Fire, an upscale steak and seafood restaurant; Taste, an international buffet; Grill, a 24/7 casual dining restaurant; and Brew, a facility also offers meeting space.