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Akwesasne Casino Resort celebrating 15th anniversary

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AKWESASNE – Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is celebrating its 15th anniversary during April with property discounts, dining specials, increased bingo payouts, commemorative T-shirts, promotional giveaways and more.

On April 11, 1999, AMCR opened its doors to a 60,000-square-foot property featuring 90 table games, a buffet restaurant, small bar and gift shop. Video gaming machines did not arrive until June 1999.

In 2004, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council renegotiated the state gaming compact to allow Class III gaming, and slot machines were introduced in 2005. Last April, AMCR completed its $74 million expansion with the opening of its seven-story hotel including Sweetgrass Spa and a banquet center.

Today the 130,000-square-foot property features over 1,800 slot machines, a 540-seat bingo parlor, large selection of table games, four restaurants, a gift shop and much more.

With the completion of the resort expansion in 2013, AMCR became one of the largest private employers in the north country, currently employing almost 1,000 people.

“We are proud to be creating jobs in an economy that sees little job growth –2014 is the beginning of a new era for the resort.” General Manager Patrick Bassney said.

AMCR also unveiled its new tiered rewards program which provides new benefits and discounts.

The celebration kicks off full force during AMCR’s anniversary weekend.On April 12, $15,000 in cash will be given away and one lucky grand prize winner will take home $5,000 at 9 p.m. All regular games at the Anniversary Bingo session will pay out $500 on April 12. Commemorative anniversary T-shirts will be given away on April 13, beginning at 9 a.m. while supplies last. Guests must earn 25 points to receive a T-shirt.

The grand finale of the month-long anniversary celebration concludes on April 26 with the Dream Car Giveaway. One lucky player will win a new Chevy Camaro convertible which is currently on display at the Casino.

“We’re extremely happy to partner with Frenchie’s Chevy of Massenafor our Dream Car Giveaway,” Mr. Bassney said.

Guests may earn entries towards the Dream Car beginning April 13.

Maple Room Steakhouse, Sticks Sports Bar & Grill, and Native Harvest Buffet are joining the celebration with $15 dining specials available during April. Enjoy a certified Angus Beef top sirloin steak at the Maple Room for $15 on select days in April. Sticks is offering a 10oz. New York sirloin with coconut shrimp for $15 available anytime in April and Native Harvest dinner buffet will be $15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please visit www.mohawkcasino.com for complete 15th anniversary celebration details.

For further information about AMCR, please contact Nicole Terrance at (518) 358-2222 ext. 2138. For current job opportunities, please visit www.mohawkcasino.com.

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