Tachi Palace isn’t laying down its money on more gaming.
Instead, the Tachi Yokut tribe is laying odds that its new family entertainment project will have a bigger payoff.
The new entertainment complex has movie theaters, a bowling alley, billiards room, arcade and concourse, bar and concessions at Tachi Palace near Lemoore.
The tribe is holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.
The 88,350-square-foot entertainment center will include a state-of-the-art eight-screen movie theater, a 30-lane bowling alley and a 4,214-square-foot arcade with the latest video games. The new facility will also include a pool room with 10 billiards tables.
In addition, the entertainment complex will have a 15,294-square-foot concourse, a bar and concessions for cocktails and refreshments.
The complex is scheduled to open in September 2018 and will make Tachi Palace more a full-service venue for the entire family.
“With the addition of the entertainment complex, this will be a true family-friendly place for everyone to enjoy,” said Ruben Barrios, chairman of the Tachi Yokut Tribe.
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is home to 2,000 gaming machines, 24 table games, 255 guest rooms, a spa, five restaurants, and 6,000 square feet of meeting space, employing more than 1,200 people.