Judge weighs whether to continue lawsuit regarding new Spokane Tribe casino Jonathan Glover, The Spokesman-Review · June 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm A lawsuit seeking to disrupt future plans of the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights went before a federal judge Monday morning. The Spokane Tribe broke ground on the $40 million casino in 2016. It was the first phase of the tribe’s plan for a $400 million casino resort. The location is 2 miles west of the Kalispell Tribe’s Northern Quest Resort & Casino, which opened in 2000. The Spokane Tribe has long considered the 145 acres of its new venture to be part of its aboriginal territory.