Kah-Nee-Ta Village was completed in 1964 and named for the Indian woman Xnitla, “Root Digger” who had owned the property. Xnitla was a scout and spiritual leader who used the natural hot springs and indigenous plants and roots for medicinal purposes and religious ceremonies. The Lodge and Convention Center opened in 1972, followed by Indian Head Casino in 1995. In the spring of 2001, the Tribal Council approved unifying Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Indian Head Casino, forming what is now Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino.
As the sun sets, it’s hard to resist the sights and sounds of Kah-Nee-Ta’s 25,000 square foot casino. Located in the Lodge, the Casino provides a fun and relaxing atmosphere for those looking to win it all. The Casino offers a little something for everyone, from Blackjack and Poker to a variety of progressive slots. The 25,000-square-foot gaming center features the friendliest staff in the casino industry. It offers over 300 slot machines, with stakes ranging from 1 cent Winning Touch to $5 Triple Diamond games, Blackjack tables with six shoe and double deck 21, and their poker room with weekly tournaments. There are hundreds of ways to be a winner and the lucky winners of their monthly promotions take home new cars, big prizes and bundles of cash.