Media Release 2021-04-232021-04-28T17:18:53-06:00

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APRIL 23, 2021

THE SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE

THE SELECTION OF THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE SHOSHONE-BANNOCK CASINO HOTEL

Fort Hall– On April 23, 2021, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member Ray Barlow was officially appointed as CEO of the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel by the Fort Hall Business Council. Mr. Barlow is no stranger to the Gaming organization or the region.

According to Chairman Devon Boyer, “We congratulate Ray. We are pleased that he is ready to step into this leadership position. There was a variety of excellent candidates and overall, the Council felt Ray was selected to meet the Gaming challenges during this pandemic.”

Ray grew up in Southeastern Idaho. He is the youngest of seven children, to his parents William and Andrea Barlow (Shoshone-Bannock). Ray’s maternal family of Fort Hall include grandparents the late Stanford and Truma Davis of Gibson District.

Ray enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Elisabeth Langford Barlow, have five children and enjoy softball, traveling and devoting time to each child individually and together. Ray is a graduate of Idaho State University and holds a dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administrations Management (2010) and Accounting (2020). He is currently studying for the CPA exam to receive a Certified Public Accountant license.

Ray joined the Gaming Enterprise in 2016, starting on the Cashier Team and then moving into the Revenue Audit Department. “I am grateful for the opportunity the Fort Hall Business Council has given me and the stewardship that I am entrusted to,” states Barlow. “I am excited to be part of the big things the Tribe is doing and by remembering who I am, as a Tribal Member, and where I come from, I plan to lead with, and teach, true principles that harbor and create measurable success.”

Mr. Barlow takes over the office, held in interim by Executive Hotel Director, Colista Eagle of Fort Hall.
“We are grateful that Colista has carried the organization during what may be considered the toughest period in the Gaming Enterprise history and was able to maintain leadership until the recent selection of a CEO,” Chairman Devon Boyer. “We thank her for her service to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.”
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The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel is located on the Fort Hall Reservation home of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The casino hotel offers the following amenities: 85,000 square foot gaming operation, 156 hotel rooms, the largest ballroom in the region at 15,000 square feet, full-service Cedar Spa, six food and beverage outlets and High Stakes Bingo Hall.


The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes owns and operates three gaming properties including the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel, Sage Hill Casino and Travel Center and Bannock Peak Casino and Truck Stop. The Economic Growth Plan continues to evolve for the health and benefit of the Tribal membership and the Eastern Idaho Region.

Photo of Ray Barlow courtesy of Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel.

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