The Osage Manhattan Builders construction firm has been selected to manage a renovation project at the Sand Springs Osage Casino slated to begin in September.
When completed, the casino will have a new bar, dance floor, new deli/ kitchen area and a VIP lounge. Brock Eubanks, the operations manager for OMB said the renovation would also include new carpeting, walls so “it will look like a totally different facility.”
The OMB, a subsidy of the Osage Limited Liability Company, was recently awarded the project by the Osage Nation’s government and gaming officials in charge of selecting the contracting companies. Now the OMB will be in charge of selecting the sub-contractors to conduct the renovation construction.
“We are very excited about the opportunity, this is the first sizable project we’ve had with the Nation,” Eubanks said. “We’re still fine-tuning the plan,” which will be done in three or four phases so the casino operations will not close entirely.
Eubanks said July 29 the company was waiting on an architect to finish the renovation design before the sub-contractors are selected for the project. When the sub-contractors are selected, the renovation construction is expected to begin in September and would wrap in late February or March 2012, Eubanks said.
The project started out as an air quality improvement one, but the project eventually expanded to the proposed plan, Eubanks said.
Located north of U.S. Highway 412 off 129th West Avenue, the Sand Springs casino has more than 580 slot machines, according to the casino’s Web page.
To minimize disruptions to casino customers, Eubanks said OMB plans to do the renovation in phases with about 10 sub-contracting companies doing the work with about 50-60 workers at a time.
The Osage Manhattan Builders firm has taken on smaller projects for the Nation including work at the Tulsa Airpark and is also pursuing out of state projects as well, Eubanks said.
Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino is now Osage Casino
The Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino is now officially Osage Casino with a newly designed logo, the tribe’s gaming entity has announced.
“The decision to change our name and logo is a direct reflection of our guests. After spending time talking to guests and conducting research, they told us time and time again that the name Osage Casino was how they most commonly referred to our Casinos,” according to Jennifer Bighorse, who is the marketing director for Osage Casino. “We feel this new name gives our brand a more modern and attractive look and feel and makes our guests feel proud to game with us.”