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Proposed Osage Casinos-Tulsa renovation will have 132-room hotel

The Fourth Osage Nation Congress will consider a plan for renovation of the Osage Nation’s flagship casino in north Tulsa.

According to a press release, the proposed casino includes a new 88,800-square-foot casino, space for 1,500 electronic gaming machines, 39 high-limit machines, 20 table games and five poker tables. The casino will have a sports bar and grill, a small cafe and an additional casino bar.

Hotel amenities will include:

-       132-room hotel

-       Six suites

-       Fitness center

-       Resort pool

-       Entertainment and meeting space

-       10,000-square-foot ballroom

-       Three additional breakout rooms for conferences and conventions

 

If the Osage Nation Congress votes to approve the plan construction will start with the removal of the event center section of the current facility, according to the release. Once the casino renovation is complete, the new hotel will be built on the current site of the existing casino and all construction areas will move to the north and east of the facility.

Future phases could include additional hotel rooms, a parking garage, and an entertainment venue, according to the release.

Osage Casinos CEO, Byron Bighorse, said in the release that the recent appointment of Osage tribal members to the Gaming Enterprise Board and to the Osage Casino executive management team has contributed to a record year for the Osage Casino Enterprise. The tribal distribution and operating income are the highest in organizational history, which contributes to increased support of area vendors and involvement in surrounding communities.