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If you’re looking to have a ball this Halloween, check out the Osage Casino Hotel in Ponca City. The “Wicked Weekend: Monster’s Ball,” on Oct. 30, will include a costume contest with cash prizes, a photo booth, cash bar, and live music.
Or, if football and beer are more your speed, pop into the Copper Tap Bar on Nov. 6 and Dec. 11 to catch the NFL Sunday ticket.
The casino is located on 16 acres southwest of the city center off State Highway 60. With opportunities for dining, entertainment, poolside relaxation, and gaming, the casino is a popular destination for locals and travelers alike.
The Salted Fork is open for seating Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and serves until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu of pizzas and sandwiches is similar to that of peer casinos but includes more entree options. The Blue Plate Special comes with a choice of chicken-fried steak, fried chicken, or grilled chicken breast and is served with mashed potatoes and fried okra. The Copper Tap Bar is open from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. and offers food service hours matching those of the restaurant.
Jennifer Swords has overseen the Ponca City casino hotel since 2007 as General Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Spanish. Swords began her career with the casino as a human relations specialist, and grew alongside the property, eventually stepping into the role of General Manager. In addition to her role at the casino, Swords is active in her tribe and the Ponca City community. She is the Vice President of the Ponca City Arts and Humanities Board, a member of the 35th Ponca City Leadership class, and has stayed active in the Ponca City community by serving on various boards over the past 13 years.
The 93,000 square foot facility employs 157 people, features 414 games, and offers 48 hotel rooms which include 46 luxury suites as well as two luxury grand suites. Thoughtful furnishings, luxury finishes and artwork by Osage artists come together to create a unique, high-end hospitality experience. The Ponca City casino hotel staff pride themselves on high standards of service and cleanliness.