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I recently heard on the news that Muscogee Nation is planning a 285,000 square foot tribal casino in Tulsa.

The casino will have around 3,300 electronic machines, 50 table games, and several restaurants. The casino is supposed to open in 2007 and groundbreaking should be sometime next week. Total cost is around $110 Million.

The largest casino in Oklahoma currently is owned by the Chickasaw Nation which is the WinStar near I-35.

I think this would be the 3rd casino built in Tulsa in the past few years or so.

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I recently heard on the news that Muscogee Nation is planning a 285,000 square foot tribal casino in Tulsa.

The casino will have around 3,300 electronic machines, 50 table games, and several restaurants. The casino is supposed to open in 2007 and groundbreaking should be sometime next week. Total cost is around $110 Million.

The largest casino in Oklahoma currently is owned by the Chickasaw Nation which is the WinStar near I-35.

I think this would be the 3rd casino built in Tulsa in the past few years or so.

I saw that too. Looks like Oklahoma is going big into the casino action. Soon it will remind me of out west in states like New Mexico.

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The nicest current casino in Tulsa, or Oklahoma for that matter, is the Cherokee Resort and Casino in suburban Catoosa. This is a Las Vegas style hotel and casino, though on a smaller scale of course, with a golf course. Very nice place.

There are two Million Dollar Elm (Osage Tribe) casinos in the Tulsa area, one in north Tulsa and another in suburban Sand Springs, these are nice new casinos, no hotels are attached.

The casino refered to here is part of a riverfront development boom in south Tulsa and the city of Jenks. The Oklahoma Aquarium and new riverfront shopping is in this area as well.

The Creek Nation Casino has been here for years. The planned casino is a replacement for the current facility which is pretty bad. The new casino will be just south of the current casino.

The casino will be a $120 million project built in three phases, the first being the casino itself, the following phases will include hotel space, a theaters, and retail space all fronting the river. The Creek tribe also has purchased land on the opposite side of the river from the casino and plans a complimenting development on the other side of the river. The Creek tribe is also working on a plan with a developer in downtown Tulsa for another casino project in the Brady District.

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An update on the casino.

Today, the Muscogee Tribe broke ground on the casino.

The new casino is being built in phases, with the first phase, including the gaming center, hotel and parking lot, carrying a price tag of $75 million. The casino features numerous gaming machines coupled with a hotel, restaurants, retail stores and a large parking lot. All told, the entire project will run upwards of $100 million. It is slated to open in May of 2007.

Also...

One day earlier the Osage Nation also conducted a groundbreaking. Tribal officials report that the $11 million Dollar Elm Casino-Bartlesville is expected to open in 2006 and will employ approximately 200 people. The casino will be similar to the existing Sand Springs facility, and will offer electronic gaming devices, table games, a Player

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An update on the casino.

Today, the Muscogee Tribe broke ground on the casino.

The new casino is being built in phases, with the first phase, including the gaming center, hotel and parking lot, carrying a price tag of $75 million. The casino features numerous gaming machines coupled with a hotel, restaurants, retail stores and a large parking lot. All told, the entire project will run upwards of $100 million. It is slated to open in May of 2007.

Also...

One day earlier the Osage Nation also conducted a groundbreaking. Tribal officials report that the $11 million Dollar Elm Casino-Bartlesville is expected to open in 2006 and will employ approximately 200 people. The casino will be similar to the existing Sand Springs facility, and will offer electronic gaming devices, table games, a Player

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I wonder if things will eventually get the way they are in states like New Mexico where each reservation seems to have a casino. In New Mexico some Native American tribes held out but now it seems those holdouts are beginning to give in also.

Well, Oklahoma doesn't really have reservations per se, but with something like 80 casinos I think nearly every tribe has at least one casino, most of them,, especially the ones in and around Tulsa have several each. Tulsa metro has at least seven casinos owned by three different tribes, with a new one being considered downtown by the Creek Nation.

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It looks like now the Seminole Nation has interest in converting Oklahoma City's defunct Downtown Airpark to a tribal casino, if the federal government approves. However, the tribe's new chief of the Seminole Nation said he considers the idea "far-fetched."

The airpark has been closed since May 31 and is in receivership. Claims totaling $1.5 million have been filed against its owners. Discussion has centered on a casino, with the possibility of a hotel and retail development.

However, under federal law, a tribe must have the U.S. Interior Department put land into trust before a casino can be built. That process is time-consuming enough when the property is within an Oklahoma tribe's jurisdictional area. It's never happened in Oklahoma when the property in question is outside a tribe's jurisdictional area.

Although the tribe has some roots in Oklahoma City, its jurisdictional area is Seminole County, 60 miles to the east. The Seminoles have historical ties to the area. Before 1866, the Seminoles' territory was between the Canadian River and the North Fork of the Canadian River, including roughly one-third of Oklahoma County. The tribe, under different leadership, used that historical link to lease a 50-foot by 100-foot tract of land at 2921 SW 14, just west of May Avenue.

I think this would be a great development for OKC.

Anybody else?

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