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Osage Casino Hosts Topping Off for Tulsa Location

FINAL BEAM: Osage Casino CEO Byron Bighorse, center, signs the final beam for the Tulsa Osage Casino and Hotel. At right is Osage Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear. Behind Bighorse is Tulsa Mayor G. T. Bynum.

ROSSY GILLE for GTR Newspapers

Osage Casino and Crossland Construction Company recently hosted a ceremony to top off the Tulsa Casino and Hotel, 951 W. 36th St. N., a $150 million project with full construction expected to be completed in fall 2018. The project, once complete, will create a 240,000-square-foot casino and new 75,000-square-foot hotel, designed by Marnell Architecture, the firm that designed The Bellagio and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The traditional construction event took place as the final beam, signed by members of the project team, was hoisted onto the building to signify that the structure has reached its maximum height.

“The Osage Nation maintains a long-standing commitment to our tribal members and the surrounding community,” said Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear. “This casino development will positively impact Tulsa and the surrounding areas and will contribute to the economic growth of our nation.”

The new and updated casino will offer 16 table games, 1,550 state-of-the-art electronic gaming machines, and five poker tables. The casino will also house a full-service sports bar and grill, a café, and a full brewery and brew pub. The new casino will feature a totally redesigned interior with bright lights and colorful décor along with new signage, landscaping and stone exterior.

“The progress of the construction on the Tulsa Casino and Hotel is exciting,” Osage Casino CEO Byron Bighorse said. “We are thrilled with the development so far and the possibilities this casino will bring.”

The 141-room, full-service hotel will house six suites and four hospitality suites in addition to standard guest rooms, a fitness center and resort-style pool. The hotel will also be home to a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and three breakout rooms for conferences and conventions along with a 25,000-square-foot conference and multi-purpose space.

“The newly designed expansion of the Tulsa Casino, along with the addition of the hotel, offers great opportunity for the people of Tulsa and the surrounding communities,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “The positive effect on employment and the contribution to economic growth will create a significant impact in the Tulsa area.”

The Osage Casino and Hotel in Tulsa, one of seven casinos owned and operated by the Osage Nation, will employ approximately 430 people and is expected to contribute an economic impact of $131.7 million in the regional production of goods and services with potential earnings of $99.5 million in wages and salaries.

Updated 10-04-2017

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